Hassan Akharian

Hassan Akharian
حسن آخریان
9 Dec 2020
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  • Head of War 1 of Rajai Shahr, Karaj (Alborz Province)
  • Head of security of Rajai Shar Prison, Karaj (Alborz Province) (Unknown)
  • Head of ward 5 and in charge of solitary prison cells, Karaj (Alborz Province) (2014 - present)
    • Human Rights Violation: Participation in the murder, torture and ill-treatment of prisoners (2014 - present) read more
      Prisons Organisation
      Rajai Shahr prison (Alborz Province)
      Rights Violated
      Right to freedom from torture, Right to life, Right to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health

      Hassan Akharian, as the head of ward 5 of Rajai Shahr prison, is responsible for murder, ill-treatment, torturing and depriving prisoners of medical treatment. Akharian is especially responsible for the death of Afshin Osanloo, a political prisoner, and the suspicious death of Bahram Tasviri Khiabani in solitary confinement in Rajai Shahr Prison. Bahram Tasviri Khiabani, a prisoner in Rajai Shahr Prison, testified before his death in a video message that he had been tortured and raped by prison officials.


      The suspicious death of a prisoner in Iran, Radio Zamaneh, 2014


      Suspicious death of labor activist Afshin Osanloo in Rajai Shahr prison, Deutsche Welle, 2013


These violations may only be part of the human rights violations that this person has been involved in. The investigation into this person's human rights record is ongoing.

On 10 October, 2011, the European Union placed 29 Iranian officials on the human rights sanctions list, including Hassan Akharian, for their role in widespread and gross violations of the rights of Iranian citizens. According to this decision, Akharian has been banned from entering the countries of this union and all his assets in Europe have been confiscated. According to the EU statement, Hassan Akharian has been sanctioned for his role in torturing and killing prisoners, as well as preventing medical treatment for prisoners.