Asghar Zarei

Asghar Zarei
اصغر زارعی
6 Dec 2020
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  • Director General of the Central Security Office of the Ministry of Science (0000)
    • Human Rights Violation: Violation of the Baha’i minority’s right to education (2006) read more
      Ministry of Intelligence
      Rights Violated
      Right to education, Right to freedom of religion and belief, Right to non-discrimination
      Asghar Zarei, as director general of central security at the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, has been instrumental in preventing Baha'i’s from studying in the higher education institutions because of their religious beliefs. In 2006, during his tenure in charge of the Central Security of the Ministry of Science, a confidential circular on "Prohibition of Baha'is from Studying in Universities" was signed by Zarei and sent to all universities and higher education centres across the country. This has prevented a large number of Baha'i students from entering the universities and continuing their education across the country.

      Picture of the confidential circular of the Director General of Central Security of the Ministry of Science, 2006


  • Head of the Country\'s Security Organisation (0000)
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.