Javad Javidnia

Javad Javidnia
جواد جاوید نیا
PhD in Islamic Law
1 Mar 2021
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  • Deputy Prosecutor in Cyberspace Affairs, Mashhad (0000)
  • Attorney General’s Deputy in Cyberspace Affairs (0000)
    • Human Rights Violation: Participation in the suppression of nationwide protests (November 2019) read more
      Attorney General
      Rights Violated
      Right to freedom of expression

      Javad Javidnia, as the Judicial Deputy for Cyberspace Affairs of the Attorney General's Office, is responsible for facilitating the violent suppression of the November 2019 protests. Javidnia on 24 December, 2019, referring to the nationwide protests, attributed the protests to foreign countries and said: "The enemy is recruiting and training forces through cyberspace." And threatened internet users to refrain from publishing news related to the protests: "The Attorney General's Office warns VPN and proxy providers, telegram shells, and internal webmasters that they will be prosecuted if they cooperate with these [enemy’s] agents."

      The nationwide  protests of 2019, known as the protests of November 2019, were a series of large-scale popular demonstrations against the Iranian government, which began on 15 November, 2019 in protest of the tripling of gasoline prices and quickly turned into anti-government protests that spread to 29 provinces in more than 100 cities across the country. The protests were brutally suppressed and led to the total shutdown of the internet across the country. According to Amnesty International, at least 304 people were killed in the protests.

      Attorney General’s Office warns providers of "VPN, Telegram shells and proxies", Tasnim, 24 December, 2017

      Shoot to Kill; Preliminary Findings of Justice for Iran’s Investigation into the November 2019 Protests, Justice for Iran, February 2020

      "Iran: Details released of 304 deaths during protests six months after security forces' killing spree", Amnesty International, 20 May 2020


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.