Mustafa Mohammad Najjar

Mustafa Mohammad Najjar
مصطفی محمد نجار
1956
Tehran
Male
Master in Executive Management
No
Alive
19 Jan 2021
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  • Interior Minister (Aug 2009 - Aug 2013)
  • Deputy of the Commander in Chief of Armed Forces in NAJA (8 Nov 2009 - Aug 2013)
    • Human Rights Violation: Killing and suppressing peaceful protesters (2009 - 2010) read more
      Institution
      The Police (NAJA)
      Location
      (National)
      Rights Violated
      Right to freedom from torture, Right to freedom of assembly, Right to life
      Description

      As the interior minister and commander in chief’s deputy in NAJA affairs, he is responsible for violent crackdown of peaceful protests against controversial results of presidential election on 27 December 2009, which led to the death of at least 37 protesters. 

      Sources

      "Anti-government protests turn deadly in Tehran". Washington Post. Washington D.C., US. Retrieved 27 December 2009

      https://truthout.org/articles/antigovernment-protests-turn-deadly-in-tehran/

       Robert Tait, “Hundreds may have died in Iranian clashes after poll, say human rights campaigners”, Guardian, 16 July 2009

      https://www.theguardian.com/world/2009/jul/16/hundreds-feared-dead-iran-clashes

       
      Legal Developments
      On 28 October, 2010, the US Treasury Department announced that Mustafa Mohammad Najjar had been added to  the list of human rights sanctions  for his role in killing protesters on 27 December  2009. According to the decision, Mohammad Najjar's possible assets on US soil or under the control of American companies and banks anywhere in the world have been frozen and he has been banned from entering  the United States.
  • Senior Advisor to the Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces (Aug 2013 - present)
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.