Aref Norouzi

AKA: Nowruzi, Nowroozi

Aref Norouzi
عارف نوروزی
PhD in management
4 May 2021
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  • Director of Property and Real Estate of Executive Headquarters of Imam Khomeini’s Order (0000)
    • Human Rights Violation: Confiscating and selling property of religious minorities and political dissidents (0000) read more
      Executive Headquarters of Imam Khomeini's Order
      Rights Violated
      Right to freedom of religion and belief, Right to non-discrimination, Right to property

      Aref Norouzi, as director of the property and real estate department of  Executive Headquarters of Imam Khomeini’s order (EHIKO), has played a key role in confiscating and selling the property of Iranian citizens, especially ethnic minorities and political opponents. During Norouzi’s tenure, from July 2008 to 2013, EHIKO advertised a total of 7,238 items, in which 6490 properties were put on auction.

      Among the ads were confiscated property belonging to Baha'is, dissidents and political prisoners. These include the following property:

      A plot of land belonging to the Baha'is of Evil village (announced for auction in June 2009)

      A residential unit located on Shariati Street, Tehran belonging to the Sadeghi family (Gholam Hossein and Hassan Sadeghi) political dissidents (Announced for auction in November 2013)

      A residential unit located on Shariati St, Tehran, owned by Fatemeh Masih, political dissident (Announced for auction in November 2013).


      The family lands Baha'i citizens, of Nasheri Family, located in the village of Hosseinabad Krous Bala in Ivaneki with an approximate area of ​​279550 square meters (Announced for auction in November and December 2013)


      Stolen Lands: Confiscation and Sale of Property by the EHIKO, Report by Justice for Iran, 2021

      The testimony of Hassan Sadeghi with Justice for Iran


      The testimony of Nasheri family with Justice for Iran

  • Head of Barakat Foundation (27 Nov 2013 - 6 Mar 2018)
  • Head of Transport Holding of the Mostazafan Foundation (Unknown)
  • Deputy of Economic Planning and Development (0000 - present)
  • Head of Tadbir Economic Development Group (3 Dec 2018 - 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.