Mohammad Forouzandeh

AKA: Foroozandeh

Mohammad Forouzandeh
محمد فروزنده
4 May 2021
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  • Provincial Governor, Khuzestan Province (1981 - 1983)
  • Head of Joint Staff of the IRGC (1987 - 1989)
  • Deputy Chief of Staff for Armed Forces (1989 - 1993)
  • Minister of Defense (1993 - 1997)
  • Head of Mostazafan Foundation (Bonyad) (1999 - 2014)
    • Human Rights Violation: Confiscating and selling property of religious minorities and political dissidents (1999 - 2014) read more
      Bonyad Mostaz'afan
      Rights Violated
      Right to freedom of religion and belief, Right to non-discrimination, Right to property

      As the head of the Mostazafan Foundation (Bonyad), Mohammad Forouzandeh has been responsible for confiscating and selling the property of Iranian citizens, especially religious minorities and political dissidents. During his tenure, the Bonyad has auctioned 14,979 properties through 17,302 advertisements in widely circulated newspapers.

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

      The auction of the entire Plasco building belongs to the family of Habib Al-Qanian, an Iranian businessman who was executed on May 10, 1979, in June 2005, as well as the auction of some commercial units of this building in the following years.

      Baha'i Real Estate Auction Announcement in Karogan Jaseb Village in Markazi Province from December 28 to June 30

      Advertisement for Baha'i real estate auctions in Evil village of Mazandaran in December and February 1982 and June 1983


      Stolen Land: Confiscation of property of Iranian citizens by Bonyad, A report by Justice for Iran, 2021

  • Member of Expediency Discernment Council (2006 - 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.