Alireza Safari

Alireza Safari
علیرضا صفری
24 Jun 2021
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  • Police commander, Mariwan (Jun 2019 - present)
    • Human Rights Violation: Killing and suppressing protesters (November 2019) read more
      The Police (NAJA)
      Rights Violated
      Right to freedom from torture, Right to freedom of assembly, Right to life

      Alireza Safari as the Police commander in the city of Mariwan and a member of the city security council was responsible in issuing orders to use deadly weapons against unarmed protesters during the November 2019 national protests and commanding his forces in the field that led to the deaths of at least six protesters. Ershad Rahmanian was one of the protesters killed by forces under his command. He was arrested on November 17, 2019 in front of his hospital in Marivan during the protests. A few days later, his body was found with his head severely damaged near a dam. He was buried at night under the heavy presence of the security forces.

      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 November 15, 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 by the security and military forces. According to Amnesty International, at least 304 people were killed in the protests.

      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


      "The story of Ershad Rahmanian, one of the victims of the November 1998 nationwide protests". Radio Zamaneh, 18 December 2019


      "Relatives of Irshad Rahmanian: Killed under torture and said to have committed suicide." Iran Human Rights Campaign, 18 December 2019


      "4 Days of Repression in Iran: What Do We Know About the Protest Victims?", IranWire, November 2019


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.