Hossein Abdi Fathabadi

Hossein Abdi Fathabadi
حسین عبدی فتح‌آبادی
Male
No
Alive
Latest Military Rank: Second Brigadier General
5 Mar 2024
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  • Police commander, Ardabil Province (18 May 2016 - 6 Feb 2019)
  • Police commander, East Azerbaijan Province (6 Feb 2019 - 8 May 2023)
    • Human Rights Violation: Suppressing protesters (November 2019) read more
      Institution
      The Police (NAJA)
      Location
      (East Azerbaijan Province)
      Rights Violated
      Right to freedom of assembly, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life
      Description
      As Police commander of of East Azerbaijan province and a member of the Provincial Security Council, Fathabadi is responsible for the mass arrest of protesters and ordering the use of deadly weapons against unarmed protesters during the November 2019 nationwide protests in this province. 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. According to Reuters at least 1500 were killed during the protests. Amnesty International, verified the identity of 304 protesters killed by the security forces.
      Sources
    • Human Rights Violation: Killing and suppressing protesters 2022-2023 (15 Sep 2022 - Present) read more
      Institution
      The Police (NAJA)
      Location
      East Azerbaijan Province (East Azerbaijan Province)
      Rights Violated
      Right to freedom from torture, Right to freedom of assembly, Right to life
      Description

      Hossein Abdi Fathabadi as Police commander of of East Azerbaijan province and a member of the Provincial Security Council, is responsible for the mass arrest of protesters and ordering the use of deadly weapons against protesters during the the 2022-23 protests in this province

      The 2022-23 protests began following the death of Mahsa (Gina) Amini on September 13, 2022, in the detention of the morality police of the Islamic Republic. These protests quickly spread across the country and are remembered as the largest revolutionary uprising against the government since the establishment of the Islamic Republic.

      The Iranian government responded to these protests with deadly violence. According to human rights organizations, the security forces of the Islamic Republic have killed at least 551 people, with a minimum of 68 of them being children.

       
      Sources
      The Killing of a Protester in Tabriz https://twitter.com/FattahiFarzad/status/1572662236216463361 Beating of Protester in Tabriz https://twitter.com/begoonah1/status/1572662890208837633 Violent arrest of a protester in Tabriz https://twitter.com/ManotoNews/status/1580895763999379459 Shooting at protesters https://twitter.com/FattahiFarzad/status/1583481618752507904              
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.