Seyed Hassan Firouzabadi

Seyed Hassan Firouzabadi
سید حسن فیروزآبادی
1951
Mal Abad, Mashhad
Male
Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine
No
Alive
17 Dec 2020
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  • Defence Deputy to the Prime Minister (1985 - 1986)
  • Member of Supreme Council of National Security (1989 - 28 Jun 2016)
  • Chief of Staff of Armed Forces (1989 - 28 Jun 2016)
    • Human Rights Violation: Violation of the rights of Bahai minority ( 29 Oct 2005) read more
      Institution
      General Staff of the Armed Forces
      Location
      (National)
      Rights Violated
      Right to freedom from torture, Right to non-discrimination, Right to work
      Description
       

      As Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces, by issuing a top secret order for surveillance of Baha’i citizens, he has been involved in the identification and collection of information about Baha'i citizens' occupation and education. This was in violation of their individual and social freedoms, and deprived them of their economic rights, including the right to work, due to their religious beliefs.

      Sources
       

      “Text of secret Iran letter ordering "monitoring" of Baha'is made public”, Bahai World News Service, 29 Oct 2005 https://news.bahai.org/story/473/

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    • Human Rights Violation: Suppression of post-election peaceful protests (2009) read more
      Institution
      General Staff of the Armed Forces
      Location
      (National)
      Rights Violated
      Right to freedom of assembly, Right to freedom of expression, Right to life
      Description

      As Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces, and a member of the Supreme National Security Council, he participated in ordering the killing and brutal suppression of peaceful protesters against the results of the 2009 presidential election. 

      Following the announcement of the results of the tenth Iranian presidential election, and the victory of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, widespread protests broke out in cities across Iran. The protests were brutally suppressed by the riot police, the IRGC and the Basij, killing at least 70 people, injuring thousands, and leading to  widespread arrests.

      Sources
       

      “Men Of Violence Perpetrators of the Post-Election Crackdown” Iran Human Rights Centre, June 2010 https://www.iranhumanrights.org/wp-content/uploads/Men-of-Violence-c-ICHRI-2010-21.pdf

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      Legal Developments

      On 10 October , 2011, the European Union placed Hassan Firouzabadi on its  human rights sanctions list for his role in suppression of 2009 protests as "forces under his formal chain of command brutally suppressed peaceful protestors and perpetrated mass detentions."

       

      On 13 December , 2011, the US Treasury Department placed Firoozabadi on its human rights sanctions list for his role in widespread human rights abuses. According to this decision, Firoozabadi's assets in the United States or under the control of American companies and banks anywhere have been blocked and he has been banned from entering the United States.

  • Member of the Founding Committee of Construction Jihad, Razavi Khorasan Province (Unknown)
  • Member of the Expediency Discernment Council (1996 - present)
  • Senior Adviser to Supreme Leader in Armed Forces Affairs (28 Jun 2016 - 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.