Seyed Zia Miremadi

Seyed Zia Miremadi
سید ضیا میرعمادی
1960
Mashhad
Male
Seminary Education
Yes
Alive
25 Jan 2021
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  • Revolutionary Prosecutor, Hormozgan Province (1981 - 1983)
    • Human Rights Violation: Mass execution of political opponents (1981) read more
      Institution
      Revolutionary Courts
      Location
      (Hormozgan Province)
      Rights Violated
      Right to a fair trial, Right to life
      Description
       

      As the Revolutionary Prosecutor of the Hormozgan Province, he was responsible for arbitrary arrests and mass executions of political opponents of the Islamic Republic during the early 1980’s.

      ِDuring 1980’s, thousands of former regime officials, political opponents of the Islamic Republic, and ethnic and religious minorities, who were convicted in short and unfair trials without access to a lawyer and without the right to appeal were sentenced to death and executed en masse.

      Sources
       

      Interview with Mir Emadi, Prosecutor of the Islamic Revolution of Shiraz, Khabar-e-Junub newspaper, November 20, 1982, page 5

      Other Information

      Seyyed Zia MirEmadi was arrested in June 2002 on financial corruption charges. Abdonabi Namazi, the General Prosecutor at that time, described his charges as ‘heavier than those of Shahram Jazayeri’ to journalists. MirEmadi was released on bail in August 2003, by the Special Clerical Court. Despite his complicity in human rights crimes, he became a member of the Bar Association in Tehran during the 2010s and has been serving as a lawyer, to date.

      Former Tehran Prosecutor Arrested on Corruption Charges, Ettela'at newspaper, 20 June , 2002, page 3

      "Former Tehran Prosecutor Arrested on Corruption Charges", Radio Farda, 20 June, 2002 https://www.radiofarda.com/a/1134677.html

       

      "The issuance of bail for the release of the former prosecutor of Tehran was confirmed", ISNA, 22 September, 2003 https://www.isna.ir/news/8206-00383/

  • Revolutionary Prosecutor, Shiraz (11 Nov 1982 - 1984)
    • Human Rights Violation: Execution of Baha ( 17-18 June 1983) read more
      Institution
      Revolutionary Courts
      Location
      Shiraz
      Rights Violated
      Right to a fair trial, Right to freedom from torture, Right to freedom of religion and belief, Right to life
      Description
       

      As the Public and Revolutionary Prosecutor of Shiraz, he was involved in the torture and execution of 22 Baha'i citizens in Shiraz on 17 and 18 June, 1983, for their religious beliefs. Among those executed were ten women: Mona Mahmoudnejad (17 years old), Akhtar Sabet (25 years old), Roya Ishraqi (23 years old), Simin Saberi (24 years old), Mahshid Niroumand (28 years old), Zarrin Moghimi Abyaneh (29 years old). Shirin Dalvand (27 years old), Tahereh Arjmand (Siavashi), Nosrat Ghofrani (Yaldaei) 56 years old and Ezzat Ishraqi (Janmi) 

      Sources

      Affolter, Friedrich W., "The Specter of Ideological Genocide: The Baháʼís of Iran" War Crimes, Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity. November 27, 2007. p 84 https://web.archive.org/web/20071127015745/http://www.aa.psu.edu/journals/war-crimes/articles/V1/v1n1a3.pdf

       

      The Story of Mona: 1965–1983. Thornhill, Canada: Baháʼí Canada Publications. 1985. https://www.dramacircle.org/the-story-of-mona/

      Other Information

      Seyyed Zia MirEmadi was arrested in June 2002 on financial corruption charges. Abdonabi Namazi, the General Prosecutor at that time, described his charges as ‘heavier than those of Shahram Jazayeri’ to journalists. MirEmadi was released on bail in August 2003, by the Special Clerical Court. Despite his complicity in human rights crimes, he became a member of the Bar Association in Tehran during the 2010s and has been serving as a lawyer, to date.

      Former Tehran Prosecutor Arrested on Corruption Charges, Ettela'at newspaper, 20 June , 2002, page 3

      "Former Tehran Prosecutor Arrested on Corruption Charges", Radio Farda, 20 June, 2002 https://www.radiofarda.com/a/1134677.html

       

      "The issuance of bail for the release of the former prosecutor of Tehran was confirmed", ISNA, 22 September, 2003 https://www.isna.ir/news/8206-00383/

    • Human Rights Violation: Torture and execution of political dissidents ( July 1983) read more
      Institution
      Revolutionary Courts
      Location
      Shiraz
      Rights Violated
      Right to a fair trial, Right to freedom from torture, Right to life, Women's rights
      Description
       

      As the Public and Revolutionary Prosecutor of Shiraz, he was responsible for the rape and execution of female political prisoners, including Elahe Deknama.

      Sources

      Testimony of a witness with JFI

      Interview with Mir Emadi, Prosecutor of the Islamic Revolution of Shiraz, Khabar-e-Junub newspaper, November 20, 1982, page 5

      Impunity: Torture and Sexual Violence Against Female Political Prisoners in the Islamic Republic, Justice for Iran, 2010

      https://justice4iran.org/persian/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Crime-without-Aida-final22.pdf

      Documentary: Last Moments, The Testimonies of the Iranian Female Political Prisoners in the 80’s, Shadi Amin, 2014

      https://justice4iran.org/9359/

      Other Information

      Seyyed Zia MirEmadi was arrested in June 2002 on financial corruption charges. Abdonabi Namazi, the General Prosecutor at that time, described his charges as ‘heavier than those of Shahram Jazayeri’ to journalists. MirEmadi was released on bail in August 2003, by the Special Clerical Court. Despite his complicity in human rights crimes, he became a member of the Bar Association in Tehran during the 2010s and has been serving as a lawyer, to date.

      Former Tehran Prosecutor Arrested on Corruption Charges, Ettela'at newspaper, 20 June , 2002, page 3

      "Former Tehran Prosecutor Arrested on Corruption Charges", Radio Farda, 20 June, 2002 https://www.radiofarda.com/a/1134677.html

       

      "The issuance of bail for the release of the former prosecutor of Tehran was confirmed", ISNA, 22 September, 2003 https://www.isna.ir/news/8206-00383/

  • Public Prosecutor , Tehran (1984 - 1989)
    • Human Rights Violation: Arrest, prosecution and ill-treatment of women for not observing Islamic norms (1983 - 1989) read more
      Institution
      Prosecutors
      Location
      Tehran
      Rights Violated
      Right to a fair trial, Right to freedom from torture, Right to freedom of religion and belief, Right to privacy, Rights of detained persons, Women's rights
      Description
       

      As the prosecutor of Tehran, he participated in violating women's rights and issuing harsh sentences for citizens who violate Islamic norms, including the compulsory hijab .

      Sources

      Interview with Tehran Public Prosecutor, Ettela'at newspaper, December 17, 1984, No. 17502, page 3

      Other Information

      Seyyed Zia MirEmadi was arrested in June 2002 on financial corruption charges. Abdonabi Namazi, the General Prosecutor at that time, described his charges as ‘heavier than those of Shahram Jazayeri’ to journalists. MirEmadi was released on bail in August 2003, by the Special Clerical Court. Despite his complicity in human rights crimes, he became a member of the Bar Association in Tehran during the 2010s and has been serving as a lawyer, to date.

      Former Tehran Prosecutor Arrested on Corruption Charges, Ettela'at newspaper, June 20, 2002, page 3

       "Former Tehran Prosecutor Arrested on Corruption Charges", Radio Farda, June 20, 2002 https://www.radiofarda.com/a/1134677.html

       

      "The issuance of bail for the release of the former prosecutor of Tehran was confirmed", ISNA, September 22, 2003 https://www.isna.ir/news/8206-00383/

  • Public Prosecutor, Shiraz
  • Member of Iranian Bar Association, Tehran (2011 - present)
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