Vali Esmaeili

Vali Esmaeili
ولی اسماعیلی
Ph.D. in political science
23 Dec 2022
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  • Chairman of the Social Committee of the Parliament, National (May 2020 - present)
    • Human Rights Violation: Supporting the Suppression of protesters (Sep 2022 - present) read more
      Rights Violated
      Children's rights, Right to freedom from torture, Right to freedom of assembly, Right to freedom of expression, Right to life

      Linking the protesters to foreign enemies, Vali Esmaili, the head of the Social Commission of the Iranian parliament, supported the killing, detention, and torture of people in connection with the 2022 nationwide demonstrations, and justified the crimes committed by the Islamic Republic of Iran.


      In an interview with Mehr News Agency on 5 December 2022, he called the protesters “foreign agents” and said: “nearly 300 media outlets are currently working against us because the ‘Global Arrogance’ (istikbar-i jahani) has spent a lot of money to influence Iran’s internal situation. The people stood against rioters and showed that they would not take to the streets to pursue their demands.”


      The 2022 nationwide protests in Iran broke out following the murder of Mahsa Amini in the custody of the Islamic Republic’s morality police on 13 September 2022, and continue in various forms in different cities to this day. According to reports by human rights organisations, at least 469 citizens, including 63 children and 32 women, have been killed by law enforcement and security forces, and thousands have been arrested and tortured.



      People's negative response to the strike call/We must follow up on people's demands/ Mehr agency news,  05 December 2022


      The Biography of Vali Esmaeili, Jamaran

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.