Vali Esmaeili

Vali Esmaeili
ولی اسماعیلی
Moghan
Male
Ph.D. in political science
No
Alive
29 Jan 2024
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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
      Institution
      Parliament
      Location
      (National)
      Rights Violated
      Children's rights, Right to freedom from torture, Right to freedom of assembly, Right to freedom of expression, Right to life
      Description

      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 2022-23 protests began following the death of Mahsa (Jina) 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

       

      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.