Zohreh Elahian

Zohreh Elahian
زهره الهیان
Kermanshah
Female
Doctors of Internal Medicine,
No
Alive
29 Jan 2024
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  • Commission of National-Security and Foreign-Policy of Parliament , National (Jul 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 of assembly, Right to freedom of expression, Right to life
      Description

      As a member of the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission of the Iranian Parliament, Zohreh Elahian supported the killing, detention, and torture of people during the 2022 nationwide protests in Iran.

       

      She is one of the 227 MPs who signed a statement on 6 November 2022, calling for the Judiciary to deal with the protesters decisively and carry out the death sentences handed down to them.

      Earlier, in an interview with Fars news agency, Zohreh Elahian had called for legal action to be taken against the domestic media for covering the 2022 protests and said: “some of the media in Iran make use of public funds, but their activities are detrimental to the national interests and security. The Judiciary should launch an investigation and bring charges against them.”

       

      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

      "The Mp who demanded executions of protestors is going to New York", VoA, 12 November 2022

       

      "Zohreh Elahain: The judiciary should take action against lies and media that harm national security", Javan Online, 16 October 2022

       

      "The biography of Zohreh Elahian", 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.