Seyyed Kazem Delkhosh-Abatari

Seyyed Kazem Delkhosh-Abatari
سید کاظم دلخوش اباتری
Someh Sara
29 Jan 2024
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  • The spokesperson of the Judiciary and Legal Commission of the Islamic Consultative Assembly, National (0000 - present)
    • Human Rights Violation: Participation in the suppression of media and journalists (0000 - present) read more
      Rights Violated
      Right to freedom of expression

      Seyed Kazem Delkhosh Abatari, the spokesman of the Judiciary and Legal Commission of the Iranian Parliament, has been involved in suppressing the media and journalists following the eruption of protests across Iran in 2022.


      In an interview with Tasnim News Agency on 10 December 2022, he announced the approval of a plan by the Judiciary and Legal Commission of parliament to prosecute journalists and media outlets who publish the news not conforming to the official narrative of the Islamic Republic.


      Underlining that the plan applies to all media and journalists, Delkhosh Abatari said: “severe punishment is provided for the individuals and media who spread fake news and rumors and disturb public opinion. This is to prevent them from perpetrating such acts; no one is allowed to invade society’s peace and tranquility by propagating lies and get away with it without punishment.”


      The repression of journalists in Iran has intensified since the early days of the 2022 protests. Nearly 70 journalists have been arrested so far.

      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.



      "Parliament determines the punishment for the publishers of fake news in the cyberspace/ approval of the said plan in the judicial commission," Tasnim News Agency, 10 December 2022


      The Islamic Republic Arrests Another Journalist, Iran International, 06 January 2023

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.