Alireza Heidarnia

Alireza Heidarnia
علیرضا حیدرنیا
17 Jan 2023
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  • Deputy of the Seyyed al-Shohada Corps of Tehran Province, Tehran Province
  • Commander of Alborz Province Guards Corps , Alborz Province (30 Jun 2021 - present)
    • Human Rights Violation: Participation in the Torture and Rape against Armita Abbasi (12 Oct 2022 - present) read more
      (Alborz Province)
      Rights Violated
      Right to freedom from torture, Right to freedom of assembly, Right to freedom of expression, Women's rights

      The forces under Alireza Heidarnia’s command in Karaj IRGC intelligence organization, arrested 21-year-old Armita Abbasi on October 12, 2022, transferred her to the Azimieh detention centre, and subjected her to various tortures including rape.

      Armita Abbasi is currently in jail in Kachoui (Pardis) Prison and her trial is due to take place on January 28, 2023. The Alborz province judiciary has announced that she is accused of sharing calls for demonstration on social media and intending to blow up Basij and police stations with Molotov cocktails. The judicial authorities have so far denied her the right to have a lawyer of her choice.

      Although the authorities of the Islamic Republic have denied the allegations of sexual assault, Justice for Iran has sufficient evidence and documents to file a case of rape against the above-mentioned individual and the forces under his command.

      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 and have continued in various forms in different cities for more than three months. According to the reports by human rights organizations, at least 469 citizens, including 63 children and 32 women, have been killed by the law enforcement and security forces of the Islamic Republic.

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.