Hossein Almasi

Hossein Almasi
حسین الماسی
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Male
Unknown
No
Alive
29 Jan 2024
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  • Commander of Zahedan Guards Corps, Zahedan (Sistan and Baluchestan Province) (28 Sep 2021 - present)
    • Human Rights Violation: Participation in the torture and rape of seven Baloch children (5 Dec 2022 - present) read more
      Institution
      IRGC
      Location
      (Sistan and Baluchestan Province)
      Rights Violated
      Children's rights, Right to freedom from torture, Right to freedom of assembly, Right to freedom of expression, Rights of detained persons, Rights of ethnic groups
      Description

      The forces, under Hossein Almasi’s command, have raped seven undocumented Baluch children in one of the IRGC’s detention centres in Zahedan. The victims, ranging from 10 to 15 years old, had been arrested during a protest on Friday, November 25, 2022, and were taken to this detention centre. They were released the same day while suffering from pain and injuries caused by rape, to the extent that several of them could barely walk. No agent or higher authority has been held accountable so far for the sexual torture of these children.

       

       

      The majority of the protesters in the Zahedan demonstrations were undocumented Baluch people, whose Iranian citizenship is not recognized by the Islamic Republic, and who are deprived of basic rights, such as opening a bank account. They have been subjected to detention, torture, and death during the unrest, due to the fact that the Islamic Republic suffer less consequences suppressing the Baluch people, compared to when they crackdown on those who have identity certificates and enjoy the rights of an Iranian citizen.

       

       

      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
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.