Hossein Majidi

Hossein Majidi
حسین مجیدی
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30 Jan 2024
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  • Public and Revolutionary Prosecutor, Shahin Dej (West Azerbaijan Province) (0000 - 29 Aug 2017)
  • Public and Revolutionary Prosecutor, Khoy (West Azerbaijan Province) (29 Aug 2017 - 25 Sep 2018)
  • Head of Public and Revolutionary courts, Urmia (West Azerbaijan Province) (25 Sep 2018 - 24 Feb 2021)
  • Public and Revolutionary Prosecutor, Urmia (West Azerbaijan Province) (24 Feb 2021 - present)
    • Human Rights Violation: Execution of Muhyiddin Ebrahimi (17 Mar 2023) read more
      Location
      Urmia (West Azerbaijan Province)
      Rights Violated
      Right to a fair trial, Right to freedom from torture, Right to life
      Description

      As the Public and Revolutionary Prosecutor of Urmia, Hossein Majidi is responsible for implementing death sentences of citizens without due legal process and in breach of human rights regulations. This included the killing of Muhyiddin Ebrahimi, a Kurdish political prisoner.

      Muhyiddin Ebrahimi was executed on charges of baghy (armed rebellion) on March 17, 2023. He was, for a long time, tortured so a  confession could be extracted from him about carrying arms and being a member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party. Muhyiddin Ebrahimi repeatedly denied these accusations.

      Sources

      A report on the execution of Muhyiddin Ebrahimi, the Kurdish political prisoner

    • Human Rights Violation: Facilitating the violation of students’ right to life and the prohibition of torture (Feb 2023) read more
      Location
      Urmia (West Azerbaijan Province)
      Rights Violated
      Children's rights, Right to freedom from torture, Right to life
      Description

      As the Public and Revolutionary Prosecutor of Urmia, Hossein Majidi, refused to fulfil his duty to identify those responsible for the poisoning of schoolgirls and filing a criminal case against them. Through this, he allowed   the students’ right to life and right to be free from torture to be violated.

       

      On 30 November 2022, the news of a poison attack at a girls’ school in Qom was published. Several videos and reports were published afterwards suggesting that the poisoning of students was spreading to schools in other cities of Iran.

       

      Hossein Majidi and other Iranian authorities have failed to identify and hold accountable the perpetrators of the chemical attacks on schools in Urmia and other cities. They continue to make contradictory statements and have blamed the enemies of the Islamic Republic for these incidents.

       

      In fact, many believe that these poisonings were a form of vengeance against the school girls who took part in the protests after the death of Jina Mahsa Amini in September 2022.

       

      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
      Poisoning of the students of a girls’ school in Urmia Video/ Students’ recounting of poisoning attack in Urmia’s school    
    • Human Rights Violation: Execution of Firouz Mousalou, a political prisoner (20 June 2022) read more
      Location
      Urmia (West Azerbaijan Province)
      Rights Violated
      Right to a fair trial, Right to freedom from torture, Right to life
      Description

      As the Public and Revolutionary Prosecutor of Urmia, Hossein Majidi is responsible for implementing the death sentence of Firouz Mousalou, a Kurdish political prisoner, on 20 June 2022. Arrested in July 2019, Mousalou was subjected to torture and interrogation for several months and forced to admit participation in armed conflicts. Mousalou had denied these accusations.

      Sources
      Firouz Mousalou, the political prisoner, was executed in Urmia prison
  • Head of the lrgal and judicial Committee of the coordination concil for combating Drugs, West Azerbaijan Province (16 Jan 2022 - present)
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.