Asadollah Jafari

Asadollah Jafari
اسدالله جعفری
Unknown
Male
Seminary Eduacation
Yes
Alive
9 Dec 2020
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  • Public and Revolutionary Prosecutor, Sari (Apr 2007 - 10 Dec 2017)
    • Human Rights Violation: Violation of Bahai's human rights (12 Dec 2008) read more
      Institution
      Prosecutors
      Location
      Sari (Mazandaran Province)
      Rights Violated
      Right to a fair trial, Right to freedom of religion and belief, Right to non-discrimination
      Description
       

      As the  prosecutor, he was involved in the arrest of Soheila Motallebi, a Baha'i citizen,  on 12 December 2008. She was arrested because of her religious belief and denied access to a lawyer.

      Sources

      “Release Baha’is Detained in Mazandaran” Centre for Human Rights in Iran, 12 December 2008

      https://www.iranhumanrights.org/2008/12/release-baha%e2%80%99is-detained-in-mazandaran/

    • Human Rights Violation: Carrying out death sentences (5 May 2015) read more
      Institution
      Prosecutors
      Location
      Sari
      Rights Violated
      Right to a fair trial, Right to life
      Description
       

      As the prosecutor of the provincial capital of Mazandaran, Jafari was responsible for the execution of three drug offenders in Sari on 5 May, 2015.

      Sources

      “Three men hanged in the city of Sari”, Asr Iran, 5 May 2015

      https://justice4iran.org/persian/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Asdol-Jafar-12.pdf

      Legal Developments

      In March 2013, the Council of the European Union added Jafari to its list of Human rights Sanctions for his role in issuing numerous death sentences and for violating the rights of religious minorities. According to this decision, Jafari's assets in the European Union have been frozen and he has been banned from entering the EU countries.

    • Human Rights Violation: Carrying out death sentences in public ( 24 Aug 2014) read more
      Institution
      Prosecutors
      Location
      Sari (Mazandaran Province)
      Rights Violated
      Right to a fair trial, Right to life
      Description
       

      As the prosecutor of the provincial capital of Mazandaran, Jafari was responsible for carrying out the death sentence in public for a prisoner charged with murder in Sari on 24 August, 2014.

      Sources

      “Iran: Man Hanged in Public in the city of Sari”, Death Penalty News, 25 August 2014

       

      https://deathpenaltynews.blogspot.com/2014/08/iran-man-hanged-in-public-in-city-of.html

      Legal Developments

      In March 2013, the Council of the European Union added Jafari to its list of Human rights Sanctions for his role in issuing numerous death sentences and for violating the rights of religious minorities. According to this decision, Jafari's assets in the European Union have been frozen and he has been banned from entering the EU countries.

    • Human Rights Violation: Carrying out death sentences (31 May 2015) read more
      Institution
      Prosecutors
      Location
      Sari (Mazandaran Province)
      Rights Violated
      Right to a fair trial, Right to life
      Description
       

      As the prosecutor of the provincial capital of Mazandaran, Jafari has been responsible for the issuing and carrying out death sentences for two drug offenders on 31 May  2015 in the city of Sari.

      Sources

      “Three Executions in Iran; One Hanged in Public”, Death Penalty News, 1 June  2015

       

      https://deathpenaltynews.blogspot.com/2015/06/three-executions-in-iran-one-hanged-in.html

      Legal Developments
       

      In March 2013, the Council of the European Union added Jafari to its list of human rights sanctions for his role in issuing numerous death sentences and for violating the rights of religious minorities. According to this decision, Jafari's assets in the European Union have been frozen and he has been banned from entering the EU countries.

    • Human Rights Violation: Carrying out death sentences (6 May, 2011) read more
      Institution
      Prosecutors
      Location
      Sari (Mazandaran Province)
      Rights Violated
      Right to a fair trial, Right to life
      Description
       

      As the prosecutor of the provincial capital of Mazandaran, Jafari was responsible for carrying out the death sentences of two individuals accused of buying and selling drugs in Sari on 6 May, 2011

      Sources

       “Execution of two drug smugglers in Sari”, Asr Iran, 6 May 2011

      https://justice4iran.org/persian/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Asdol-Jafar-13.pdf

       
      Legal Developments
       

      In March 2013, the Council of the European Union added Jafari to its list of restrictive measures for his role in issuing numerous death sentences and for violating the rights of religious minorities. According to this decision, Jafari's assets in the European Union have been frozen and he has been banned from entering the EU countries.

    • Human Rights Violation: Violating Baha’i citizens’ rights (17 Nov 2008) read more
      Institution
      Prosecutors
      Location
      Sari (Mazandaran Province)
      Rights Violated
      Right to a fair trial, Right to freedom of religion and belief, Right to non-discrimination
      Description
       

      As the prosecutor of the provincial capital of Mazandaran, he was involved in the arrest of Baha’i citizen, Massoud Ataeian, on 17 November 2008. Ataeian was arrested for his religious beliefs and was denied both visiting time and access to a lawyer. 

      Sources

       “Release Baha’is Detained in Mazandaran” Centre for Human Rights in Iran, 12 December 2008

      https://www.iranhumanrights.org/2008/12/release-baha%e2%80%99is-detained-in-mazandaran/

      Legal Developments
       

      In March 2013, the Council of the European Union added Jafari to its list of human rights sanctions for his role in issuing numerous death sentences and for violating the rights of religious minorities. According to this decision, Jafari's assets in the European Union have been frozen and he has been banned from entering the EU countries.

    • Human Rights Violation: Violating Baha’i citizens’ rights (5 May 2011) read more
      Institution
      Prosecutors
      Location
      Tonekabon (Mazandaran Province)
      Rights Violated
      Right to a fair trial, Right to freedom from torture, Right to freedom of religion and belief, Right to non-discrimination
      Description
       

      As a prosecutor of the provincial capital of Mazandaran, Jafari was involved in the arrest of Wajihullah Golpour, a Baha'i citizen, his harsh interrogation, and humiliating the prisoner by walking him ankle-cuffed around the town.

      Sources

      Fred Petrossian, “Iran: 71 year old Bahai prisoner humiliated”, 5 May 2011

      https://globalvoices.org/2011/05/05/iran-71-year-old-bahai-prisoner-humiliated/

      "A Baha'i was led around the city of Tonekabon" BBC Farsi, May 6, 2011

      https://justice4iran.org/persian/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Asdol-Jafar-4.pdf

       

      Legal Developments
       

      In March 2013, the Council of the European Union added Jafari to its list of human rights sanctions for his role in issuing numerous death sentences and for violating the rights of religious minorities. According to this decision, Jafari's assets in the European Union have been frozen and he has been banned from entering the EU countries.

    • Human Rights Violation: Violating Baha’i citizens’ rights (9 Apr 2011) read more
      Institution
      Prosecutors
      Location
      Sari (Mazandaran Province)
      Rights Violated
      Right to freedom of religion and belief, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to non-discrimination
      Description
       

      As the prosecutor of the provincial capital of Mazandaran, Jafari was responsible for the house raid and detention of Sara Mahboubi, a Baha’i student deprived of her right to education, because of her religious beliefs, in Sari on 9 April 2011.

      Sources

      “Baha’i Student Sara Mahboubi Detained”, Iran Press Watch, 30 April 2011

      http://iranpresswatch.org/post/7727/bahai-student-sara-mahboubi-detained/

      Legal Developments
       

      In March 2013, the Council of the European Union added Jafari to its list of human rights sanctions for his role in issuing numerous death sentences and for violating the rights of religious minorities. According to this decision, Jafari's assets in the European Union have been frozen and he has been banned from entering the EU countries.

    • Human Rights Violation: Carrying out amputation sentence (27 Jan 2013) read more
      Institution
      Prosecutors
      Location
      Sari
      Rights Violated
      Right to a fair trial, Right to freedom from torture
      Description
       

      As the prosecutor of the provincial capital of Mazandaran, he was involved in the issuance and execution of inhumane punishments, including amputating four fingers of a prisoner charged with theft  in Sari prison.

      Sources

       “A Thief's Hand Is Amputated In Iran As Islamic Punishment”, Radio Farda, 2019

       

      https://en.radiofarda.com/a/a-thief-s-hand-is-amputated-in-iran-as-islamic-punishment/30234614.html

  • Deputy Public Prosecutor, Qom (Unknown)
  • Head of Judicial Administration, North Khorasan Province (10 Dec 2017 - present)
    • Human Rights Violation: Participation in the suppression of protesters (9 Jan 2018) read more
      Institution
      Provincial Judicial Administrations
      Location
      (North Khorasan Province)
      Rights Violated
      Right to a fair trial, Right to freedom of assembly, Right to freedom of expression
      Description
       

      As the head of judicial administration of the North Khorasan Province, Jafari has been involved in the arrest and prosecution of 18 protesters during the peaceful protests of December 2017-January 2018. The 2017-2018 protests started against corruption and high prices, but quickly turned into anti-regime protests. The government's brutal crackdown of the protest led to the death of at least 25 protesters.

      Sources

       “17 protesters arrested in Bojnourd”, Mehr News, 9 January 2018

      https://justice4iran.org/persian/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Asdol-Jafar-16.pdf
      Legal Developments
       

      In March 2013, the Council of the European Union added Jafari to its list of human rights sanctions for his role in issuing numerous death sentences and for violating the rights of religious minorities. According to this decision, Jafari's assets in the European Union have been frozen and he has been banned from entering the EU countries.

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.