Saeed Montazerolmahdi

AKA: Said Montazer Al-Mahdi

Saeed Montazerolmahdi
سعید منتظرالمهدی
8 Nov 1971
Tehran
Male
Doctor of Medicine, PhD in Psychology, Post-Doctorate in Cognitive Neuroscience and Neurology
No
Alive
30 Jan 2024
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  • Social Deputy and Spokesperson of the Police (0000 - 14 Jul 2018)
    • Human Rights Violation: Confiscations of Women (0000 - present) read more
      Institution
      The Police (NAJA)
      Location
      (National)
      Rights Violated
      Women's rights
      Description
      In this position, he participated in the planning and announcement of  strict police policies against women who disobey compulsory hijab rules, on multiple occasions. This included at least one week where women's personal vehicles were confiscated due to hijab non-compliance. During his time, a new platform was launched that displayed the number plates of these vehicles so that their owners would be prevented from receiving services. In November 2015, he said that over 10,000 drivers received verbal warnings and 2000 vehicles were confiscated by the police, only in the course of one week.
      Sources
      Police Warning: Women Who Disobey Hijab Will Have Their Vehicles Confiscated
  • Spokesperson of the Anti-Smuggling Task Force (23 Apr 2019 - 0000)
  • Social Deputy and Spokesperson of the Police (FARAJ) (31 Jan 2023 - present)
    • Human Rights Violation: Perverting transparent and independent investigations on widespread poisoning of school children read more
      Institution
      The Police (NAJA)
      Location
      Rights Violated
      Children's rights
      Description
      As the Spokesperson for security forces, he stated that the poisoning of school children was done by protestors in order to libel the Islamic Republic. He said they have arrested five individuals who attacked 7 schools with nitrogen gas and poisoned 53 pupils in Larestan province. He also accused them of filming videos of safety issues at schools and sending them to anti-Islamic Republic TV channels (Iran International). Thus, he has prevented a transparent investigation to find the real perpetrators, especially those who poisoned school girls. 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. In early 2023, schools, especially all-girl schools, were targeted victims of poisonings. Those who inhaled the toxic gases have developed acute respiratory issues.

      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
      FARAJA: 2 Men and 3 Women Responsible for Poisonings
    • Human Rights Violation: Enforcement of Strict Compulsory Hijab Rules (0000 - present) read more
      Institution
      The Police (NAJA)
      Location
      (National)
      Rights Violated
      Women's rights
      Description
      He participated in the planning  and announcement of the current strict hijab enforcement and functions as the most important mouthpiece of the Iranian enforcement authorities in this matter. A great repressive impact followed from his statements on monitoring, the closure of businesses and other public spaces, and warning messages sent by the authorities.
      Sources
      Hundreds of Messages About Hijab Non-Compliance in Vehicles and 3,500 Messages to Businesses Sent Since Saturday
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.