Ghasem Mazinani

AKA: Qasem Mazinani

Ghasem Mazinani
قاسم مزینانی
Male
No
Alive
11 Sep 2023
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  • Deputy Judge of Branch 48 of the Supreme Court (0000)
  • Inspector General of Military affairs, Security and Institutions of General Inspection Office (1 Aug 2010 - 11 Jul 2012)
  • Presiding Judge of Branch 9 of the Supreme Court (0000 - present)
    • Human Rights Violation: Upholding the state-sanctioned death sentence (April 2023- present) read more
      Location
      Isfahan (Isfahan Province)
      Rights Violated
      Right to a fair trial, Right to freedom from torture, Right to life
      Description
      As the presiding judge of Branch 9 of the Supreme Court of Iran, Qasem Mazinani is responsible for upholding the death sentences of three protesters: Saleh Mirhashemi, Majid Kazemi, and Saeid Yaqubi. Based on these convicts’ confessions obtained through torture, the Revolutionary Court sentenced them to death on the charge of Moharebeh [waging war against God] for drawing weapons during the protests of 16 November 2022 in Isfahan. Branch 9 of the Supreme Court of Iran upheld the decision on 9 May 2023. Judicial authorities provided no evidence or documentation to support the claim that firearms were discovered and seized from the mentioned protesters or that they were involved in the killing of security agents. The Iranian people’s uprising began on 16 September 2022 following the murder of Mahsa (Jina) Amini while in custody of the Morality Police of Iran. The protests of 16 November 2022 were a continuation of this revolutionary uprising and sought to commemorate the anniversary of the protests of November 2019 with calls for demonstration and strike. According to the reports of human rights organizations, the police and security forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran have killed at least 537 citizens, including 68  children, during the revolutionary uprising of the Iranian people.  
      Sources

      Death Sentences Upheld for Three Iranian Protesters

  • Judicial and Security Advisor of General Inspection Office (13 Jul 2012 - 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.