Seyyed Majid Hosseini Nik

AKA: Hosseininik

Seyyed Majid Hosseini Nik
سید مجید حسینی نیک
11 Sep 2023
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  • Deputy Judge of the Branch 9 of the Supreme Court (2023 - present)
    • Human Rights Violation: Upholding the state-sanctioned death sentence (April 2023- present) read more
      Isfahan (Isfahan Province)
      Rights Violated
      Right to a fair trial, Right to life
      As the deputy of  the Supreme Court of Iran, Seyed Majid Hosseini nik 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.  
      Death Sentences Upheld for Three Iranian Protesters
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.