Haj Ahmad Mirzaei

Haj Ahmad Mirzaei
حاج احمد میرزایی
Male
No
Alive
15 Apr 2024
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  • Chief of Moral Security Police, Greater Tehran, Tehran (Tehran Province) (0000 - 23 Jun 2023)
    • Human Rights Violation: Responsibility for the detention leading to the death of Mahsa Amini (14 Sep 2022 - Present) read more
      Location
      Tehran (Tehran Province)
      Rights Violated
      Right to freedom from torture, Right to life
      Description

      Haj Ahmad Mirzaei, in his capacity as the Chief of Moral Security Police Greater Tehran, is responsible for the detention that led to the death of Mahsa Amini by the forces under his command. He is also accountable for the lack of transparent and effective investigations and the identification of the perpetrators.

      The 2022-23 protests began following the death of Mahsa (Gina) 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
      Eyewitness accounts of the violent encounter with Moral Security forces; 22-year-old girl from Saqqez in a coma
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.

On October 17, 2022, the European Union sanctioned Haj Ahmad Mirzaei for his responsibility in the death of Jina Mahsa Amini during the detention by the Moral Security Police and serious human rights violations in Iran. According to the EU statement, any assets of Mirzaei in Europe will be frozen, and he will be prevented from traveling to EU member countries.

On the October 10, 2022, the United Kingdom sanctioned Haj Ahmad Mirzaei for his responsibility in the death of Jina Mahsa Amini and serious human rights violations. According to the statement, Mirzaei cannot travel to the UK, and his assets in the UK will be frozen.

On September 22, 2022, the U.S. Department of the Treasury sanctioned Haj Ahmad Mirzaei for his responsibility in the death of Jina Mahsa Amini during the detention by the Moral Security Police and serious human rights violations in Iran. According to the U.S. Department of State, all assets of Mirzaei in the United States will be blocked, and American individuals and companies will be prohibited from dealing with him.