Abbas Masjedi Arani

Abbas Masjedi Arani
عباس مسجدی آرانی
1969
Male
PhD in clinical psychology
No
Alive
3 Jan 2024
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  • Advisor to the Minister of Health (2005 - 2013)
  • Deputy for Administrative and Financial Affairs and Director General of the Presidency of the Forensic Medicine Organization of the Country (Unknown)
  • Inspector General of Health and Treatment Affairs, Supreme Audit Court of the Country (Unknown)
  • Head of the Mental Health Committee, Strategic Research Centre of the Expediency Council (Unknown)
  • Head of Forensic Medicine of the Country (8 May 2019 - present)
    • Human Rights Violation: Coordination in concealing the crime (16 September 2022) read more
      Location
      National (National)
      Rights Violated
      Right to freedom from torture, Right to freedom of assembly, Right to life
      Description

      Abbas Masjedi Arani, in his capacity as the head of the Forensic Medicine Organization of the country, is responsible for preventing the revelation of the true cause and the manner of killing the protesters during the 2022-23 protests.

      Masjedi Arani is accused, along with other officials under his supervision, of obstructing justice by preventing the identification of the perpetrators involved in killing protesters, including Mehrshad Shahidi-Nejad, Aida Rostami, and Gina Mahsa Amini, through providing vague and inaccurate reports about the cause of their death.

      Mehrshad Shahidi-Nejad participated in the protests in the city of Arak on October 26, 2022, during the commemoration ceremony of the fortieth day after the death of Mahsa Amini. He was attacked by security forces with batons and shockers, resulting in his death.

      Aida Rostami went missing on December 12, 2022, and her lifeless body, bearing signs of torture, was delivered to her family the next day. Aida Rostami was a general practitioner who provided medical assistance to protesters who were shot or injured during the 2022-23 protests in their homes.

      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
      Explanation by a judicial official about the cause of Mehrshad Shahidi's death How was Mehrshad Shahidi-Nejad killed? New details about the suspicious death of Aida Rostami, the doctor of Ekbatan protesters Father of Mahsa Amini: Deputy of Forensic Medicine said, "Whatever is in the interest of the country, we will write"
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.