Alireza Kazemi Abiz

Alireza Kazemi Abiz
علیرضا کاظمی آبیز
Male
No
Alive
3 Jan 2024
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  • Commander of the Special Units, South Khorasan Province (0000)
  • Commander of the Special Units, Sistan and Baluchestan Province (At least from early 2021- Present)
    • Human Rights Violation: persecution and arrest of protestors (23 September 2023 - Present) read more
      Location
      Sistan and Baluchestan Province (Sistan and Baluchestan Province)
      Rights Violated
      Right to freedom of assembly, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life
      Description

      Alireza Kazemi-Abiz, in his capacity as the commander of the Special Units in Sistan and Baluchestan Province and the operational commander, is responsible for using lethal weapons against protesters and arbitrary mass arrests of protesters during the protests on the anniversary of the bloody Friday in this province.

      Security forces opened fire towards protesters, resulting in at least 29 people, including 8 children, being injured, and at least 200 people were detained.

      Bloody Friday in Zahedan occurred on the Friday September 29, 2022. During the 2022 uprising, Zahedan residents protested against the sexual assault by the former commander of Chabahar police on a 15-year-old girl in front of the 16th police station. Security forces directly shot at protesters during this brutal suppression, resulting in at least 100 deaths, including 14 children.

      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
      September 28, 2022 - Zahedan - Khayyam Street - In front of Maki Mosque - security forces shooting at protesters September 28, 2022 - Zahedan - Khayyam Street - near the Maki Mosque - direct security forces shooting at protesters September 28, 2022 - Zahedan  - near the Maki Mosque - direct security forces shooting at 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.