Seyed Ali Safari

Seyed Ali Safari
سید علی صفری
13 Mar 2024
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  • Police commander, Kamyaran (Kurdistan Province) (3 Mar 2018 - 28 Apr 2021)
  • Police commander, Saqez (Kurdistan Province) (21 Apr 2021 - present)
    • Human Rights Violation: Killing and suppressing protesters (2022-2023) (16 September 2022 - Present) read more
      Saqez (Kurdistan Province)
      Rights Violated
      Right to freedom from torture, Right to freedom of assembly, Right to life
      Seyed Ali Safari, as Police commander of the city of Najafabad, and a member of City Security Council is directly responsible for the mass arrest of protesters and ordering the use of deadly weapons against unarmed protesters during 2022-2023 nationwide protests in this City. 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.

      Shooting at the protesters

      Direct shooting at the protesters

      Shooting at the protesters

      Exclusive: The serious condition of some of the injured in the Saqez protests due to bullet wounds to the head and heart

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.