Yousef Maroufi

Yousef Maroufi
یوسف معروفی
23 May 2024
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  • Deputy of Shahid Shahramfar Headquarters of the Revolutionary Guards, Kurdistan Province
  • IRGC Commander, Baneh (Kurdistan Province) (15 Jan 2018 - 2 Jun 2019)
  • IRGC Commander, Saqez (Kurdistan Province) (2 Jun 2019 - 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
      Yousef Maroufi, as the IRGC Commander of the Saqez city, and a member of City Security Council is directly responsible for ordering the use of deadly weapons against unarmed protesters during the 2022-2023 protesters.    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.