Reza Faraji

Reza Faraji
رضا فرجی
Male
No
Alive
12 Mar 2024
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  • NAJA Special Units Commander, West Azerbaijan Province (2020 - present)
    • Human Rights Violation: Killing and suppressing protesters 2022-2023 (September 16, 2022 - March 2023) read more
      Location
      West Azerbaijan (West Azerbaijan Province)
      Rights Violated
      Right to freedom from torture, Right to freedom of assembly, Right to life
      Description
      Reza Faraji as the Commander of Special Unit in West Azerbijan Province, is responsible for ordering the use of deadly weapons against protesters by the forces under his command during the 2022-2023 protests. 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
      Beating and assaulting a protester in Urmia https://twitter.com/bbcpersian/status/1572611542130237441 Security forces shooting at the window of a residential house  in Bukan https://twitter.com/HengawO/status/1573385700002643968      
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.