Mohammadsadegh Motamediyan

Mohammadsadegh Motamediyan
محمدصادق معتمدیان
Master of Management
21 Mar 2024
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  • Governor, South Khorasan Province (28 Nov 2018 - 18 Oct 2020)
  • Governor, Razavi Khorasan Province (18 Oct 2020 - 18 Oct 2021)
  • Governor, West Azerbaijan Province (18 Oct 2021 - present)
    • Human Rights Violation: Killing and suppressing protesters 2022-2023 (September 16, 2022 - March 2023) read more
      West Azerbaijan Province (West Azerbaijan Province)
      Rights Violated
      Right to freedom from torture, Right to freedom of assembly, Right to life

      Mohammadsadegh Motamediyan as the governor of West Azerbaijan and the head of the province's security council, was responsible for the mass arrest of protesters and issuing orders to use lethal weapons against the protesters during the 2022- 2023 protests in the cities of this province.


      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.

      Beating and assaulting a protester in Urmia Security forces shooting at the window of a residential house  in Bukan Shooting at protesters in Sardasht
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.