Rahim Jahanbakhsh

Rahim Jahanbakhsh
رحیم جهانبخش
Male
No
Alive
5 Apr 2024
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  • Chief of Public Security Police , West Azerbaijan Province
  • Police Commander, Kish Island (Hormozgan Province) (29 Aug 2016 - 17 Dec 2018)
  • Police Commander, Zanjan Province (17 Dec 2018 - 27 Apr 2022)
  • Police Commander, West Azerbaijan Province (27 Apr 2022 - present)
    • Human Rights Violation: Killing and suppressing protesters 2022-2023 (September 16, 2022 - March 2023) read more
      Location
      West Azerbaijan Province (West Azerbaijan Province)
      Rights Violated
      Right to freedom from torture, Right to freedom of assembly, Right to life
      Description
      Rahim Jahanbakhsh as the Police Commander of West Azerbaijan and the memeber of  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.

       
      Sources
      Police Commander: The riots in Azarbaijan were contained . https://shorturl.at/eiksz 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 Shooting at protesters in Sardasht       https://twitter.com/Kolbarnews/status/1572605292612919303
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.