Mehdi Taghizadeh

Mehdi Taghizadeh
مهدی تقی‌زاده
22 Apr 2024
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  • Head of Branch 103 of the Criminal Court 2, Bukan (West Azerbaijan Province) (2020 - 7 Apr 2022)
  • Public and Revolutionary Prosecutor, Takab (West Azerbaijan Province) (7 Apr 2022 - present)
    • Human Rights Violation: Killing and suppressing protesters 2022-2023 (September 16, 2022 -March 20, 2023) read more
      Takab (West Azerbaijan Province)
      Rights Violated
      Right to freedom from torture, Right to freedom of assembly, Right to life
      Mehdi Taghizadeh as Public and Revolutionary Prosecutor of the city of Takab and a member of the City Security Council is responsible for the mass arrest of protesters and ordering the use of deadly weapons against protesters during the 2022-2023 nationwide protests in this city. The 2022-23 protests began following the death of Mahsa (Jina) 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.
       the direct shooting of the security forces at the protesters in Takab  

      security forces arrest a protester by beating him


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.