Iran Human Rights Abusers Who Should Be Sanctioned Now

Updated: December 16, 2022

In reaction to Mahsa Amini’s death in Iranian police custody and the regime’s violent attempts to suppress nationwide protests, the United States, the European Union, the United Kingdom, and Canada have sanctioned certain Iranian officials and institutions responsible for human rights abuses. All Iran human rights sanctions designations can be viewed in United Against Nuclear Iran’s Iran Human Rights Sanctions Tracker.

Unfortunately, many more Iranian human rights violators have yet to be sanctioned by anyone. Consequently, United Against Nuclear Iran has compiled, and will continuously update, the following list of recommended targets for new human rights sanctions designations.

The sanctioned individuals noted on this page were designated after UANI’s recommendation.

Name Person/Entity Background AKA Sanctioned
Tiandy Technologies Entity

"Tiandy Technologies has sold its surveillance cameras to Iran’s Revolutionary Guards and other security services, according to a Tiandy website and social media posts. Read More

Vaedi, Ahmad Person

Member of the Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution, an extremist-dominated government policy-making body that developed stricter regulations in 2019 for mandatory hijab wearing. Read More

Vaezzadeh, Sadegh Person

Member of the Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution, an extremist-dominated government policy-making body that developed stricter regulations in 2019 for mandatory hijab wearing. Read More

Zohourian, Alaedin Person

Head of the United States sanctioned Press Supervisory Board. Read More

Zolfigol, Mohammad Ali Person

Minister of Science, Research, and Technology. Read More

Alamolhoda, Ahmad Person

Representative of the Supreme Leader in the province of Razavi Khorasan. Read More

Alam Al-Hoda, Ahmad
Khatami, Seyyed Ahmad Person

Member of the Guardian Council and Assembly of Experts. Read More

Khatami, Ahmad; Khatami, Sayyid Ahmad
Montazeri, Mohammad Jafar Person

Prosecutor General of Iran (2016–present). Read More

Taheri, Ahmad Person

"Brigadier-General Ahmed Taheri is the head of Iran’s Law Enforcement Forces (LEF) in the Sistan and Baluchestan province of Iran. Read More