Absalan, Parviz

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"General Parviz Absalan is the Deputy Head of the IRGC in Sistan and Baluchestan province. The IRGC is a central element of the Iranian security forces in that province, where it is also called the 'Salman army.' The security forces in Sistan and Baluchestan province have been using brutal violence against peaceful protestors in the round of protests in the autumn of 2022, including against children. As Deputy Head of the IRGC in Sistan and Baluchestan province, Parviz Absalan is therefore responsible for serious human rights violations in Iran."1

"Parviz ABSALAN is an involved person within the meaning of the Iran (Sanctions) (Human Rights) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 as in his role as Deputy Commander of Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Salman Corps in Sistan and Baluchestan province he is or has been responsible for, engaging in, and providing support for serious human rights violations in Iran through the repression of recent protests in Iran, leading to violations of the right of life and violations of the right to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly. Through his role in the IRGC ABSALAN is also a member of an organisation that is responsible for the commission of serious human rights violations in Iran."2 

"Parviz Absalan (Absalan) is the Deputy Commander of the IRGC Salman Corps of Sistan and Baluchistan Province. The Salman Corps were involved in the violent suppression of protests in Sistan and Baluchistan, which resulted in some of the highest casualties nationwide following the outbreak of protests in September 2022."3  


1. https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32022R2231&from=EN

2. https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1137623/Notice_Iran__Human_Rights__200223.pdf 

3. https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/jy1436

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