Aghaei, Morteza Mir

Person/Entity:
Person
Also Known As:
Miraghaei, Morteza
Sanctioned by U.S:
No
Sanctioned by EU:
Yes
Date Sanctioned by EU:
2022-11-14
Sanctioned by U.K.:
Yes
Date Sanctioned by U.K.:
2022-11-14
Sanctioned by Canada:
No
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Description

"Colonel Morteza Mir Aghaei is the head of the Basij in the city of Sanandaj in the province of Kurdistan. Iranian security forces, including the IRGC and its Basij, committed serious human rights violations in Sanandaj during the 2022 protests. Morteza Mir Aghaei is therefore responsible for serious human rights violations in Iran."1

"Morteza AGHAEI is an involved person under the Iran (Sanctions) (Human Rights) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 because: he is and has been involved in the commission of serious human rights violations in Iran, namely being responsible for, engaging in, providing support for and promoting serious violations with respect to the right to life and the right to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly in Iran through his role as Basij commander of Sanandaj city and in the suppression of protests."2

Sources: 

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/1117167/Notice_Iran__Human_Rights__141122.pdf

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