Ameli, Saied Reza

Person/Entity:
Person
AKA:
Ameli Renani, Seyed Saeid Reza
Sanctioned:
No
Background:

Former secretary of the Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution (2019–23), an extremist-dominated, policy-making government body that developed stricter regulations in 2019 for mandatory hijab wearing.1

Said in 2019 that the regulations were necessary for “social health, protection of the family." He also serves as "director of the London-based Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC), which is approved by the UK government to provide legal advice."2

Member (2015–present) of the Supreme Council of Cyberspace, which is sanctioned by the U.S. for "engaging in censorship or other activities with respect to Iran that prohibit, limit, or penalize the exercise of freedom of expression or assembly by citizens of Iran, or that limit access to print or broadcast media." The Treasury Department said in 2018 that "[t]he Supreme Council of Cyberspace was created in 2012 by Iran's Supreme Leader to centralize and oversee the Iranian regime's Internet policymaking and regulation.  Since its creation, and for the purported purpose of 'protecting the country from negative content of cyberspace,' the Supreme Council of Cyberspace has continued the Iranian regime's blocking of many social media sites and other Internet censorship efforts.  As the country's top Internet policymaking body, the Supreme Council of Cyberspace oversees the Iranian regime's disruption of the free flow of information by restricting  access to tens of thousands of websites, particularly those of international news sources, anti-regime outlets, ethnic and religious minorities, human rights groups, and popular social media sites."3

IRGC deputy brigade commander (1981–88).4

Sources:

1.  https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/iranian-linked-to-hijab-crackdown-is-director-of-british-migrant-charity-7729fcrkp

2. https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/iranian-linked-to-hijab-crackdown-is-director-of-british-migrant-charity-7729fcrkp

3. https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/sm0250; https://facesofcrime.org/profile/16/seyed-saeid-reza-ameli-renani/ 

4. https://facesofcrime.org/profile/16/seyed-saeid-reza-ameli-renani/

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