Araqi, Abdollah

Person/Entity:
Person
Also Known As:
Araghi, Abdollah; Araghi, Abdullah; Araqi, Abdullah; Eraghi, Abdollah; Eraghi, Abdullah; Eraqi, Abdollah; Eraqi, Abdullah
Sanctioned by U.S:
Yes
Date Sanctioned by U.S:
2011-12-13
Sanctioned by EU:
Yes
Date Sanctioned by EU:
2011-04-12
Sanctioned by U.K.:
Yes
Date Sanctioned by U.K.:
2020-12-31
Sanctioned by Canada:
No
U.S Laws/EOs Sanctioned Under:
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Description

"Prior to being appointed as Deputy Commander of the IRGC Ground Forces, Abdollah Araqi was the Commander of Greater Tehran’s Mohammad Rasulollah Division of the IRGC, an elite IRGC unit charged with maintaining security throughout Greater Tehran. Abdollah Araqi’s IRGC unit assumed responsibility for security in the months after the June 12, 2009 election and played a key role in the violent crackdown on the post-election protesters."1

"Brigadier-General in the IRGC. Head of the Security Department of the General Staff of the Armed Forces. Former Deputy Head of IRGC's Ground Forces."2

"Former Deputy Head of IRGC's Ground Forces. He had a direct and personal responsibility in the crackdown of protests all through the summer of 2009."3

Sources: 

1. https://www.treasury.gov/

2. https://eur-lex.europa.eu/

3. https://docs.fcdo.gov.uk/docs/UK-Sanctions-List.html

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