Azizi, Allah-Karam

Person/Entity:
Person
Also Known As:
Azizi, Allah Karam; Karam Azizi, Allah
Sanctioned by U.S:
Yes
Date Sanctioned by U.S:
2022-12-09
Sanctioned by EU:
No
Sanctioned by U.K.:
Yes
Date Sanctioned by U.K.:
2022-12-09
Sanctioned by Canada:
Yes
Date Sanctioned by Canada:
2022-12-07
U.S Laws/EOs Sanctioned Under:
EO 13818
EU Laws/Regulations Sanctioned Under:
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U.K. Laws/Regulations Sanctioned Under:
Canadian Laws/Regulations Sanctioned Under:
Description

"OFAC is also designating Allah Karam Azizi (Azizi), the warden of Iran’s notorious Rejaee Shahr Prison. Rejaee Shahr Prison is known to house political prisoners and those who protest against the regime. Those imprisoned there have suffered serious physical abuse at the hands of the prison’s guards. Azizi has personally ordered these abuses; under Azizi’s leadership, Rezaee Shahr Prison has remained a place rife with abuse, where prisoners suffer from physical abuse.and medical neglect. Azizi is designated pursuant to E.O. 13818 for being a foreign person who is or has been a leader or official of an entity, including any government entity, that has engaged in, or whose members have engaged in, serious human rights abuse relating to his tenure."1 

"Allah-Karam Azizi is an involved person under the Iran (Sanctions) (Human Rights) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 because he is the head of Rajaei Shahr Prison in Iran. In this role he has been involved in the commission of serious human rights violations in Iran, namely being responsible for and engaging in violations of the right of persons not to be subjected to torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, and presided over mistreatment and torture of prisoners including blocking access to medical treatment of detainees."2 

Sources:

1. https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/jy1155

2. https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1122957/Notice_Iran__Human_Rights__091222.pdf

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