Bakhtiari, Seyyed Morteza

Person/Entity:
Person
Sanctioned by U.S:
No
Sanctioned by EU:
Yes
Date Sanctioned by EU:
2011-10-10
Sanctioned by U.K.:
Yes
Date Sanctioned by U.K.:
2020-12-31
Sanctioned by Canada:
No
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Description

"President of the Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation (since July 2019). Former deputy custodian of Imam Reza shrine. Former Official of the Special Clerical Tribunal. Former Minister of Justice from 2009 to 2013. During his time as Minister of Justice, prison conditions within Iran fell well below accepted international standards, and there was widespread mistreatment of prisoners. In addition, he played a key role in threatening and harassing the Iranian diaspora by announcing the establishment of a special court to deal specifically with Iranians who live outside the country. He also oversaw a sharp increase in the number of executions in Iran, including secret executions not announced by the government, and executions for drug-related offences." 1

"Position: (1) Deputy Custodian of Astan Quds Razavi (2) Head of the Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation... Deputy custodian of Imam Reza shrine. Former Official of the Special Clerical Tribunal. Former Minister of Justice from 2009 to 2013. During his time as Minister of Justice, prison conditions within Iran fell well below accepted international standards, and there was widespread mistreatment of prisoners. In addition, he played a key role in threatening and harassing the Iranian diaspora by announcing the establishment of a special court to deal specifically with Iranians who live outside the country. He also oversaw a sharp increase in the number of executions in Iran, including secret executions not announced by the government, and executions for drug-related offences." 2

Sources:

1. https://eur-lex.europa.eu/

2. https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/

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