Cheharmahali, Ali

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Chaharmahali, Ali
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"(1) Director General of Prisons for Alborz Province (2) Former Director of Greater Tehran Penitentiary... Ali Cheharmahali, is an involved person under the Iran (Sanctions) (Human Rights) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 because in his former positions as Director of Greater Tehran Penitentiary and Director of Evin Prison, he has been involved in the commission of serious human rights violations including being involved in, responsible for, supporting and facilitating conduct that amounts to serious violations of the right not to be subjected to torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment."1

"Ali Cheharmahali is the director general of prisons in the province of Alborz and former Director of EU-listed Evin Prison. In his position, he is responsible for committing serious human rights violations in Iran including torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment during the 2022/2023 protests. He is therefore responsible for serious human rights violations in Iran."2 

"Ali Chaharmahali (Chaharmahali) is the Director-General of Alborz Province Prisons, a region that is home to some of Iran’s most notorious prisons. Protestors who have been sent to prisons under Chaharmahali’s oversight have been tortured and pressured into forced confessions. Prior to serving as the Director-General of Alborz Province Prisons, Chaharmahali served as warden of the infamous Evin Prison, under whose oversight prison officials, including members of the IRGC, tortured political opponents of the regime, including through the use of electrocutions, burnings, and severe beatings. Female inmates at Evin Prison during Chaharmahli’s tenure were frequently threatened with rape as a form of coercion. The women’s ward of Evin Prison lacks women’s health services and women have been denied access to medical care."3  





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