Karimi, Mohsen

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"Brigadier General Mohsen Karimi is the commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in Markazi province. He is responsible for the security forces’ violent repression of protests in 2022, which also led to the death of 19-year-old Mehrshad Shahidi in an IRGC detention centre in Arak. He is therefore responsible for serious human rights violations in Iran."1

"Mohsen Karimi (“KARIMI”) is an involved person within the meaning of the Iran (Sanctions) (Human Rights) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 as through his role as Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Commander of the Ruhollah Corps, Markazi Province, he is or has been responsible for, engaging in, providing support for, or promoting serious human rights violations including violations of the right of life and violations of the right to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly, violations of the right not to be subjected to torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment in Iran, violations of the right to liberty and security, including refraining from the arbitrary arrest and detention of persons in Iran. Through his role in the IRGC, KARIMI is also a member of an organisation that is responsible for the commission of serious human rights violations in Iran."2 


1. https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=OJ:L:2022:318I:FULL&from=EN

2. https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1152336/Notice_Iran__Human_Rights__240423.pdf 

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