Taheri, Ahmad

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"Brigadier-General Ahmed Taheri is the head of Iran’s Law Enforcement Forces (LEF) in the Sistan and Baluchestan province of Iran. The security forces in Sistan and Baluchestan province have been using brutal violence against peaceful protestors in the round of protests in the autumn of 2022, including against children. As the head of Iran’s Law Enforcement Forces (LEF) in Sistan and Baluchestan province, Ahmed Taheri is therefore responsible for serious human rights violations in Iran."

Commander of the police in Sistan and Baluchestan Province, where the authorities have brutally cracked down on protesters, reportedly killing more than 90. The AP reported that Taheri stated that "security forces were searching for more culprits."

"General Ahmad TAHERI is an involved person under the Iran (Sanctions) (Human Rights) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 because: he has been involved in the commission of serious human rights violations in Iran, namely being responsible for, engaging in, providing support for and promoting serious violations with respect to the right to life and the right to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly in Iran through his role as the former police chief in the province of Sistan and Baluchestan and in the suppression of protests."


1. https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32022R2231&from=EN

2. https://apnews.com/article/iran-dubai-united-arab-emirates-middle-east-race-and-ethnicity-43972e30624f9aedcd62aaff6d49f67a

3. https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1117167/Notice_Iran__Human_Rights__141122.pdf

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