NCRI – The European Union imposed sanctions on Tuesday on an Iranian regime’s cyberpolice that crackdowns on Internet users, as well on several judges and media bosses for human rights violations in Iran.
The move brings to nearly 90 the number of people targeted by EU asset freezes and visa bans over concerns about human rights in Iran.
List of the persons and the entity targeted:
RASHIDI AGHDAM, Ali Ashraf
Head of Evin Prison, appointed around June/July 2012. KIASATI Morteza
Judge of the Ahwaz Revolutionary Court, Branch 4.
MOUSSAVI, Seyed Mohammad Bagher
Ahwaz Revolutionary Court judge, Branch 2.
SARAFRAZ, Mohammad (Dr.) (aka: Haj-agha Sarafraz)
Head of IRIB World Service and Press TV, responsible for all programming decisions. Closely associated with the state security apparatus.
Prosecutor of Mazandaran Province
EMADI, Hamid Reza (aka: Hamidreza Emadi)
Press TV Newsroom Director. Responsible for producing and broadcasting the forced confessions of detainees,
Judge of Branch 1 of Tabriz Revolutionary Court.
MUSAVI-TABAR, Seyyed Reza
Head of the Revolutionary Prosecution of Shiraz.
Head of “Commission to Determine the Instances of Criminal Content”.
Center to Investigate Organized Crime (aka: Cyber Crime Office or Cyber Police)
The Iranian Cyber Police is a unit of the Islamic Republic of Iran Police, founded in January 2011, which is headed by Esmail Ahmadi-Moqaddam (listed).