EU targets Iranian regime’s cyberpolice, judges and media bosses with sanctions

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:

Persons

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.

JAFARI, Asadollah
Prosecutor of Mazandaran Province

EMADI, Hamid Reza (aka: Hamidreza Emadi)
Press TV Newsroom Director. Responsible for producing and broadcasting the forced confessions of detainees,

HAMLBAR, Rahim
Judge of Branch 1 of Tabriz Revolutionary Court.

MUSAVI-TABAR, Seyyed Reza

Head of the Revolutionary Prosecution of Shiraz.

KHORAMABADI, Abdolsamad
Head of “Commission to Determine the Instances of Criminal Content”.

Entities

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).

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