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Bahram Hosseini Motlagh

Title: Brigadier General, Head of the IRGC’s Seyyed al-Shohada Corps

Sanctions: European Union (April 12, 2011)

In April 2011, the European Union sanctioned Brigadier General Bahram Hosseini Motlagh for human rights violations.

In February 2010, Motlagh became head of Tehran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps brigade, also known as the Seyyed al-Shohada Corps, according to an Iranian news source. [1] Under his supervision, the Corps played a critical role in repressing protesters in Iran, as stated by the European Union.[2]

[1]“Another IRGC Commander Replaced,” The Green Voice of Freedom, February 22, 2010. (

[2]The Council of the European Union, “Council Regulation (EU) No 359/2011 of 12 April 2011 Concerning Restrictive Measures Directed Against Certain Persons, Entities, and Bodies in View of the Situation in Iran.” Official Journal of the European Union, April 14, 2011, p. 100/6.