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Hodjatoleslam Seyed Mohammad Soltani

Title: Judge on the Mashhad Revolutionary Court

Sanctions: European Union (April 12, 2011)

In April 2011, the European Union named Hodjatoleslam Seyed Mohammad Soltani as an individual subject to sanctions for human rights violations. [1]

According to the Official Journal of the European Union, Soltani neglected Iranians’ basic rights, including the right to a fair hearing, carried out many trials as closed sessions, and ordered death sentences en masse without proper procedures.[2]


[1]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 12, 2011. p. 100/8.

[2]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 12, 2011. p. 100/8.