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Mohammad-Ali Zanjirei

Title: Deputy Head of Iran’s Prisons Organization

Sanctions: European Union (April 12, 2011)

In April 2011, the European Union sanctioned Zanjirei for human rights violations.

According to the Official Journal of the European Union, Zanjirei is “responsible for abuses and deprivation of rights” taking place in Iran’s detention centers. He was also responsible for the transfer of numerous activists into solitary confinement.[1]


[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 14, 2011, p. 100/9.