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Morteza Tamaddon

Title: IRGC Governor General of Tehran Province, head of Tehran provincial Public Security Council

Sanctions: European Union (October 10, 2011)

According to the Official Journal of the European Union, Tamaddon is the governor of General of the Tehran Province and head of the Tehran provincial Public Security Council. He was sanctioned by the EU for his ongoing responsibility in “all repression activities, including cracking down on political protests since June 2009.”[1]

In one instance, Agence France Presse reported that Tamaddon’s security forces arrested Christian missionaries for proselytizing and corrupting Iran’s youth in January 2011. Tamaddon stated, “the leaders of this movement have been arrested in Tehran province and more will be arrested in the near future.”[2]

According to the Official Journal of the European Union, he harassed opposition leaders.[3]


[1]Council of the European Union, “Council Regulation (EU) No 1002/2011 of 10 October 2011 Implementing Article 12(1) of Regulation (EU) No 359/2011 Concerning Restrictive Measures Directed Against Certain Persons, Entities and Bodies in View of the Situation in Iran,” Official Journal of the European Union, October 10, 2011, p. 5. (http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2011:267:0001:0006:EN:PDF)

[2]“Iran Arrests Christian Missionaries: Official,” Agence France Presse, January 4, 2011. (http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5ga1XzdPjqpFjI5riidEgxOSU-mQQ?docId=CNG.4844c10793df1183202908033c62a66e.5f1)

[3]Council of the European Union, “Council Regulation (EU) No 1002/2011 of 10 October 2011 Implementing Article 12(1) of Regulation (EU) No 359/2011 Concerning Restrictive Measures Directed Against Certain Persons, Entities and Bodies in View of the Situation in Iran,” Official Journal of the European Union, October 10, 2011, p. 5. (http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2011:267:0001:0006:EN:PDF)