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Mousa Khalil Elahi | Foundation for Defense of Democracies
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Mousa Khalil Elahi

Position: Prosecutor of Tabriz

Sanctions: European Union (May 23, 2012)

Sanctions were placed against Mousa Khalil Elahi for abuses of human rights by the European Union in May 2012. As the Prosecutor of Tabriz, Elahi committed violations of human rights in regards to the right to due process, according to the Official Journal of the European Union.[1]

In December 2010, Elahi was involved with the case of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, when she was held in a prison in Tabriz.[2]

[1]The Council of the European Union, “Council Regulation (EU) No 264/2012 of 23 March 2012 amending 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, March 24, 2012, p. 28. (http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2012:087:0026:0036:EN:PDF)

[2]Saeed Kamali Dehghan, “Iranian Woman Taken Home to ‘Confess’ on State Television,” The Guardian, December 10, 2010. (http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/dec/10/iran-sakineh-mohammadi-ashtiani)