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Reza Taghipour

Position: Minister for Information & Communications

Sanctions: European Union (March 23, 2012)

In March 2012, the European Union sanctioned Reza Taghipour for committing serious violations of human rights in Iran. The Official Journal of the European Union reported that in his position as Minister of Information, Taghipour was responsible for extreme instances of censorship within Iran, and distributing personal information of detainees to interrogators.[1]

[1]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, page 28. (