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Seyyed Solat Mortazari

Position: Deputy Interior Minister for Political Affairs

Sanctions: European Union (May 23, 2012)

In May 2012, Seyyed Solat Mortazari was sanctioned for his grave abuse of human rights by the European Union. According to the Official Journal of the European Union, as Deputy Interior Minister for Political Affairs, Mortazari was responsible for repressing the rights of individuals who spoke up for their civil liberties.[1]


[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)