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Toraj Kazemi

Position: Colonel of Technology and Communication Police

Sanctions: European Union (March 23, 2012)

The European Union sanctioned Toraj Kazemi in March 2012 for human rights abuses in Iran. According to the Official Journal of the European Union, Kazemi launched a campaign to recruit computer hackers for the government in order to more closely monitor and/or attack websites the government deems threatening.[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. (