Officials involved in the suppression of the 2019 Iran protests have been named by the National Council of Resistance of Iran.
After nationwide protests for regime change erupted in Iran on November 15, 2019, the regime’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei ordered his security forces to crack down on the Iran protests.
The regime’s security forces used lethal force in arresting more than 12,000 people and killing more than 1000 protesters, including dozens of children as young as 13.
The information included in this Fact Sheet is based on intelligence obtained by the network of the Iranian opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI), or Mujahedin-e-Khalq (MEK).
The regime’s Assembly of Experts issued a statement on November 22, calling on “all security and judiciary organs to identify, confront, and put on trial the leaders and elements responsible for the riots, and to deal with them with unqualified decisiveness.”
On November 21, Tehran Radio broadcast a speech by Tehran’s Friday prayer leader Ahmad Khatami. He told his audience: “One of the expectations from you is to identify the thugs. … Without any feelings of empathy, report these thugs to officials. Do the same thing that you did against the Mujahedin-e Khalq, MEK in the first stage of the revolution. You saw how we got rid of the MEK. People came on the scene. Sometimes, a father whose son was a MEK supporter would turn him in. I believe that in view of the extensive plot that these people designed, we must seek and pursue them from house to house and turn them into officials.”
Khatami added: “I say to the Judiciary: The first thing is that judicial officials must hand down the ultimate punishment to the organizers and leaders of these gangs, those who killed people, those who committed robbery, those who intimidated, whether it was they, themselves or they cooperated with others. As a cleric with over 20 years of experience teaching in religious seminaries about fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence), I say that these people are baqi (disobedient), they are mohareb (waging war on God), and they must face the ultimate punishment (i.e. death). Regarding their followers, I say to the Judiciary that you must act with decisiveness so that these people would forever feel remorseful and never feel the urge to commit such riots again. And, others would learn a lesson about this episode. This is the demand of the people. The people have suffered damages and this is their demand.”
On November 21, the state-run Baran TV broadcast a speech by mullah Falahati, the Friday prayer leader in the northern city of Rasht, who said: “The Judiciary must firmly hand down the ultimate punishment for the main elements of the recent riots who are responsible for disturbing the peace.”
The regime’s prosecutor in Alborz province, Haji Reza Shakarami, said: “The judge can declare that those who disrupt security if they intend to overthrow the system or damage public and private assets are mohareb or mofsid fil-arz (corrupters of the Earth; both charges carry the death penalty). They themselves are responsible for the consequences.” (Serat News, November 19) The state-run Kayhan daily wrote on November 19: “Some of the reports indicate that judicial officials are certain that punishment by the noose will be delivered to the leaders of the recent riots.”
On November 20, Faezeh Hashemi, daughter of the regime’s former president Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, said: “Mr. Rouhani, if the number of protestors is so low, why have you shut down the internet? What is the reason for such treatment?” (Jamaran website)
The Iranian Resistance has for the first time exposed details and pictures of 87 of the key officials involved in the senseless, extrajudicial, and violent repression, murder, wounding, and detention of protesters in seven provinces.
The seven provinces of Tehran, Alborz, Khuzestan, Fars, Isfahan, Kurdistan, and Kermanshah were scenes of the most significant, widespread, and pervasive protests that Iran has witnessed recently.
Iranian regime’s Judiciary and Security Officials Involved in Suppression of 2019 Iran Protests
The capital city, Tehran, and other cities in Tehran province were among active centers of uprising from November 15 to 23. During this period, state security forces killed at least 83 protesters and wounded up to 800 in this province.
Criminal officials of the Iranian regime involved in the killing, wounding, and arrest of protesters are as follows:
IRGC of the Greater Tehran Mohammad Rasoulollah Corps
Protection Council of Tehran Province
IRGC of Tehran Province
Seyyed Alshohada Corps
Command of Kurdistan Province’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) – Beit ol-Moqaddas Corps
Provincial Security Council
Col. Shakiba Salimi
Marivan IRGC Commander
Ahwaz and Mahshahr formed two cities in revolt November 14 to 23. During this period, regime security forces killed 87 protesters and wounded nearly 900 in Khouzestan province.
The criminals implicated in the killing, wounding, and arrest of the protesters are:
IRGC Khuzestan Corps Command (Hazrat-e-Vali-Asr Corps)
Abadan: Behbahan:Andimeshk: Mahshahr:
Khuzestan Province Security Council
Two of the main centers of revolt in Kermanshah province, between 14 and 22 of November, were Kermanshah and Javanrood.
Criminals that took part in the killing, injuring, and arrest of protesters are:
IRGC Command Kermanshah province (Nabi Akram Corps)
Kermanshah Province Security Council
Shiraz and Kazeroun in Fars Province formed major centers of uprising from November 15 to November 23. During this period, regime security forces martyred 30 of the protesters and wounded some 300.
The criminals who were directly involved in murdering, injuring, and arresting protesters included:
Command of the IRGC in Fars Province (Fajr Corps)
Provincial Security Council of Fars Province
One of the main areas of uprising from November 15 to 23 was Isfahan and its suburbs. During this period 32 of the protesters were martyred and some 300 were wounded.
The murderers who were directly involved in murdering, injuring, and arresting protesters included:
Command of the IRGC in Isfahan Province
Provincial Security Council of Fars Province
Karaj city was one of the most active centers of uprisings from November 15 to 23, along with other cities in this province. During this period, state security forces killed 9 protesters and arrested about 100 in this province.
Key criminal officials involved in killing, wounding, and arrest of protesters are as follows: