European diplomats have prepared a list of over 80 Iranian militia and police unit commanders, prison guards, prosecutors, judges and ministry bureaucrats that will be taken up for discussion for possible European Union sanctions for alleged torture, murder and other human rights violations against Iranian citizens.
POLITICO was provided a list of the Iranian individuals European diplomats have prepared for EU discussion of possible sanctions to include asset freezes and travel bans. EU foreign ministers will discuss the list at a brainstorming session in March, a European diplomat said Friday.
Notable is that the list includes not only such senior Iranian security and ministry officials as the interior and intelligence ministers and the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps general commander, but that it names quite specific prison guards, militia members, police unit figures, revolutionary court judges, prosecutors and ministry bureaucrats identified by governments and NGOs as responsible for torture, murder, and gross human rights abuses against Iranian civilians and political dissidents in the brutal crackdown unleashed in the wake of Iran’s disputed June 2009 presidential elections.
Among the over 80 Iranian individuals on the list are: Ansar-e Hezbollah chief Hossein Allahkaram, and several Basij militia commanders including: Mohammad Reza Naqdi, the commander of the Basij and Hossein Taeb the former commander of the Basij; Ali Fazli, the deputy … >>>