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Justice Minister nominee implicated in abuses

Friday, 9 August 2013

Reporters Without Borders, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, and Human Rights Watch urged Rouhani to “immediately withdraw his nomination of Mostafa Pour-Mohammadi for the post of Justice Minister. Pour-Mohammadi served as Interior Minister during Ahmadinejad’s first term, from 2005 until 2008. He was Deputy Intelligence Minister from 1990 to 1999, and a Deputy Intelligence Minister from 1990 to 1999. Rights groups have implicated him in abuses that may constitute crimes against humanity, including the executions of thousands of political dissidents in 1988 and the assassinations of several prominent dissident intellectuals in 1998. As Justice Minister, he could play a role in influencing investigations into human rights abuses.

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  • Published: 62 days ago on Friday, 9 August 2013
  • By: Iran Daily Brief
  • Last Modified: August 9, 2013 @ 3:07 pm
  • Filed Under: Human Rights
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    • http://www.hrw.org/fa/news/2013/08/08; http://persian.iranhumanrights.org/1392/05/pourmohammadi/

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