Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi

img21232716-1In April 2011, the European Union named Jafari-Dolatabadi as an individual subject to sanctions for human rights violations, according to the Official Journal of the European Union. Dolatabadi’s office indicted a number of protesters who participated in the December 2009 Ashura day protests, charging them with moharebeh (crimes against God) which carries the death sentence. He also “ordered the closure of [Iranian opposition leader Mehdi] Karroubi’s office in September 2009 and the arrest of several reformist politicians, and he banned two reformist political parties in June 2010.”