Esmail Ahmadi Moghaddam

Status:
Top Alert – Entity designated / sanctioned for terror, WMD and human rights violation

Info:
Esma’il Ahmadi Moghaddam has been the head of the Iranian Police since 2005 and has
been responsible for monitoring and tracking internet activities in Iran;

Following the June 12 , 2009 presidential election in Iran, police forces
under the command of Moghaddam directly took part in beating and arresting
civilian protesters;

In September 2009, Moghaddam announced the creation of the Iranian Cyber Police
which has been responsible for blocking foreign websites and social networks in Iran;

Iran’s Cyber Police have played a significant role in suppressing students
political dissidents, and journalists th rough the monitoring of websites
and social networks;

Also Known As:
Esma’il Ahmadi Moghaddam
Ismail Ahmadi – Moghadam
Esma’il Ahmadi – Moqaddam

Born:
1961

Country:
Iran

Reason for the color:
» Added on November 8, 2012 to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list maintained by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), freezing its assets under U.S. jurisdiction and prohibiting transactions with U.S. parties, pursuant to Executive Order 13628, which targets Iranian regime’s abuse of human rights;
» Moghaddam was previously designated in June 2011 , pursuant to E.O. 13572 , for supporting human rights abuses being carried out by the Syrian Government and , pursuant to E.O. 13553 for the commission of serious human rights abuses in Iran;

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