Mojtaba Fada (Fada), the IRGC commander of Isfahan Province and a member of its provincial security council, has overseen the crackdown on regime opponents in Isfahan. During nationwide protests in November 2019 sparked by economic grievances, Fada ordered mass arrests and directed the use of live ammunition against unarmed protestors, during which over 20 people were killed.
On April 15 2019, the IRGC will be added to the State Department’s FTO list, which includes 67 other terrorist organizations including Hizballah, Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Kata’ib Hizballah, and al-Ashtar Brigades. The IRGC FTO designation highlights that Iran is an outlaw regime that uses terrorism as a key tool of statecraft and that the IRGC, part of Iran’s official military, has engaged in terrorist activity or terrorism since its inception 40 years ago. The IRGC has been directly involved in terrorist plotting, its support for terrorism is foundational and institutional, and it has killed U.S. citizens.
IRGC 2nd Brigadier General
Deputy commander of Saheb-al-Zaman, Isfahan Province (2015 – 11 Jul 2019)
Commander of Saheb-al-Zaman, Isfahan Province (11 Jul 2019 – present)
Human Rights Violation: Killing and suppressing protesters (November 2019)
Also Known As:
(Arabic: مجتبی فدا)
21 Mar 1963
F49973222 (Iran) expires 27 Aug 2024
Reason for the color:
» Added to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list maintained by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on January 23, 2023 pursuant to Executive Order 13553 for having acted or purported to act for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly, the IRGC;