Soheila Kasaei

Amer Najafianpour is the Vicechair of Douran’s Board of Directors, a leading company in Iran assisting the government in censorship and filtering of the Internet

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Risk Level:99%

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Soheila Kasaei is the Vicechair of Douran’s Board of Directors. Under their leadership, Douran has expanded its operations and played a critical role in the government’s censorship operations, specifically in blocking VPNs and other internet circumvention tools.

Alireza Abedinejad is the CEO of Douran Software Technologies (Douran), a leading company in Iran assisting the government in censorship and filtering of the Internet. Douran was designated pursuant to E.O. 13628 in 2014 for engaging in censorship or other activities that limit Iranians’ ability to exercise their freedom of expression and right to peaceful assembly since the June 2009 election. In coordination with the Committee to Determine Instances of Criminal Content (CDICC) — also known as the Iranian Filtering Committee — Douran blocks VPNs in Iran for the regime and acts as a “filtering contractor” for government agencies. A Douran subsidiary is also one of the leading providers of software in the development of Iran’s intranet, also known as the National Information Network (NIN). Amer Najafianpour and Soheila Kasaei are the Chair and Vicechair of Douran’s Board of Directors, respectively.

Another pillar of the regime’s strategy for protest suppression has been the widespread disruption of internet access. In addition to longstanding media censorship, Iranian authorities have responded to protests with widespread internet shutdowns, throttling connection speeds, and increasing the use of Internet filtering, such as blocking websites and Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) to limit communication and the sharing of information. Iran has also used digital technology to spy on and harass journalists and regime dissidents.

Also Known As:
Arabic: سهیلا کسايی
KASA’I, Soheila
KASA’I, Soheyla

30 Jun 1975

Tehran, Iran



T34583776 (Iran) expires 18 Aug 2020

National ID No.:
0062452169 (Iran)

Reason for the color:
» PARNIA is being identified pursuant to 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 September 15, 2023 pursuant to Executive Order 13846 for having acted or purported to act for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly, Douran Software Technologies;