Ahmad Rastineh is a Member of the Iranian Parliament (Madjles) and its spokesman for the cultural commission. The cultural commission has a supervisory position to control and supervise the institutions in charge of ‘spreading the culture of chastity and hijab’.
Rastineh promotes a hard-line version of the Islamic revolution’s cultural principles, particularly concerning women, and the wearing of the veil/hijab. During the 2022/2023 protests in Iran, he called for an affirmation of the law imposing the veil on Iranian women. He also supported the government’s control over the internet and internet-cuts.
He is therefore responsible for serious human rights violations in Iran.
Member of Parliament and spokesman for the Parliament’s cultural commission.
Human Rights Violations
Human Rights Violations:
During the 2022/2023 protests in Iran, he called for an affirmation of the law imposing the veil on Iranian women
Also Known As:
RASTINEH Ahmad (احمد راستینه)
province of Bakhtiari, Iran
Reason for the color:
» COUNCIL IMPLEMENTING DECISION (CFSP) 2023/646 of 20 March 2023 implementing Decision 2011/235/CFSP concerning restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities in view of the situation in Iran;