Hossein Ashtari Fard

Risk Level:
99% May harm your business future; Persons or entities that engage in transactions with this entity will be exposed to sanctions or subject to an enforcement action;

Working with this entity means supporting Iranian Regime, Regime Terrorist Activities & development of WMD

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

OFAC designated Hossein Ashtari Fard (Ashtari), the Commander of the LEF since March 2015;

Hossein Ashtari is an Iranian military officer who currently serves as Iran’s Chief of police, the chief commander of Law Enforcement Force of Islamic Republic of Iran, since 2015. Forces under his command took part in the brutal suppression of civilian protests across Iran in late 2019, including their arrest and execution.

During Ashtari’s tenure as commander, the LEF has been implicated in multiple cases of violence, including the reported killing of hundreds of Iranian protesters and several dozen children following nationwide protests against an increase in gasoline prices in November 2019. In addition, Ashtari also directs the LEF cyber police unit, an organization that monitors expressions of dissatisfaction with the Iranian regime, and has threatened to punish Iranians who use social media to organize protests;

Prior to the appointment, he was second-in-command of the forces replacing Ahmad Reza Radan, having previously served as the commander of Intelligence and Security Police until 2014. In January 2019, Ashtari declared that the police forces under his command were willing to train terrorist organizations fighting against the West.;

Ashtari’s original service branch is Islamic Revolution Guards Corps;

Also Known As:
Hossein Ashtari



Isfahan, Iran


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 May 20, 2020 pursuant to Executive Order 13553 for having acted or purported to act for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly, the LEF;

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