In January 2022, Hosseini was appointed as governor of the city of Amol, Mazandaran Province. As such, he is responsible for the killing of at least two young Iranian protesters, Ghazaleh Chalabi and Erfan Rezaei, who were both killed in September 2022 by government forces in the city of Amol. Further, security forces in Amol have continued to harass peaceful protesters and families of the deceased.
In June 2023, Hosseini was replaced as Governor of Amol, but was appointed Special Governor of the city of Amol. In his new position, Hosseini still has an active role as government representative.
He is therefore responsible for serious human rights violations in Iran.
Governor, Amol (Mazandaran Province)
Governor, Amol (Mazandaran Province) (15 Jan 2022 – present)
Human Rights Violation:
Killing and suppressing protesters (Sep 2022 – present)
Human Rights Violations
Also Known As:
a.k.a. (سید عباس حسینی)
Reason for the color:
» COUNCIL IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2023/ – of 26 June 2023 implementing Regulation (EU) No 359/2011 concerning restrictive measures directed against certain persons, entities and bodies in view of the situation in Iran;