Ahmad Taheri

Ahmad Taheri commanded LEF forces in Sistan and Baluchistan province from October 2020 to November 2022

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Ahmad Taheri (Taheri) commanded LEF forces in Sistan and Baluchistan province from October 2020 to November 2022. During his tenure, Taheri was the commander of LEF forces involved in the September 30, 2022 massacre of protesters and civilians in Zahedan, the capital of Sistan and Baluchistan Province, now known as “Bloody Friday.” On that day, the LEF and other security forces opened fire on protesters, killing by varying estimates between 60 and 100 people, including children, and wounding at least 350 others.

The LEF Special Units are the regime’s primary protest suppression force and have been responsible for serious human rights abuses throughout the country, including in November 2019 when security forces killed hundreds of Iranian protesters. The LEF Special Units were designated pursuant to E.O. 13553 on December 7, 2021 for being persons acting on behalf of the Government of Iran responsible for or complicit in, or responsible for ordering, controlling, or otherwise directing, the commission of serious human rights abuses against persons in Iran or Iranian citizens or residents, or the family members of the foregoing, on or after June 12, 2009, regardless of whether such abuses occurred in Iran.

Positions :
– Member of Revolutionary Committees and Revolutionary Guards, Sistan and Baluchestan Province (1984 – 1991)
– Deputy Police Commander, Sistan and Baluchestan Province (2018 – 1 Nov 2020)
– Police Commander , Saravan (Unknown)
– Police Commander , Sistan and Baluchestan Province
– Coordinating deputy of the Police Commander, Sistan and Baluchestan Province (Unknown)
– Police Commander, Sistan and Baluchestan Province (1 Nov 2020 – present)

– Killing and suppressing protesters (23 Feb 2021 – 2 Mar 2021)
– Involvement in persecution and arrest of protestors (8 Sep 2022- 9 Nov 2022)

Also Known As:
(Arabic: احمد طاهری)

25 Jul 1963


No. 29, Yekom Golsorkh St, Ghods Madar Blv, Zahedan, Sistan and Baluchestan, Iran

Teymor Abad neighborhood, Zabol, Sistan and Baluchestan Province, Iran


National ID No.:
3672586654 (Iran)

Birth Certificate Number:
883 (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 September 15, 2023 pursuant to Executive Order 13553 for having acted or purported to act for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly, Iran’s LEF;