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A Year Later: Suppression Continues in Iran

Ahmad-Reza Radan

Born: 1963

Hometown: Isfahan

Position: Deputy Chief, National Police

“[The Police] will act with determination against all illegal demonstrations and protests.”

 

 

 

 

 

Brigadier General Ahmad-Reza Radan began a career in law enforcement during the reign of the Shah. Following the 1979 revolution, he served as an infantry commander during the Iraq-Iran war before returning to the police force.

He is known in Iran for his crackdown on “un-Islamic” hair and dress, especially for filming alleged perpetrators being beaten and or forced to do humiliating acts.

Several individuals who were taken to Kahrizak prison after protests following the June 12, 2009 election claimed that Radan was personally involved in their torture. Radan has warned that “in the interrogation of related rebels, we intend to find the link between the plotters and foreign media.”

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