Iran has appointed a new deputy commander for the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Force in the wake of the killing of Major General Qasem Soleimani. Esmail Ghaani was appointed the successor of Soleimani while his deputy will be Brigadier General Mohammad Hejazi. Hejazi, whose full title is sometimes written as Mohammad Hosseinzadeh Hejazi or Seyyed Mohammad Hejazi (سید محمد حسینزاده حجازی).
From well known commander to suppressing dissidents
First, Hejazi is well known for Iran observers. He has been sanctioned by the European Union. He was added to the EU sanctions list in 2012. This was due to his role in suppressing dissent in Iran, including during the 2009 protests. He was the head of the IRGC’s Sarollah Corps (Sarallah Base) in Tehran, where he “played a significant role in the bloody post-election crackdown.” He was involved in sending a letter to the Ministry of Health in June 2009 that covered up the injuries related to the protests…
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