Iran: The Commander Who Repressed the Protests Was Promoted!
NCRI - Hassan Zibaee Nejad known as Hossein Nejat is one of the commanders who repressed the protesters in recent years. He has been recently appointed to the deputy of the Intelligence Corps of the Revolutionary Guards.
As the Iranian media report, the commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Mohammad Ali Jafari issued a new decree for appointing Hossein Nejat. Before being appointed to this position, he was the commander of Vali-e Amr Corps which is originally founded to protect Khamenei and other regime officials. He was also the deputy of cultural and social affairs in IRGC; the position in which was given to the former commander of Basij Force Mohammad Reza Naghdi by the Supreme Leader.
During the presidency of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Iran, Hossein Nejat was also appointed as the Deputy of Domestic Security of the National Security Council.
During the clashes in the University of Tehran that accrued in the first period of Mohammad Khatami's presidency, Hossein Nejat was the planner of repressing clashes with other military leaders as well as ousting Mohammad Khatami.
Hossein Taeb is now the head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps. The Intelligence Corps of IRGC was established during the presidency of Mohammad Khatami and in accordance with the Ministry of Intelligence.