CANADA TO SANCTION IRANIAN OFFICIALS, MORALITY POLICE OVER MAHSA AMINI DEATH

Oct 03, 2022

By Bob Komsic

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Twenty-five senior Iranian officials and nine government entities are being sanctioned by the federal government after a violent crackdown on anti-government protests in Iran.

 

 

Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly says in a statement posted to Twitter that the sanctions are a result of Iran’s “grave and ongoing breaches of international law” and its “blatant disregard for human life.

Thousands of Iranians took to the streets in Iran following the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in mid-September.

Amini died two days after she was arrested by Iran’s morality police for allegedly wearing her hijab too loosely.

The sanctions, which include the morality police force, its chief, as well as Iran’s highest ranking soldier, freeze Canadian-held assets and ban the individuals from entering this country.

(The Canadian Press)

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