BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Monday imposed sanctions on two organizations and 32 Iranians, together with the tradition and training ministers, intelligence officers and lawmakers, accused of hyperlinks to Iran’s safety crackdown on protesters.
The protests started after the Sept. 16 dying of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini following her arrest by the Islamic Republic’s morality police and have grown into probably the most severe challenges to Iran’s theocracy because the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
Not less than 529 individuals have been killed in demonstrations, in accordance with Human Rights Activists in Iran. Over 19,700 others have been detained by authorities amid a violent crackdown making an attempt to suppress the dissent. Some individuals linked to the protests have been executed.
The EU stated it had imposed asset freezes and travel bans on the 32 officers and frozen the belongings of the 2 organizations as a consequence of their involvement “in severe human rights violations in Iran.”
The 27-nation bloc had already imposed 4 rounds of sanctions on Iranian officers and organizations — together with different ministers, army officers and Iran’s morality police — for alleged rights abuses.