LONDON (AP) — Britain on Monday imposed sanctions on Iran’s “morality police” and several other safety officers in line with the violent crackdown on anti-government protesters.
1000’s of Iranians have taken to the streets in protests sparked through the dying of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who have been detained through police within the capital, Tehran, for allegedly now not adhering to Iran’s strict Islamic get dressed code.
The Overseas Administrative center stated it was once implementing asset freezes and go back and forth bans at the “morality police in its entirety, in addition to each its leader, Mohammed Rostami Cheshmeh Gachi, and the pinnacle of the Tehran department, Haj Ahmed Mirzaei.”
Additionally at the checklist are Gholamreza Soleimani, head of the Islamic Progressive Guard Corps’ Basij pressure; Hassan Karami, commander of the NAJA particular forces unit of the Iranian police; and Hossein Ashtari, commander-in-chief of the Iranian police.
Overseas Secretary James Cleverly stated the sanctions “ship a transparent message to the Iranian government — we will be able to cling you to account in your repression of girls and women, and for the surprising violence you’ve inflicted by yourself other folks.”
Demonstrations proceed throughout Iran over the dying on Sept. 16 of Amini within the custody of the rustic’s morality police in Tehran. Iran’s authorities insists Amini wasn’t mistreated, however her circle of relatives says her frame confirmed bruises and different indicators of thrashing.