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Iran - Human rights violations cause the EU to impose further restrictive measures

The European Union and its member states have imposed further restrictive measures on an additional 32 individuals and 2 entities in an attempt to stop the violent crackdown of Iranian authorities against peaceful protestors. The sanctioned individuals and entities are responsible for serious human rights violations in Iran, including carrying out death sentences against protesters and unjust detainment.

Those targeted by the sanctions include:

  • Iranian Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance,

  • The Minister of Education

  • Members of Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS)

  • The deputy commander and spokesperson of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC)

  • Co-founders of EU-listed Ravin Academy

  • Other Members of the Iranian parliament supporting the brutal suppression

  • Judiciary in various parts of the country

  • Prison wardens

  • Directors

  • Members Law Enforcement Forces (LEF) Corporation Foundation

  • Member of the Police Science and Social Studies Institute.

The sanctions involve an asset freeze, travel ban to the EU and a prohibition on making funds or economic resources available to those listed. Furthermore, the sanctions include a ban on exports to Iran of equipment which might be used for internal repression and of equipment for monitoring telecommunications.


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Written by Andie Henderson - Legal and Compliance Associate | The Legal Opinions



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