Brussels, 16 September 2023 (TDI): The EU Council imposed strict sanctions on four individuals and six entities due to significant human rights violations within the Islamic Republic of Iran On September 15.
The latest sanctions align with the statement issued by the European Union High Representative, Josep Borrell commemorating the anniversary of Mahsa Amni death. Mahsa Amni lost her life during the custody of Iranian moral police on September 16, 2022.
The current list of restrictions includes Iranian officials from various departments, including the Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in the Imam Ali Central Security Headquarters.
Furthermore, police officials from various provinces, including the police commanders of Mazandaran and Fars Provinces, have also been included in the sanctions.
Additionally, the EU Council has decided to impose sanctions on Kachui prison and its director along with prisons located in the Sanandaj, Zahedan, and Isfahan regions. Tasnim News Agency and the Supreme Council of Cyberspace have also been added to the list of entities facing restrictions.
These measures applied to a total of 227 individuals and 43 entities. They encompass freezing assets, travel restrictions to the European Union, and a prohibition on anyone providing financial support or other economic resources to the affected parties.
Additionally, there are restrictions on exporting equipment to Iran, particularly items used for repression and telecommunications monitoring.
Today’s measures are the tenth set of restrictions, previous actions taken on October 17, November 14, December 12, 2022, and on January 23, February 20, March 20, April 24, May 22, and June 23, 2023. These sanctions have been imposed by the EU Council in response to concerns over human rights abuses in Iran.
The European Union expresses its commitment to support the aspirations of the Iranian people for a future where their fundamental rights are upheld, and their freedom and safety are respected.