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West imposes sanctions on Iran over human rights violations

The European Union, Britain and the U.S. impose sanctions on 30+ Iranian officials and organizations. The EU calls on Iran to cease the execution of protesters and provide due process to all detainees.

Where: Iran

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On January 23rd, the European Union, Britain, and the U.S. imposed sanctions on more than 30 Iranian officials and organizations.
The sanctions have been imposed in response to the suppression of recent protests in Iran.
“Today’s action, in coordination with both the United Kingdom and European Union, targets a key economic pillar of the IRGC, which funds much of the regime’s brutal suppression; as well as senior security officials coordinating Tehran’s crackdown at the national and provincial levels,” stated the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).
British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly said, “the UK and our partners have sent a clear message through these sanctions that there will be no hiding place for those guilty of the worst human rights violations.”
The EU called on Iran “to cease immediately the imposition and execution of death sentences against protesters, reverse the death penalty sentences pronounced, and provide due process to all detainees.”

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