These economic sanctions target Iranian vice police and security officials for the violence against protesters and the death of Masha Amini. the “violence against protesters”, as well as for the fate of Mahsa Amini, a young woman who died after her arrest. These sanctions target “Iran’s vice police and senior Iranian security officials responsible for this oppression”, and “demonstrate the Biden-Harris administration’s clear commitment to defending human rights and the rights of women, in Iran and around the world,” US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said in a statement. vices in the viewfinder“The morality police are responsible for the recent death of Mahsa Amini, 22, who was arrested and detained for allegedly wearing a hijab inappropriately ropriée”, denounces the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the US Department of the Treasury. Mahsa Amini, originally from Kurdistan (northwest), was arrested on September 13 in Tehran for “wearing inappropriate clothing” by the police. of manners responsible for enforcing the strict dress code in the Islamic Republic. Women must cover their hair and are not allowed to wear short or tight coats or jeans with holes. Read also Protests in Iran: at least 31 dead since the start of the protest She died on September 16 at the hospital. Activists say she received a fatal blow to the head, but Iranian officials have denied this and announced an investigation. peaceful”, and targets, in addition to the morality police, “seven senior leaders of Iranian security organizations (…) (who) supervise organizations that regularly resort to violence”. Social networks suspended Demonstrations broke out immediately after the death of Mahsa Amini, affecting fifteen cities across the country. At least 17 people died according to a state media report on Thursday. But the toll is likely to be much heavier, and the opposition NGO Iran Human Rights (IHR), based in Oslo, reports at least 31 civilians killed by the security forces. “Mahsa Amini was a woman courageous woman whose death in police custody by the morality police is yet another act of brutality by the Iranian regime’s security forces against her own people,” said Janet Yellen. “We condemn this unconscionable act in the strongest possible terms. strong and call on the Iranian government to end its violence against women and its continued violent crackdown on freedom of expression and assembly,” added Joe Biden’s Minister of Economy and Finance. Demonstrations erupted immediately after his death, affecting around 15 cities across the country. Read also Israel is trying to mobilize its allies against a nuclear agreement with Iran Thursday. But the toll is likely to be much heavier, and the opposition NGO Iran Human Rights (IHR), based in Oslo, reports at least 31 civilians killed by the security forces. And the Iranian authorities have since Wednesday evening blocked access to the social networks Instagram and WhatsApp. SEE ALSO – The Iranian president accuses the West of having “double standards” on women’s rights
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