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Friday, January 27, 2023

The United Kingdom doubled its pressure on Iran and demanded that it stop the repression of Amini’s protests

The United Kingdom announced today that it has confiscated properties in the country and barred the entry of dozens of Iranian officials in Iran because of the suppression of protests that began in September over the death of young Mahsa Amini.

Protests across Iran since the death of 22-year-old Amini in a Tehran hospital three days after she was detained by Iranian ethics police for wearing veils that cover their heads and chests, according to the norms prevalent in Islamic The performance continues. Country.

Officials said that her death, on September 16, of non-traumatic natural causes, was caused by a pre-existing deformity, but it is suspected that she may have been beaten up, sparking strong repression of protests.

Iranian dissidents in exile say hundreds have been killed in the protests and thousands have been detained.

Britain, which had already imposed sanctions on Iran’s ethics police last month, announced further penalties against officials for their role in cracking down on the protests.

Secretary of State James Cleverly said the newly sanctioned included Communications Minister Issa Zarepour and several subordinates to enforce the law, as well as members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) involved in repression.

“These sanctions target Iranian regime officials who are responsible for serious human rights violations. Together with our allies, we have sent a clear message to the Iranian regime: violent suppression of protests must stop and freedom of expression respected should go.” expression,” deftly said in a statement.

Iranian cyber police chiefs Zarepour and Wahid Mohamed Nasser Majeed were approved for internet shutdowns in Iran, including disabling WhatsApp and Instagram and banning the use of the Google Play app and virtual private networks (VPNs). Smart minister.

He said his actions are part of a broader crackdown on freedom of expression in Iran, which has included the arrest and detention of more than 40 Iranian journalists and girls sent to “psychological centers” to learn what to wear. was sent to protest their right to choose. Administration.

These restrictions will ensure that those on the list cannot travel to the UK and that any UK assets they own will be confiscated. (Telam)

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