US sanctions Iran morality police after woman’s death – Times of India

Washington: The United States kept IranPolice on Thursday blacklisted him after his custodial death on the morality of mahsa aminiA 22-year-old girl was arrested for allegedly wearing a hijab inappropriately.
America treasure said the ethics police were “responsible” for Amini’s death, which sparked popular anger, as it announced sanctions for “abuse and violence against Iranian women and violations of the rights of peaceful Iranian protesters.”
The sanctions move came in the form of violent protests across Iran following the death last week of Iranian-Kurd Amini, who was arrested by the National Police’s Public Ethics Unit.
“Mahsa Amini was a courageous woman whose death in moral police custody was yet another act of brutality against her own people by the Iranian regime’s security forces,” said the Secretary of the Treasury Janet. Yellen,
“We strongly condemn this unconscionable act and call on the Iranian government to end its violence against women and its ongoing violent crackdown on freedom of expression and assembly,” Yellen said in a statement.
According to an official count, at least 17 people have died in unrest following Amini’s death as women covered their heads and protesters denounced the government leadership and the ban on women.
The Oslo-based non-governmental group Iran Human Rights said at least 31 civilians had been killed in six nights of violence.
The Treasury also imposed sanctions on Mohammed rostami Chief of Ethics Police Cheshmeh Gachi, Haj Ahmed MirzaiThe head of the Tehran Division of Morality Police, and five other senior security officials were involved in the suppression of the protesters.
It said Rostami announced earlier this year that women would be punished for refusing to wear the hijab.
“The Iranian government needs to end its systemic oppression of women and allow peaceful protest,” said US Secretary of State Antony Blinken,
“The United States will continue to voice our support for human rights in Iran and hold those who violate it accountable,” he said in a statement.
The purpose of the Treasury sanctions is to freeze any assets designated under US jurisdiction and to prohibit any US individuals or companies – including international banks with US operations – from doing business with them, their access to global financial networks. Effectively limiting access.