The US, the European Union and the United Kingdom announced new sanctions against the Iranian regime for human rights violations

Members of the Revolutionary Guard (WANA/Reuters) (WANA NEWS AGENCY/)

The United States, the European Union and the United Kingdom announced on Monday New Sanctions on Iranian Regime Officials for their human rights violations, such as those perpetrated by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard (IRGC).

In a statement released today, the British Foreign Office indicated that one of those sanctioned is Mohammad Nazar AzimiIRGC commander at the Najaf Ashraf West base, responsible for the violent crackdown on protests in Kermanshah provincein which IRGC forces used weapons against unarmed activists, causing multiple deaths.

Also listed Habib Shahsavari and Mohsen Karimithe person responsible for a violent repression of protests in which a 19-year-old boy -Mehrshad Shahidi- was beaten to death in a detention center run by the Guardians of the Revolution.

Another sanctioned commander is ahmad kademfrom the operations base-Karbala, responsible for the repression in the city of Izeh, during which a 10-year-old boy was shot dead.

“The latest sanctions are against four IRGC commanders, under whose leadership IRGC forces have opened fire on unarmed activistswhich has resulted in numerous deaths, including children, and activists have been arbitrarily detained and tortured,” the statement explains.

File image of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard (Europa Press)
File image of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard (Europa Press) (Chloe Sharrock /)

The note recalls that London has sanctioned more than 70 Iranian officials and entities for human rights violations committed since October 2022.

The list includes the entire Revolutionary Guard, the Iranian attorney general and the so-called Morale Police from that country.

For its part, the EU added eight personalities to the list, including a commander of the Revolutionary Guards and the telephone operator Ariantel, accused of having cooperated in the repression carried out by the authorities.

This is the seventh wave of sanctions against the Islamic Republic of the European bloc since the death on September 16 of Mahsa Amini.

The Revolutionary Guard was created in 1979 after the victory of the revolution against the Shah. With effectives evaluated in more than 120,000 men, they have land, naval and air forces. The Guardians oversee the Bassidj (Islamist volunteer corps), which were deployed in response to the demonstrations sparked by Amini’s death.

The UK, US and EU have adopted “consistent and coordinated measures to bring the regime to justice, announcing sanctions every month against those responsible for human rights abuses”, indicates the British note.

Repression in Iran (AP)
Repression in Iran (AP)

For his part, the British Foreign Secretary, James Cleverly, pointed out that “the Iranian regime is responsible for the brutal repression of the Iranians and for exporting blood throughout the world.”

“That is why we have more than 300 ongoing sanctions against Iran, as well as the IRGC as a whole,” he adds.

The conservative politician points out that the United Kingdom and its international partners “are, once again, making it clear today that we will not ignore the brutal oppression of the regime. We will continue to take a series of measures to hold the regime accountable for its actions.”

The Foreign Office note adds that these sanctions will ensure that individuals on the list “are not allowed to travel to the UK and that any of their assets in the UK will be frozen.”

(With information from EFE and AFP)

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