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21:25  12 april  2021
21:25  12 april  2021 Source:   dw.com

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Eight leading representatives of security authorities in Iran are new to the EU sanction list. They were significantly involved in human rights violations in 2019 in accordance with European conviction.

Iranische Polizei riegelt eine Straße in Teheran ab (Archivbild) © Mehrnews Iranian police locks a street in Tehran (archive image)

The European Union has expanded its penalty measures against Iran. It is about the violent suppression of the nationwide protests in November 2019 in the Islamic Republic. According to different estimates, between 230 and more 1000 people died.

among the sanctioned are several high-ranking members of the Iranian revolutionary gardes, including Hussein Salami, the commander of the most powerful and the world's heaviest sanctuary. At the EU list, the Commander-in-Chief of the Iranian police, Hussein Ashtari, a former prison director, the head of an urban Security Council and three detention centers, as the Council of the Member States announced.

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Der Chef der Revolutionsgarden, Hussein Salami, wird von der EU mit Strafmaßnahmen belegt © Irgc Official Web list Via Zuma / Picture Alliance The boss of Revolutionary Guards, Hussein Salami, will be used by the EU with penalty measures

The affected are made a significant contribution to heavy human rights violations in 2019 by Brussels. Against they were imposed on entry bans, potential assets in the EU was frozen.

Against the background of the massive approach to critics, opposition and journalists in Iran, the European Union has begun to impose sanctions for severe human rights violations. So far, 87 representatives from government, judiciary, law enforcement agencies and intelligence services were on the list.

In Tehran, it was now one of the most recent sanctions, one would expose cooperation with the European Union in several areas.

In the nuclear conflict, the EU

mediates EU ambassadors after the information of the AFP news agency had already given a green light for the extension of the list two weeks ago. The time had triggered surprise under officials in Brussels. The EU is currently trying as a mediator in negotiations to revive the International Atom Agreement with Tehran . The US had gone out of the agreement in 2018.

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