Canada: Canada slaps new sanctions on Iran over death of Mahsa Amini

The United States announces measures to facilitate the access of Iranians to the Internet

 The United States announces measures to facilitate the access of Iranians to the Internet © AFP of the demonstrators pay homage to Mahsa Amini, who died in detention after being arrested for "indecent outfit", on September 19, 2022 in Tehran, in Iran. The Iranian government has limited people's access to the Internet with demonstrations in Iran, caused by the death of Mahsa Amini. This Friday, September 23, 2022, the United States announced the lifting of certain restrictions to allow American technological companies to provide internet access to the Iranians.

Demonstrators hold placards outside the Iranian Embassy in London on Sept. 25. They were protesting against the death of Iranian Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old woman who died in Iran while in police custody, who was arrested by Iran's morality police for allegedly violating its strictly enforced dress code. © AP Photo/Alastair Grant Demonstrators hold placards outside the Iranian Embassy in London on Sept. 25. They were protesting against the death of Iranian Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old woman who died in Iran while in police custody, who was arrested by Iran's morality police for allegedly violating its strictly enforced dress code.

Canada is imposing new sanctions on Iran over the death of a young Iranian woman while in police custody, according to Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie Joly.

In a statement shared on Twitter Monday, Joly said the measures were in response to "gross human rights violations," mentioning in particular the death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian woman who died while in the custody of Iran’s so-called morality police for reportedly wearing her hijab too closely.

Trudeau slaps new sanctions on Iran's 'morality police' as protests grip the country

  Trudeau slaps new sanctions on Iran's 'morality police' as protests grip the country Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Monday that Canada will levy sanctions on "dozens" of Iranian individuals and entities — including the country's so-called "morality police" — as security forces in Iran continue to crack down violently on protesters. Iran has been rocked by protests since Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old woman, died after being detained by Iran's morality police this month — allegedly for not wearing her hijab properly.

The new sanctions announced Monday target nine entities and 25 individuals, including senior Iranian officials and members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

Those being sanctioned include Mohammed-Hossein Bagheri, chief of staff of Iran's armed forces, IRGC Commander-in-Chief Major General Hossein Salami, and Esmail Qaani, commander of the Quds Force of the IRGC.

As far as entities are concerned, Iran's morality police and Ministry of Intelligence and Security are being sanctioned by Canada.

in Manhattan, demonstrations in support of Iranian women and against the New York Times

 in Manhattan, demonstrations in support of Iranian women and against the New York Times © Angela Weiss / AFP of activists demonstrate to denounce the death of Mahsa Amini in Iran in front of the New York Times building in New York, 27 September 2022. A hundred people gathered in front of the headquarters of the New York Times, Tuesday, September 27, 2022, to support the demonstrations in Iran, but also to criticize the "bias" of the New York newspaper. The daily has condemned the harassment and regular threats of their journalist specializing in the Middle East.

Under the measures, Ottawa is effectively freezing any assets the listed individuals may hold in Canada and rendering them "inadmissible to Canada under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act," the government statement said.

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The death of Mahsa Amini has led to widespread condemnation and protests around the world, including in Canada. The United States government imposed sanctions on Iran’s morality police last month.

Protests have also escalated in Iran since Amini's death on Sept. 16.

Thousands have rallied in different Canadian cities in solidarity with Amini, who was detained by morality police on Sept. 13 outside a transit station in the capital, Tehran.

She was accused of breaking a modesty law that requires women to wear a headscarf, cover their arms and legs and wear loose clothing.

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Police in Iran claim Amini died of a heart attack and was not mistreated, but her family has cast doubt on that account. Independent experts affiliated with the United Nations said Thursday that reports suggested she was severely beaten by the morality police, without offering evidence.

"Iran's continued grave and ongoing breaches of international law are well known and documented, including its blatant disregard for human life," said Joly on Twitter.

"Death to the dictator": In Iran, the demonstrations enter their fourth week .
© Copyright 2022, L'Obs on the 14th day of demonstrations, Iranians, women and men, were again descended into the street in several cities , Saturday October 8, including in Tehran. According to Iranian analyst Omid Memarian, videos have shown many demonstrations in the capital. On one of them, the protesters sing "died to the dictator".

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