Activists and Iranians residing in the United States mobilized in New York to protest the death of young Misha Amini.AFP
Published 09/22/2022 12:36 | Updated 09/22/2022 12:44
WASHINGTON – The US Treasury Department has imposed sanctions on officials in Iran’s so-called “Morality Policy”, accused by the US agency of being responsible for the death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian woman who was arrested on charges of misuse. of the hijab.
Amini’s death set off a wave of popular protests in Iran. “Iran’s Morality Police commit abuse and violence against Iranian women and violate the rights of peaceful protesters,” the US accuses.
Among the officials punished are the head of the Iranian agency, Mohammad Rostami Cheshmeh Gachi, and the country’s intelligence minister, Esmail Khatib.
As a result of the sanctions, they will have “assets and interests” in the US confiscated by the US Treasury. “Persons who engage in certain transactions with the individuals or entities” listed may also be targeted.