(Reuters) – Canada imposed new sanctions on Iran on Monday, the Foreign Office said in a statement.
The latest sanctions target four individuals and two entities, including senior officials and Iranian law enforcement officials accused by Canada of participating in the suppression and arrest of unarmed protesters, the statement said.
“The Iranian people, including women and young people, have endured a regime that oppresses and violates humanity for too long and are putting their lives at risk,” Canadian Foreign Minister Melanie Jolie said in a statement.
“Canada will continue to support the people of Iran who have the courage to demand a better future,” Jolie said.
Canada has imposed a series of sanctions against Iran over alleged human rights abuses, including the death of Masa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian Kurdish woman who died in Iran’s moral police custody.
Reported by Chris Gallagher of Washington. Edited by Lisa Shumaker
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