Canada on Friday imposed new sanctions on Iran, Russia and Myanmar, citing human rights abuses by the government.
The sanctions were imposed on 22 Iranians, including senior members of the judiciary, prison system and law enforcement agencies, as well as political leaders such as senior aides to Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and state media figures. . Added statement.
Sanctions on Iran came the next day Islamic Republic Hanged Man The death of 22-year-old Kurdish Iranian woman Mahsa Amini in police custody on September 16 sparked nationwide protests.
Western countries have repeatedly issued statements accusing the Tehran government of flagrant disregard for the rights of protesters and have imposed several sanctions on individuals and groups. But they have not imposed more severe economic sanctions or named a supreme leader who has killed civilians.
Canada’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that the measures include sanctions against 33 current or former senior Russian officials and six organizations alleged to have been involved in “systematic human rights abuses” against Russian citizens who protested Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. was also included.
Since Russia’s invasion on February 24, Canada has imposed sanctions on more than 1,500 individuals and entities from Russia, Ukraine and Belarus.
Canada’s Foreign Minister Melanie Jolie said: “There is still work to be done, but Canada will never stop standing up for human rights.