OFAC SANCTIONS IRANIAN LEADERS RESPONSIBLE FOR INTERNET SHUTDOWN AND VIOLENT CRACKDOWN ON PEACEFUL PROTESTS

On 6 October, OFAC advised that it is designating 7 senior leaders within Iran’s government and security apparatus for the shutdown of Iran’s Internet access and the continued violence against peaceful protesters in the wake of the tragic death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who was arrested for allegedly wearing a hijab improperly, and died in the custody of Iran’s Morality Police.

https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/financial-sanctions/recent-actions/20221006

https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/jy0994

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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