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US hits Iran's police chief with sanctions
|Iran's Police Chief Ahmadi Moghadam who was sanctioned Thursday for his record of human rights abuses |
WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States has slapped sanctions on Iran's police chief and three government entities it says are involved in the brutal repression of Iranian citizens.
The sanctions affect Iran's Revolutionary Guard corps, hardline Basij militiamen and law enforcement forces. Police chief Ahmadi Moghadam was also named.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Thursday the U.S. was intent on holding human rights abusers accountable.
She criticized Iran for holding political prisoners and executing people on dubious charges. She said Iran's authorities imprison religious and ethnic minorities, and target women's rights activists and labor leaders.
Clinton said the U.S. stands with all Iranians who wish for a government that respects human rights.
Remarks By Hillary Rodham Clinton
US Treasury Press Release
AFP - US hits Iranian security forces for rights abuses
|Human rights lawyer's appeal hearing postponed
Los Angeles Times
|According to Sotoudeh's husband, Reza Khandan, the court hearing, which was expected to end the lawyer's formal legal career, was rescheduled indefinitely. Read On... |
|Regime intensifies suppressive measures against Iranian women
|The commander of the regime's suppressive police force spoke about intensifying actions against what he called "mal-dressing" by women, state-run ISNA news agency reported on Thursday. Ahmadi Moghaddam said the plan to intensify dealing with "anomalies" will "start on June 15 throughout the country." Read On... |
|World powers concerned over Iran nuclear programme
|A day after Iran announced it was expanding uranium enrichment -- the most senstive part of its nuclear programme -- Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States expressed their concerns in a joint statement to a meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency's 35-member board of governors here. Read On... |