Canada announced sanctions Friday against 67 individuals and nine entities in several countries, including members of Iran’s prison and justice systems, for alleged “violations of human rights.” serious and systematic”.
The sanctions also target Russia and Myanmar.
The penalties affected 22 senior members of Iran’s judiciary, prison system and police force, as well as senior aides to supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and vehicles The state-directed media, launched after the clerical regime’s first execution of a protester, sparked global condemnation.
The measures were taken to mark the world day against corruption and human rights.
“Dignity, freedom and justice are the pillars of Canada’s foreign policy,” Foreign Minister Melanie Joly said in a statement.
“As the world sees the human rights abuses of people in places like Russia, Iran and Myanmar, we are reminded that we can only make a difference by standing up and defending the rights of our people. values that we hold dear.”
Sanctions were also imposed on 33 current and former officials and six entities in Russia for repression of their citizens for speaking out against the “illegal invasion of Ukraine and its political anti-democratic book” by Moscow.
Twelve individuals and three entities in Myanmar were also punished for allowing the junta to attack civilians and facilitate the transportation of weapons to the regime.
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