The US sanctioned three Iranian officers for the brutal repression and torture during the demonstrations over the death of Mahsa Amini

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The Undersecretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, Brian Nelson, assured that with this decision all the properties and assets of those affected by the measure found in the US are blocked and Americans are prohibited from having transactions with them

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The US sanctioned three Iranian officials for brutal repression and torture during demonstrations over the death of Mahsa Amini

The death of Mahsa Amini in early September when she was arrested for wearing the veil improperly has led to protests across the country (Photo by UGC/AFP)

The United States on Wednesday sanctioned three Iranian security officials for the regime's continuedtorture and repression against protests across the country, including the most recent ones in Kurdish areas.

The sanctions affect two officials from Sanandaj, capital of Kurdistan province: its governor, Hassan Asgari, and Alireza Moradi, commander of the security forces (LEF).

The Treasury Department recalled in a statement that when a 16-year-old protester allegedly died at the hands of law enforcement in Sanandaj, Asgari and other officials claimed she died of an overdose and likely suicide.

Washington's veto includes Mohammad Taghi Osanloo, commander of Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) ground forces, which in recent days has deployed additional forces in Kurdish cities in Iran.

“The Iranian regime has increased its aggressive actions against the Iranian people as part of its continued crackdown on peaceful protests against a regime that denies human rights and fundamental freedoms to its people, especially women and girls,” the Department of the Department of the Interior said. Treasury.

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The US sanctioned three Iranian officials for brutal repression and torture during demonstrations over the death of Mahsa Amini

The Iranian regime has increased its aggressive actions against the people (West Asia News Agency via REUTERS)

“Iran has increased its aggressive actions against its people as part of its continued repression of peaceful protests against a regime that denies Human Rights and fundamental freedoms, especially to women and girls,” the Control Office denounced. (OFAC) of the Treasury.

The Under Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, Brian Nelson, has accused Iran of “attacking and shooting dead its own children, who have taken to the streets to demand a better future.” In this sense, it has demanded that “the abuses” that are being committed stop immediately.

OFAC, in turn, has accused the Iranian security forces and especially the Revolutionary Guard of having repressed freedom of expression through the excessive use of force, extrajudicial executions, torture, and forced disappearances of unarmed protesters, including children.

As part of these sanctions, all property and interests in property of these designated individuals in the United States, or otherwise controlled by US citizens, will be blocked, as will any type of transaction involving them.

The death of Mahsa Amini in early September when she was arrested for improperly wearing the veil has led to protests throughout the country in the following months, which have been repressed violently by security forces.

(With information from EFE and EP)

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