These restrictions have been imposed after violence erupted in Iran after the girl’s death and then clashes with security forces killed at least nine people.
The Finance Ministry’s Office of Foreign Assets Control also named officials from the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence and Security, security forces and other law enforcement agencies for sanctions that would deny them access to their assets and bank accounts in the US.
“These officers oversee organizations that regularly engage in violence to suppress peaceful protesters and members of Iranian civil society, political dissidents, women’s rights activists and members of the Iranian Bahá’í community,” the finance ministry said in a release. “
It is noteworthy that Dharmachar police had last week detained 22-year-old Mehsa Amini, saying she had not covered her hair properly with a hijab. Amini had collapsed in a police station and died three days later.
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