Canada imposes sanctions on Iranian police and Al-Mustafa University
People gathered to protest the death of Mahsa Amini in Tehran.
Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly announced on Monday that Canada is adding the National Police of Iran and an Iranian international university to its list of sanctioned entities.
As Tehran continues for weeks to repress dissidents in Iran, Ottawa adds to the sanctions list the Security forces, the police force of the mullahs' regime, as well as the International University Al-Mustafa.
In a press release, Minister Joly accuses the police of having participated in the arbitrary arrest and assassination of unarmed Iranian demonstrators, in particular through her Brigades d' special units.
Minister Joly also accuses the Iranian regime of using the Al-Mustafa International University, which has branches in several countries, to spread the news. #x27;regime ideology abroad and recruiting foreign fighters.
Canada is also adding four people, including the Tehran police commander, to its list of sanctions, which now includes 93 individuals and 179 entities.
Under these measures, listed individuals are inadmissible to Canada, and their assets could hold in the country are frozen. It is also prohibited to enter into transactions with these people and entities.
Iranian authorities have announced that they will hold public trials for 1,000 people following the protests that have been shaking the country for weeks.