Mahsa Amini: US impose sanctions on Iran’s morality police as protest over woman’s death continues | UK News

The United States has imposed sanctions on Iran’s morality police and leaders of government agencies after the death of a woman in police custody sparked protests and worldwide condemnation.

At least nine protesters and two security force officers have been killed in violent demonstrations since the weekend following 22-year-old Mahsa Amini’s death.

The morality police detained Miss Amini last week, saying she didn’t properly cover her hair with the Islamic headscarf – known as the hijab – which is mandatory for Iranian women. Miss Amini collapsed at a police station and died three days later.

The US Treasury designated the leaders of the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence and Security, the Army’s Ground Forces, the Basij Resistance Forces, and other law enforcement agencies for the sanctions – which deny them access of their properties and bank accounts held in the US.

“These officials oversee organisations that routinely employ violence to suppress peaceful protesters…

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