June 5, 2023

Canada imposes extra sanctions on the Iranian regime


Press release October 13, 2022-Seoul, South Korea-Global Matters Canada
The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs today announced that Canada is enforcing additional assents under the Special Economic Actions (Iran) Regulations

These permissions build upon the ones introduced on October 3 2022 as well as react to the Iranian regime’s methodical human rights violations as well as continuous activities that undercut regional protection

The regime’s continued violations of international law are well known as well as documented including its blatant neglect of human life. Canada will certainly always stand with Iranians and the victims of this regime including with the family members as well as like one of the targets of the downing of Trip PS752

Today’s assents list 17 individuals and also 3 entities that have committed or allowed gross civil rights violations, consisting of those against Iranian ladies, as well as perpetuated disinformation activities to justify the Iranian regime’s repression as well as persecution of its residents

Canada imposes additional sanctions on the Iranian regime

This checklist includes but is not limited to: Saeed Mortazavi the Iranian Revolutionary Court district attorney who ordered the torture of Canadian-Iranian journalist Zahra Kazemi; Kazemi died in custody in 2003 as a result of her persecution

Amir Hatami Brigadier General in the Iranian regular army, is an elderly consultant to the Commander-in-Chief of the Iranian Army as well as a former preacher of defense. Hossein Shariatmadari Editor-in-Chief of Kayhan a conservative state-controlled paper that consistently releases anti-Semitic publicity consisting of Holocaust rejection and threats against Israel the USA, and Gulf states. Manouchehr Amanollahi

Commander of Iran’s Law Enforcement Forces in the Chaharmahal and also Bakhtiari provinces in southwestern Iran. Gholamreza Ziaei, director of Rajaei Shahr (from October 2017 to June 2019) and also Evin (from July 2019 to June 2020) prisons. Peyman Jebelli, Head of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting Ali Larijani, participant of Iran’s Efficiency Council, former IRGC official as well as former speaker of the Islamic Consultative Assembly

likewise called the Iranian Majlis or Iranian Parliament. Mohammad Javad Zarif served as Iran’s foreign minister from 2013 to 2021.These actions prohibit ventures related to the listed people as well as entities effectively freezing any type of assets they might hold in Canada. People convicted of serious and also organized violations of civil rights are also declared inadmissible to Canada under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act

Canada is committed to defending civil rights as well as taking action against those that violate them. This includes making certain that senior participants in the Iranian routine and also its agencies do not benefit from or obtain any financial or social support from Canada or its residents

Canada imposes sanctions on Iran for systematic human

The activities of the Iranian regime represent themselves—the world has actually watched for years as it has actually pursued its program of physical violence, concern, and publicity. “Canada will continue to defend civil rights as we will continue to stand in solidarity with the Iranian individuals, including females and young people, who are courageously demanding a future where their civil rights will certainly be fully valued

-Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs Quick truths On October 7, 2022, Head of State Justin Trudeau and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland introduced Canada’s intent to carry out several new procedures to react to Iran’s continuous civil rights infractions as well as risks to local tranquility and safety, including

pursuing all available tools, including the Justice for Targets of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act, which allows for restrictive financial and domestic actions against international nationals accused of gross civil rights violations.Before today’s actions, Canada had enforced assents on 66 Iranian people and 170 Iranian entities, including the IRGC and also the program’s safety, intelligence, and economic apparatus

In 2012, Canada designated the Islamic Republic of Iran as a sponsor of terrorism under the State Resistance Act. Together with the Justice for Victims of Terrorism Act, this listing permits victims to bring civil action against Iran for losses or damages from an act of terrorism with links to Iran committed throughout the globe.

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