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U.S. sanctions Iranian officials involved in crackdown on protesters
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The Treasury Department announced new sanctions for human rights violations against a trio of Iranian officials involved in the regime's crackdown on protesters in predominantly Kurdish regions of the country.
Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control on Wednesday designated three Iranian security officials for sanctions that will freeze any U.S.-based assets of the individuals, block transactions involving the individuals or entities they own, and potentially sanction other individuals or foreign financial firms that facilitate transactions for them.
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Widespread protests have racked Iran following the death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Kurdish woman, in police custody in September. She had been arrested by Iran's morality police, known as the Guidance Patrol, for not wearing a hijab in compliance with the Islamic Republic's dress code. Amini died after she was reportedly beaten severely by police, which Iranian authorities have denied.
Iran's regime has sought to suppress the protests and has undertaken a particularly brutal crackdown in Kurdish regions of the country.