The ninth package of restrictions blacklists the Public Prosecutor of Isfahan Province and the Deputy Judge of Isfahan’s Provincial Criminal Court. The EU cites the trials of protestors Saleh Mirhashemi, Majid Kazemi, and Saeid Yaqoubi, who were executed in May 2023.

The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps commander in Isfahan is cited for overseeing “the actions of the IRGC and other security forces in response to anti-government protests”.

The governor and the head of the Rezvanshahr Security Council in Gilan Province are listed for ordering officers to open fire on protesters, “causing numerous deaths and injuries”. The provincial police commander is sanctioned for executing the orders.

The governor of the city of Amol in northern Iran is held responsible for the killing of at least two young Iranian protesters. The commander of the Imam Hossein Guards Corps of Karaj presided over the “detention and killing of Mohammad Reza Ghorbani and the detention and rape of Amrita Abbasi” by security forces.

Human rights activists say more than 520 people have been killed by security forces during the nationwide protests since the September 16 death in police custody of Mahsa Amini, who was detained and reportedly beaten by “morality police” over “inappropriate attire”.

More than 20,000 demonstrators were unlawfully detained. Seven have been executed.

Last week the UN released its latest report on the Iran regime’s human rights violations. It documents a record number of executions in 2022, the arrests of thousands of children, and torture and abuse by security forces.

The EU has now imposed restrictive measures on 223 Iranian individuals and 37 entities. The sanctions include an asset freeze, a travel ban, and a ban on anyone making funds or economic resources available to those who are blacklisted.

The 27-nation bloc has also banned exports to Iran of equipment which might be used for internal repression and monitoring of telecommunications.

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