USCIRF releases Iran factsheet highlighting officials responsible for egregious religious freedom violations

Washington, DC – The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today released the following new report:

Iran Sanctions Factsheet – This factsheet highlights key senior Iranian officials who the United States Department of Treasury has sanctioned for their complicity in severe violations of religious freedom. Two successive administrations have utilized the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act and several Iran-specific executive orders over the past 10 years to sanction individuals for these violations, which affect Iranians across many different faith communities. The factsheet provides background on several officials linked to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as well as two of the infamous “hanging judges” who are known for having imposed unjustly harsh sentences on Iranian citizens following peaceful protests in 2009.

In its 2020 Annual Report, USCIRF recommended the State Department redesignate Iran as a “country of particular concern” for systematic, ongoing, and egregious religious freedom violations.

Source » uscirf

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