US puts sanctions on Iran’s morality police for abuse of women

US puts sanctions on Iran's morality police for abuse of women

People attend a protest over the death of Mahsa Amini, a woman who died after being arrested by the Islamic republic’s “morality police”, in Tehran, Iran September 21, 2022. — WANA (West Asia News Agency) via Reuters

Thursday, 22 Sep 2022 11:58 PM MYT

WASHINGTON, Sept 22 — The United States today imposed sanctions on Iran’s morality police accusing it of abuse and violence against Iranian women and of violating the rights of peaceful Iranian protesters, the US Treasury said.

The Treasury also said it had put sanctions on the heads of the Iranian army’s ground forces and of the morality police as well as on Iran’s minister of intelligence. It held the morality police responsible for the death of Mahsa Amini, 22, who died in custody last week after being arrested in Tehran for wearing “unsuitable attire.” — Reuters