U.S. Sanctions Iran for Human Rights Abuses

(Bloomberg) Meera Louis - The U.S. Treasury Department has imposed sanctions on 17 Iranian individuals and entities related to the government's human rights abuses and its support of terrorism. Those sanctioned include Ali Fazli, deputy commander of the Basij militia, which has launched attacks against websites; Reza Taghipour, minister of communications and information technology, who has been responsible for jamming satellite television and blocking Internet connectivity; Rasool Jalili, who has been involved in attempting to acquire Internet monitoring equipment; and Esmail Ahmadi Moghaddam, head of the Iranian police, for his role in directing the monitoring and tracking of Internet activities in Iran.

2012-11-09 00:00:00

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