EU to impose sanctions on Iran’s moral police. Federal Foreign Minister Annalena Beyerbock made the announcement on Monday.
According to Federal Foreign Minister Annalena Beyerbock, the EU will impose sanctions on Iran’s moral police. The goal is to hold those responsible for brutal crimes against women, youth and men accountable, the Green politician said Monday on the sidelines of a meeting of EU foreign ministers in Luxembourg.
Those affected should no longer be allowed to enter the EU. Assets can also be seized.
Vice police arrested women for ‘un-Islamic dress’
The background to the EU’s action is the crackdown on recent protests in Iran. Security forces recently cracked down on people who were protesting nationwide against repressive government measures, headscarf requirements and government measures.
The protests were sparked by the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini. The young woman died under unclear circumstances on September 16 after being arrested by the vice squad for her alleged “un-Islamic dress”. Critics of the morality of police use of violence. The police strongly denied the allegations.
Bareback: Women without headscarves are beaten
Beerbock said Monday that women in Iran who go outside the house without a headscarf or want to sing and dance together in the evening are beaten and sometimes killed. It is about crimes against youth, children and women “who want nothing more than to live in peace and freedom”.