Australia sanctions Iranian individuals, Press TV

The Australian government has implemented a new set of sanctions targeting various Iranian individuals and entities. This includes the English-language news network Press TV, on the anniversary of riots in Iran that were allegedly supported by foreign forces.

Iran (IMNA) - According to a media release by the Australian Foreign Ministry, these sanctions consist of financial penalties and travel restrictions imposed on four individuals and three entities. The ministry claims that these measures are a response to "human rights violations" in Iran.

Among the sanctioned individuals is General Saeed Montazer-al-Mahdi, the spokesperson for Iran's police. The entities targeted include Iran's Cyber Police and Press TV, a news channel based in Tehran.

The ministry accused the Islamic Republic of oppressing its citizens and imposed sanctions for the first time. These sanctions were imposed on the anniversary of the death of Mahsa Amini, an Iranian woman of Kurdish descent who passed away while in police custody in Tehran. After being detained on September 15, she died in a hospital in Tehran a few days later.

Although there were explanations provided regarding the details of her death, it sparked protests in the country. These protests escalated into violence and resulted in attacks on security officers, vandalism of public property, as well as damage to police vehicles and ambulances.

The ministry has alleged that the Islamic Republic is suppressing its people and has enforced sanctions for the very first time. These sanctions were implemented on the date of Mahsa Amini's death anniversaty, an Iranian woman with Kurdish descent who died while under police custody in Tehran. Following her arrest on September 15, she passed away a few days later in a hospital within Tehran.

Despite explanations being provided regarding the circumstances of her demise, it ignited demonstrations throughout the country. These protests escalated into violence, leading to assaults on security personnel, destruction of public assets, and damage to police vehicles and ambulances.

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