Adrian Wyld The Canadian Press Canadian Foreign Minister Mélanie Joly during question period January 31 in the House of Commons
Canada imposes new sanctions against Iran for what it calls gross human rights violations.
Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly announced on Monday that 12 senior Iranian government and military officials order were sanctioned for participating in “gross and systematic violations of human rights”, including suppressing protests in the west of the country.
People who will be added to the sanctions list will have their Canadian assets frozen and prohibited from entering ed at home.
Ms. Joly's office reiterated that it is working with partners around the world to address the Iranian regime's treatment of its people.
Important Protests have been taking place there since last September, when 22-year-old Mahsa Amini died at the hands of the country's vice police, allegedly because she was not wearing her veil properly.
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