The European Union has extended sanctions against Iran for a year in connection with human rights violations in the country, adding eight more people and three organizations to the blacklist
This was stated in an EU Council statement issued on Monday in Brussels.
“The Council today decided to extend its restrictive measures in response to serious human rights violations in Iran until 13 April 2022. The Council also added eight individuals and three entities to this sanctions list, given their role in the violent response to demonstrations in Iran in November 2019”, – it said.
As the Council stresses, “these measures include a travel ban and asset freeze, as well as a ban on exports to Iran of equipment that could be used for internal repression and telecommunications monitoring equipment.”
“In addition, EU citizens and companies are prohibited from providing funds to listed individuals and entities,” the statement said.