U.S. Sanctions IRGC Commander For Human Rights Violations In Iran
Yesterday, the State Department Designated, General Hassan Shahvarpour, Khuzestan Province’s Vali Asr Commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), involvement in widespread human rights violations during protests in November in Mahshahr Iran. According to several media reports and information submitted by Iranians through the state's awards department for judicial tip-line, IRGC units under the command of Shahvarpour killed 148 Iranians when they surrounded protesters fleeing in armored vehicles , Firing machine gun into the crowd. And lighting a fire in the marsh to cover protesters. This U.S. action is taken in accordance with Section 7031 (c) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations and Related Program Appropriation Act, 2020, which allows officers of the United States foreign governments and their Disqualifies the entry of immediate family members, to whom the Secretary of State has his / her partner in the widespread violation of human rights Have reliable information. This demonstrates the United States' commitment to the Iranian people to support their demands for accountability from Iranian officials who committed serious human rights abuses against protesters in November 2019. During the violent repression of protests in November 2019, Irani Governance lives and peaceful in Articles 6 and 21 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), Violated the rights of the Legislative Assembly, which was signed and ratified by the regime in 1975. The United States listened to the Iranian people, collected information submitted by the common Iranian through the Rewards for Justice tip-line, on evidence. Has followed, and has taken action against this abusive officer, whose actions are only one example of many alleged human rights violations in Iran. The crime was committed during 9's nationwide protests.