Additional Human Rights Sanctions Needed Against Iranian Regime

(New York, N.Y.) — On December 7, the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations approved a bipartisan resolution calling on the Biden Administration to “impose … additional human rights sanctions” on the Iranian officials responsible for the brutal crackdown on civilians that has left hundreds dead and thousands jailed.  

United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI)’s resource, Non-Sanctioned Human Rights Abusers Who Should be Sanctioned Now, is a database of over 40 senior regime officials and institutions, that should immediately be sanctioned.

Screenshot of UANI’s Non-Sanctioned Human Rights Abusers Who Should Be Sanctioned Now resource

Reports from human rights organizations suggest that over 300 Iranians have been killed, including women and children. Recently, the regime started executing protesters that have been arrested following sham trials lasting a matter of days. The most recent execution was a public hanging by a construction crane. – a particularly grotesque misuse of equipment that UANI has been highlighting for over a decade.

UANI also maintains it’s Iran Human Rights Sanctions Tracker, a database of current and former Iranian regime officials sanctioned by the U.S., EU, U.K., and Canada for human rights abuses. The Tracker shows a notable lack of alignment between the four jurisdictions.

The Biden administration should sanction every Iranian person and entity designated by U.S. allies and vice versa, working together to deploy maximum pressure on the Iranian regime to stop its gross human rights abuses. 

To read UANI’s resource the Iran Human Rights Sanctions Tracker (IHRST), please click here.

To read UANI’s resource, Non-Sanctioned Human Rights Abusers Who Should be Sanctioned Now, please click here.