Disparities In Human Rights Sanctions Apparent In U.S. State Department Report

(New York, N.Y.) — On Monday, the U.S. State Department released its 2022 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, which detail the Iranian regime’s “appalling and ongoing” human rights abuses against the Iranian people, including unjustified executions, inhumane prison conditions, denials of fair trials, and countless others.

According to the United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) resource the Iran Human Rights Sanctions Tracker (IHRST), the Biden Administration has sanctioned 71 Iranian entities or for human rights violations since Mahsa Amini’s death on September 16, 2022. 

During the same period, however, the EU, Canada, and U.K. have announced designations against another 108 Iranian entities or individuals that the U.S. has not yet designated. One or more U.S. partners also have yet to designate numerous entities named in the State Department report, including Evin Prison, Rajaee Shahr Prison, Qarchak Prison, Adelabad Prison, Vakilabad Prison, Zahedan Prison, Isfahan Central Prison, and Orumiyeh Prison. 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.  

The State Department report also points out abuses by numerous Iranian entities not presently designated by the U.S., including Iran’s Judiciary, Interior Ministry, Iran Prisons Organization, Supreme National Security Council, and National Domestic Security Council. UANI recommends sanctioning these and other entities and individuals listed in the UANI resource Iran Human Rights Abusers Who Should Be Sanctioned Now.  

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

To read UANI’s resource Iran Human Rights Abusers Who Should Be Sanctioned Now, please click here.