Asgari, Hassan

Person/Entity:
Person
Also Known As:
Askari, Hassan
Sanctioned by U.S:
Yes
Date Sanctioned by U.S:
2022-11-23
Sanctioned by EU:
No
Sanctioned by U.K.:
No
Sanctioned by Canada:
Yes
Date Sanctioned by Canada:
2022-12-07
U.S Laws/EOs Sanctioned Under:
EU Laws/Regulations Sanctioned Under:
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Description

"Hassan Asgari (Asgari) [is] the governor of Sanandaj... Prior to entering his role as governor of Sanandaj, Asgari was the commander of IRGC forces in Sanandaj. Asgari’s transition from a military role to governor is an example of the systematic spread of military control over cities... When a 16-year-old protestor was reportedly killed by security forces in Sanandaj, Asgari and other officials stated she died of a drug overdose, potentially by suicide. Providing false alternative causes of death for protesters killed by security forces is a common tactic utilized by Iranian officials to evade accountability for their human rights abuses. Asgari is being designated pursuant to E.O. 13553 for having acted or purported to act for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly, the IRGC."1

Sources: 

1. https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/jy1125

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