Iran Human RightsIran rights abuse raises threat of new EU sanctions

Iran rights abuse raises threat of new EU sanctions

-

AFP: Several European countries are gunning for new sanctions against Iran due to recent human rights violations, including the execution of an Iranian-Dutch national, a diplomatic source said Tuesday.

BRUSSELS, February 22, 2011 (AFP) – Several European countries are gunning for new sanctions against Iran due to recent human rights violations, including the execution of an Iranian-Dutch national, a diplomatic source said Tuesday.

The sanctions would be targeted at “Iranian rights violators such as judges and prosecutors,” said the source, who asked not to be identified.

At talks in Brussels between foreign ministers of the 27 EU members this week, seven European Union countries called for sanctions to be adopted when the ministers gather again next month.

The countries were Britain, France, Germany, Greece, Czech Republic and the Netherlands.

The EU recently boycotted a ceremony marking the 32nd anniversary of Iran’s Islamic revolution to protest the February 4 execution of Zahra Bahrami, an Iranian-Dutch national sentenced for drug trafficking.

And Spain has denounced the detention of one of its diplomats in Tehran last week in breach of international conventions protecting diplomats.

Latest news

Iran’s Regime Claims To Fill Global Energy Gap Despite Crippled Petroleum Sector

In recent weeks, the Iranian regime’s officials have been constantly exaggerating their huge capacity in oil and gas reserves...

What Is Happening in Iran?

Following the brutal killing of Masha Amini, the Iranian people have once again united to fight and defeat the...

Iran Regime’s Ministry of Culture’s Decision To Eliminate Children’s Intellectual Centers

With the so-called ‘Cultural Revolution’ which took place between 1980 and 1983, the Iranian regime tried to purge the...

Water Shortage Crisis and the Destruction of Iran’s Water Resources

Iran is currently suffering from a number of dangerous natural disasters. One of the most worrying is the drying...

Economic Freedom Under the Rule of the Mullahs in Iran

The Fraser institute published its annual report of the index of economic freedom on September 8, which measured the...

Iran’s Regime Continues Its Internet Restriction Project

This is part of the outlook of a document by the Iranian regime’s Supreme Council of Cyberspace, which has...

Must read

Iran brands Western media ‘dishonest cocky cheats’

AFP: Iran's deputy culture minister lashed out at Western...

Iran threatens West over nuclear referral to Security Council

Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Mar. 05 – Iran’s chief...

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you