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MEPs Call for E.U. Sanctions Against Officials Responsible for Mahsa Amini’s Death

Credit: EP
Credit: EP

European lawmakers on Friday condemned the death of Mahsa Amini and are calling for EU sanctions to be put in place against her murderers, but also against those involved in quelling the anti-government protests.

In a resolution adopted on Thursday, MEPs condemned Amini’s death and urged Iranian authorities to conduct an independent investigation into the behaviour of the morality police.

At the Strasbourg plenary, MEPs stressed strong support for the protests where women have taken a prominent role, burning their headscarves and cutting off their hair in a show of defiance to the country’s theocratic regime.

The Parliament’s non-binding resolution called for a UN investigation into events in Iran, even as it condemned the disproportionate use of force by Iranian security forces against the crowds, which has killed at least 154 protestors, according to Iran Human Rights.

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