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Australia slaps sanctions on Iran, Russia over human rights violations – National
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Australia slaps sanctions on Iran, Russia over human rights violations – National

Australia’s foreign minister said on Saturday the government would place targeted sanctions on Russia and Iran in response to what it called “egregious” human rights violations. Foreign Minister Penny Wong said in a statement Australia was imposing Magnitsky-style sanctions on 13 individuals and two entities, including Iran’s Morality Police and Basij Resistance Force, and six Iranians involved in the crackdown on protests sparked by the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in custody in September.In an opinion piece for the Sydney Morning Herald, Wong said the sanctions applied to Sadegh Hosseini, whom she described as a senior commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. He was being listed for his alleged role in “indiscriminate use of violence against protesters.” R...