Iran protests: Germany urges action against violent crackdown
Germany has called for immediate action against those responsible for the violent crackdown on protesters in Iran.
Germany’s foreign minister Annalena Baerbock said Germany would ensure the European Union (EU) froze assets and imposed entry bans.
She described those “who beat up women and girls on the street” as standing on “the wrong side of history”.
Baerbock also criticized those who “condemn to death, people who want nothing other than to live free”.
She assured Iranians of her firm solidarity; “We will stand by you, and will continue to do so.” She said.
The sanctions come after the death of Mahsa Amini, which sparked demonstrations across the country.
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The 22-year-old died in custody after being detained by Iran’s morality police on 16 September.
Meanwhile, many Iranians have lost their lives after taking to the streets to protest Ms. Amini’s death.
The Iran Human Rights group, located in Norway, revealed that not less than 185 people, children inclusive, had died since the unrest started.
EU foreign ministers are expected to come out with a concrete decision regarding the sanctions on October 17.
Samuel Omowumi Racheal