Protesters Scuffle With Police Outside Iranian Embassy in Athens shorts

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Members of the Iranian community scuffled with police outside the Iranian Embassy in Athens, September 22, 2022, during a demonstration over the death of Mahsa Amini, an Iranian woman who died while being held by Iranian morality police. The U.S. Treasury Department announced new sanctions against seven Iranian security and morality police officials on Thursday, accusing them of violating the rights of women, civil society activists and peaceful protesters. The new sanctions target morality police chief Mohammad Rostami Cheshmeh Gachi, and the force's director for Tehran, Haj Ahmad Mirzaei. Mirzaei has reportedly been suspended from his post following protests concerning the death of Mahsa Amini, a young Iranian woman under his watch. Amini, 22, was pronounced dead at a hospital on September 16 after spending three nights at a morality detention center in Tehran, where she was allegedly tortured for not properly wearing a headscarf. The U.S. sanctions also target Esmail Khatib, Iran's minister of intelligence; Salar Abnoush, deputy commander of the Basij forces; Qasem Rezaei, deputy commander of Law Enforcement Forces (LEF); Manouchehr Amanollahi, an LEF provincial commander; and Kiyumars Heidari, the commander of the Iranian army's ground forces. "These officials oversee organizations that routinely employ violence to suppress peaceful protesters and members of Iranian civil society, political dissidents, women's rights activists, and members of the Iranian Baha'i community," the Treasury said in a statement on Thursday. » Subscribe to VOA News: » Watch more VOA News video: Voice of America (VOA) is the largest U.S. international broadcaster, providing news and information in more than 40 languages to an estimated weekly audience of 236.8 million people. VOA produces content for digital, television, and radio platforms. It is easily accessed via your mobile phone and on social media. It is also distributed by satellite, cable, FM and MW, and is carried on a network of approximately 3,000 affiliate stations. Since its creation in 1942, Voice of America has been committed to providing comprehensive coverage of the news and telling audiences the truth. Through World War II, the Cold War, the fight against global terrorism, and the struggle for freedom around the globe today, VOA exemplifies the principles of a free press. Connect with VOA News: » VISIT OUR WEBSITE: » LIKE OUR FACEBOOK PAGE: » FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: » FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:
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