Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. File Photo

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Canada To Sanction Those Responsible For Iranian Woman's Death

Monday, 09/26/2022

Canada will impose sanctions on those responsible for the death of 22-year-old woman Mahsa Amini, including Iran's so-called morality police and its leadership, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Monday.

"We've seen Iran disregarding human rights time and time again, now we see it with the death of Mahsa Amini and the crackdown on protests," Trudeau told reporters in Ottawa.

Mahsa Amini, from Iran’s western city of Saqqez, was arrested in Tehran on September 13 and two hour later transferred to a hospital in coma with severe trauma to her head. She died three days later, while still in coma.

Her death sparked protests in Iran that quickly spread around the country. Young protesters have held demonstrations every evening since September 18 in the capital Tehran, defying Iran’s notorious security forces that in November 2019 killed at least 1,500 protesters in less than a week.

"Today, I'm announcing that we will implement sanctions on dozens of individuals and entities, including Iran's so called morality police," Trudeau said, moments after similar remarks by his foreign minister, Melanie Joly, during her address to the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

The United States imposed similar sanctions last week and the European Union condemned Mahsa Amini’s death in police custody and reports say it may also impose sanctions.

G4 Protest Special - Morning (12\')
News (44\')
Sports News

Share your story

Send your Videos and Photos to us