Protests in Iran (file photo)

Protests in Iran

Those Who Beat Women Stand On Wrong Side Of History – German FM

Sunday, 10/09/2022

German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said Sunday that Berlin will ensure the European Union freezes the assets of those responsible for a violent crackdown on antigovernment protests in Iran. 

She told German Sunday newspaper Bild am Sonntag that "Those who beat up women and girls on the street, who abduct, arbitrarily imprison and condemn to death people who want nothing other than to live free -- they stand on the wrong side of history."

Expressing support for protesters she said, "To those people in Iran we say: we stand by you, and will continue to do so," she said.

Antigovernment protests began on September 17 following the murder of Mahsa Amini and soon turned into the biggest challenge to Iran's clerical leaders in years, with protesters calling for the downfall of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.

Germany, France, Denmark, Spain, Italy and the Czech Republic have submitted 16 proposals for new EU sanctions against Iran for its clampdown on protests ignited by the death in hijab policy custody of the 22-year-old Kurdish girl. 

The EU foreign ministers are set to decide on the measures at their meeting on October 17, with no resistance expected from the members of the bloc, Spiegel magazine reported. "We are now working flat out to implement these proposals," a German foreign ministry source said.

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