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EU Extends Iran Sanctions over Human Rights Violations

EU Extends Iran Sanctions over Human Rights Violations

Thursday, 12 April, 2018 - 09:45
European Union flags flutter outside the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, in this file picture taken October 28, 2015. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir
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The Council of the European Union on Thursday extended the sanctions put on Iran over “serious” human rights violations by a year until April 13, 2019.

The sanctions include asset freezes and travel restrictions against 82 people and one entity, as well as a ban on exports of equipment that could be used for internal repression and equipment used for monitoring telecommunications, the Council said in a statement.

These measures were first put in place in 2011. The legal acts will be published in the Official Journal of April 13, 2018, it added.

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