US Treasury blacklists six individuals and three entities linked to the Iranian regime including Tehran’s notorious Evin Prison and the Ansar-e Hezbollah.
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Tehran’s notorious Evin Prison
The following individuals have been added to OFAC’s SDN List:
Abdulali Ali-Asgari, an Iranian media executive who is the current director-general of Iran ‘s IRIB.
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Hossein Allahkaram is an ultraconservative figure and former military officer. He is head of the coordination council of Iran‘s Ansar-e Hezbollah, an entity dispatched to crackdown anti-regime protests.
Abolhassan Firouzabadi, Secretary of Iran‘s Supreme Council of Cyberspace.
Abdolsamad Khoramabadi, Chair of Iran‘s Commission to Determine the Instances of Criminal Content.
Abdolhamid Mohtasham, head of Iran’s Ansar-e Hezbollah.
Iran ‘s Ansar-e Hezbollah, a repressive plainclothes entity dispatched to quell anti-regime protests.
Here is the link to the US Dept of Treasury explaining the action.
The Appalling Story of Evin Prison
Evin is the most appalling and most well-known prison in Iran.
The 1988 massacre of Iranian political prisoners was a series of state-sponsored execution of political prisoners across Iran, starting on 19 July 1988 and lasting for approximately five months.
During the massacre, 30,000 people were executed, mostly in Evin Prison.
Heads of Iran’s state TV/radio IRIB, the regime’s club-wielders Ansar-e Hezbollah and a variety of officials specifically involved in imposing internet censorship on the country’s very restive population.