U.S. sanctions gen­eral’s brother over rights vi­o­la­tions

The Washington Times Daily - - WORLD -

The Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion has im­posed sanctions on the brother of a well-known Ira­nian gen­eral.

The Trea­sury Depart­ment said sanctions were im­posed on the Tehran Pris­ons Or­ga­ni­za­tion and Sohrab Soleimani in con­nec­tion with se­ri­ous hu­man rights abuses in Iran.

Mr. Soleimani is the younger brother of Qassem Soleimani, the for­mer com­man­der of Iran’s elite Quds force who also ad­vised Iraq’s Shi­ite mili­tias in their fight against Is­lamic State.

The Trea­sury Depart­ment says the prison or­ga­ni­za­tion is re­spon­si­ble for, or com­plicit in, the de­ten­tion of many pris­on­ers of con­science and well-doc­u­mented ac­counts of their mis­treat­ment and abuse.

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