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