Abbas Ali Qadhodai, the official representative of the Guardian Council of the Constitution of Iran, raised a question about the imposition of sanctions against people in the U.S. who are associated with the killings of black people. The politician wrote about it in his Twitter account.
The politician reminded that U.S. President Donald Trump imposed sanctions against Iranian judges. “Can the Iranian judicial system impose similar sanctions on murderers of black people in this country, who tortured to death and killed without trial”? – he wondered.
The US Treasury Department has expanded the list of sanctions against Iran to include judges Shiraz Seyyed Mahmoud Sadati and Mashhad Mohammad Soltani. The reason was the death sentence of 27-year-old Iranian wrestler David Afkari for his participation in rallies against the government in 2018.
For several months, protests have been taking place in the United States, covering dozens of American cities. The protesters are against racism and police brutality and often use the slogan Black Lives Matter (“Black lives are important”). Protests, which occasionally turn into pogroms and robberies, began after African-American George Floyd died during his arrest.