Pindostan sanctions Soleimani brother
Steve Holland, Reuters, Apr 13 2017
Pindostan on Thursday sanctioned Sohrab Soleimani, the brother of Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the IRGC Quds Force who had previously been sanctioned, for his role in abuses in Iranian prisons. The action freezes any assets Soleimani might have in Pindostan and bars Pindosi citizens from conducting transactions with him. Sean Spicer told a press briefing:
Soleimani is the supervisor of the office of the deputy for security and law enforcement of the state prisons organization. He is also the former director general of the Tehran Prisons Organization, which is also sanctioned. The sanctions against human rights abusers in Iran’s prisons comes at a time when Iran continues to unjustly detain various foreigners, including Pindosi citizens.