Question to the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office:
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will impose Magnitsky sanctions on people responsible for human rights violations in Iran.
The UK raises human rights on diplomatic channels at all appropriate opportunities, both directly with the Iranian government and alongside the international community at multilateral fora. The UK also maintains a robust sanctions regime targeting individuals and entities responsible for human rights violations in Iran. On 10 October, the UK designated the so-called Morality Police, two of its leaders and five others for serious human rights violations under the Iran Human Rights sanctions regime. This brings the total to 85 individuals and two entities sanctioned under that regime. A full list is available through Gov.UK: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/uk-sanctions-on-iran-relating-to-human-rights.