By Wanys -August 21, 2020
Tunisie-Tribune (visa restrictions) – The United States said on Friday August 21, 2020 that it was imposing visa restrictions on 13 Iranian officials it accused of involvement in « violations. flagrant rights of man ”for the assassination in 1990 of an Iranian opposition figure in Switzerland.
The US State Department did not name the 13, but in a statement said it was also appointing a 14th Iranian, Hojatollah Khodaei Souri, who it said as head of Iran’s Evin prison headed an institution « synonymous with torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment ».
“ The United States will continue to pressure Iran to treat its own people with dignity and respect, ” said US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
Pompeo’s statement banning the 13 officials from traveling to the United States was likely in reference to the 1990 murder of Kazem Rajavi , a key opponent of the Iranian government who was shot dead near his home in Switzerland, Reuters reported at the time, citing relatives.