The Australian authorities imposed sanctions on Russian citizens and Iranian officers and individuals, claiming that they violated human rights and provided Moscow with drones.
Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong said in a statement on Saturday that the sanctions were imposed on 13 individuals and two companies for “outrageous human rights violations and abuses.”
The sanctions targeted the Basij forces affiliated with the Iranian Revolutionary Guard and 6 individuals who participated in suppressing the protests, which followed the killing of the young woman, Mahsa Amini, according to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
The sanctions list also included a number of Russian citizens involved in the poisoning of Russian dissident Alexei Navalny.
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Financial sanctions were also imposed on 3 Iranian individuals and a company for their involvement in supplying drones to Russia for use against Ukraine.