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December 2, 2022

US imposes sanctions on Tehran’s IRIB media group

(JNS) — The U.S. Treasury Department has placed sanctions on a state-run Iranian media corporation for forcing confessions from Iranians detained by the Islamic Republic.

The department is sanctioning the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting group and six individuals associated with it, for its involvement in the Iranian government’s censorship activities.

The organization, which has a monopoly on television and radio broadcasts in Iran, forced and broadcast hundreds of confessions from Iranians, dual national and foreign detainees...

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