Hurd Holds Iran Accountable for Human Rights Abuses

April 26, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, following the House of Representatives vote to impose sanctions on Iranian regime officials for politically-motivated human rights abuses and hostage-taking, including new sanctions for individuals complicit in politically-motivated detentions of Americans citizens. U.S. Representative Will Hurd released the following statement:

“Without consequences, Iran’s human rights abuses will only continue,” said U.S. Representative Will Hurd, who spent almost a decade as an undercover officer in the CIA. “The Iranian government has demonstrated the persistent harassment, extortion and unlawful detention of US citizens and residents time and time again in order to intimidate, control and aggressively posture towards the West. These additional sanctions are critical to hold this regime accountable and protect Americans from falling prey to horrific, politically-motivated oppression that is a part of Iran’s broader destabilizing activity in the region.”