The US imposes sanctions on Iranian judges over the execution of wrestler Navid Afkari

The sanctions also affected three prisons where human rights violations are widespread.

The US has imposed sanctions on Iran’s revolutionary court and several judges over their involvement in the execution of young wrestler Navid Afkari.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo imposed sanctions on two judges from division 1 of the Shiraz Revolutionary court and three prisons where, according to him, human rights violations are widespread.

The sanctions include asset freezes and a ban on dealing with defendants for American citizens.

Pompeo said the sanctions were imposed in response to the case of 27-year-old wrestler Navid Afkari, who was executed earlier this month despite calls for clemency from around the world, including President Donald Trump.

Pompeo called the execution an immoral act that should not be left without consequences.

“The United States calls on all countries to help bring this regime to justice by imposing sanctions similar to those announced today,” Pompeo said.