Lawyer wants sanctions on Iranian leaders' travel
Reuters / Emily Coleman

The European Union and United Nations should tighten curbs on Iranian leaders' foreign travel over alleged human rights violations, the lawyer who defended an  Iranian women sentenced to death by stoning said Thursday.

Mohammad Mostafaei, who has sought asylum abroad after fleeing Iran in July, made his comments to the European Parliament's human rights sub-committee in Brussels.

"The European Union and the U.N. Security Council should try, instead of economic sanctions on the Iranian people, to implement political sanctions against Iran," he said.

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