Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Minister of Foreign Affairs Melanie Joly look at an art exhibit at an event marking the the third anniversary of the downing of Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752, which was shot down near Tehran by Iran's Revolutionary Guards, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada January 8, 2023. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio

 – Canada is imposing sanctions on two Iranian individuals and three entities over human right violations, the Canadian foreign ministry said in a statement on Monday.

Iran‘s judiciary has sentenced three more anti-government protesters to death on charges of “waging war on God”, its Mizan news agency reported on Monday, defying growing international criticism over its fierce crackdown on demonstrators.

“The Iranian regime must stop its horrific crackdowns on demonstrations,” Canadian Foreign Minister Melanie Joly said in the statement.

(Reporting by Ismail Shakil in Ottawa; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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