Iran added Deutsche Welle’s Farsi service to the list of sanctioned institutions and individuals on Wednesday. The latest sanctions also affect two German companies and two editors of the German newspaper Bild.

The Iranian Foreign Ministry announced the sanctions in a statement and accused the listed people and companies of “supporting terrorism”. The sanctions include entry bans and asset freezes. Iran often refers to protesters as “terrorists”. The country has been shaken by nationwide protests since the death of 22-year-old Kurdish woman Jina Mahsa Amini in custody on September 16.

Deutsche Welle director Peter Limbourg said the sanctions would not affect reporting on Iran: “The fact that we are now on such a list will not prevent us from providing our users in Iran with reliable information.”

“The regime in Iran has been threatening our colleagues in the Farsi editorial team and their families for some time,” Limbourg continued. “That is unacceptable. The regime promotes terrorism internally and externally. I expect that politics in Germany and Europe will increase the pressure on the regime.”

Other sanctioned institutions include Radio France International’s Persian service and the International Committee for Justice (ISJ), an informal group of EU parliamentarians who support democracy in Iran.

The measure follows a series of sanctions imposed by the European Union on October 17 against “persons who have committed serious human rights abuses”. After the suppression of the protests in Iran, German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said that “business as usual” with Tehran could not exist.

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The original of this article “Tehran wants to sanction the Farsi editorial team of Deutsche Welle” comes from Deutsche Welle.