Iran protests, UN denounces: “Hundreds of children arrested at school. Immediately cease the use of force.”

Protests in Iran after the death of Mahsa Amini

Protests in Iran at the center of today’s special session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva: more than 14,000 detained since last September 16 following the death of Mahsa Amini, many of them minors. Turk: “Some arrested at school, threatened with execution.”

Edited by Ida Artiaco

Protests in Iran after the death of Mahsa Amini

While the protests continue, which began more than two months ago with the death of Mahsa Amini, the 22-year-old girl detained by the good customs police for incorrect use of the headscarf, the case Will comes to the UN.

Even today, a special session of the Human Rights Council of the United Nations in Geneva to the “deterioration of the human rights situation in the Islamic Republic of Iran, in particular with regard to women and children”.

According to the UN, more than 16 have been arrested in the country since September 16. 14 thousand people, in what is universally recognized as the most powerful and wide-ranging wave of demonstrations in the history of the Islamic Republic. many are minorsand still the prisons they are bursting.

🇧🇷It is an impressive number – specified the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Turk 🇧🇷 I am alarmed by reports that even I children suspected of participating in the protests are arrested school🇧🇷

Turk added that since the protests began, “Security forces have responded using deadly force against protesters. unarmed and passers-by who pose no threat to life. In flagrant disregard of international rules on the use of force.”

Hence the appeal to “the government and those in power to listen to the demonstrators and recognize the deep social grievances, economic and political issues that have accumulated”.

Turk finally asked the Iranian authorities to initiate independent investigative processes, impartial and transparent about alleged violations of human rights, in accordance with international standards, to immediately cease “the use of violence and harassment of peaceful protesters and to release all those arrested for peaceful protests”, as well as imposing a moratorium on the death penalty.

A request for intervention to the United Nations had also arrived in the last days of save the children🇧🇷 In particular, the company was obliged conviction and responding to reports of killings, mutilations and detention of hundreds of minors in Iran.

Precisely according to the UN, more than 40 minors would be killed and it is believed that among the more than 14 thousand people detained between 500 and the thousand are smaller, some threatened with executionafter the deadly crackdown on protesters in the country.

Source: Fan Page IT