Iranian security forces have killed at least 326 people since nationwide protests erupted two months ago, the Iranian Human Rights NGO (IHRNGO) group, based in Norway, claimed.
The figure includes 43 children and 25 women, the group said in an update to its death toll on Saturday, saying the figures announced represent an “absolute minimum”. Stated.
CNN is unable to independently verify this figure because the non-state media, internet, and protests in Iran have all been suppressed. Death tolls vary among opposition groups, international rights groups and journalists tracking the ongoing protests.
Iran faces one of the biggest and most unprecedented protests after the death of Martha Amini, a 22-year-old Kurdish Iranian woman detained by the morality police for not wearing her hijab properly.
Public outrage over her death, combined with various grievances against the repressive regime in the Islamic Republic, has fueled demonstrations, with legislators calling on the country’s judiciary to “show no leniency” to protesters. Nonetheless, the demonstration continues.
Iranian celebrities and athletes have come forward in recent weeks to support anti-government protests, despite arrest threats and tougher punishments for those involved.
The IHRNGO urges the international community to take “decisive and timely action” on the rising death toll and the need to establish a mechanism “to hold the Islamic Republic authorities gravely accountable for human rights violations.” repeated.
“Establishing an international investigation and accountability mechanism by the United Nations would facilitate the process of future accountability of perpetrators and increase the cost of continued repression by the Islamic Republic,” said the IHRNGO. said Mahmoud Amily Moghadam, director of
According to the IHRNGO, 22 states have recorded deaths since the protests began. Mostly he was reported in Sistan and Baluchistan, Tehran, Mazandaran, Kurdistan, and Gilan provinces.
Iranian authorities have also charged at least 1,000 people in Tehran province with alleged involvement in the protests.
Rights groups said dozens of protesters were facing “security-related charges” and at risk of execution.
On Friday, UN experts urged Iranian authorities to “stop prosecuting people with capital punishment for participating in or suspected of participating in peaceful demonstrations” and “use the death penalty as a means to quell protests.” Please stop doing that.”