Amnesty International announced today that more than 760,000 people in 218 countries and territories have launched an independent investigation to carry out an investigation as a step towards accountability for the most serious crimes committed under international law committed in Iran. He said he had raised his voice in a petition calling for the establishment of a UN mechanism.
On November 2nd, Nazanin Boniadi, a British-Iranian actor and Amnesty International’s British Ambassador, conveyed a people’s demand for immediate action by the UN Human Rights Council to UN officials in New York. Amnesty International’s domestic organizations around the world have also submitted petitions to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
“The Iranian people continue to courageously protest and demand an end to widespread repression and the establishment of a political system that respects equality and upholds human rights. Will we urgently establish an international mechanism on the crimes committed by the Iranian authorities, responding to the cries of activists around the world?” increase.
“Failure to act by the international community has prompted Iranian authorities to step up their unlawful use of force, including lethal force, against demonstrators, killing 30 people, including children, since the protests began on September 16. More than 200 people have died, the UN Human Rights Council immediately convened a special session on Iran, and arbitrarily detained since the authorities began cracking down on further crimes under international law and protests. Human rights violations, including unlawful killings, torture and other ill-treatment of all people, must be prevented.”
Last week, ten UN experts, including the special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, called on the Human Rights Council to take urgent action, including establishing an international investigative mechanism on Iran during a special session. rice field. The call is also supported by Amnesty International and 42 other human rights organizations. Germany’s Foreign Minister announced that Germany would advocate convening a special session to establish a UN mechanism on Iran.
Vicious circle of protest bloodshed
The Iranian authorities’ violent crackdown on ongoing protests in Iran, which erupted after Mahsa (Gina) Amini’s death in custody on 16 September 2022, has turned against those expressing legitimate grievances in Iran. It is the latest in a string of attacks carried out by Iranian authorities. Iran from December 2017 to January 2018. Encouraged by rampant impunity, Iranian authorities have since launched a series of large-scale detentions in November 2019, January 2020, July 2021, August 2021, November 2021, and May 2022. We have consistently responded to protests. militarized reaction.
Will the member states of the UN Human Rights Council respond to the cries of the Iranian people and activists around the world…?
Heba Moreif, Amnesty International
Amnesty International has documented crimes under international law and serious human rights violations by Iranian authorities. This includes unlawful killings following the use of unjustified lethal force, mass arbitrary arrest and detention, enforced disappearances, torture and other ill-treatment, and the sentencing of individuals. leading to long imprisonment or death after a grossly unjust trial.
Iranian authorities have ignored repeated calls by the international community to open criminal investigations into unlawful killings committed in connection with the protests since December 2017. Truth, Justice, and Redemption.
To break this deadly vicious cycle, the December 2017-2018 protests are aimed at seeking accountability.
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Amnesty International previously said Iran’s top military agency “toughly confronted” protesters who took to the streets after Martha (Gina) Amini died in custody following her arrest by Iran’s “moral” police. He revealed how he instructed all state armed forces. The organization routinely arbitrarily detains women who do not comply with the country’s abusive and discriminatory mandatory veil laws. It repeatedly documents the widespread and illegitimate use of lethal force and firearms by Iranian security forces, which we should have known with a reasonable degree of certainty.
Last week, Iranian security forces used live ammunition, metal pellets and tear gas against protesters and mourners gathered in at least four provinces, including Kurdistan, West Azerbaijan, Kermanshah and Lorestan provinces, using illegal force. Strengthened exercise.