Organization request support from UN after serious rights violations in Iran

Since November, the Iranian government has used lethal force to crush protests. More than 200 people have been killed and 7,000 arrested

On Monday, December 9, Conectas and another thirty civil society organizations submitted a letter alerting United Nations Member States to the serious rights violations in Iran and requested their support for a resolution on human rights in the country.

The resolution, adopted by the UN General Assembly’s Third Committee, calls on the Iranian authorities to release anyone detained for exercising their rights, including people arrested for taking part in peaceful protest. It also asks the country to launch an accountability process in response to all cases of human rights violations.

Since November 15, the Iranian government has used lethal force to crush protests and, according to reports from Amnesty International, at least 7,000 people have been arrested and 208 killed.

The demonstrations erupted spontaneously and focused on the economy, unemployment and corruption. However, the protests gradually turned into an anti-government movement after the regime failed to meet the demands of the demonstrators.


  • Read the letter in full here

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