A United Nations investigator on Wednesday said Iran has committed “egregious” human rights violations.
U.N. special rapporteur Javaid Rehman told members of the U.N. Human Rights Council that Iran has overseen a brutal crackdown on political and religious freedom since protests in 2019 and urged member states to hold Tehran accountable, according to Voice of America. Rehman said that Iran killed at least 304 Iranians during the 2019 demonstrations, which protested against the hardline regime.
“It is beyond belief that almost 18 months since the deadly crackdown against the November 2019 protests in Iran, the government has still not conducted a proper investigation nor held anyone accountable for the lethal force used against protesters,” Rehman said.
The U.N. investigator also noted that Iran oversaw the execution of at least 267 Iranians last year, including children and political activists. Beyond its own citizens, Iran also detains four Americans in the country’s prisons.
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