Iran closes doors on UN rights team Object to not allowing organizations involved in politics to check
Iran closes doors on UN rights team – On November 28, Reuters reported that Iranian authorities have not allowed a Human Rights Inquiry appointed by the United Nations to investigate the ongoing anti-government protests. Claims the UN working group is politically motivated.
Nasser Kanani, the Spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran confirmed that Iran will not cooperate in any way. with a political working group appointed by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) after the Council It was decided to establish a task force to investigate the crackdown on protesters, which is full of allegations of excessive violence.
This comes after UNHRC ambassador Volker Turk called on the Iranian authorities to stop using excessive violence in dealing with government protests following the death of 22-year-old Ms Mahsa Amini while being arrested by the religious police for inappropriately wearing a headscarf on September. 16.
HRANA, a civilian media station for human rights activists in Iran, said at least 450 people, including 63 youths and 60 officials, had been killed in a nationwide crackdown on protests that have raged across the country for more than two months, with 18,173 people arrested so far.
The report says that Iran’s protests have escalated into calls for the overthrow of the Shia Muslim government and the country’s supreme religious leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Some protesters even burned pictures of Mr Khamenei.
Another issue that the protesters are demanding is the issue of women’s rights due to Ms Amini being arrested under the religious law on dress.
The protests are one of Iran’s most serious challenges to Khamenei and the ruling elite since the Islamic Revolution of 1979. Iran has repeatedly used force to crack down on protests.
However, Iranian authorities have blamed the latest protests on attempts to intervene by Iran’s western enemies. He claims there is evidence to suggest links between the protests and Western countries.
Mr. Kanani said that Iran has clear information that the United States and the West Including some allied nations are playing a role in the ongoing protests.
Iran has never released an official death toll from the ongoing protests. Only information was obtained from Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister, Ali Bagheli Khani. it revealed that more than 50 officers were killed, but they did not specify which side of the officer.