On the 24th (local time), the United Nations decided to send a fact-finding team to investigate human rights violations caused by the Iranian government’s harsh crackdown on protesters protesting the ‘suspicious hijab death’ incident.
AFP reported that the United Nations Human Rights Council held a special meeting on the same day, and the Iranian government held a protest in mid-September to protest the case in which Mahsa Amini, a woman in her 20s, was arrested and detained by morality. police for not wearing a hijab properly and died It was reported that a resolution was passed by vote to send an international investigative team to investigate human rights violations that occurred during the conflict.
47 member states took part in the vote, with 25 voting in favour. 6 countries were against and 16 countries abstained. The countries that voted against were China, Armenia, Cuba, Eritrea, Pakistan and Venezuela. United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk said Iran is facing a serious human rights crisis and urged the Iranian government to stop using unnecessary and inappropriate violence against protesters.
Human rights groups claim that the Iranian government’s crackdown on protesters protesting against the government has resulted in injuries and that prisoners are being tortured. Iran denies allegations of human rights violations against protesters, arguing that external hostile forces, such as the United States, are fueling anti-government protests.
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) expressed concern, saying that more than 300 people have died so far in protests related to the mysterious death of the hijab. More than 40 children were among the dead, OHCHR said.