UNHRC to consider probe of Iran's crackdown on protests

Published date23 November 2022
Publication titleIsrael National News (Israel)
The UN Human Rights Council is due to host a special session on Thursday on "the deteriorating human rights situation", following a request by Germany and Iceland

The meeting follows two months of protests in Iran sparked by the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini on September 16, after she was arrested for an alleged breach of the country's strict dress rules for women based on Islamic sharia law.

At least 378 people, including 47 children, have been killed in the crackdown since Amini's death, according to the Norway-based group Iran Human Rights (IHR).

UN rights experts say thousands of peaceful protesters have also been arrested, including many women, children and journalists, and six people have so far been handed death sentences over the demonstrations.

During Thursday's session, diplomats will consider a draft resolution presented by Germany and Iceland calling on...

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