Islamic Republic of Iran has been committing “serious human rights violations” in response to a series of nationwide protests since November 2019, Amnesty International said in a report published on October 2.
“The Iranian authorities waged a campaign of mass repression that led to the arrest of more than 7,000 men, women and children,” the report said.
“Following its documentation of unlawful killings carried out during the protests, Amnesty International has investigated the actions of the Iranian authorities since then and concluded that they have committed further widespread patterns of serious human rights violations, including arbitrary detention, enforced disappearance, torture and other ill-treatment, and flagrant breaches of the right to a fair trial,” it added.
The organization called on the members of the UN Human Rights Council to further investigate the crimes committed by Iranian authorities.
“Amnesty International is renewing its call on member states of the UN Human Rights Council to mandate a UN-led inquiry into the violations committed with a view to ensuring accountability and guarantees of non-repetition,” said the organization.