Monday, October 24, 2022

Iran Human Rights: October 20, 2022

A month after the start of nationwide protests in Iran, at least 215 people including 27 children have been killed by security forces and mass arrests made on and off the streets. Calling for the immediate release of all protesters and recognition of the Iranian people’s right to peaceful protest, Iran Human Rights warns about the dire situation of the detainees. Iran Human Rights Director, Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam said: “Detainees who are often forcibly disappeared, are at serious risk of torture and death. Urgent action by the international community is crucial at this point.” Reports received by Iran Human Rights confirm that detainees are being subjected to verbal insults and torture and other ill-treatment. Some have been forced to make self-incriminating televised confession under duress and torture. Furthermore, some protesters have been taken to unofficial buildings without any regulations or monitoring. The official detention centres and prisons are filled above capacity without sanitary facilities. Children under 18 years are amongst the detainees.

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