Amnesty International, USA, 9-2-2020.
Today, Amnesty International has published a new report titled Trampling humanity: Mass arrests, disappearances and torture since Iran’s 2019 November protests. The report documents the human rights violations committed against protesters and others arrested in connection with the nationwide protests that took place in Iran between 15 and 19 November 2019 and which were brutally suppressed by the authorities. Following Amnesty International’s documentation of unlawful killings carried out during the protests, the organization 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. Given the gravity of the violations perpetrated and the systematic impunity prevailing in Iran, the report renews Amnesty International’s 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.
The report is attached to this email and is available in both English and Persian on the Amnesty International website at the following link: