Amnesty International, 11-16-2020.
To mark the one-year anniversary of a deadly crackdown on nationwide anti-establishment protests in Iran, ARTICLE19, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch are hosting an online expert panel on Tuesday 17 November 2020. The event will shed light on the litany of serious human rights violations committed by Iran’s security forces and discuss the international mechanisms urgently needed to hold those responsible to account.
The nationwide November 2019 protests were met with a brutal campaign of mass repression - facilitated by a near total Internet shutdown - with hundreds of protestors and bystanders unlawfully killed and many more injured and thousands arbitrarily arrested. To this date, no independent, impartial and transparent investigation into these serious human rights violations has been carried out by the Iranian authorities. Those responsible continue to enjoy absolute impunity while victims, survivors and the society as a whole are denied truth and justice.
On 17 November, Agnes Callamard, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, will join experts from ARTICLE19, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch to examine the human rights violations committed during and in the aftermath of the November 2019 protests, including the violations of the rights to life, liberty and security of person, freedom of peaceful assembly and expression. The event aims at expanding the discussion on how Iran can be held to account through the UN mechanisms.
For further details attached and copied below please find a joint statement by Amnesty International, ARTICLE 19 and Human Rights Watch about this upcoming panel event titled “Victims of Iran’s November 2019 Bloodshed Denied Justice: Pathways to Accountability”. This is also available on the Amnesty International website at the following link: