UN urges Iran to not use ‘disproportionate force’ on protesters

(MENAFN) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged on Iranian leader Ebrahim Raisi not to use “disproportionate force” on the on the people joining the riots who invaded the streets after the murder of a young woman in morality police detain, his representative stated on Tuesday.

In a two-sided gathering last week throughout the UN General Assembly, Guterres “stressed to President Raisi the need to respect human rights, including freedom of expression, peaceful assembly and association,” representative Stephane Dujarric stated that.

“We are increasingly concerned about reports of rising fatalities, including women and children, related to the protests,” Dujarric mentioned in the statement.

He stated that Guterres “calls on the security forces to refrain from using unnecessary or disproportionate force and appeals to all to exercise utmost restraint to avoid further escalation.”

He also urged for a “prompt, impartial and effective investigation” around the incident of Mahsa Amini, the young woman who died in the custody of Iran’s morality police, triggering national riots that have cause the death of at least dozens of citizens.


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