40 protesters per week were killed in Iran

Over the past week, more than 40 people were killed in Iran, including two teenagers, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (UVKPH) reported on Tuesday.


This happened against the backdrop of the continuing national protests caused by the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini.

22-year-old girl from Iranian Kurdistan died after the arrest of the so-called “moral police” Iran on September 13 for improper wearing a hijab.

According to UVKPH, thousands of people were detained all over the country for participating in peaceful protests.

“at least six people associated with protests were sentenced to death on charges of Mohareb, or” Wondering the War against God “, or Efsad-E Fel-arz, or” Corruption on Earth ” , – said the press secretary of Jeremy Lawrence.

“more and more people, including Iranian celebrities, athletes and men who expressed support for protests, were detained or arrested,” he added.

According to UVKPH, security officers reportedly, “decisively” reacted to demonstrations in several mainly Kurdish settlements on Monday evening, including in the cities of Javanrud and Sakkesz, the hometown of Mahsa Amini.

According to the UN Human Rights Office, from the beginning of the protests that started on September 16, more than 300 people were killed, including 40 minors, including two 16-year-old teenager fell at the hands of security forces over the past week.

UVKPH also re -expressed concern about the fact that the authorities refuse to give the bodies of those who died to their families, or give them in exchange for a promise to keep silence and not communicate with reporters.

“As for the non -return of bodies to families, this, of course, causes us serious concern,” said Lawrence.

“It is uncertain what motives are behind this. But families have the right to get the bodies of their loved ones. It is cruel that they are not returned,” he emphasized.

Lawrence also noted that the Iranian security forces began to act tougher to the protesters, cases of the murders of protesters were recorded in 25 of 31 Iran, including more than 100 dead in Sistan and Belujistan.

He called on the Iranian authorities to satisfy people’s demands of “equality, dignity and rights” instead of applying disproportionate power against demonstrators.