AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL: TRAMPLING HUMANITY, MASS ARRESTS, DISAPPEARANCES AND TORTURE SINCE IRAN’S NOVEMBER 2019 PROTESTS

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In response to nationwide protests in November 2019 by tens of thousands of people across the country following the government’s sudden announcement about the significant overnight rise in the price of petrol, the Iranian authorities waged a campaign of mass repressionthatled tohundreds of deaths, resulting from the deliberate use of lethal force, and to the arrestof more than 7,000 men, women and childrenas young as 10years old within a matter of days.Amnesty International has investigated the actions oftheIranian authorities against those arrestedin connection with the protestsand concluded that they committed widespread patternsof serious human rights violations, includingarbitrary detention, enforced disappearance, torture and other ill-treatment, and flagrant breaches of the right to a fair trial. In May 2020,Amnesty International publishedits documentation ofthe patterns of unlawful killings carried out across the country and the details of 304 men, women and children killed by Iran’s security forces during the protests.

 

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