UN to investigate human rights abuses against anti-hijab campaign; The Iranian government will not agree

Tehran: Iran opposes UN plan to investigate government’s handling of anti-hijab protests Last Thursday, the United Nations appointed a new committee to investigate the measures taken by the government to suppress the protests. But Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanani responded that he would not cooperate with the investigation led by the UN Rights Council under any circumstances.

People’s protests in Iran started after the killing of a 22-year-old Kurdish woman named Mahsa Amini for not wearing the hijab properly. Regardless of male and female, everyone mobilized for anti-hijab protests in the country. But the Iranian regime adopted the method of suppressing the protesters without any mercy. It is reported that around 450 protesters were killed in the anti-hijab protests that took place in two months. Still, the agitations in the country did not ease. Following this, UN Rights Commissioner Volker Turk ordered an investigation into the incident.

As of November 26, 450 protesters, including 63 minors, had been killed, according to activist news agency HRANA. The agency also stated that 18,173 protesters were detained. At the same time, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has alleged that the Western countries are behind the protests in Iran. The Iranian government also claims that around 50 security personnel who tried to stop the protesters were killed.

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