December 4, 2022

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UN calls for end to use of force in Iran Country says West lacks ‘moral credibility’ – News

The UN high commissioner for human rights on Thursday told Iran to end “unnecessary and disproportionate” force against protesters, warning that some 14,000 people, including children, have been detained.

“As far as we can tell, around 14,000 people, including children, were arrested in connection with the protests,” said Volker Turk, who opened the UN Human Rights Council’s emergency meeting on Iran.

“The use of unnecessary and disproportionate force must stop. The old habits of those in power and the power-besieged mentality simply will not work,” he added.

Iran’s government said on Thursday that Western countries lacked the “moral credibility” to call for an international UN investigation into its crackdown on protests.

“The rights of the Iranian people have been widely violated by so-called human rights defenders because of the unilateral sanctions imposed by the US regime and the enforcement of these brutal sanctions by European countries, especially Germany, England and France,” Khadije said. Iranian official Karimi during an emergency meeting in Geneva.

The 47 member states of the UN Human Rights Council, the organization’s highest body in the field of human rights, are meeting to address the “deteriorating situation” in Iran.

Two months ago, at least 416 people died in the crackdown on protests, including 51 children, according to the Norway-based NGO Iran Human Rights (IHR).

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