Amnesty International announced: Leaked documents show orders from high-ranking officials to the armed forces to deal brutally with protesters
Amnesty International announced: Leaked documents show orders from high-ranking officials to the armed forces to deal brutally with protesters.
Human Rights Society of Iran; Amnesty International announced on Friday, September 30, after obtaining the official leaked documents. Iran’s highest military officials have given orders to the commanders of the armed forces in all provinces. Strongly confront the protesters who have come to the streets following the killing of Mahsa Amini by Iran’s guidance patrol. [These documents] revealed the authorities’ plan to systematically suppress protests in any form. This repression has left at least 52 dead and hundreds of wounded.
Amnesty International published a detailed analysis today. Evidence of the conspiracy of the Iranian authorities to brutally suppress the demonstrations by sending the Revolutionary Guards and the Basij militia. Also, the police command of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the anti-riot police and plainclothes security forces. This organization also shared evidence of widespread use of lethal force and firearms by Iran’s security forces. who either intended to kill the protesters or knew with reasonable certainty that their use of firearms would lead to death.
Iranian authorities consciously decided to harm or kill people
Iranian authorities consciously decided to harm or kill people who came to the streets to express their anger at decades of oppression and injustice. Mrs. Agnès Callamard , Secretary General of Amnesty International, said: In the midst of the epidemic of impunity, the system that has been ruling in Iran for a long time. Dozens of men, women and children unlawfully killed in the latest round of bloodshed.
Based on eyewitness reports and audiovisual evidence reviewed by Amnesty International. None of the 52 identified victims had taken any action. which has caused an imminent threat of death or serious injury to require the use of firearms against them
Amnesty International: Denial and cover up by the government after a week of illegal killings
Amnesty International has obtained a copy of an official document. This document states: On September 21, 2022.General Staff of Armed Forces issued an order to commanders of all provinces to deal strongly with rioters and anti-revolutionaries. Later that night, using deadly force escalated across the country, killing dozens of men, women and children that night alone.
Amnesty International has registered names of 52 people, including five women and at least five children, who were killed by Iranian security forces between September 19 and 25. Two-thirds of the recorded deaths (at least 34) are related to September 21.
To absolve themselves of responsibility for these deaths, Iranian authorities have shared false narratives about the victims. The authorities try to portray them as dangerous and violent people or claim that they were killed by rebels.
Protesters subjected to torture and other ill-treatment
Amnesty International has documented widespread patterns of torture and other ill-treatment by security forces, including severe beatings of protesters and bystanders. This organization has also documented rape and other forms of sexual violence or other gender-based harassment. Among the cases where the security forces grabbed women’s breasts or violently pulled their hair after they removed their headscarves as a sign of protest.
On September 28, protester from Isfahan told Amnesty International: “I have seen demonstrators being beaten.” The night before, my friends described how a woman [protester] dragged to ground by her hair. Her clothes were coming off and security forces kept pulling her by his hair…
According to international human rights laws and standards, even if some protesters resort to violence, law enforcement authorities must ensure that those who [protest] peacefully can leave without interference or intimidation by security forces. Continue their protest.
Mrs. Agnès Callamard , Secretary General of Amnesty International
Iranian authorities with full knowledge and deliberately decided to harm or kill people who took to the streets to express their anger at decades of oppression and injustice.
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