Amnesty International statement:
Deadly suppression on protesters against killing Mahsa Amini. Calls for urgent global action
Amnesty International, publishing a statement about the protests murdering Mahsa Amini, announced that Deadly suppression on protesters requires immediate global action.
Global urgent action.
On September 21, 2022 – Thursday, Amnesty International wrote in a statement regarding deadly suppression of protests murdering Mahsa Amini:
“World leaders at the UN General Assembly should support calls for an independent investigative and international accountability mechanism to address impunity crisis in Iran.
Amnesty International announced today that their urgent need for action recently demonstrated by killing of 22-year-old Mahsa (Gina) Amini in custody. And the unbridled barrage of bullets on the heads of protesters, which has left at least eight dead and hundreds wounded, has been shown.
Amnesty International gathered evidence of illegal security use of small bullets and other projectiles, tear gas, water cannons and baton beatings to disperse protesters.
“The latest brutal crackdown by Iranian authorities on protests coincides with Ebrahim Raisi’s speech at the United Nations. Despite credible evidence of his involvement in crimes against humanity, he has been given a place on the world stage that is a reminder of the devastating impact of the repeated failure of UN member states to address impunity for serious crimes in Iran.”
Amnesty International has recorded deaths of 6 men, 1 woman and 1 child in the protests on September 10 and 11 in Kurdistan (4), Kermanshah (2) and West Azerbaijan (2) provinces. At least four Of these people died due to injuries caused by firing of metal bullets by the security forces at close DISTENCE.
At least two others have lost sight in one or both eyes. Hundreds of people, including children, suffer from the illegal use of small bullets and, more importantly, painful injuries which are equivalent to torture or other ill-treatment. …
Shooting to kill and injure
Amnesty International has collected eyewitness documentation and analyzed images and videos of the protests. Which shows terrible pattern of Iranian security forces illegally and repeatedly firing metal bullets directly at the protesters.
Continuous eyewitness reports and video footage leave no doubt that those firing weapons during the protests belonged to Iranian security forces.
Extensive video evidence suggests that protesters in Kermanshah, Kurdistan, and West Azerbaijan provinces, where dead protesters recorded, largely peaceful.
In some places, some protesters threw stones and damaged police cars. This in no way justifies the use of shotguns, which prohibited under any circumstances.
This organization wrote:
This press release deals with provinces of Kurdistan, Kermanshah and West Azerbaijan where protesters killed. Amnesty International is investigating suppression of protests that taken place since September 19 in other cities of Iran.Including Hamadan, Rasht, Shiraz, Tabriz and Tehran.
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