Jeremy Lawrence, a spokesman for the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, spoke of the need to release the protesters in Iran. This reports The Washington Post (WP).
more and more tough, ”said Lawrence at a briefing in Geneva. He noted that the UN Human Rights Office is calling on the Iranian government to immediately release thousands of people detained for participating in the protests.
The UN has concerns that the protesters could face the death penalty, Lawrence said. At least ten protesters were charged with capital offenses, he said. One arrested Iranian was reportedly found guilty of “waging war against God” for causing damage to state property. crimes. He mentioned that Germany and Iceland called on the UN Human Rights Council to set up a panel of independent experts to investigate alleged civil rights violations in Iran.
It was previously reported that a thousand protesters were convicted in Iran in response to the call Iranian deputies about “retribution”. Massive protests are taking place in the country following the death of Mahsa Amini, who died after police detained her for wearing the hijab “incorrectly”.