The United Nations is going to start an investigation into the repression of the anti-government movement in Iran. The body’s Human Rights Council voted to establish a fact-finding mission at a meeting on the ongoing situation in Iran on the hijab issue in Geneva on Thursday (November 24).
Millions of people have been protesting in Iran since the death of a young woman named Mahsha Amini in police custody on September 16 (Sunday). It has now become an anti-government movement. Various human rights organizations have said that more than 300 people have died in violence with the security forces so far.
Along with the West, the United Nations has been strongly protesting police interference in peaceful protests in Iran since the beginning. In this regard, the head of the United Nations Human Rights Organization, Volker Turk, said that the repression that is happening in Iran is condemnable. Many people were killed there. Besides, more than 14 thousand people have been arrested. The country’s internal investigation into allegations of repression by security forces has failed to meet international standards. And so this step is being taken to conduct an independent and impartial investigation.