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Iran: ‘They shot our children’: Killings of minors in Iran’s November 2019 protests

, Index number: MDE 13/1894/2020

Between 15 and 19 November 2019, Iran’s security forces unlawfully resorted to lethal force to crush nationwide protests, killing over 300 protesters and bystanders. Amnesty International has uncovered evidence that the victims included at least 23 children – 22 boys, aged between 12 and 17, and a girl reportedly aged between eight and 12. The gravity of the violations perpetrated and the systematic impunity prevailing in Iran requires that the UN Human Rights Council urgently mandates an inquiry into the unlawful use of lethal force by Iranian security forces in the November 2019 protests.

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