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Iran: Detainees flogged, sexually abused and given electric shocks in gruesome post-protest crackdown

Index Number: MDE 13/2965/2020

In response to nationwide protests in November 2019, the Iranian authorities waged a campaign of mass repression that led to the arrest of more than 7,000 men, women and children. Following its documentation of unlawful killings carried out during the protests, Amnesty International has investigated the actions of the Iranian authorities since then and concluded that they have committed further widespread patterns of serious human rights violations, including arbitrary detention, enforced disappearance, torture and other ill-treatment, and flagrant breaches of the right to a fair trial. Given the gravity of the violations perpetrated and the systematic impunity prevailing in Iran, Amnesty International is renewing its call on member states of the UN Human Rights Council to mandate a UN-led inquiry into the violations committed with a view to ensuring accountability and guarantees of non-repetition.

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