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U.N. decides to set up investigation into Iran protests


A police motorcycle burns during a protest over the death of Mahsa Amini, a woman who died after being arrested by the Islamic republic's "morality police", in Tehran, Iran September 19, 2022. [WANA (West Asia News Agency) via Reuters | File Photo]

The United Nations' top human rights body on Thursday decided by a comfortable margin to establish a new investigative mission to probe Iran's suppression of mass protests that have roiled the country since September.


The motion passed with 25 in favour, six against and 16 abstentions. Activists cheered after the result was read out by the council president and some diplomats applauded.


Tehran's representative at the Geneva meeting Khadijeh Karimi earlier accused Western states of using the rights council to target Iran, a move she called "appalling and disgraceful".

 

(c) 2022, Reuters

https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/un-decides-set-up-investigation-into-iran-protests-2022-11-24/



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