Iran is the focal point of the special session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, which meets this Thursday in Geneva, Switzerland. In the draft text of the draft resolution, which the TSF had access, concern is expressed for human rights in the country, in the context of the protests that followed the death of Mahsa Amini, on September 16, after being detained by the Iranian customs police for improper use of the Islamic headscarf.
The text also shows the apprehension of the 47 countries that are part of the UN Human Rights Council in the face of the repression carried out by the authorities of the country led by Ebrahim Raisi, which, to date, has caused almost 500 deaths, and the reports of arbitrary arrests of women and girls, who just by demonstrating and exercising their rights, end up victims of physical and sexual abuse.
The Council also appeals to the government of Iran to put an end to repression and discrimination against women and girls and to allow them freedom of expression, opinion, religion or creed.
The document also comes with a request for victims and their families to have access to justice and reparation.
The mission will write a report to deliver to the Human Rights Council at the body’s 53rd session, in June of next year.
In March 2024, during the 55th session of the Human Rights Council, another report is expected.