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Joint call for the UN Human Rights Council to take urgent action on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran in relation to the repression of popular protests

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The undersigned regional and international civil society organisations call on member states of the UN Human Rights Council to urgently convene a Special Session on the situation of human rights in Iran in order to respond to the unfolding grave human rights crisis born out of the repression of nation-wide protests, which started on 15 November 2019 and continued for at least five days. Human rights monitors have documented a brutal crackdown in the country since 15 November, including the unlawful use of lethal force against  protesters, resulting in at least 304 deaths, based on credible reports…

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