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Iran: Security Forces Rape, Torture, Detainees

By Human Rights Watch
Click to expand Image Silhouette of a woman (representation).  © coldsnowstorm/Getty Images (Beirut) – Iran's security forces raped, tortured, and sexually assaulted detainees while repressing widespread protests in 2022 and 2023, Human Rights Watch said today. The grave abuses are part of a broader pattern of serious human rights violations to repress dissent. Human Rights Watch investigated abuses against ten detained people from Kurdish, Baluch, and Azeri minority regions that occurred between September and November 2022. Detainees described being raped by security forces and some said…

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