Lydia Brakchi García
The UN believes that since the beginning of the year, Iran has committed a number of violations against humanity. Also, to put it in context, Iran has been holding various women’s rights demonstrations since September 2022, resulting in hundreds of arrests and executions over the course of these months. After calculation, the UN estimates that at least 143 executions may have been committed since January and that they have not been carried out in a legal manner, as established by international law. These executions were “grossly unjust”, as the UN declared.
Similarly, the UN fears that in addition to the existence of executions, there are also many enforced disappearances, torture, rape and the tracking of those who go against the regime. It is important to mention that the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights, Javaid Rehman, reported that because of these demonstrations thousands of people have been shot in the face with shotguns, often losing their eyes.