In September 2022, the death of Masa Amini, a Kurdish woman who died in police custody after being detained by morality police for wearing a hijab “improperly,” sparked widespread outcry across Iran. Authorities claimed Amini died of a heart attack while in her custody, but her family said she was beaten. changed.
In the ensuing six months, Iranian security forces routinely used harsh tactics to try to suppress protests, even arresting children. Children arrested during the action and after protests were found to have had their bodies electroshocked, their heads immersed in water, sexually assaulted and threatened with rape. The Iranian government has not responded to the report, and BuzzFeed News requested comment. did not respond immediately.
There has been a mysterious wave of suspected poisonings across the country, with more than 1,000 schoolgirls landing in hospitals. Many Iranians dismissed the explanation, calling Bahidi’s claims “absurd” and despite extensive scrutiny of the population. He criticized the government for failing to act on the report.
In a press release on Thursday, the United Nations called the poisoning “deliberate” and accused the government of not protecting the girls and investigating the incident promptly.
UN experts say the “rapid deployment of force to arrest and imprison peaceful protesters and the ability to identify and apprehend the perpetrators of large-scale and systematic attacks on young Iranian girls” is a challenge. There is a stark contrast between months of incompetence.”