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UN: Iran to show “maximum restraint” – Mass protests continue

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“The Secretary-General calls on the security forces to refrain from any unnecessary or disproportionate use of force and calls on everyone to exercise maximum restraint to avoid further escalation” of the crisis, he said in a press release issued by Mr. Guterres’ spokesman, Stephan. Dujarric.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is calling on Iran to exercise “maximum restraint” amid protests that have rocked the country and marked dozens of deaths since mid-September, when a young woman arrested by morality police succumbed to her injuries at the hospital where she was being treated. .

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“The Secretary-General calls on the security forces to refrain from any unnecessary or disproportionate use of force and calls on everyone to exercise maximum restraint to avoid further escalation” of the crisis, he said in a press release issued by Mr. Guterres’ spokesman, Stephan. Dujarric.

“We are increasingly concerned by reports of an increasing number of deaths, including women and children” in the protests in the Islamic Republic, according to the text.

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The UN Secretary-General also considers it necessary to carry out a “rapid, impartial and effective investigation” into the death of Makhsa Amini.

The 22-year-old Iranian woman died on September 16 in a hospital, three days after she was arrested in Tehran for violating the strict dress code for women in Iran, who are required to cover their hair in public.

Her death sparked a huge outpouring of anger and protests spread to several cities in the Islamic Republic, with many participants chanting slogans hostile to the clerical regime, according to Iranian media. Over 1,200 protesters, including many women, have been arrested.

Some sixty people have been killed since the start of the mass protests, according to a tally including protesters and members of law enforcement carried by Iran’s FARS news agency.

Thousands of citizens continue to protest, despite the bloody crackdown.

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