Since November 15th of 2019 a series of protests have risen in the entire country of Iran in consequence of fuel prices. These protests have been of the most significant ever since the Islamic Republic was established in 1979, 40 years ago.
For some years there has been low state legitimacy because of unemployment, and impoverishment of the general population as consequence of economic state policies. One of the most important aspects, is the control of the economic machine by the elites of the country, taking as well into consideration the sanctions re-imposed by the U.S almost two years ago.
Besides the economic factors, the fact is that the authoritarian regime led by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has violated the freedom of expression, freedom of peaceful assembly and freedom of life by systematically assassinating protestors all over the country. In half of a month, reports conducted by Amnesty International state that at least 143 Iranian civilians have been killed by Government security forces intentionally using live ammunition, just as currently the Iraqi government against protestors in Iraq. These acts are visualized and condemned by the HRI for peace and freedom.
As well, the Iranian Regime has shut down the internet in order to interfere with the information flow. This as well violates article 19 of the U.N Declaration of Human Rights.
The HRI condemns the acts conducted by the Iranian Regime. Authoritarian Regimes must be visualized and condemned around the entire world. Freedom and rule of law are not accepted by these regimes and all economic and political measures are used in order to maintain power at the cost of lives of its citizens, in this case, civil population demanding deserved economic justice. The international community and inter-governmental bodies must address the situation. Most important, the HRI calls the High Commissioner for Human Rights of the United Nations, Michelle Bachelet, to demand the immediate cease of repression against the people of Iran.