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During the meeting, Antonio Guterres and Ebrahim Raisi discussed human rights issues, according to Stephane Dujarric, the spokesperson for the United Nations.

Thursday, September 22, Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres met with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. During the meeting, Guterres discussed human rights with Ebrahim Raisi, according to Stephane Dujarric, a spokesperson for the United Nations. The UN Secretary-General has expressed concern in light of the ongoing protests in Iran over the death of Mahsa Amini in police custody.

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According to Dujarric, the Secretary-General of the United Nations is extremely concerned about “reports of peaceful protests being met with excessive use of force,” which have resulted in dozens of deaths and injuries. He urged security personnel to refrain from using “unnecessary or disproportionate force” and urged all parties involved to exercise restraint to prevent a further escalation. Stephane Dujarric emphasized that the United Nations is urging the Iranian government to respect freedom of expression, women’s rights, peaceful assembly, and association.

The United Nations demands a “fair and effective” investigation into the death of Mahsa Amini.

According to Stephane Dujarric, the UN also urged Iranian authorities to “eliminate forms of discrimination against women and girls” and “protect them from human rights violations by international standards.” According to the report, he urged Iranian authorities to conduct an “impartial and effective investigation” into the death of Mahsa Amini. During their meeting, Antonio Guterres and Ebrahim Raisi discussed topics of mutual interest, such as Yemen and Afghanistan. Guterres highlighted the significance of revitalizing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Guterres urged Iran to engage in dialogue with its neighbors to de-escalate tensions and advance regional stability.

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In Iran, protests erupted following the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in the custody of the “morality police.” According to reports, she was detained for wearing her Islamic headscarf too loosely. According to the police, the woman died of a heart attack and was not mistreated. However, Mahsa Amini’s family has questioned the veracity of the claims. The death toll from the protests has reportedly reached as high as 34, according to a report by the Associated Press citing State TV. Iran has impeded internet access and restricted popular platforms such as WhatsApp and Instagram due to the unrest. According to Internet observatory Netblocks, Instagram, WhatsApp, and LinkedIn are subject to national restrictions. Some Iranian women have also shaved their heads in protest of the 22-year-old Mahsa Amini’s death. You can also read about Amid a boardroom feud, Ashneer Grover resigns from Bharat.

 


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Khyati Mishra

Student of Mass Cmmunication and a part time journalist. Prefers to work on the analytical side of the world. Writing has been a hobby for very long and the journalist within enlivens the taste of it. Part time aestrophile and space enthusiast. Currently working on learning Physics and Mathematics.

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