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Statements: Iran protests

Mullahs Turn Grade Schools Into Detention Centers Call on International Bodies to Condemn This Act

Mullahs Turn Grade Schools Into Detention Centers Call on International Bodies to Condemn This Act
Iran Protests-November 2019- file photo

Iran Uprising – No. 32

The inhumane clerical regime in Iran continues a widespread campaign of reprisals and lawless detentions throughout the country in response to the widespread uprising that began on November 15. The number of dissidents and ordinary citizens detained by the regime has surpassed 10,000.

The extent of the unlawful detentions is so large that the security forces have turned grade schools in many towns and cities into detention and torture centers, which is a clear violation of international conventions. Video footage of security forces transporting handcuffed and blindfolded protesters into and out of the Quds elementary girls school in Tehran has circulated on the Internet, (the still images are attached).

The Iranian Resistance calls on the United Nations Secretary-General and related bodies such as UNESCO and UNICEF and the UN’s special rapporteurs and other international bodies defending the rights of children and human rights to condemn the Iranian regime for this senseless, arbitrary, and extensive wave of arrests, and for turning schools into prisons.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran

November 24, 2019

Quds Girl School in Tehran

Blind-folded detainees being led to a car by the suppressive agents

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