The nationwide uprising in Iran that was sparked by the killing of a 22-years-young girl and highlighted the regime’s gender apartheid quickly escalated into a major revolution that is now calling for the end of the entire clerical establishment.
Already into the third month, Iran’s revolution has claimed the support of many world leaders, legislators, NGOs, human rights activists, and celebrities around the world. As Iranians continue to suffer and get killed by the murderous regime, they increasingly need support and recognition worldwide, most notably their right to legitimate self-defense against Tehran’s killing machine.
Some of the international community’s statements are reflected below.
Due to the length of the published content, older updates can be found here:
The Mounting Global Support of the Ongoing Anti-regime Iran Protests- Nr.1
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On Iran, we must lead with action – not just words.
We’ve sanctioned 47 individuals since the death of Mahsa Amini, kicked Iran off the UN Commission on the Status of Women and continue to sanction the IRGC in its entirety.
We will not stop until the regime is held to account.
— James Cleverly🇬🇧 (@JamesCleverly) December 30, 2022
The IRGC is sanctioned by the UK in its entirety.
We will hold the tyrants in Iran to account. pic.twitter.com/fgEWOEvjT8
— James Cleverly🇬🇧 (@JamesCleverly) December 27, 2022
Malu #Dreyer: Ich fordere die Freilassung der Schülerin und möchte beitragen, die Opfer des Protestes im #Iran sichtbar machen.
Die Ministerpräsidentin hat über @IGFM_DE die Patenschaft für die inhaftierte 16-jährige Sheno Ahmadian übernommen. #IranRevolution2022 #IranRevolution pic.twitter.com/A4pzQJoIQZ
— Landesregierung Rheinland-Pfalz (@rlpNews) December 27, 2022
COMUNICADO OFICIAL: Ecuador condena violaciones a los derechos humanos en #Irán. pic.twitter.com/1iutfnBRFu
— Cancillería del Ecuador 🇪🇨 (@CancilleriaEc) December 26, 2022
In support of brave Iranian women, the international community expelled Iran from the @UN_CSW. The fight for their rights continues. We call for the unconditional release of all people imprisoned in Iran for peacefully exercising their freedoms. #StandUp4HumanRights
— Ned Price (@StateDeptSpox) December 26, 2022
The Iranian regime cannot hide behind censorship tactics & internet blackouts. What the regime fears the most is their own people revealing to the world what is happening inside #Iran. https://t.co/wu7D9QPKwJ
— Senate Foreign Relations Committee (@SFRCdems) December 25, 2022
#Iran La jeune génération est la 1ère victime du régime brutal & oppressant des Mollah.#AmirMohammadJafari, que j'ai parrainé, est condamné à 25 ans de prison. Il est victime, selon ces informations, d'actes de torture par les agents du régime.#StopExecutionsinIran#MahsaAmini https://t.co/hsaY23O9UQ
— Frédéric Valletoux (@fredvalletoux) December 26, 2022
Die Verbrechen des Mullah-Regimes im #Iran dürfen nicht ungesehen bleiben. Öffentlichkeit herzustellen ist eine starke Waffe. Warum ich politische Patin von #AliMoazami wurde, habe ich @mdrde erzählt. #JinJiyanAzadi https://t.co/g6V0sSuTXw
— Caren Lay (@CarenLay) December 26, 2022
Iran's inhumane regime has tortured #HassanFirouzi. Now they also might execute him! Each of us must support his cause and destiny, from every country in the world, in defense of human dignity and freedom!#IranRevolution pic.twitter.com/0g2XWuGEDc
— Enver Hoxhaj (@Enver_Hoxhaj) December 23, 2022
America must condemn these actions from the Iranian government & continue to stand with the people of Iran as they fight for their freedom! https://t.co/nXPbuo9agm
— Sen. James Lankford (@SenatorLankford) December 22, 2022
Solidarity to those at risk of execution in Iran for exercising their rights to freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly #StopExecutionsinIran Support Amnesty International UK
— Kevin Brennan MP (@KevinBrennanMP) December 22, 2022
Human Rights Council president @FVillegasARG explained the scope of the Fact-Finding Mission on Iran to @CNN's @LyndaKinkade
The Council created the mission after deadly protests in #Iran, and Mr Villegas has named 3 experts to lead it. The mission reports to the Council in 2023 pic.twitter.com/jgD9EHM3SM
— UN Human Rights Council (@UN_HRC) December 22, 2022
Iranian authorities have killed hundreds of peaceful protestors, including children, issued harsh sentences, including the death penalty following sham trials, and detained thousands. Today, we are sanctioning Iranian officials and an Iranian entity connected to these abuses.
— Secretary Antony Blinken (@SecBlinken) December 21, 2022
Today’s @USTreasury action targets a senior Iranian official overseeing the prosecution of protestors, leaders of military & paramilitary organizations violently cracking down on protestors, and a company providing security forces with tools of suppression.https://t.co/tateFxtX6u
— Ned Price (@StateDeptSpox) December 21, 2022
Sweden expresses its strong support for the Fact-Finding Mission. Accountability for the violence and human rights violations in Iran remains essential. Read more here: ⬇️ https://t.co/CQZxZsv0qT
— Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs (@SweMFA) December 21, 2022
The latest victims of Iran reign of terror – condemned to death, or already hanged, after speedy trials and no appeal. The Judiciary is a weapon of repression, it is meant to spread fear and exacting revenge on protesters. pic.twitter.com/07ZxhZRXmr
— Agnes Callamard (@AgnesCallamard) December 21, 2022
En una declaración institucional el Congreso de los Diputados apela a las autoridades de Irán al cese inmediato de las ejecuciones y del uso desproporcionado de la fuerza frente al ejercicio legítimo de los derechos de reunión y manifestación.
📋 Texto: https://t.co/Ujjp7XaK5K pic.twitter.com/sWPhuY5LfD
— Congreso (@Congreso_Es) December 20, 2022
Appalling. Professional soccer player Amir Nasr-Azadani faces execution in #Iran simply for campaigning for women’s rights & basic freedom. The world must stand against such barbarous punishment of peaceful protesters. #StopExecutionsInIran https://t.co/SNhuDxQ7WC
— Senate Foreign Relations Committee (@SFRCdems) December 19, 2022
After bravely speaking out against the death of #MahsaAmini, young protestors in Iran are now being publicly executed.
We must continue shining a light on the brave men and women fighting for their freedom and demand an end to these horrific human rights abuses.
— André Carson (@RepAndreCarson) December 19, 2022
For over 3 months, people across the world have watched in awe as Iranian women, men and children risk everything to make their voices heard.
Now is the time to act.
👉Act now: https://t.co/EM26ZLtCOv #JinJiyanAzadi #Mahsa_Amini #مهسا_امینی #زن_زندگی_ازادی
— Amnesty UK (@AmnestyUK) December 19, 2022
🆘 CALL TO ACTION: help stop arbitrary executions of protesters in Iran
1 Find your MP & their Twitter https://t.co/WG4Tq9jkHY
2 Reply to this tweet "@[your MP] As my MP, will you write to the Iranian Embassy in the UK & demand all executions stop https://t.co/IVznURwuBu”
— Amnesty UK (@AmnestyUK) December 19, 2022
With the passage of yesterday's resolution, Canada reaffirms its commitment to human rights for the people of Iran. We continue to strongly condemn the application of the death penalty and urge the Iranian regime to immediately cease plans for further executions. https://t.co/Z0vz5Fg5qI
— Foreign Policy CAN (@CanadaFP) December 16, 2022
3 months ago today, #MahsaAmini died after her arrest by Iran's 'Morality Police'.
Since then, we've sanctioned over 40 Iranian officials.
In total, we've sanctioned 300+ people and entities, including the IRGC in its entirety.
— James Cleverly🇬🇧 (@JamesCleverly) December 16, 2022
3 months ago today, a 22-year old young woman died in police custody in Iran.#MahsaAmini's brutal death marked a turning point.
The women, men & all those protesting in the streets of Iran have inspired the world.
We have stood by you & will stay with you.
زن زندگی آزادی pic.twitter.com/0tZCwpkw1S
— Roberta Metsola (@EP_President) December 16, 2022
The EU adopted additional sanctions against Iran this week due to the serious situation in the country. New sanctions have been regularly adopted during the autumn. 🇸🇪 has actively supported this process.
Read more here ⬇️https://t.co/G6UKZSiA6e
— Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs (@SweMFA) December 16, 2022
The Foreign Ministers of Australia, Canada and New Zealand issued a joint statement to condemn the execution of protesters in Iran. The statement read in part: “We are watching a dark chapter in Iran’s recent history unfold and we are responding in defence of all of its citizens. The Iranian regime’s brutality against its own people, in particular its women and girls, is unrelenting, and the situation is only worsening.”
“The people of Iran have not given up hope as they courageously demand full respect for their human rights, despite the threats against them.”
“Iran’s security forces persist with draconian methods to ruthlessly suppress peaceful protestors, including the use of lethal force and senseless violence against women and children.”
According to Arabnews, Italy’s PM, political parties slam Iran’s repression of protesters. In a speech in the Chamber of Deputies attended by Arab News, Meloni recalled that on Monday Iran executed a second man — in defiance of an international outcry over the use of capital punishment — in connection with protests that have shaken the regime for months.
“I say this clearly. The use of force against peaceful demonstrators, against women, is unjustifiable and above all unacceptable,” she said.
The Iranian regime is murdering people to cling to power. The international community must condemn this brutality and stand with the brave Iranian people. To the courageous protestors: you are a beacon of hope, and I stand with you. #MahsaAmini #مهسا_امینیhttps://t.co/KyBzoRe25g
— Congressman Donald Norcross 🇺🇸🇺🇦 (@DonaldNorcross) December 13, 2022
In a statement, the European Union expressed its support for “the fundamental aspiration of the people of Iran for a future where their universal human rights and fundamental freedoms are respected, protected and fulfilled”.
The statement read in part: “The European Union acknowledges the leading role of women and youth in calling for the defence of these norms and values. The European Union strongly condemns the widespread, brutal and disproportionate use of force by the Iranian authorities against peaceful protesters, including women and children, leading to the loss of hundreds of lives, in clear breach of the fundamental principles enshrined in international law. The right to peaceful assembly must be ensured. The European Union condemns restrictions on communications, including Internet shutdowns, and calls upon Iran to ensure the right to freedom of expression, including freedom to seek, receive and share information and ideas, online and offline. The European Union urges Iranian authorities to uphold their international obligations under international law, including the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, to both of which Iran is a party.”
A moving visit to the #EyesonIran art installation at @4FreedomsPark in New York City.
This week, the eyes of the world will also be on the @UN. We must listen to the resounding calls from Iranian women and civil society to remove Iran from the Commission on the Status of Women. pic.twitter.com/12ik9Wq5fz
— Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield (@USAmbUN) December 12, 2022
We must increase the pressure on Iran to end crackdowns against protestors. We must also stop EU components ending up in Iranian drones that kill Ukrainians. The Iranian regime's "goodwill gestures" are no substitute for accountability.
— Gabrielius Landsbergis🇱🇹 (@GLandsbergis) December 12, 2022
Es reicht nicht, einige weitere Mitglieder der #Revolutionsgarden zu sanktionieren. #Deutschland und die #EU müssen ein starkes Zeichen der Unterstützung für die mutigen Demonstranten und die vom Tod bedrohten Inhaftierten im #Iran senden. https://t.co/pAyY2eHodZ #iranrevolution
— Renata Alt (@RenataAlt_MdB) December 12, 2022
I am shocked at the news from Iran. A second citizen who protested against repression has been executed in abject circumstances. Executions must cease immediately, all detainees should have access to due process and protection of their physical integrity. https://t.co/O359LuOMHg
— João Cravinho (@JoaoCravinho) December 12, 2022
🇮🇷 #Iran: Appalled by continued use of #DeathPenalty after news that a 2nd protester, #MajidrezaRahnavard, was executed just over 3 weeks after his arrest. We fear for the lives of other protesters sentenced to death. The use of death penalty is not consistent with right to life. pic.twitter.com/BBbpDTbdKB
— UN Human Rights (@UNHumanRights) December 12, 2022
I am appalled that the Iranian regime executed its second protestor Majid-Reza Rahnavard today.
There can be no justification for the regime's abhorrent treatment of its own people.
UK opposes the death penalty and will continue to hold the regime to account.
— Lord (Tariq)Ahmad of Wimbledon (@tariqahmadbt) December 12, 2022
1-Iranian people uprising is escalating in its 4th month in all provinces, despite brutal repression&failure of regime’s attempts to quell it, including cutting off internet, shooting at youth &children, filling prisons &detention centers, &execution of participants in protests.
— معمر الإرياني (@ERYANIM) December 11, 2022
Australia is imposing Magnitsky-style sanctions on 13 individuals and two entities, including Iran’s Morality Police, over their involvement in egregious human rights abuses.
We are committed to taking clear action to assert our values and to hold perpetrators to account.
— Senator Penny Wong (@SenatorWong) December 9, 2022
USCIRF Commissioner @RealEU4U: "The US government and international community need to urge Iran to immediately cease their attacks on peaceful protesters asking for greater religious freedom."
— USCIRF (@USCIRF) December 9, 2022
Seit dem Tod von Mahsa Amini erleben wir eine äußerst besorgniserregende Situation im #Iran. Gewalt gegen Frauen, die gegen die Bekleidungsvorschrift verstoßen, und gegen Menschen, die friedlich für Frauen- & Menschenrechte demonstrieren, ist absolut inakzeptabel.
— Karl Nehammer (@karlnehammer) December 10, 2022
Recent peaceful protests in #Iran show the strength of the Iranian people in their demands for basic rights like speech, press, religion, assembly, & more. The regime’s brutal crackdowns reinforce its status as a pariah state as the Iranian people demand change.
— Senate Foreign Relations Committee Ranking Member (@SenateForeign) December 10, 2022
Iran's authorities are preparing to execute 22-year-old protester #MahanSadratMadani just a month after a grossly unfair trial before a Revolutionary Court in Tehran on 3 Nov. He was moved to Raja’ai Shahr prison in Karaj today, sparking concerns that his execution is imminent. pic.twitter.com/rTl9dhfLOK
— Amnesty Iran (@AmnestyIran) December 10, 2022
The Governments of the United States of America and Canada issued a statement on the Human Rights Situation in Iran. The statement read in part: “Today, we have taken coordinated sanctions actions against Iranian officials connected to human rights abuses, including those committed as part of the ongoing brutal crackdown aimed at denying the Iranian people their human rights and fundamental freedoms. Our sanctions come as Iran’s leadership continues to perpetrate violence against its people without relent. Security forces reportedly have killed hundreds of peaceful protestors, including dozens of children, and have arbitrarily detained thousands of Iranians in their effort to silence the people of Iran. We are gravely alarmed by recent reports that Iranian authorities are using sexual violence as a heinous means of protest suppression. Iranian courts have also now begun issuing harsh sentences to advocates and protestors ranging from lengthy prison sentences to the death penalty.”
The Governments of the United States of America, Australia, Canada, Chile, Iceland, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea, Sweden, and the United Kingdom issued a joint statement that called for action on gender-based online harassment and abuse on standing with women and girls of Iran.
Iranian women and girls bravely lead protests despite Iranian authorities’ use of tech-facilitated #GBV to threaten and silence them. The U.S. and the Global Partnership for Action on Gender-Based Online Harassment & Abuse call for an end to this practice. https://t.co/DTSM6h2agj
— Secretary Antony Blinken (@SecBlinken) December 8, 2022
Tonight, @HouseForeignGOP unanimously passed my resolution to support the brave Iranian protestors who are risking their lives fighting for freedom and democracy.
The United States Congress must stand with the Iranian people.
Watch my full remarks here: pic.twitter.com/Whddo3tWu5
— Rep. Claudia Tenney (@RepTenney) December 7, 2022
Amnesty International issued a statement entitled: “Authorities covering up their crimes of child killings by coercing families into silence”.
The statement partly read: “The authorities have not only condemned families of children killed to a lifetime of inconsolable sadness, but they have also inflicted extreme mental anguish upon them through cruel restrictions on burials, commemorations, and relentless intimidation aimed at enforcing silence. These practices violate the absolute prohibition on cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment or punishment,” said Heba Morayef, Amnesty International’s Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa.”
Violating every human right, even that of a fair trial, Iranian authorities have executed a 23-year-old protester.
The international community must react immediately and strongly condemn this execution.
We stand with the people of Iran in their fight for freedom. pic.twitter.com/I4lSOQiTaK
— EPP (@EPP) December 8, 2022
“The US Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday approved a bipartisan resolution reaffirming U.S. support for Iranian protesters and calling on the Biden administration to impose additional sanctions on Iranian officials and entities responsible for repressing the protests,” the Hill wrote.
“It is my hope that Congressional approval of this bipartisan, bicameral resolution will help amplify the voices of the hundreds of thousands of women and men of Iran who are protesting against the brutality of one of the world’s most repressive regimes,” Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), who chairs the committee, said in a statement.
I am inspired by the women of Iran and their bravery. We will continue to work with the international community to hold the Iranian regime accountable for its brutal crackdown on the Iranian people. #MahsaAmini https://t.co/1ZK9Omegqv
— Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) December 7, 2022
United States State Department spokesman Ned Price told reporters during his Press Briefing: The courage of the Iranian people is an inspiration to the world, especially the courage of the women, girls, youth of Iran, who are leading these peaceful protests. Iran’s students and children are the very people who should be the future of their country. Instead, authorities are attacking them and arresting them by the thousands.
Sweden stands with all Iranian women peacefully demonstrating for their human rights.
The right to freedom of expression and assembly must be respected.
#OrangeTheWorld #16Days pic.twitter.com/GTyukYD2VD
— Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs (@SweMFA) December 7, 2022
EU måste terrorstämpla det iranska revolutionära gardet, regimens brutala förlängda arm. Det är gardet som underblåser och försvarar det blodiga förtryck som Irans mullastyre utsätter sin befolkning för. USA har redan fattat ett beslut att terrorstämpla. EU måste göra detsamma. pic.twitter.com/B80CsOOlG1
— Annie Lööf (@annieloof) December 7, 2022
United States State Department spokesman Ned Price told reporters during his Press Briefing: “Early last month, Vice President Harris outlined our intention to work with partners around the world to remove Iran as a member of the Commission on the Status of Women. We are committed to removing Iran from the commission because it is, simply put, the right thing to do. It’s the proper thing to do. It shows that we stand with women in Iran and around the world, including from a variety of civil society groups that have led this push who are asking for Iran to be removed from the Commission on the Status of Women because of Tehran’s very egregious actions against Iran’s women and girls.”
“When it comes to the broader abuses that we’ve seen on the part of the Iranian regime, we have denounced the draconian sentences that have been handed down. We denounced them in the strongest possible terms. Unfortunately, this is just really the latest tactic that we’ve seen from the Iranian regime with its ongoing, brutal crackdown on what can only be described as peaceful protesters – individuals who are exercising their universal rights. These sentences, we know, are meant to intimidate people, to suppress dissent. They are – they simply underscore Iran’s leadership’s fears of its own people and the fact that Iran’s government fears the truth.”
“As this violent crackdown on peaceful protesters continues, the Iranian regime should know that the world is watching. This goes back to the fact-finding mission that you referenced just a moment ago. We are committed to supporting the Iranian people and imposing costs on those responsible for the brutal crackdown. We’ve been able to do that now through multiple rounds of sanctions. We’re continuing to work with partners around the world to find ways to confront Iran’s human rights abuses, and we’re doing so both in public and in private.”
Amnesty International issued a statement and called on the International community not to be deceived by dubious claims of the Iranian regime about the disbanding ‘morality police’.
The statement read in part: “The Iranian authorities’ vague and conflicting statements on the supposed disbanding of Iran’s so-called “morality police” must not deceive the international community about the continuing violence against women and girls embedded in compulsory veiling laws and fuelled by ongoing impunity for those violently enforcing them, said Amnesty International today.”
The international community must not be deceived by dubious claims about the disbanding of Iran's ‘morality police’.
People in Iran still need our attention and action. pic.twitter.com/HBKKoCFdTL
— Amnesty International (@amnesty) December 6, 2022