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Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on the Situation in Myanmar

HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS: Well, first of all, when I watched her speak, I thought to myself, you know, what a sad state of affairs that a global icon becomes this shabby political sort of figure that is basically, instead of disowning the military, standing up for them.

And we condemn those attacks by the ARSA in 2016 and 2017, but the response was so disproportionate that it almost redefines the meaning of collective punishment.

And you and your, you know, time at the human rights commission heard a lot of that kind of terrible violation of rights.

I wonder what you thought, though, of Aung San Suu Kyi, as she listened to that almost impassively throughout the time when that testimony and evidence was being presented?

OHCHR | Bachelet calls on Iran to address multiple human rights violations in context of recent protests

At least 7,000 people have reportedly been arrested in 28 of Iran’s 31 provinces since mass protests broke out on 15 November, and the High Commissioner said she is “extremely concerned about their physical treatment, violations of their right to due process, and the possibility that a significant number of them may be charged with offences that carry the death penalty, in addition to the conditions under which they are held.” During the five days of demonstrations, which according to official Government sources involved between 120,000 and 200,000 protestors, the UN Human Rights Office has information suggesting that at least 208 people were killed, including 13 women and 12 children.

These are clear violations of international norms and standards on the use of force, and serious violations of human rights.” In what appears to be one of the worst incidents, which took place on 18 November, the High Commissioner said her Office had received information partially corroborating reports that Iranian security forces used machine guns against protesters in Jarahi Square in Mahshahr – including against people fleeing the area and people hiding in nearby reed-beds – resulting in at least 23 people killed, and possibly many more.

There are also reports that individuals who were wounded or otherwise injured during the crackdown are being denied medical treatment in detention.” She expressed concern at reports of intimidation of journalists trying to report on the situation both inside and outside the country, with family members of Iranian journalists working for news channels based outside Iran reportedly summoned and threatened with reprisals by intelligence officials.

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