Iran's protests continue, and the United Nations warns of violations

Iran's protests continue, and the United Nations warns of violations

After the protests that pervaded the cities of Iran during the past months, against the impact of the deteriorating economic and living crisis in the country and its opposite Against the repression of the security forces, United Nations human rights experts have expressed serious concerns about the campaigns of violence led by the authorities there. from the use of excessive force against the protesters.

“Gross violations”

as the experts considered The escalation of the Iranian government’s arbitrary arrests of teachers, labor rights defenders, trade unionists, lawyers, human rights defenders and other actors, are nothing but grave violations. With the recent protests that took place in many Iranian cities, as merchants protested against the rise in taxes, the collapse of the local currency, and the rise in taxes imposed on the private sector.

The condition of the teachers was not better. Over the past months, many teachers’ marches took place. They are calling for higher wages, stabilization, and improvement of their conditions, along with workers in various sectors.

While the authorities meet these peaceful protests with excessive force and violence.

It is noteworthy that the education sector, like other sectors in the country, suffers from the impact of the general stressful economic conditions in the country. (a chronic economic crisis)

Iran is experiencing a chronic economic crisis, which includes an increase in prices and taxes, as the price of the dollar recorded a remarkable rise, and reached a historical record, which amounted to 33 thousand tomans last Sunday (12 June).

As for the Iranian currency, it has lost 25% of its value against the US dollar, since the beginning of the Iranian solar Hijri year (starting on March 21). While the official inflation rate in the country reached about 40 percent, while it exceeded 50 percent in some estimates.

While more than half of the population of 82 million people live below the poverty line.)