Amnesty International warned about Iranian regime authorities committing multiple crimes under international law since the anti-government protests that erupted in response to the death of Mahsa Amini in the custody of the regime’s morality police.

Iranian authorities committed “unspeakable atrocities” against people in Iran who have resisted “decades of oppression and inequality,” said Julia Duchrow of Amnesty International Germany in a statement released on Wednesday.

Sept 16 marks the first anniversary of the death of the 22-year-old at the hands of the so-called morality police.

Amnesty called on the international community for legal action against the related authorities. In practice, it is a call for countries like Germany to prosecute crimes against humanity that have been committed abroad.

“Last year, the German government played a key role in the establishment of the Commission of Inquiry on Iran in the UN Human Rights Council. We also expect this clear commitment to respect human rights in Iran from the German government one year after the death of Jina Mahsa Amini,” Duchrow added.

The Iranian regime heavily suppressed nationwide protests last year. According to various human rights activists, at least 750 protesters were killed, and tens of thousands of people were detained by Iranian government forces.

The severe crackdown led to a decrease in the intensity of the protests. However, many women in Iran today are standing in the front line, protesting to gain their rights.
Iran’s Regime Increases Pressure on Students on the Anniversary of Nationwide Protests

The National Student Council of Iran announced on its news channel that at least 30 students from Tehran’s Beheshti University have been summoned on the eve of the anniversary of nationwide protests and the reopening of universities.

According to the report, students have been summoned to the “General Supervision” of the university to provide a commitment not to participate in “potential protests” during the upcoming semester.

According to the statement by the council, some students who had previously received threatening calls from “private numbers” were once again threatened by the “supervision” authorities.

Students who have refused to sign the commitment letter have also been threatened by the authorities with “preventing them from graduating.”

As the anniversary of the death of Mahsa (Zhina) Amini in the custody of the Iranian regime’s “Morality police” approaches, the contacts made by security institutions and the summoning of students and student activists in most universities has increased.

In August, student news channels also reported the summoning and interrogation of several students from Jundishapur University in Ahvaz, Amirkabir University of Technology in Tehran, and Isfahan University of Technology by security institutions.

On August 15, the Iranian Student Guild Council announced that based on received reports, “at least 13 students” at Jundishapur University in Ahvaz, “10 students” at Amirkabir University of Technology in Tehran, and “several students” at Isfahan University of Technology had received threatening calls and were summoned to follow-up offices.

This student council had also received similar reports from “University of Tehran, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, and Ferdowsi University of Mashhad.”

On August 14, the state-run Shargh newspaper reported that some students from Allameh Tabataba’i, Beheshti, and Tarbiat Modares universities in Tehran were summoned by security and judicial authorities, and simultaneously, 200 students from Bu-Ali University in Hamedan province were prevented from entering the dormitory.

On the eve of the anniversary of Mahsa Amini’s death, and in recent weeks, pressure on the families of the victims of last year’s nationwide protests has significantly increased. Opponents and protesters have been detained on various pretexts, and a large number of families seeking justice have been summoned or detained and transferred to prisons.

Source » iranfocus