26 October 2020 - Javaid Rehman, the UN Special Rapporteur on Iran has raised concerns that there has so far been no accountability for the violent crackdown against protesters in Iran. In his new report, he insists on the importance of Iran conducting an inquiry into the horrific mistreatment of arrested protesters from November 2019 and January 2020.
Javaid Rehman points out the regime's involvement in the crackdown of prisoners, stating that 'The Government and judiciary appear to be implementing death sentences against protesters to prevent peaceful dissent and restrict civic space. The recent arbitrary execution of Navid Afkari for his participation in August 2018 protests is emblematic of this concern.' He also raised concerns about the treatment of victims' families.