The UN Human Rights Commissioner says Iran is experiencing a “fully-fledged” human rights crisis, as a result of the state’s violent suppression of protests.
Speaking at an emergency session of the UN human rights council on Thursday, Commissioner Volker Türk said fourteen thousand people, children included, have been arrested so far.
UN officials estimate at least 300 people have been killed in the 8 weeks since protests began across Iran.
The session was backed by the European Union and the United States, and will consider setting up an international fact finding mission.
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