From Democracy Digest:
Prominent Iranian artists, inside and outside the country, have reacted to the brutal crackdown of recent protests in Iran, The Independent reports (HT:FDD).
Amnesty International says Iranian authorities are continuing a “brutal campaign of repression” following last month’s nationwide protests during which at least 304 people were killed, RFE/RL adds (above). In a statement published on December 16, the London-based human rights watchdog said the authorities were carrying out a “vicious crackdown,” arresting thousands of protesters, journalists, human rights defenders, and students to “stop them from speaking out about Iran’s ruthless repression.”
A coalition of international human rights organizations has called on the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) to launch an independent inquiry and demand accountability for the Iranian government’s repression of last month’s street protests. Signatories include the Abdorrahman Boroumand Center for Human Rights in Iran, ARTICLE 19, Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies, FIDH – International Federation for Human Rights and the Siamak Pourzand Foundation.
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