Iran’s 2022 uprising: Human rights abuses and brutal suppression
In 2022, Iran faced a unique popular uprising that was met with excessive force from the country’s security forces. Hundreds of individuals, including men, women, and children, were killed by live ammunition and metal pellets, while thousands were injured or detained without cause, solely for peacefully expressing their opinions in the hope of a free and democratic country.
Despite international condemnation, the Iranian regime, under the orders of supreme leader Ali Khamenei, continued to commit cruel and inhuman punishments, including flogging, amputation, and blinding. Public executions were resumed, and the use of the death penalty increased. Trials remained fundamentally unfair, and there was systemic impunity for past and ongoing crimes against humanity.
Furthermore, Khamenei’s security forces raided hospitals during the nationwide protests, abducting both the seriously wounded and the bodies of those killed. Authorities pressured and persecuted the families of the killed by refraining from returning their bodies. Many people were arrested during night-time raids on their homes and were subjected to show trials resulting in death sentences, long-term imprisonments, and multiple executions.
In 2022-2023, a total of 699 people were officially executed, with the actual number believed to be higher due to secret executions carried out by the regime. Of those executed, 660 were male prisoners, 18 were female, five were boys, 14 were political prisoners who were executed in prison, and two were political prisoners who were executed in public.
Upon scrutinizing Khamenei’s human rights record in 2022, it is apparent that he purposefully took the lives of 1,546 individuals in a single year. Khamenei is accountable for the deaths of 1,546 people, as well as the cause behind the apprehension and cruel mistreatment of more than 50,000 individuals.
The international community has repeatedly called on Iran to end its human rights violations and to uphold the rights of its citizens. The United Nations and other human rights organizations have condemned the Iranian regime’s actions and called for justice for the victims and their families. The world is watching Iran, and the Iranian regime must be held accountable for its actions. It is time for the Iranian government to respect the human rights of its citizens and to ensure that justice is served for those who have suffered at their hands.
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