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Iran: Demonstrations

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL2325, tabled on 9 March 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Iran about recent reports of (1) protests being violently repressed, and (2) arbitrary detention and treatment of those arrested during protests.

Answered on

18 March 2020

We are aware of reports of violence used against protesters in Iran. We unreservedly support the right to peaceful protest and call on Iran to uphold its commitments under international law to protect freedom of assembly and speech, and treat all detainees in line with international standards. The UK regularly raises human rights with the Iranian authorities at all levels and we continue to take action with the international community to press Iran to improve its poor record on all human rights issues, including most recently at the UN Human Rights Council in March this year.