Iran Eliminated From UN Girls’s Rights Physique Over Anti-Hijab Protest Crackdown

Iran Removed From UN Women's Rights Body Over Anti-Hijab Protest Crackdown

The UN eliminated Iran over Tehran’s brutal crackdown of women-led protests. (File)

The United Nations on Wednesday voted to take away Iran from a girls’s rights physique over Tehran’s brutal crackdown of women-led protests.

Following a marketing campaign led by the US, 29 members of the UN Financial and Social Council (ECOSOC) voted to expel the Islamic republic from the United Nations Fee on the Standing of Girls (UNCSW) for the rest of its 2022-2026 time period.

Eight international locations voted in opposition to and 16 abstained. A easy majority was wanted to undertake the transfer, which had been proposed by the US.

The decision says it strips Iran of its membership of the fee with speedy impact.

The textual content says the Iranian management “constantly undermine and more and more suppress the human rights of ladies and ladies, together with the precise to freedom of expression and opinion, usually with the usage of extreme power.”

It provides that Iran’s authorities does so “by administering insurance policies flagrantly opposite to the human rights of ladies and ladies” and the fee’s mandate “in addition to by the usage of deadly power ensuing within the deaths of peaceable protestors, together with girls and ladies.”

The fee is the principal international intergovernmental physique completely devoted to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of ladies.

In early November, Vice President Kamala Harris mentioned the US would work with different nations to oust Iran from the fee.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had additionally campaigned for the transfer.

Opponents, together with Russia and China, famous that Iran had been elected to the physique and that expelling it set “a harmful precedent.”

Nations on the ladies’s fee are elected by the UN Financial and Social Council, whose members in flip are voted on by the Basic Meeting.

Iran has been gripped by demonstrations for the reason that September 16 loss of life in custody of Masha Amini, a younger Iranian Kurd who had been arrested for allegedly violating the nation’s strict costume code for girls.

Authorities have since made 1000’s of arrests in a crackdown on what they regard as riots.

Iran’s judiciary has mentioned it has handed down 11 loss of life sentences in reference to the protests.

Iran had accused Washington of pressuring international locations forward of the vote.

(Aside from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV workers and is revealed from a syndicated feed.)

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