reports of 304,24 to unconfirmed reports of up to 1500 deaths, 25 and the number of those injured
by security forces has been estimated at several thousand.26Around 7,000 persons were arrested
and detained, according to a spokesperson for Iran’s parliamentary committee for national
security and foreign policy, resulting in ongoing trials , some resulting in death sentences as well
as long prison sentences.27 28 As of November 2020, the Islamic Republic of Iran has not
engaged in investigations consistent with international standards into the reported incidents that
occurred during and after the 2019 November protests.29
Despite the existence of several mechanisms that ostensibly accept complaints regarding violations
of citizens' rights, such as the Article 90 Commission of the parliament (established based on
Article 90 of the Constitution, offering a mechanism to citizens to file complaint against any of
three brunch of power) and the Oversight Bodies for the exercise of Citizenship Rights in the
country's provincial courts, there is no evidence to suggest that complaints to these bodies are
independently reviewed and investigated. 30
In light of the above, the Islamic Republic of Iran has not taken all necessary steps to ensure the
right of peaceful assembly as recognized in article 21 of the International Covenant on Civil and
Political Rights.
Recommendation Status:
This recommendation has NOT been implemented

Iran: Details released of 304 deaths during protests six months after security forces’ killing spree,” Amnesty International. 20
May 2020.
https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2020/05/iran-details-released-of-304-deaths-during-protests-six-months-after-securityforces-killing-spree/#:~:text=Amnesty%20International%20has%20released%20details,on%2016%20and%2017%20November.
25 “Special Report: Iran’s leader ordered crackdown on unrest - 'Do whatever it takes to end it',” Reuters. 23 December 2019.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-protests-specialreport/special-report-irans-leader-ordered-crackdown-on-unrest-dowhatever-ittakes-to-end-it-idUSKBN1YR0QR
26 “Iran: Details released of 304 deaths during protests six months after security forces’ killing spree,” Amnesty International. 20
May 2020.
https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2020/05/iran-details-released-of-304-deaths-during-protests-six-months-after-securityforces-killing-spree/#:~:text=Amnesty%20International%20has%20released%20details,on%2016%20and%2017%20November.
27 “November Protests; the details of the case of three prisoners who were sentenced to death,” HRANA.5 March 2020.
https://www.enhrana.org/november-protests-the-details-of-the-case-of-three-prisoners-who-were-sentenced-to-death
28 See more : Article 19, Small Media, Human Rights Activists in Iran, Impact Iran
https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/treatybodyexternal/Download.aspx?symbolno=INT%2fCCPR%2fICS%2fIRN%2f42315
&Lang=en
29 Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, July 2020, https://documentsdds-ny.un.org/doc/UNDOC/GEN/N20/190/27/PDF/N2019027.pdf?OpenElement
30 Joint submission to the Human Rights Committee, Abdorrahman Center, Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC),
Impact Iran and Human Rights Activists in Iran, 2020,
https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/treatybodyexternal/Download.aspx?symbolno=INT%2fCCPR%2fICS%2fIRN%2f42313
&Lang=en
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