UN Condemns Iranian Forces Persecuting Children

After hundreds of children were wounded, terrorized, and even killed in the midst of ongoing protests in Iran, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child denounced the egregious actions.  The statement issued by the Committee declares they “strongly condemns the grave violations of the rights of the child that are taking place in Iran in the context of peaceful protests” and urge authorities to stop all violence against children.  The statement concludes: “The Committee on the Rights of the Child will continue to closely monitor the situation in Iran and liaise with other relevant human rights bodies to bring an end to the grave violations of the rights of Iranian children.”