Iran: Demonstrations

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 24th January 2020.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of Iran’s reported use of violence against protestors in Tehran on 12 January.

Photo of Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Minister of State

​We are aware of reports of violence used against protesters in Tehran on 12 January. 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.

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