About 150 individuals have gathered on Dam Sq. in Amsterdam to exhibit for democracy and human rights in Iran. The demonstrators are additionally strolling a protest march by way of the middle of Amsterdam, from Dam Sq. to Leidseplein.
Demonstrating in opposition to the regime in Iran, the individuals demand, amongst different issues, that the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRCG) be delivered to justice “for torture, rape, homicide, poisoning and the disappearance of harmless civilians and faculty kids”. Due to the human rights violations, the demonstrators need the EU to impose sanctions and the IRGC to be placed on a terrorist record.
The group had beforehand reported anticipating about 3,000 individuals for the protest march.
Protests have been happening in Iran for greater than half a yr for the reason that demise of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in September final yr. She died in a cell after she was arrested by the vice police as a result of she wouldn’t have worn her scarf appropriately. 1000’s of individuals have been arrested for taking part within the protests.
Analysis by Amnesty Worldwide confirmed earlier this week that greater than half of all executions on the earth happen in Iran. A number of the 576 executions had been for crimes similar to homicide or drug trafficking, however many protesters have additionally been executed following the protests following Amini’s demise.