Sweden’s Foreign Minister Ann Linde said on Wednesday that her country supports Amnesty International’s call for a full investigation of alleged human rights violations following the 2019 protests in Iran
Linde tweeted that the Amnesty International report released Wednesday painted a grim picture of serious violations following the protests, adding, “[We] support the call for a full investigation into the allegations. Freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly must be ensured.”
In the report, Amnesty International compiled testimonies from victims and victims’ families, eyewitnesses and lawyers, as well as verified video footage, reports from human rights defenders inside Iran and news and human rights organizations outside the country.
The report revealed that police, security, intelligence agents and prison officials inflicted torture and other atrocities on protesters and others detained in connection with the protests, both during arrests and in detention centers and prisons across the country.