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Prime Minister Robert Golob condemns human rights violations in Iran

In Iran, we are increasingly witnessing the disproportionate use of force against peaceful protestors, which is why today's Special Session of the UN Human Rights Council on the state of human rights in Iran is extremely important.

Iranian protesters are fighting for the respect of basic rights and basic human dignity. That is why they deserve our admiration, respect and support for their courage. The right to free expression of opinion and the right to peaceful assembly are fundamental rights of every human being, which we must consistently respect. Any violent suppression of protests, especially violence against women and children, deserves strong condemnation.
Slovenia supported the convening of the Special session because it stands for the end of violence against people. That is why we support the resolution on the situation of human rights in Iran, which expresses concern about the detention of peaceful protesters, especially minors and women. The resolution also envisages the establishment of a fact-finding mission, which will investigate violations related to the protests, including from a gender perspective. There is also a request that Iran allows unrestricted access to the mission on the ground.
Slovenia presented at the Special session a national statement by the foreign minister, in which she condemned the violent suppression of peaceful protests and called for an end to violence, especially against women and children. Prime Minister Robert Golob also strongly condemns human rights violations in Iran.