Carter Center Condemns Excessive Force against Protesters in Iran

ATLANTA (Sept. 26, 2022) — The Carter Center expresses solidarity with the people of Iran who are calling for the end to severe restrictions on women in the wake of the death of Mahsa Amini, who was arrested for a slight violation of Iran’s strict dress code and died while in custody.

The bravery of the thousands of protestors — especially the women, who are at particular risk when joining public demonstrations — is inspiring. The Carter Center condemns the government’s response to the protests, including internet shutdowns and the use of excessive force against demonstrators, which has resulted in dozens of deaths. We call for the reform of oppressive laws and policies that place undue burdens on women and for greater respect for human rights for all.


Contact: In Atlanta, Soyia Ellison,    

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