The UN condemned the Iran’s deadly crackdown directed at protesters, which were ignited by the death of 22-year-old Jina Mahsa Amini.
UN spokesman Jeremy Laurence cited human rights chief Volker Turk as saying that the rise in deaths, including among children, and the tougher security response "underline the critical situation in the country."
The UN urged Iranian authorities to address the demands for equality, dignity and rights, rather than "using unnecessary or disproportionate force to suppress the protests," Laurence told reporters on Tuesday.
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