UN / IRAN PROTESTS STATEMENT

28-Sep-2022 00:00:39
The United Nations is increasingly concerned about reports of rising fatalities, including women and children, related to the protests in Iran, said a UN Spokesperson. UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / IRAN PROTESTS STATEMENT
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 28 SEPTEMBER 2022, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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1. Wide shot, exterior, United Nations

28 SEPTEMBER 2022, NEW YORK CITY

2. Med shot, journalists, press room
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“We issued a statement last night on the protests in Iran, where we are increasingly concerned about reports of rising fatalities, including women and children, related to those protests. The Secretary-General calls on the security forces to refrain from using unnecessary or disproportionate force and appeals to all to exercise utmost restraint to avoid further escalation. We underline the need for prompt, impartial and effective investigation into Mahsa Amini’s death by an independent competent authority.”
4. Dujarric at podium
STORYLINE
The United Nations is increasingly concerned about reports of rising fatalities, including women and children, related to the protests in Iran, said a UN Spokesperson.

Briefing journalists on Wednesday (28 Sep) in New York, Stéphane Dujarric said that “the Secretary-General calls on the security forces to refrain from using unnecessary or disproportionate force and appeals to all to exercise utmost restraint to avoid further escalation.”

According to the Spokesperson, the UN also underlines “the need for prompt, impartial and effective investigation into Mahsa Amini’s death by an independent competent authority.”
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