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By Bijan Ahmadi and John Packer
IPD Executive Director Bijan Ahmadi and John Packer of the Human Rights Research and Education Centre at the University of Ottawa write in The Hill on one way forward to addressing human rights in Iran.
Four months into nationwide protests in Iran, the regime has failed to address the protestors’ demands or hold accountable those in the police forces responsible for the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini. Instead, security forces have been deployed to violently suppress the protests, and death sentences have been imposed on dozens of protesters to intimidate young Iranians calling for an end to the Islamic Republic.
To stop these executions, a comprehensive strategy must be devised by a coalition of democratic governments using all diplomatic means to exert pressure on the regime to halt its most egregious human rights violations.
Bijan Ahmadi (@AhmadiBijanFA) is the Executive Director of the Institute for Peace & Diplomacy.
John Packer (@JP_Peacemaking) is the Director of the Human Rights Research and Education Centre at the University of Ottawa