UN chief urges Iranians to avoid violence as protests continue

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres expressed concern on Wednesday about the loss of life in ongoing protests in Iran and called for the security forces and demonstrators to avoid further violence, his spokesman said in a statement.

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“The secretary-general … deplores the loss of life in the protests. He urges respect for the rights to peaceful assembly and freedom of expression, and that any demonstrations take place in a peaceful manner,” Guterres’ spokesman Farhan Haq said in a statement. “Further violence must be avoided.”

The Iranian government blocked Telegram and Instagram on mobile phones soon after protests began across the country

  • Social media access restricted on Iran mobiles

    Access to Telegram, which the govt has accused of being used to foment violence during the protests, has been cut

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