For months, Iranians have been peacefully protesting for change and government accountability. Iran’s security forces have responded with force, killing hundreds and imprisoning thousands more.

Amnesty researchers spoke to a man in Shiraz, Iran, who went to light a candle for those killed in the recent plane crash. When he arrived, security forces were “beating everyone with batons all over their bodies; it didn’t matter if they were just passing by.” 

On 24 February, world governments will be meeting at the UN Human Rights Council. Iran’s treatment of brave protesters is expected to be on the agenda.

As world governments prepare to meet at the UN, we now need a critical mass of pressure to hold Iran accountable and get innocent people free. 

Sign the petition and demand that Iran frees peaceful protesters.