Video from Tehran shows a large group of male security forces surrounding and grabbing a woman in the street.
They finally let her go and she hurried away quickly. The clip has been widely shared on Persian-language news channels outside of Iran.
Iran’s Vice President of Women and Family Affairs, Ansieh Khazali, told Iranian state media ISNA that any group or organization cannot accept disrespect for women. Khazali said she has asked police officials to send reports on the cause of the incident and if misconduct is found, the officer will be dealt with.
Tehran’s Metropolitan Police Information Center said it was looking into the incident and that any behavior that did not follow the rules and regulations was unacceptable, according to a statement on ISNA.
Police believe that the woman in the video is the one playing music for the women’s rights protests in Argentina Square.
Girls and women took the lead nationwide protest movement that got Iran killed after the death of a young woman in police custody.
In September, 22-year-old Mahsa Amini died after she was detained by the country’s ethics police for appearing to not be wearing a hijab properly. Iranian authorities have since launched a brutal crackdown on protesters, who hold discontent with the country’s dictatorship.
Earlier witnesses said that Iranian security forces beat, shoot and detain student at Sharif University of Tehran. Last month, nearly two dozen children were killed in protests, according to a report of Amnesty International.
The report said at least 23 children – some as young as 11 – were killed by security forces in the last 10 days of September.
Earlier this week, an Iranian official also admit that school students participating in street protests are being detained and taken to psychiatric facilities.
The Iranian government’s fierce crackdown on protesters has caught the attention of world leaders.
America issue sanctions on seven senior Iranian officials, with President Joe Biden pledging to pay even higher prices “for those who perpetrate violence against peaceful protesters.”
UN Secretary General António Guterres speak he is “concerned about reports of peaceful protests using excessive force resulting in dozens of deaths and injuries.”
On Tuesday, the United Nations children’s agency UNICEF called for the protection of children and young people amid public unrest.
“We are deeply concerned by continued reports of children and young people being killed, injured and detained amid the ongoing public unrest in Iran,” UNICEF said in a statement. write.