Anti-government protests are on the rise in Iran following the death of Mahsa Amini – a young woman who died in police custody by the country’s vice squad.
Women took to the streets to protest the country’s hijab law.
Protests have grown, with demands broadening to reflect the anger of ordinary Iranians over their living conditions.
Professor Javaid Rehman, UN special rapporteur on the human rights situation in Iran, gave an interview to Euronews on the situation.
“This law violates basic human rights and violates the inherent dignity of women. There are a number of reasons why people are protesting. Iranian authorities have used excessive force against innocent protesters who simply demand that their rights are recognised,” he said. .
To watch the full interview, click on the video above.