The Foreign Desk:
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi addressed the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) with talk of “justice” and “democracy” as protests outside the U.N. and within Iran itself call for an end to a regime that many citizens say does not represent their country.
As protests continue in Iran, Raisi claimed Iran continues to fight injustice.
“All of the hopes and aspirations of humankind are built on justice, and they have the capacity for the creation of such a framework of all-encompassing justice, which means elimination of injustice,” Raisi said. “We are defenders of a fight against injustice in all of its forms, against humanity, against spirituality, against the Almighty, against the people of the world.”
Protests have broken out across Iran following the death of 22-year-old Kurdish-Iranian Mahsa Amini, who was arrested by the morality police for not wearing her hijab (headscarf). The police rushed Amini to a hospital shortly after she fell into a coma during her detention, claiming she had collapsed. But her family said they saw evidence of beatings. more