Seven Defendants Humiliated by Police through Shame-Parading in Tehran

In Tehran, the police paraded seven detainees through the streets for humiliation and public shaming. In recent years, Iran’s law enforcement officers have occasionally used shame parading as a punishment tool against both suspected and convicted offenders. 

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting IRIB News Agency, the police paraded seven defendants from the Mortezagard village in Tehran County for the purpose of humiliation and public shaming.

A video circulated on social media showed the police forced these defendants to humiliate themselves in public.

Shame Parading is a  blatant violation of both domestic laws, human rights treaties and human dignity.