The United Nations children’s agency issued a statement Sunday condemning “the violence and abuse that have reportedly claimed the lives of over 50 children and injured many more during the public unrest in Iran.”
The agency said it is “deeply concerned about continued raids and searches conducted in some schools” and said that “schools must always be safe places for children.”
UNICEF reported it has “directly communicated our concerns to the authorities in Iran since the first cases of child casualties occurred in response to the protests.” Some human rights organizations report that as many as 63 children have been killed in the protests.
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