Senior human rights official reacts to US police racial violence

Tehran (IP) - Iran's Secretary of High Council for Human Rights Ali Bagheri Kani reacted to the continuing US police violence against citizens, especially the black Americans, by posting a Twitter message on Monday.

Iran PressIran news: Ali Bagheri Kani tweeted on Monday: ”In only 18 days of 2020, US police didn't kill American citizens. George Floyd was only 1 of 1127 victims of police brutality. How many victims were served with justice by courts convicting officers? No surprise Chauvin Trial has not prevented the murder of Daunte Wright and alike.”

New statistics show that 1,127 people were killed by US police last year; In the murders committed by the American police from 2013 to 2020, in 98.3% of the cases, no charges were filed against the offender.

A recent shooting by a female police officer against Dante Wright, a 20-year-old black American man for violating traffic rules that led to his death, sparked protests in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and spread to other US cities.

The incident coincided with the trial of Derek Chavin, a police officer charged with the murder of George Floyd; a young black man who died in the same city last year while in police custody died of severe pressure on Chavin's knee, paving the way for the formation of a global protest movement with the slogan "Black lives are worth living."

Statistics show that blacks are three times more likely to be killed by US police than whites. Blacks are 1.3 times more likely to be unarmed than whites.


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