Gilad Erdan, Israel's Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN), protested in the hall with a poster of Iranian female activist Mahsa Amini during Iranian President Ibrahim Reisi's speech at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
Erdan stood up with a photograph of Amini, who died in police custody last year, while Reisi was speaking at the rostrum. He walked around the hall with a poster of Amini's photo with the words "Iranian women deserve freedom.”
With this, he shared the footage on social media platform X, former Twitter.
In his post, Erdan said that hundreds of Iranians demonstrated outside the UN Headquarters and asked for help from the international community, adding that he "will not give up the struggle for the truth and will continue to expose the moral distortions of the UN".
However, in the images reflected on social media, it was seen that Erdan was taken out of the hall by UN officials.
22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who was taken ill and hospitalized after being detained on September 13, 2022, in Tehran, the capital of Iran, by the religious patrols known as the "morality police", died on September 16.
Iranian female activist Mahsa Amini photo
The demonstrations that started on September 17, 2022, in her hometown Saqqiz upon Amini's death spread across the country and turned intoanti-government protests.
Approximately 500 demonstrators were killed and more than 100 security officers were killed in the incidents that lasted for months.
Source: Anadolu Agency