The repeated violations since the beginning of the violent events, including the burning of headquarters, arbitrary arrests, detention, torture and killing of a major swathe of society because they follow a certain ideology or hold opposing political views, and granting others full rights and freedoms, giving them special favour, is racial discrimination by state agencies. It is a crime and a violation of human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which states that "all people are born free and equal in dignity and rights and that everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind" as well as Article 2 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which affirms that "Each State Party to the present Covenant undertakes to respect and to ensure to all individuals within its territory and subject to its jurisdiction the rights recognized in the present Covenant, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin...".
Veiled women suffer severe ill-treatment at the hands of both security forces and supporters of the current authorities who attack them and remove their scarves and face veils by force, pulling them by the hair and sexually harassing them. They are further beaten and humiliated in public. They have been targeted, seen as an opposition to the current authorities. They suffer arbitrary arrest and detention, with absurd false charges brought against them. Moreover, they are being suspended from schools and universities and prevented from preforming their important exams.