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Latest News in Brief – March 8, 2020

March 8, 2020: Latest News
March 8, 2020: Latest News

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UPDATE: 8:30 PM CET

Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll Exceeds 2,300

Continuation of the regime’s cover-up, lies, contradictions exacerbate the catastrophe


While the mullahs’ regime continues to cover up the number of Coronavirus fatalities, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced that the death toll in 115 cities in 30 provinces had exceeded 2,300.

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UPDATE: 6:45 PM CET

‌Breaking: Over 2,300 people in 115 cities across Iran have lost their lives to the coronavirus epidemic as the illness spreads across the country, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK

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UPDATE: 5:45 PM CET

The Health Minister’s Plenipotentiary Representative in Gilan Province, the death toll in Gilan province is 200

While the Iranian regime claims the Coronavirus death toll for the entire country is 194, the Health Minister’s Plenipotentiary Representative in Gilan Province says the death toll in Gilan province alone is 200.

“Coronavirus death toll in Gilan Province [northern Iran] has reached 200… 800 to 900 are infected,” says Mohammad Hossein Ghorbani, the Health Minister’s Plenipotentiary Representative in Gilan Province.

UPDATE: 5:00 PM CET

International Conference on Iran’s Coronavirus Epidemic, Regime Cover-Up

Iranian physicians, medical experts and nurses from 19 different locations took part in an internet conference on Sunday, March 8, discussing the start and spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iran.

The medical experts discussed how the Iranian regime’s corrupt policies, its cover-up of the epidemic, and subpar response to the spread of the virus have contributed to the current tragedy in Iran, which has already taken the lives of more than 2,000 people and infected numerous people with COVID-19.

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UPDATE: 4:30 PM CET

Maryam Rajavi the President-elect of the NCRI, on the occasion of the 8th of March, International Women’s Day:

We declare IWD 2020 , the day of Women Martyred in the Iran Uprising in November 2019.

Under the mullahs’ rule, every natural calamity and every preventable problem from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) to floods to earthquakes, turn into a major disaster.The people of Iran and women in particular are the first victims of the mullahs’ depravity.

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UPDATE: 3:15 PM CET

Live Broadcast: Coronavirus Crisis in Iran: Official cover-ups and Prospects

Online conference by Iranian Physicians and Medical Staff from 26 locations and 13 countries across Europe, North America and Australia. Coronavirus crisis in Iran: official cover-ups and prospects.

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UPDATE: 2:00 PM CET

Coronavirus epidemic spreads in Iran as regime takes belated measures

The coronavirus crisis is expanding in Iran and the regime continues in its failure to properly address this crisis. One result is that more regime officials are dying in this epidemic.

Sheikh-reza Mohammadi Langroudi, former representative of the Iranian regime Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei in the town of Langroud, northern Iran, died of COVID-19 on Saturday, March 7.

As the coronavirus is spreading across the country and authorities have no control over the status quo, the mullahs’ regime has with much delay began blocking the entrance of visitors to the provinces of Ilam, Golestan, Gilan, Semnan, Qazvin Lorestan and Mazandaran. State of alert has been announced in the cities of Rasht, Qazvin, Yazd and Doleijan.

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Viedo: At least 2,000 coronavirus deaths in Iran as of March 7

At least 2,000 coronavirus deaths in Iran as of March 7

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UPDATE: 1:30 PM CET

PRESS CONFERENCE: SPECIAL ASPECTS OF THE IRANIAN REGIME’S 21ST FEBRUARY PARLIAMENTARY ELECTION

Online conference by Iranian Physicians & Medical Staff from 26 locations & 13 countries across Europe, North America & Australia

The live conference will be streamed on www.ncr-iran.org, also on the Twitter account: @Iran_Policy, and on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/IranNCR.

BEGINS: SUNDAY, MARCH 8, 2020, IN FARSI 2:00 IN ENGLISH 2:45 PM – 4:00 PM (CET)

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UPDATE: 10:00 AM CET

Mullahs’ coronavirus is decimating Iran’s youth: MEK Resistance Units

Iranian opposition group PMOI/MEK network members inside Iran expose the Iranian regime’s guilt in the Iran coronavirus outbreak.They also install messages of Iranian Resistance leader Massoud Rajavi and NCRI President Maryam Rajavi in public places on coronavirus outbreak.

Mullahs’ coronavirus is decimating Iran’s youth: MEK Resistance Units

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UPDATE: 9:45 AM CET

Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll Exceeds 2,000

The situation in Gilan is critical; fatalities more than 300

Maryam Rajavi urges youth to save lives while taking protective measures

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) has announced that the number of fatalities of Coronavirus in 105 cities across Iran has surpassed 2,000.

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UPDATE: 9:30 AM CET

Hundreds of Thousands of Prisoners, Especially Political Prisoners, at Risk of Coronavirus Outbreak

Mrs. Rajavi calls on the international community to take immediate action to save the lives of political prisoners

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), while warning of the increasing exposure of prisoners in Iran to Coronavirus, and the spread of the virus in many prisons, called on the United Nations Security Council, the Secretary-General, the Human Rights Council, the High Commissioner for Human Rights, and on other relevant international organizations to take immediate action to save the lives of prisoners, particularly political prisoners that are under torture and additional limitations and pressure.

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UPDATE: 9:00 AM CET

Iran coronavirus outbreak: people pass out in public places

People pass out in Iran’s streets due to coronavirus COVID-19. Ambulances are working round the clock to transfer these people to hospitals. Iranian security forces arrest people who record and inform the public about the spread of the virus.

Iran coronavirus outbreak: people pass out in public places

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UPDATE: 8:45 AM CET

Bodies of coronavirus victims fill the morgues of Qom, central Iran

The video shows the depths of human casualties in the Iran coronavirus outbreak in Behesht-e Masoumeh Cemetery. The video showing many corpses and the narrator saying the cause is the coronavirus. Some have white shrouds over the corpses, others have black coverings. Reports indicate Iranian authorities have arrested a person who had recorded and posted a video from a morgue in Qom which showed dozens of dead bodies of coronavirus victims. Another video shows that the Iranian regime authorities are laying about the coronavirus victims and there are much more buried in the cemetery of Qom.

Bodies of coronavirus victims fill the morgues of Qom, central Iran

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WHAT ARE THE IRAN PROTESTS OF 2019?

Sunday, March 8, 2020, marks the 115th day since the beginning of the nationwide Iran protests.

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) has identified 755 of the more than 1500 protesters killed by the regime so far.

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) has called on the United Nations to urgently send an international fact-finding mission to Iranian prisons to meet with the detainees.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE UPRISING:

Number of uprising cities: 191

Number of martyrs: At least 1500

Number of injured: More than 4,000

Number of detainees: More than 12,000 

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