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Latest News in Brief – March 16, 2020

March 16, 2020: Latest News
March 16, 2020: Latest News

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UPDATE: 7:00 PM CET

More than 5,500 people across 186 cities in Iran are dead of coronavirus, per Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK


-Mazandaran: above 70 dead in past 24 hours
-Sari: 770 hospitalized in past 48 hours
-Kashan: Severe shortage of hospital beds

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UPDATE: 6:30 PM CET

Maryam Rajavi, the President-Elect of the NCRI Issued a Message to the Iranian People:
You must revive the sense of solidarity and sympathy in our wounded society

Your solidarity is that great power the mullahs endeavor to limit or destroy day and night

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UPDATE: 6:00 PM CET

THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS IN IRAN- Causes of the outbreak and spread: Cover-up, deception, incompetence, theft and corruption’ – NCRI Special Report.

March 15 Update: Death toll Exceeds 4,900, 182 cities impacted. Download the report here: http://bit.ly/38WbPP6

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UPDATE: 4:00 PM CET

Iran’s regime is using coronavirus to torture political prisoners

Iran’s prisons and detention centers were one of the most vulnerable centers hit by coronavirus due to regime’s criminal negligence.

According to reports received from prisoners, especially those who are detained for political reasons in Fashafouyeh, Evin, Gohardasht, Ghezelhesar, Urumia, Sheyban Ahwaz and Kashan prison are infected to coronavirus.

Instead of quarantine, they are taken to unknown places

According to regime officials, several prisons have much more inmates than their capacity allows. The halls and washrooms are filled with people. This is while the regime doesn’t provide prisoners with the minimum facilities. There is no health masks and disinfectants. The prisoners in Ghezelhesar are even without soap and detergent.

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UPDATE: 9:30 AM CET

Coronavirus fatalities in 182 cities exceed 4,900

Regime officials acknowledge surge in the outbreak, exhaustion of medical staff, risk of popular uprising

The Peoples Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced this afternoon, Sunday, March 15, 2020, that the number of Coronavirus victims in 182 cities across Iran exceeds 4,900. In addition to other provinces, the number of victims in Tehran is 696, in Gilan 657, in Mazandaran 424, in Golestan 343, in Khuzestan 170, in Hamadan 44, in Ardabil 42, and in Kashan is 210.

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UPDATE: 9:00 AM CET

Ali Safavi, Foreign Affairs Committee, National Council of Resistance of Iran on COVID-19

To listening the interview, click on the link below:

Ali Safavi’s Interview with Dan Caplis

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In Iran, worries and resilience in the face of the coronavirus

Iranians talk about quarantine, the shortage of supplies, frustration with the government and other challenges amid the virus pandemic.

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UPDATE: 8:30 AM CET

Int’l Panel Weigh in on Coronavirus Epidemic in Iran

Renowned physicians weigh in on coronavirus epidemic in Iran—March 15, 2020

Over 20 physicians and medical specialists from seven countries and three continents joined a special international internet conference on Sunday, March 15, focusing on the pandemic crisis in Iran and the reaction seen by the mullahs’ regime that has left the Iranian people defenseless.

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Iran news in brief, March 16, 2020

Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 182 Cities Exceeds 4,900
Defiant Youth Target the Mullahs’ Ministry of Justice in Tehran
International Panel Weigh in on Coronavirus Epidemic in Iran
 

Iran news in brief, March 16, 2020

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WHAT ARE THE IRAN PROTESTS OF 2019?

Monday, March 16, 2020, marks the 123rd 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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