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Latest News in Brief – March 20, 2020

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UPDATE: 8:30 PM CET

Over 8,200 people across 200 cities in Iran are dead of coronavirus, per Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK

-Khamenei, Rouhani downplay crisis in Nowruz messages.

-Former health ministers, medical professionals call on Rouhani to take action or death toll will rise.

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UPDATE: 12:15 PM CET

Coronavirus outbreak in Iran turns into a crime against humanity after regime’s cover-up; role of women in combating Covid-19

Monthly Report Feb- March 2020

This year, the world marked the International Women’s Day as Coronavirus had been transmitted to almost all countries and seriously impacted people’s lives and livelihoods. In Iran, the ruling regime’s political approach to this problem turned it into a “crime against humanity.”

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UPDATE: 9:30 AM CET

On eve of the Iranian New Year, Mrs. Rajavi offers prayers for a speedy recovery of patients, her condolences to victims’ families

The Peoples Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK) announced this afternoon Thursday, March 29, that the number of fatalities of Coronavirus in 199 cities across Iran exceeds 7,000. Numerous reports show that the death toll in Qom is more than 1,000, the fatalities in Alborz have passed 500, and in Central Province stand at 169. During the past 24 hours, at least 30 people have died in Tehran, 43 in Mazandaran, 30 in Khorasan Razavi, 15 in Hamadan, 15 in Kerman, and 16 in Gilan.

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Iran: Prisoners Collectively Escape Khorramabad Prison, Several Shot Dead by Revolutionary Guards

Call on the international community to secure the release of prisoners to prevent a major humanitarian disaster

Iran: Prisoners Collectively Escape Khorramabad Prison, Several Shot Dead by Revolutionary Guards
Collective escape of prisoners in western Iran for the humanitarian catastrophe in prison due to the lack of care and medical facilities by the mullahs’ authorities.

This afternoon, March 19, 2020, prisoners at the Parsilon Prison in Khorramabad (western Iran), who were at risk of coronavirus infectionrebelled, disarmed the guards, and escapedPrison guards and the repressive forces opened fire on about 250 fleeing inmates and killed several of them.  

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UPDATE: 9:00 AM CET

Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll Exceeds 7,000 in 199 Cities

On eve of the Iranian New Year, Mrs. Rajavi offers prayers for a speedy recovery of patients, her condolences to victims’ families

Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll Exceeds 7,000 in 199 Cities
Iran, Pakdasht, Coronavirus outbreak

The Peoples Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK) announced this afternoon Thursday, March 29, that the number of fatalities of Coronavirus in 199 cities across Iran exceeds 7,000.

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UPDATE: 8:30 AM CET

Iranian Resistance Units, defiant youth celebrate Fire Festival amid heavy security measures

Despite efforts by the regime to prevent celebrations during the annual Fire Festival (Charshanbe Suri), and using the coronavirus outbreak as a pretext to increase security presence across cities, Iranian Resistance Units and defiant youths took to the streets and reiterated the Iranian people’s desire to overthrow the tyrannical regime of the mullahs.

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UPDATE: 8:00 AM CET

Female physician Dr. Shirin Rouhani Rad dies after battling coronavirus

Medical staff at the forefront of combating coronavirus in Iran due to the regime’s mismanagement leaving people defenseless.

Dr. Shirin Rouhani Rad, female physician and general practitioner of Shohada Hospital in Pakdasht, lost her life from coronavirus.

This female physician was one of Pakdasht’s doctors who was taken to Masih Daneshvari Hospital in Tehran after her condition deteriorated. She died on the last day of the Iranian year serving her compatriots in the fight against the deadly coronavirus. (The state-run TV News Agency – March 19, 2020)

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Iran news in brief, March 20, 2020

Iran: Prisoners Collectively Escape Prison, Several Shot Dead by IRGC
Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll Exceeds 7,000 in 199 Cities
Iran: Four Women’s Rights Activists Summoned to Prison Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

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WHAT ARE THE IRAN PROTESTS OF 2019?

Friday, March 20, 2020, marks the 127th 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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