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Iran News in Brief – December 25, 2021

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UPDATE: 03:55 PM CET

Iran’s Regime Executed 3 Other Prisoners

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The Iranian regime authorities hanged two prisoners on Tuesday in Khoramabad, Lorestan province. In addition, another prisoner was executed on December 18 in Adilabad prison in Shiraz.

The inmates executed on Tuesday are identified as Hassan Mirkarami and Ardavan Falahvand. They had endured 8 years in prison. The individual executed in Shiraz is identified as Hadi Shahriyari. He was executed on charges of “Waging war on God,” a term the regime uses to describe dissidents.

Iran: Khamenei’s Representative Expresses Fear of Uprisings

IRGC Political Deputy: Scope of Recent Uprising Greater Than 2009, 2018 Seditions.

On Friday, Jalil Sharifinia, the Friday Prayer leader of Aradan, expressed fear of people’s uprising. He acknowledged that during the 2009 uprising, people “did not care about the [sham] elections, they had targeted the entire [regime].”

“In recent days in Isfahan, we witnessed that those arrested by the security forces were not farmers. They had come from outside of the country or from other provinces. They were paid to pretend to be farmers and clashed with security forces,” he added, referring to the recent uprising in Isfahan by farmers and locals due to the water crisis.


UPDATE: 08:30 AM CET

Maryam Rajavi’s Message on Christmas

“Christ (PBUH) is the prophet of those who lay down their lives for freedom and stand up for justice. He belongs to all the people of the world. He is the prophet of “those who mourn,” the prophet of ‘the meek,’ the prophet of ‘those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,” and the prophet of “those who are persecuted for righteousness sake’ or falsely reviled.”

From Tehran to Stockholm and Beyond: The Resilience of the Iranian Resistance

Wednesday marked the 55th session of the trial of Hamid Noury, a former prison official in Iran’s Gohardasht prison (Karaj), who was involved in the torture and execution of 30,000 political prisoners in 1988. Noury was arrested in 2019 during a trip to Sweden and was later put on trial for his crimes against humanity.

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Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll Surpasses 491,700

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Friday afternoon, December 23, 2021, that the COVID-19 death toll in 547 cities has surpassed 491,700. In Tehran, the death toll has reached 115,080, Khorasan Razavi 39,745, Isfahan 33,900, Khuzestan 29,745, East Azerbaijan 16,973, Alborz 14,388, Kerman 13,217, Kermanshah 9,179, Hamedan 9,118, Zanjan 4,685, and Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad 3,709.

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Read more: Iran News in Brief – December 24, 2021