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Iran News in Brief – January 18, 2021

On the occasion of the birthday of Omid Rezaei, one of the November 2019 Protests’ victims, his family and several other victims’ families gathered on the tomb of Omid in Karaj
On the occasion of the birthday of Omid Rezaei, one of the November 2019 Protests’ victims, his family and several other victims’ families gathered on the tomb of Omid in Karaj

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UPDATE: 6:00 PM CET

Stock market investors protest in Tehran


UPDATE: 9:00 AM CET

Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 478 Cities Exceeds 203,000

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Sunday, January 17, 2021, that the Coronavirus death toll in 478 cities had exceeded 203,000. The number of victims in Tehran is 49,446, Isfahan 12,775, Lorestan 8,213, Mazandaran 8,017, Qom 7,895, West Azerbaijan 7,488, Gilan 7,186, Sistan and Baluchestan 4,901, Hamedan 4,783, Central Province 4,173, Yazd 3,687, Zanjan 2,155, Ilam 2,101, and Bushehr 2,044.

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Iran: Outrageous vaccine policy is setting the stage for mass Covid-19 deaths

In Saturday’s meeting of the Coronavirus Task Force, Iranian regime president Hassan Rouhani claimed, “We are proud that our [Covid-19] deaths are down to two digits.” This is while, according to reports obtained by the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), at least 500 people died of coronavirus on Saturday.

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40 days after her arbitrary arrest, Nazanin Mohammad Nejad remains in limbo

40 days after the arbitrary arrest of Nazanin Mohammad Nejad, this student activist continues to remain in solitary confinement in Ward 209 of Evin Prison.

Nazanin Mohammad Nejad is deprived of having access to a lawyer and of calls and visits with her family. In the wake of her family’s repeated inquiries, officials of the Evin Courthouse have announced that her interrogations and arraignment have not finished, yet.

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Two brothers have been sentenced to a total of seven years in prison


Imminent Execution Recalls Attention to Failure of Pressure for Navid Afkari, Others

It was reported last week that the Iranian judiciary was moving quickly to execute a wrestler by the name of Mehdi Ali-Hosseini, approximately five years after he was first arrested on a charge of murder.

His trial alleged that the killing was premeditated even though it reportedly occurred as part of a spontaneous brawl. In this sense, the prosecution appears to have misrepresented the case in order to more safely guarantee a capital sentence. This is evidently a common practice in the Islamic Republic, which consistently maintains the world’s highest rate of executions per capita.

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Iranians Continue Protests; at Least Three Rallies and Strikes on January 16

On January 16, the Iranian people once again vented their anger at the regime’s plundering and profiteering policies. In this respect, they continued protests by holding at least three rallies in Isfahan and Khuzestan provinces.

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Iranians Continue Protests; at Least Three Rallies and Strikes on January 16


Iranian MP: government takes advantage of stock market

Iran’s Deputy Speaker of Parliament said yesterday that the government had taken advantage of the country’s stock market which has been mostly in the red for the past few days.

“The government has been inadequate, has had misconducts and has taken advantage of the stock market,” Amir Hossein Ghazizadeh said in comments carried by the state-run Mehr News Agency.

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Iran news in brief, January 18, 2021

Iran news in brief, January 18, 2021


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