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Iran News in Brief – January 3, 2021

Nurses of Kousar hospital in Shiraz (Iran) hold a rally demanding their overdue wages
Nurses of Kousar hospital in Shiraz (Iran) hold a rally demanding their overdue wages

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UPDATE: 5:30 PM CET

A clip that shows two of the political prisoners that were hanged this morning at dawn in Zahedan Prison


Nurses and employees at the Yazd Medical Sciences University gathered today


UPDATE: 10:30 AM CET

Three political prisoners were executed this morning in Iran

Elias Qalandarzehi (left) and Hassan Dehvari
Elias Qalandarzehi (left) and Hassan Dehvari

The criminal death sentences of Hassan Dehvari, Elias Qalandarzehi and Omid Mahmoudzehi were carried out in Zahedan Prison, south-east Iran, this morning, January 3rd.


UPDATE: 10:00 AM CET

Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 478 Cities Exceeds 196,000

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Saturday, January 2, 2021, that the Coronavirus death toll in 478 cities across Iran had exceeded 196,000. The number of victims in Tehran is 48,091, Khorasan Razavi 13,305, Isfahan 12,095, Khuzestan 9,915, Lorestan 7,898, Mazandaran 7,477, West Azerbaijan 7,293, Gilan 6,951, Fars 5,998, Sistan and Baluchestan 4,761, Kerman 4,313, Kurdistan 3,356, Semnan 2,954, Ardabil 2,407, Ilam 2,020, and Bushehr 1,979.

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Hadi Hosseini Mirak, 26, was executed in the Central Prison of Ardabil on December 27, 2020


No news on Golrokh Iraee 20 days past her forcible transfer to Evin

More than 20 days since her forcible transfer to Ward 2A of Evin Prison, her family have no news on Golrokh Iraee and her conditions.

Golrokh Iraee’s family are extremely worried about her health and the possibility of fabrication of a new case against her. As a result, her mother suffered a nervous attack and is presently hospitalized. Golrokh Iraee has not had any contacts or visits with her family since she was taken to the IRGC Intelligence detention center at Ward 2A in Evin Prison.

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Iran’s New Year’s Eve Execution Underscores Rejection of Human Rights Principles

On Thursday, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights issued a statement condemning the execution, earlier that same day, of a juvenile offender in the Islamic Republic of Iran.

The incident stood out as a late addition to the country’s catalogue of human rights abuses for the year 2020. Three other juvenile offenders had been executed by the Iranian judiciary earlier in the year, and Thursday’s case seemed to reaffirm the clerical regime’s rejection of foreign criticisms of this practice and of other widely reported irregularities in Iranian jurisprudence.

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Iran’s regime is depriving the people of bread

Through four decades of destructive policies, warmongering, and corruption, Iran’s regime has destroyed the country’s economy and people’s livelihood.

While this regime has pushed the people into poverty and misery by stealing public wealth and squandering national assets on nefarious projects, it continues to plunge its hands deeper into the people’s pockets every day under various pretext to steal what little is left of their lives.

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State Security Forces destroyed the stalls of some 100 fruit vendors in Ahvaz, SW Iran


Iranians Continue Protests; at Least Five Rallies and Strikes During Two Days

The Iranian people began 2021 with protests and rallies for their inherent rights, of which they have been deprived by the theocratic regime. In this respect, Iranian citizens held at least two rallies in different cities to express their ire against officials’ plundering and profiteering policies.

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Iranians Continue Protests; at Least Five Rallies and Strikes During Two days


Read moreIran News in Brief – January 2, 2021