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Iran News in Brief – April 15, 2021

Iranian woman and her son in Tehran



MEK Resistance Units: Iran tireless voice for freedom and democracy

Resistance Units activities across Iran– April 12 -14, 2021

For more than two-and-half years, non-stop and daily anti-regime activities continue across Iran. Banners, posters, and images with slogans targeting the regime’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei are installed in various cities that demand “regime change,” and call for the boycott of the mullahs’ upcoming sham presidential elections in June.

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8 people sentenced to lashes in Iran

A man receives slashes in the public

State-run media reported that eight people including one woman were sentenced to lashes by Iran’s Judiciary. ROKNA News Agency reported yesterday that a husband and wife in Mashhad northeastern Iran were sentenced to 74 lashes each in addition to prison by the Mashhad Criminal Court for theft.

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Iran’s pensioners and retirees embark on 4th round of nationwide protests

Retirees protest in Tehran, Iran

Iran’s pensioners and retirees held their fourth round of nationwide protests on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in 22 cities around the country. They called for the boycott of the regime’s sham presidential elections. In Tehran, Iran’s pensioners and retirees including many women marched from the mullahs’ parliament to the Department of Budget, with chants of: “People join us, our pain is your pain.”

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Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 535 Cities Exceeds 252,100

Iranian man trying to sell textile in the street

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, that the Coronavirus death toll in 535 cities across Iran had exceeded 252,100. The number of victims in Tehran has reached 57,651, Isfahan 16,485, Khorasan Razavi 16,190, Khuzestan 15,169, Mazandaran 10,705, Lorestan 10,648, East Azerbaijan 10,278, West Azerbaijan 9,473, Qom 8,885, Gilan 8,826, Fars 7,427, Golestan 6,475, Alborz 6,313, Sistan and Baluchestan 5,746, Hamedan 5,698, Kerman 5,629, Central Province 5,228, Kermanshah 5,034, Semnan 4,470, Yazd 4,512, Qazvin 2,879, Hormozgan 2,860, Zanjan 2,760, Ilam 2,596, and Bushehr 2,564.

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Contradiction in Iran’s Ruling Head

Khamenei and different Iranian regime presidential candidates One of the main problems of Iran’s government besides being reactionary, is the conflict between the supreme leader Ali Khamenei, as the highest power in the country which has both political and religious power and has the last word in the most important decisions, and the President, Hassan Rouhani, who is leading the government, but no one inside and outside the country believe in it as an effective element in the relationship and of course advancing the affairs.

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Hearing for award-winning students called off, still held in the security ward

Ali Younesi and Amir Hossein Moradi, two jailed students in Iran

The court hearing scheduled to examine charges leveled against two elite and award-winning students detained in a security ward was called off.

Ali Younesi and Amir Hossein Moradi, students of Tehran’s Sharif University of Technology, were violently arrested last year in April and taken to Evin Prison. They have been detained since in the notorious Intelligence Ministry Ward 209, and for a considerable period in solitary confinement.

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Iran news in brief, April 15, 2021

Iran news in brief, April 15, 2021

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