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Iran News in Brief – April 16, 2021

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A Nation Hit Hard by the Pandemic and Dictatorship

Because of the Iranian regime’s mishandling of the pandemic and the lack of termination to vaccinate the population, the Covid-19 virus is increasingly taking its toll throughout Iran.


Twelve Women Detained on Death Row in the Central Prison of Urmia

Entrance of the Central Prison of Urmia- inset: Mohabat Mahmoudi

A Kurdish human rights organization has reported the names of twelve women detained on death row in the women’s ward of the Central Prison of Urmia. All 12 women are convicted of deliberate murder.

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COVID-19 Takes the Lives of 253,100 in 539 Cities in Iran

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Thursday, April 15, 2021, that the Coronavirus death toll in 539 cities had exceeded 253,100. The number of victims in Tehran has reached 57,891, Isfahan 16,555, Khorasan Razavi 16,240, Khuzestan 15,239, Lorestan 10,688, East Azerbaijan 10,333, West Azerbaijan 9,518, Gilan 8,866, Fars 7,462, Golestan 6,500, Alborz 6,353, Kerman 5,659, Kermanshah 5,059, Kurdistan 4,367, North Khorasan 3,813, Ardabil 3,152, South Khorasan 2,481, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari 2,060, and Kohgiluyeh And Boyer-Ahmad 1,974. Mazandaran 10,735.

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“An Uprising Awaits the Mullahs in Iran”—Mek Network Before Regime’s June 2021 Presidential Election

The campaign against the mullahs’ regime’s sham presidential elections is spreading throughout Iran. In various cities across the country, people spread slogans such as “Boycotting the election sham is a patriotic duty,” “No to the sham elections,” and “Our vote is for the overthrow of the mullahs’ regime, yes to a democratic republic.”
These activities were organized by the network of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) inside Iran, the Resistance Units.

“An uprising awaits the mullahs in Iran”—MEK network before regime's June 2021 presidential election

Garbage Mafia and 14,000 Garbage Collectors in Tehran Alone

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The head of Tehran’s city council in a shocking report on April 13, 2021, reported a strange phenomenon called the garbage mafia, in which more than 14,000 homeless people, immigrants, and street children are busy in the Iranian capital alone. Mohsen Hashemi Rafsanjani referred to the problem of waste in Iran as a gordian knot or a growing pest, which in other countries is the source of income and energy for decades in their developed cities.

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Their Sons and Daughters Killed by the Regime, Mothers Make Their Voices Heard

Almost 17 months after the uprising that followed by the deadliest crackdown by security forces in Iran, families of some slain protesters are calling for true justice.

Iran news in brief, April 16, 2021

Iran news in brief, April 16, 2021

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