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Iran News in Brief – April 20, 2021

People protest in front of the Tehran Stock Exchange, Iran
People protest in front of the Tehran Stock Exchange, Iran



80,000 Iranian Nurses Infected With COVID-19 in 14 Months

Iranian nurses fall victim to Coronavirus

Fifteen months after the COVID-19 catastrophe in Iran, more than 251,000 Iranians have died in 535 cities according to figures announced by the Iranian Resistance. This is while, according to the Head of Iran’s Nursing Organization, 80,000 Iranian nurses have also been infected with the deadly virus in the past 14 months while around 8,000 healthcare workers are unable to serve due to hospitalization, quarantine, and other related issues.

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Iran Intelligence Agents Arrest 3 Christian Converts in Southwestern City

Three Iranians that converted to Christianity from Islam

Three Christian converts were detained by intelligence agents in Dezful southwestern Iran on April 19. According to the Mohabat News website, the three Christians were identified as Esmael Narimanpour, Mohammad Ali Torabi, and Alireza Varak Shah. Their homes were searched and some of their personal belongings including Mohammad Ali’s mobile phone were confiscated.

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Iran: COVID-19 Takes the Lives of at Least 257,600 in 539 Cities

Infographic-PMOI-MEK reports over 257,600 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran (1)

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Monday, April 19, 2021, that the Coronavirus death toll in 539 cities across Iran had surpassed 257,600. The number of victims in Tehran has reached 58,921, Isfahan 16,825, Khorasan Razavi 16,440, Khuzestan 15,554, Mazandaran 10,895, Lorestan 10,858, East Azerbaijan 10,558, West Azerbaijan 9,693, Gilan 9,031, Qom 8,980, Fars 7,647, Alborz 6,518, Hamedan 5,788, Kerman 5,789, Kermanshah 5,159, Yazd 4,587, Kurdistan 4,487, North Khorasan 3,858, Ardabil 3,212, Khorasan South 2,521, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari 2,105, and Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad 2,014.

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Iranians Continue Protests; at Least 59 Rallies and Strikes from April 14 to 18


From April 14 and 18, citizens in Iran staged at least 59 rallies and protests in various cities, venting their anger over the government’s plundering and profiteering policies. On April 14 and 18, retirees and pensioners affiliated with the Social Security Organization staged countrywide protests in at least 40 cities.

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Monday Protests Erupted and Spread Throughout Iran

An awakened movement of Iranians from various backgrounds, expertise, and with different sources of income continue to occupy the streets and there is no sign in sight that they will back down until they get what they deserve. On Monday, the streets of Tehran, Isfahan, Mashhad, Hormozgan, Susangerd, Khuzestan, Chahrmahal and Bakhtiari, Urumieh and Sirjan witnessed another wave of rallies and gatherings against the regime and its exploiting policies of people’s lives.

Iran: Executions Continue At Alarming Rate

Public execution in Iran

The inhuman clerical regime ruling Iran continues its killing spree with another wave of brutal executions. On Tuesday, regime authorities executed Sohrab Mesgari, a prisoner in Gonbad-e Qabus prison, after four years of imprisonment. On Monday, April 12, authorities in Qazvin prison executed Hossein Ramezani, 37, after five years of imprisonment.

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Iran Elections 2021: Khamenei’s Uncertainty About Candidates


In the previous article of the series, we shed light on the regime’s deep internal and international crises leading to the upcoming presidential elections scheduled for June 18. Iranian regime supreme leader Ali Khamenei has long voiced his preference for a “young and Hezbollahi” government and a “Qassem Soleimani like” president.

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Iranian Political Prisoner Under Pressure After Being Sent Into Exile

Maryam Akbari Monfared Banned From Family Visits Writes a Happy Birthday Letter to 13-Year-Old Daughter

Prison authorities have put Maryam Akbari Monfared, an Iranian dissident serving a 15-year sentence, under pressure in Semnan prison where she was recently banished to. Political prisoner Maryam Akbari Monfared has been under an additional pressure since she was exiled from Evin Prison to the Prison of Semnan on March 9, 2021.

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Iran news in brief, April 20, 2021

Iran news in brief, April 20, 2021

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