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Iran News in Brief – April 24, 2021

 

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UPDATE: 7:30 PM CEST

More Unrest Waves Throughout the Country on Saturday

Today, sources from the PMOI network inside Iran reported another wave of rallies, protests, and demonstrations going through the entire country. Several demonstrations from various working groups and backgrounds in Tehran, workers in Abadan, farmers in Isfahan and Rudbar, shop owners in Tabriz, swindled shareholders in Zanjan and Kermanshah and railroad workers in Sari were recorded. In Tehran, protestors clashed with the police and people shouted ‘down with the minister’ and ‘we won’t vote’.


UPDATE: 9:00 AM CEST

Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll In 539 Cities Exceeds 262,700

Infographic-PMOI-MEK reports over 262,700 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

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Iran’s Regime Hides Behind COVID Outbreak To Justify Elections Boycott

Iran's regime is faced with a major crisis of low voter turnout in its upcoming elections

The Iranian regime is facing a huge crisis as more and more segments of the Iranian society call for the boycott the upcoming presidential elections. Many within the regime have projected a very low voter turnout in the elections, scheduled for June.

On April 18, former member of the Majlis (Parliament) Mahmoud Sadeghi said, “The atmosphere of the elections is very cold in the country and according to the statistics, no more than 25 percent will participate and this is a very worrying issue.”

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Hassan Ra’yat: Profile of a Mafia Leader in Iran

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Outside Iran, few will have heard the name Hassan Ra’yat. He is an associate of former Iranian president Mahmood Ahmadinejad who has quietly bought influence and power through millions of dollars of bribery and fraud. Now with a power struggle intensifying as Iran’s Presidential elections approach, some state media are trickling out new details about this key mafia leader.

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Two Student Activists Sentenced to 72 Lashes in Northern Iran

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Two student activists were sentenced to a total of 72 lashes by the Shahroud Criminal Court in northern Iran yesterday. According to the Human Rights News Agency, the two men were identified as 25-year-old Milad Nazeri and 26-year-old Seyed Shabir Hosseini Nik. Both are students at Shahroud University of Technology Central Campus.

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Two Iranians Sentenced to Death for “Insulting the Prophet, Blasphemy”

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Two prisoners were sentenced to death by a Criminal Court in central Iran for “insulting the prophet”. According to the Human Rights News Agency, the two prisoners detained in Arak Central Prison were informed about their death sentences yesterday.

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Iran news in brief, April 24, 2021

Iran news in brief, April 24, 2021


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