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Iran News in Brief – April 8, 2023

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Iran Uprising at a Glance

Based partially on reporting by PMOI (MEK) Network in Iran

Saturday, April 8, 2023 – 8 PM GMT + 1

  • Days: 205
  • Protests: 282 cities
  • Fatalities: 750+ estimated deaths, 675 identified by MEK
  • Detentions: 30,000

Iran’s nationwide uprising is marking its 205th day on Saturday as the mullahs’ regime escalates its measures to both crackdown on dissent across the country and install rifts among various sectors of the society.

MEK-affiliated Resistance Units portrayed a large image of Iranian opposition coalition NCRI President-elect Maryam Rajavi in the city of Dehdasht, Kohgiluyeh, and Boyer Ahmad Province, in southwest Iran at 9:15 pm on Thursday night.

They carried out a series of activities in memory of 36 MEK members killed by the Iranian regime’s proxies in Iraq on April 8, 2011, in Camp Ashraf of Iraq. MEK Resistance Units members in Tehran, Mashhad, Tabriz, Shiraz, Isfahan, Karaj, Rasht, Turkaman Sahra, Semnan, Lahijan, Gorgan, Shahroud, Kazerun, Bandar Abbas, Ardabil, Ilam, Astara, Zahedan, and Sabzevar gathered to commemorate the MEK martyrs and pledge to continue their struggle to establish a free and democratic Iran.

Also, MEK-affiliated Resistance Units and defiant youths across Iran launched a series of measures against the mullahs’ regime in recent days.

Defiant youth targeted sites associated with the mullahs’ regime, the IRGC, and Basij paramilitary units.

Defiant youth targeted a so-called “Khomeini Relief Committee” site in Hamadan, western Iran. These committees associated either with the mullahs or the IRGC, plunder and steal people’s money and resources.

Defiant youth also torched IRGC paramilitary Basij bases in the cities of Arak and Amol, central and northern Iran, respectively.

They set fire to the office of Khamenei’s representative in the city of Kuhdasht, western Iran, and torched the office of the IRGC paramilitary Basij – Student Branch in Amol, northern Iran.

MEK-affiliated Resistance Units torched large posters of Khamenei, regime founder Ruhollah Khomeini, and the eliminated IRGC Quds Force chief Qassem Soleimani in the cities of Tehran, Shiraz, Isfahan, and Tonekabon.

They also torched large banners associated with the regime’s Intelligence Ministry in the city of Salmanshahr in Mazandaran Province, northern Iran, and a pro-regime propaganda billboard of the mullahs’ mandatory hijab rules in Amol, northern Iran.

In another development, several schools in different cities were targeted in a new string of chemical gas attacks by regime operatives. The list includes the all-girls Khayam School in Pardis of Tehran Province; two different attacks in the city of Divandarreh in western Iran; the Khalaban Zaker School and all-girls Me’raj School in Ardabil in northwest Iran; and the all-girls Sa’adi School in Urmia in northwest Iran.

According to reports by Hengaw Organization for Human Rights, the all-girls Shahed and Fadak schools in the city of Naqadeh in northwest Iran have also been targeted in chemical gas attacks by operatives of the mullahs’ regime.

Nurses in Mashhad, northeast Iran, held a gathering on Saturday morning protesting the regime’s unjust policies that are delaying and decreasing their paychecks and pensions.


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