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Iran News in Brief – August 3, 2021




Tuesday Protests in Iran

As Ebrahim Raisi was celebrating the start of his tenure and was posing in front of the cameras with even more vows and promises than his predecessor, Iranians gathered and protested in different cities to prove that their desire is regime change and the henchman of the 1988 massacre is not their president.


Iranians in Diaspora Condemn the Installment of a Massmurderer as President

Today, while Ebrahim Raisi’s presidency was officially confirmed by Ali Khamenei, the regime’s supreme leader, Iranians in several European cities protested the official tenure of a mass murderer taking over one of the highest positions instead of facing justice.


Message to the Call for Justice gathering on the Capitol Ground

Washington, D.C. – August 2, 2021

Honorable personalities,
Dear Friends,
I am delighted to be able to join you today in this gathering.
I thank the distinguished speakers for their long-time solidarity and support for the Iranian people and the Resistance, in the noble quest to liberate our homeland from the oppression of the religious dictatorship.
These days, Iran is crying out for freedom. An uprising from Khuzestan to Tehran with chants of “death to Khamenei” and “death to the dictator.”
Khamenei, his IRGC, and the mass murderer, Ebrahim Raisi, will never be able to silence the voice of Iranians and their young people by bullets and tear gas, detention and torture, and by shutting down the internet.
The overthrow of the mullahs’ regime is within reach.
The appointment of Ebrahim Raisi to the regime’s presidency signals the end for the clerical regime. Raisi is the symbol of the regime’s brutality.
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Iran: Over 345,300 Deaths, Record Numbers Across the Board

Infographic-PMOI-MEK reports over 345,300 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

Over 345,300 people have died of the novel coronavirus in 547 cities checkered across all of Iran’s 31 provinces, according to reports tallied by the Iranian opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) as of Monday afternoon local time, August 2. The official death toll declared by the regime stands at 91,407, around a fourth of the actual figure.

The coronavirus death toll in various provinces include: 80,756 in Tehran, 23,385 in Isfahan, 21,916 in Khuzestan, 20,955 in Razavi Khorasan, 13,513 in East Azerbaijan, 13,380 in Mazandaran, 12,573 in West Azerbaijan, 11,807 in Fars, 11,146 in Gilan, 10,285 in Qom, 10,053 in Alborz, 9880 in Sistan & Baluchistan, 8553 in Kerman, 8135 in Golestan, 6988 in Markazi, 6418 in Kermanshah, 6007 in Yazd, 5855 in Hormozgan, 5455 in Semnan, 4145 in Ardabil, 3904 in Qazvin, 3655 in Zanjan, and 3181 in South Khorasan. This is in addition to reports obtained from other provinces.

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Iran:18 Executions In 11 Days And As Raisi, Henchman Of 1988 Massacre Takes Office

As Ebrahim Raisi, the henchman of the 1988 massacre, takes office tomorrow, the inhuman clerical regime hanged three prisoners named Sepehr Abbasnejad (from Urmia) and Eskander Zare’ and Hamzeh Rezaei (from Salmas) in Urmia Prison, this morning, Monday, August 2, 2021.

At the same time, many relatives and friends of the prisoners had gathered in front of Urmia Prison. The regime’s repressive special units fearing the spread of the protest dispersed the crowd and confiscated the mobiles of several people.

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Iran’s Collapsed Economy, Far Behind Even War-Torn Countries

Over 60 million people live in poverty across Iran

Iran’s economy is grappling with several crises due to structural corruption. According to economic experts, Iran is the only country in the world that has had double-digit inflation rates for more than four decades. Meanwhile, government experts are worried about the dangerous situation that is on the horizon for the regime, especially as we see protests escalating from Khuzestan province to other cities and towns across the country.

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Monthly Report July 2021, Iran Human Rights Monitor


July saw Gholam-Hossein Mohseni Ejeii taking office as head of the Iranian Judiciary Branch. Khamenei issued an edict appointing Ejeii as head of the Judiciary, which is the apparatus in charge of executions and crimes in Iran. In his decree, Khamenei noted Ejeii’s “priceless experience and brilliant record” which is a reference to his long-time expertise in human rights abuses and suppression during his service as the first deputy to the Judiciary Chief, the country’s General Prosecutor, and the Minister of Intelligence.

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Western Reaction to Iran’s Presidential Inauguration Could Promote Domestic Revolt


On August 3, Ebrahim Raisi will be inaugurated as the new president of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and there is little doubt that the Iranian people will be scrutinizing Western reactions to that development. Many commentators in the expatriate activist community have already criticized those governments for their relative silence in the wake of Raisi’s June 18 “election,” but the Iranian Resistance leader Maryam Rajavi has said that the United States, Britain, and the European Union will face a “litmus test” for their principles only after Iran enters into its “new era” with Raisi’s inauguration.

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Iranian Bahai Woman Sentenced to 5 Years of Prison in SW Iran


An Iranian Bahai woman was sentenced to five years and eight months of prison by the Ahvaz Revolutionary Court in southwestern Iran. According to the Human Rights News Agency, she was identified as Sanaz Notghi. Sanaz was charged with “membership in the illegal Bahai organization” and “spreading propaganda against the state”. Her trial took place on July 17.

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