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Iran News in Brief – February 16, 2021

Children in Dishmok District in Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province. 60 suicide attempts were carried out in the past 4 years in the Dishmok southwestern Iran, because of poverty
Children in Dishmok District in Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province. 60 suicide attempts were carried out in the past 4 years in the Dishmok southwestern Iran, because of poverty

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Tortured Sufi prisoner dies in coma after receiving unknown prison medication

Behnam Mahjoubi, from Iran’s persecuted Gonabadi Dervish religious minority, passed away today in a hospital in Tehran four days after receiving an of unknown medication in prison.

Mahjoubi was transferred to Loghman Hospital on February 12 from the notorious Evin Prison.

Ebrahim Allah Bakhshi, the friend of dissident Behnam Mahjoubi, cited “credible hospital sources” as saying Behman Mahjoubi had passed away.

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Today, another mother grieves in Iran


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Iran: Coronavirus Fatalities in 480 Cities Exceed 216,200

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Monday, February 15, 2021, that the Coronavirus death toll in 480 cities had exceeded 216,200. The number of victims in Tehran is 51,776, Isfahan 13,860, Khuzestan 10,875, Mazandaran 9,062, Lorestan 8,868, Qom 8,240, Gilan 7,716, Fars 6,502, Alborz 5,473, Kerman 4,804, Kermanshah 4,434, Central Province 4,348, Semnan 3,280, Qazvin 2,399, Zanjan 2,345, Bushehr 2,184, South Khorasan 2,071, and Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari 1,745.

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Iran’s society is on the verge of explosion

Deprived retirees and pensioners hold protests in at least 18 cities across Iran - February 14, 2021
Deprived retirees and pensioners hold protests in at least 18 cities across Iran – February 14, 2021

Sunday saw another round of widespread protests by pensioners, who held rallies in 18 cities, including Tehran, Karaj, Neyshabur, Shiraz, Ahvaz, Ilam, Khorram Abad, Yazd, Isfahan, Shush, Kermanshah, Qazvin, and Arak. The protesters were chanting, “Enough with the tyranny, our tables are empty,” “Inflation and high prices, what do you have to say [Hassan] Rouhani?” “We will not stop until we get back our rights,” “We will only get our rights on the streets,” and “The poverty line is 120 million rials, our income is 30 million rials.”

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An Iran appeals court in Tehran upheld a five-year prison sentence against an Anthropology student


60 suicide attempts in 4 years by mostly women in Iran SW city

An Iranian human rights organization said today that mostly impoverished women had carried out 60 suicides in a southwestern city dubbed “city of suicides and self-immolation”.

Human Rights News Agency said the 60 suicide attempts were carried out in the past 4 years in the Dishmok District in Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province, southwestern Iran. From these figures, 35 suicides led to the victims’ deaths.

The report said the suicides were the result of poverty, unemployment, and locals being forced to discontinue their education.

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Three Kurd men injured after security forces attack, shoot locals in W Iran

The Iranian regime’s border forces continue the killing spree against deprived porters, who must carry heavy loads as the breadwinners of their families.
The Iranian regime’s border forces continue the killing spree against deprived porters, who must carry heavy loads as the breadwinners of their families.

Border police raided homes on February 10 in Baneh County in western Iran, shooting and injuring three Kurd men, a human rights group said today.

According to the Hengaw Organization, the border police were searching for goods meant to be carried by Kurd border porters or kolbars across the border. The Iranian regime categorizes kolbars as “smugglers” and routinely shoots and kills them.

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Iranians Continue Protests; at Least Six Rallies and Strikes on February 14

On Sunday, February 14, citizens in Iran once again took to the streets, venting their anger over the regime’s failure and economic pressure through at least six rallies and protests in various cities, including the widespread protests of retirees and pensioners.

Iranians Continue Protests; at Least Six Rallies and Strikes on February 14


Iran news in brief, February 16, 2021

Iran news in brief, February 16, 2021


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