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Iran News in Brief – February 17, 2021

Defrauded car buyers gathered outside the Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade in Tehran (the capital of Iran) to demand their undelivered cars from Azvico (Azarbaijan's automobile industry co). The company has yet to deliver 6,000 cars bought by its customers 2 years ago - February 16, 2021
Defrauded car buyers gathered outside the Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade in Tehran (the capital of Iran) to demand their undelivered cars from Azvico (Azarbaijan’s automobile industry co). The company has yet to deliver 6,000 cars bought by its customers 2 years ago – February 16, 2021

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UPDATE: 6:00 PM CET

Social Security Org. pensioners in Tehran, Rasht and Gorgan (N), Ahvaz (SW), Zanjan (NW) and Mashhad (NE) held rally today


Security forces fatally shoot Baluch man in southeastern Iran

Iranian security forces shot and killed a 19-year-old Baluch man in an impoverished province in southeastern Iran bringing the total number of fatal shootings by regime forces to at least seven in February.

The young Baluch man, Mohammad Sanjarzehi, was shot and killed by security forces on February 15. He was carrying a 60L gas can when security forces shot at his car without prior warning.

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UPDATE: 5:00 PM CET

Press Release: EU Silence on Iranian Bomb Plot Slammed

A group of senior politicians and experts on Iran have written to Charles Michel, President of the European Council, expressing their dismay over the silence of the European External Action Service (EEAS) on the recent case of the Iranian diplomat found guilty of terrorism and attempted murder in Belgium. In a hard-hitting letter, the International Committee of ‘In Search of Justice’ (ISJ), a Brussels-registered NGO, which seeks to promote ​​human rights, freedom, democracy, peace and stability in Iran, say that Assadollah Assadi, the diplomat from the Iranian embassy in Vienna, was supervising a terrorist network across the EU and warn that carnage will occur if retaliatory action against Iran is not taken now.

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Holding the Iranian regime accountable for terrorism

By Tom Ridge – Shakespeare wrote in “The Merchant of Venice” that “The truth will out.” Last week, the truth did come out about the terrorist Iranian regime. For that, the world owes a debt of gratitude to the Belgian people and their law enforcement and judicial system.

A Belgian court ruled on Thursday that the regime’s foiled bombing of a public gathering in the outskirts of Paris in June 2018 was conducted by a senior diplomat and approved at the highest state levels. This marked the first time that a senior Tehran official has been put on trial for direct involvement in state-sponsored terrorism and it is a game changer.

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Amnesty International – Iran: Suicidal inmate subjected to 60 lashes and at risk of amputation

The Iranian authorities’ flogging of Hadi Rostami, an inmate at Urumieh prison in West Azerbaijan province, 60 times on 14 February 2021 is a gruesome reminder of the cruelty of Iran’s seriously flawed justice system, said Amnesty International, calling on the authorities to immediately quash his conviction and amputation sentence and provide him with the urgent medical care he needs.

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UPDATE: 9:00 AM CET

Coronavirus Takes 216,700 More Lives in 480 Cities in Iran

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, that Coronavirus death toll in 480 cities across Iran had exceeded 216,700. The number of victims in Tehran is 51,866, Khorasan Razavi 14,480, Isfahan 13,900, Khuzestan 10,915, Mazandaran 9,097, West Azerbaijan 8,028, Gilan 7,777, Golestan 5,630, Hamedan 5,123, Yazd 3,992, Ardabil 2,687, Hormozgan 2,330, and Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad 1,629.

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Protests in several cities across Iran


Iran’s censorship council orders monitoring of social media accounts, websites

In a new law passed yesterday, Iran’s Supreme Council of Cyberspace said websites and social media accounts with over 5,000 viewers or members will be monitored by judicial and government agencies.

According to the state-run IRNA News Agency, the social media platforms that will be monitored will include Instagram, Twitter, and Telegram.

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Iranian labor activist is summoned to Evin Court to begin serving a 5-year-prison sentence


Iranians Continue Protests; at Least Six Rallies and Strikes on February 15

On Monday, February 15, the people of Iran held at least six rallies and protests in various cities, seeking their inherent rights. Farmers in Isfahan province once again gathered, protesting officials for plundering their water rights. They also resisted a crackdown by security forces and insisted on their demands.

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Iranians Continue Protests; at Least Six Rallies and Strikes on February 15


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