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Iran News in Brief – February 21, 2021

The earthquake rocked the southwestern city of Sisakht and surrounding villages on the evening of February 17. State-run news agencies announced 64 injuries yesterday, 25 of which were transferred to hospitals. The earthquake affected a diameter of 10km from its epicenter.
The earthquake rocked the southwestern city of Sisakht and surrounding villages on the evening of February 17. State-run news agencies announced 64 injuries yesterday, 25 of which were transferred to hospitals. The earthquake affected a diameter of 10km from its epicenter.

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UPDATE: 15:00 PM CET

Maryam Rajavi: Hail to the deprived pensioners and retirees who have risen for their rights


MEK: Protests in Iran – February 21

Contract teachers, along with retired steel workers and miners, rallying outside the regime’s Majlis (parliament), protesting employment policies and unfair/delayed pensions.

Retirees and pensioners rallying and seeking answers to their long-term demands. Protests seen in the cities of Tehran, Ahvaz, Neyshabour, Tabriz, Isfahan, Ilam, Yazd, Arak, Kermanshah, Qazvin, Ardabil, Bojnourd, Karaj, Khorramabad and others.


Maryam Rajavi: The clerical regime’s dossier of crimes must be referred to the UN Security Council and its leaders must face justice


NCRI Women’s Committee – Iran: Woman hanged, after dying of a heart attack

On February 17, 2021, in a heinous crime, Zahra Esmaili, a female death row prisoner who died of a heart attack shortly before her execution, was nonetheless hanged in Gohardasht Prison in Karaj.

Her lawyer wrote in a post on Facebook: “Yesterday, 16 men were hanged in front of Zahra’s eyes. As a result, she suffered from a stroke before going to the gallows, and passed away. However, her lifeless body was still hanged.”

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It is worth noting that over 60 million people across Iran live in poverty


ROKNA state-run News Agency: The representative of the Prosecutor requested the death penalty for drinking alcohol


UPDATE: 9:30 AM CET

Iran: Coronavirus Fatalities in 480 Cities Exceed 218,600

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on February 20, 2021, that the Coronavirus death toll in 480 cities had exceeded 218,600. The number of victims in Tehran is 52,201, Isfahan 14,060, Khuzestan 11,080, Mazandaran 9,217, West Azerbaijan 8,108, Gilan 7,801, Sistan and Baluchestan 5,206, North Khorasan 3,363, Zanjan 2,380, South Khorasan 2,116, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari 1,760, and Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad 1,644.

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Iran: Members of the Nojin Cultural Association gathered outside the Judiciary to protest


Iran: increased executions are a manifestation of the regime’s impasse

On Wednesday, Iranian authorities executed seven prisoners in Gohardasht prison, Karaj. Among the executed prisoners was a 42-year-old mother of two. On Monday, February 15, the regime carried out two other executions in Birjand. Two days earlier, a prisoner was hanged in Meshginshahr. Therefore, in only five days, the Iranian regime has executed at least ten prisoners across Iran. It is worth noting that the regime carries out many executions in secret, and the real number of executions might be much higher. According to reports obtained from inside Iran, many prisoners have been transferred to solitary confinement in preparation of their execution.

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Mother language in Iran another excuse for injustice against minorities

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 1999 declared February 21, as the International Mother Language Day.

In the same year, at the 30th session of UNESCO, the Iranian regime voted in favor of naming the day.

Apart from Persian, people in different parts of Iran speak Azeri, Kurdish, Arabic, Turkmen, Gilaki, Mazandarani, Taleshi, Lori, Baluchi, Laki and Tati.

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Locals protest downplay of earthquake damage following 5.6 earthquake in SW Iran

Angry locals in Sisakht, southwestern Iran protested the downplaying of earthquake damage by officials and state-run TV, following a 5.6 earthquake that left many homes in ruins.

The earthquake rocked the southwestern city of Sisakht and surrounding villages on the evening of February 17. State-run news agencies announced 64 injuries yesterday, 25 of which were transferred to hospitals. The earthquake affected a diameter of 10km from its epicenter.

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Iran: Rouhani’s Pleas To Lift Sanctions!

Hassan Rouhani, the president of the crisis-ridden government of Iran, once again begged the US government, that if you lift the sanctions, we will immediately return to the 2015 international nuclear deal known by the acronym JCPOA. Speaking at the cabinet meeting, Rouhani stressed that they will not expel International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors from Iran. At the same time, he tried to examine the Trump era.

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The Lost Future of Iranian Children

The abundance of words and expressions such as execution, suicide, self-immolation, homelessness, prostitution, and news of the death of children in Iran’s state media and on the Internet indicate the status of human rights in the country.

For 42 years, the Iranian people have faced a crackdown by the government, and as time goes on, its volume and effects become more widespread. In the meantime, the situation of innocent children in Iran is very painful and astonishing.

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Iran news in brief, February 20, 2021

Iran news in brief, February 20, 2021


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