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IRGC Forces in Sistan and Baluchestan Province are being dispatched to quash protests
Feb 24- Kurin Sarjangal, near Zahedan, SE #Iran
Voice says IRGC Forces in Sistan and Baluchestan Province known as "Mersad" are being dispatched to quash protests in Kurin. #IranProtests pic.twitter.com/o1VgMw7WnS
— Iran News Wire (@IranNW) February 24, 2021
Protesters storm southeast Iran state building after deadly border shootings
Angry protesters occupied a governor’s office in southeastern Iran on Tuesday, a day after at least two fuel smugglers were shot dead at the nearby border with Pakistan, according to Iranian media and online videos.
Iran, which has some of the lowest fuel prices in the world, has been fighting rampant smuggling to neighbouring countries, particularly in its impoverished Sistan-Baluchestan province – long the scene of clashes between security forces and separatist militants and drug smugglers.
Iran: Fake News or Regime’s New Tactic on its Nuclear Program
Mahmoud Alavi, the Iranians regime’s Minister of Intelligence and Security, recently acknowledged in unprecedented fashion that the mullahs are seeking to build nuclear weapons. Citing a decree issued by the regime’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei he said, “The fatwa forbids the production of nuclear weapons, but if they push Iran in those directions, it is not Iran’s fault. Those who pushed Iran in that direction will be to blame.”
Former Iranian Resistance Member Details Work With Iranian Intelligence To Demonize And Target Resistance Group In Albania In Tell-All Letter To UN
Ever since being disarmed by the Bush administration during the Iraq War, the Iranian Resistance, or the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI/MEK), has been targeted for assassination by Iranian intelligence services. Hundreds were killed while unarmed on the Iraqi border in their camp by Iranian and Iraqi Special Forces, before being moved to safe refuge in Albania by the Obama administration, but only after pressure from Congress and world opinion.
A new study on the Middle East takes the wraps off Iran’s militia doctrine
UK-based Tony Blair Institute for Global Change has published a report titled ‘The View from Tehran: Iran’s Militia Doctrine’
As the smoke cleared on another Houthi terrorist attack in Saudi Arabia, this time a drone attack on the Kingdom’s Abha airport, new details emerged about the extent of Iran’s campaign of violence across the Middle East.
The Houthis claimed to use four drones in Wednesday’s attack, which followed days of escalating aggression from the Iran-backed terror outfit. Meanwhile, a new report from the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change (TBI) has warned that Iran-backed militias throughout the region are growing in size, scale and lethality.
UPDATE: 9:00 AM CET
Iran: Saravan Uprising – Regime disconnects the Internet, sends reinforcements from surrounding cities to suppress the people of Saravan
Following the uprising by the people of Saravan, the residents of Keshtegan village from Bam-Posht district gathered in front of the Revolutionary Guards garrison, the Guards opened fire and the people defended themselves by throwing rocks and broke the gate to the garrison. The Revolutionary Guards and other suppressive forces killed at least 40 protesters and wounded more than 100 defenseless protesters.
According to medical sources, Razi Hospital in Saravan is facing severe blood shortages but the regime is preventing medical help. The authorities have cut off or disrupted Saravan’s internet in order to prevent the spread of the news of the uprising. It has also blocked all the roads to the city.
Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the NCRI hailed to the heroic people of Saravan and wrote in a Twitter message: “Hail to the heroic people of Saravan who stood up to the oppression and discrimination of the religious dictatorship. This is the only way for the people of #Iran to achieve their rights in the face of the mullahs’ vicious regime. I call on the courageous youths of Iran particularly in Sistan and Baluchestan Province to rise up and support the people of Saravan.”
— Maryam Rajavi (@Maryam_Rajavi) February 23, 2021
Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 486 Cities Exceeds 220,200
The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, that the Coronavirus fatalities in 486 cities had exceeded 220,200. The number of victims in Tehran is 52,461, Khorasan Razavi 14,640, Isfahan 14,200, Khuzestan 11,300, Mazandaran 9,297, West Azerbaijan 8,203, Gilan 7,881, Fars 6,602, Golestan 5,720, Alborz 5,553, Sistan and Baluchestan 5,236, Hamedan 5,193, Central Province 4,418, Semnan 3,400, North Khorasan 3,383, Zanjan 2,400, and Bushehr 2,224.
#Iran Coronavirus Update
More than 220,200 people have died of the novel #coronavirus in 486 cities checkered across all of Iran's 31 provinces, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK.
— People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) (@Mojahedineng) February 23, 2021
Tehran court hands down 5 years to student activist Leila Hosseinzadeh
Branch 28 of Tehran’s Revolutionary Court issued a 5-year sentence for student activist Leila Hosseinzadeh and banned her for two years from activity on social media.
Student activist Leila Hosseinzadeh has received this sentence for participating in the birthday celebration students of Sharif University held for the imprisoned Dervish Mohammad Sharifi Moghaddam.
The family of Behnam Mahjoubi laying flowers on his grave
The family of #BehnamMahjoubi laying flowers on his grave.
Behnam was from #Iran's persecuted Gonabadi Dervish religious minority. He died in custody after authorities failed to care for his medical condition.https://t.co/ogQ85KQkqZ pic.twitter.com/qvBOV7DSHf
— IRAN HRM (@IranHrm) February 24, 2021
Iran: A Father Who Abandons His Daughter Out of Poverty
“My daughter is growing up. She has a lot of stress. She suffers from many problems due to thirst and hunger. We want to give her to a family. We only stipulate that the family would not have an older son.
“Since yesterday, several families have come and seen my daughter. Two families accepted. But his mother and I did not accept because they had a 15-year-old son.
Iran: Protests Following the Murder of Baluch Fuel Carriers in Saravan
On Monday, February 22, Iranian citizens were taken aback by harrowing news about the killing of Iranian Baluch fuel carriers in Saravan city, in the southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan. According to local reports, the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) and the State Security Forces (SSF) targeted fuel porters, leading to several dozen deaths and injuries.
Iran news in brief, February 24, 2021
Read more: Iran News in Brief – February 23, 2021