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Iran News in Brief – January 19, 2021

Over the past ten years, negative economic growth and positive inflation have led to plunge of the value of Iran’s national currency and a sharp decline in the purchasing power of the people.

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UPDATE: 12:00 PM CET

Iranians Continue Protests; at Least Four Rallies and Strikes on January 17

Iranian people continued their protests on January 17, despite the coronavirus pandemic and the regime’s oppressive measures. In this respect, citizens demanded their fundamental rights through at least four rallies and protests in different cities.

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Iranians Continue Protests; at Least Four Rallies and Strikes on January 17


Iran: Eleven Executions in One Week

According to the Iranian opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI), the Iranian regime has executed at least 11 prisoners in various provinces in the past week. Following Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s remarks banning the officials from purchasing American, British, and French Covid-19 vaccines, the regime faces a new wave of hatred and distrust from the population.

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UPDATE: 9:00 AM CET

Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 478 Cities Surpasses 203,400

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on January 18, 2021, that the Coronavirus fatalities in 478 cities had exceeded 203,400. The number of victims in Tehran is 49,526, Khorasan Razavi 13,790, Isfahan 12,805, Khuzestan 10,170, Mazandaran 8,047, East Azerbaijan 7,783, Fars 6,177, Alborz 5,258, Golestan 5,110, Kerman 4,490, Kermanshah 4,224, Semnan 3,020, North Khorasan 3,128, Qazvin 2,147, South Khorasan 1,926, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari 1,625, and Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad 1,499.

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A young poetess kidnapped and threatened by cutting her tongue

Intelligence agents kidnapped a young poetess and threatened to cut her tongue if she continues to write poems. This news was published on January 18, 2021.

The young poetess, Taraneh Mohammadi, was taken out of the city of Baneh on January 11, 2021. She was insulted, humiliated and harassed. One of the intelligence agents who spoke Farsi told her that they would cut her tongue.

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Two prisoners are waiting for their death sentence


Growing misery and poverty in Iran

Poverty in Iran Leads Children to Search Through Rubbish

Over the past ten years, negative economic growth and positive inflation have led to plunge of the value of Iran’s national currency and a sharp decline in the purchasing power of the people, according to a report by the Majlis (parliament) Research Center.

“Statistics on inflation, decline in purchasing power, the devaluation of the national currency, etc., which the Majlis (parliament) Research Center referred to in its report, ‘are worrying and frustrating and show the deterioration of the economic living conditions of the people,’” according to a January 9 report by the Mardomsalari state-run daily.

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Qasem Soleimani’s sole mission in Syria: Keep Assad in power

IRGC Commander Mahmoud Chaharbaqi told Iran state-run TV on January 2, 2021, that Qasem Soleimani’s sole mission in Syria was to “keep Assad in power”.

“The Supreme Leader told Commander (Qasem) Soleimani, go, and keep Bashar al-Assad in power. Commander Soleimani’s mission was not to let Bashar al-Assad’s government fall in Syria. ISIS was not present at the time. The “Mosalahin” who opposed Bashar al-Assad were there.

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Qasem Soleimani's sole mission in Syria: Keep Assad in power


Iran news in brief, January 19, 2021

Iran news in brief, January 19, 2021


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