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Iran News in Brief – July 25, 2021

Tabriz-Iran July 24, 2021



Ongoing Unrest In Iranian Cities

Despite the high risk and limited bandwidth of the internet in Iran, the reports coming from inside the country suggest that Tabriz, Shadegan as well as in Sistan and Baluchistan are witnessing unrest and protests. Today, different state-run outlets have been warning that officials must respond to the current crisis before it gets out of control.


MEK network in Iran: “NCRI is the only viable democratic alternative for Iran”

July 2021: MEK network in Iran install posters on the Iranian Resistance leader Massoud Rajavi and Iran’s historic leader late Dr. Mohammad Mosaddegh in Iran’s cities. They mark the 40th anniversary of the foundation of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI).

“NCRI is the only viable democratic alternative for Iran”: MEK network in Iran

MEK Resistance Units spread messages of Maryam Rajavi in Free Iran World Summit 2021

MEK Resistance Units install posters of Maryam Rajavi in public places in Iran spreading messages of Maryam Rajavi delivered during the Free Iran World Summit 2021.
They also take to graffiti against the Iranian regime’s authorities including the Iranian regime’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei and Ebrahim Raisi.

MEK Resistance Units spread messages of Maryam Rajavi in Free Iran World Summit 2021

Protesters in Tabriz support demonstrators in Khuzestan province, clashing with oppressive forces

July 24, 2021—The people of Tabriz in Azarbaijan province NW Iran protest the Iranian regime in support of the protest of Khuzestan. They chant slogans in support of people in Khuzestan province who have raised against the regime’s policies and water shortages. In their protest, they also chant slogans saying, “We are neither support Shah nor the mullahs, we support the Iranian people.”

Protesters in Tabriz support demonstrators in Khuzestan province, clashing with oppressive forces

Iran Protests: Zanjan, northwest Iran

Footage showing the large number of security forces dispatched by authorities to quell any possible protests in solidarity with Khuzestan province.

July 24 – Bojnurd, North Khorasan province, northeast Iran Locals holding a rally in support of Khuzestan province.

July 24 – Alborz province, northern Iran
Locals blocked a road linking Mohammad Shahr and the Kianmehr district of Karaj in solidarity with protesters in Khuzestan province.


Iran: Over 336,800 Deaths, Record Numbers Sounding More Alarm Bells

Infographic-PMOI-MEK reports over 336,800 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

Over 336,800 people have died of the novel coronavirus in 547 cities checkered across all of Iran’s 31 provinces, according to reports tallied by the Iranian opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) as of Saturday afternoon local time, July 24. The official death toll declared by the regime stands at 88,532, around a fourth of the actual figure.

The coronavirus death toll in various provinces include: 78,526 in Tehran, 22,825 in Isfahan, 21,426 in Khuzestan, 20,425 in Razavi Khorasan, 13,025 in Mazandaran, 11,417 in Fars, 9683 in Alborz, 9276 in Sistan & Baluchistan, 8183 in Kerman, 7885 in Golestan, 6878 in Markazi, 5772 in Yazd, 5580 in Hormozgan, 5390 in Semnan, 3804 in Bushehr, 3501 in Ilam, 3101 in South Khorasan, and 2735 in Chaharmahal & Bakhtiri. This is in addition to reports obtained from other provinces.

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Iran: Tabriz And Zanjan’s Protest In Support Of The Khuzestan Uprising

Tabriz- Large demonstration
Tabriz- Large demonstration against the regime’s suppression and in solidarity with Khuzestan’s uprising – July 24, 2021

In Tabriz, protesters chant: “Azerbaijan is awake, it supports Khuzestan,” “Neither Shah nor Khamenei, we are patriotic.”
Shahrekord Friday prayer: The MEK is still on its feet, and one can see its footprint in Ahvaz and Khuzestan
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July 24 – Shadegan, southwest Iran, Regime security forces opening fire on locals on the tenth night of protests expanding from Khuzestan to other parts of the country. Authorities are deliberately disrupting the internet.

Mahshahr, southwest Iran: State security forces have launched a brutal crackdown on locals parallel to severe disruptions of internet services across Khuzestan province. Footage of security units firing directly at protesters.

Cities Across Iran Join Khuzestan on Ninth Day of Protests Over Severe Water Shortage

Protests in Khuzestan province over water shortages - July 2021

Protests over water shortage in Iran’s Khuzestan province continued for the ninth consecutive night on Friday despite security and repressive measures by the regime’s state security forces and a state-imposed internet blackout. In Ahvaz, protesters took control of the city center by burning tires and causing traffic jams in Dayereh Alley. They also blocked the Ahvaz expressway that rings the city.

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Khamenei Speaks on Khuzestan Water Shortage, Lays Blame on Others

Iranian regime supreme leader Ali Khamenei - July 2021

After more than a week of intense protests in Khuzestan, regime supreme leader Ali Khamenei shed crocodile tears and made a failed attempt at expressing sympathy with the people of Khuzestan on Friday. “In the past seven-to-eight days, one of our main concerns was the problems of Khuzestan and the people’s water problem. It is really painful for anyone to see Khuzestan province—with all its loyal people, with all the facilities and natural resources it has, with all the factories it has—to see the people living in such conditions that they become upset,” Khamenei said in televised remarks.

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Over 100 Detained in Water Protests in SW Iran


Last night Iranians in the southwestern province of Khuzestan took to the streets for the ninth night to demand water despite the brutal crackdown and internet blackout. Protests started on July 15 and have spread to over 30 cities. Nine protesters were killed in the past nights, and many were injured and detained. 20-year-old Omid Azarkhush was killed on July 22 in Aligoudarz western Iran. A police official in Lorestan confirmed a 20-year-old was killed, blaming it on “anti-revolutionaries”. He said the young man was killed with pellets used by “anti-revolutionaries.” Pellet shots are usually used by riot police to crack down on protests.

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Three Detained in Tehran for Supporting Khuzestan Water Protests


Three men were detained in Tehran by security forces yesterday for supporting the Khuzestan water protests. According to the Human Rights News Agency, they were identified as Mohammad Niazi, Omid Saeedi, and Mostafa Arfai. The three men were transferred to the quarantine section of the Great Tehran Penitentiary. The three were detained after they called in support of the people in Khuzestan on Instagram.

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Khuzestan, Iran’s Richest Province Is Also the Most Miserable Province


There is no doubt that Khuzestan province alone is the richest province in Iran in terms of natural resources. But in terms of indicators of misery, it can be said that Khuzestan ranks at the top of the country’s provinces. A province with many miseries created by the regime. One day the people must experience power cuts. The other day they must experience devastating floods. Another day they must experience drought in a region which is one of the most watered regions in Iran. Another day they must experience darken sky caused by dust and sandstorms caused by the destruction of wetlands and finally, they must experience the overflow of the municipal sewage system to the streets of their cities.

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