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Iran News in Brief – July 27, 2021

Protesters in Tehran call for regime change - July 2021



The Sun Sets But the Protests in Iran Don’t

Until late in the night, Iranians continue to chant and protest against the brutal regime. Reports indicate protests in Tehran, Isfahan, Eyvan Gharb, Sistan and Baluchistan as well as Kordkuy among others.


Protests in Iran on Tuesday

Despite the crackdown on the internet in many cities in Iran, reports from inside the country talk about protests in Urmia, Yazd, and Ilam provinces.



Iran: The Staggering Number of COVID-19 Victims Surpasses 338,400

Infographic-PMOI-MEK reports over 337,500 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Monday, July 26, 2021, that the COVID-19 victims in 547 cities are more than 338,400. The number of victims in Tehran has reached 78,926, Isfahan 22,925, Khuzestan 21,531, Khorasan Razavi 20,510, Mazandaran 13,105, Lorestan 12,945, Fars 11,472, Gilan 10,956, Alborz 9,773, Sistan and Baluchestan 9,411, Kerman 8,263, Golestan 7,930, Hamedan 7,088, Central Province 6,903, Kermanshah 6,358, Yazd 5,822, Hormozgan 5,630, Qazvin 3,854, and Bushehr 3,824.

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Protesters in Tehran Support Khuzestan, Call for Regime Change

Protesters in Tehran support Khuzestan, call for regime change

On Monday, a large group of people in Tehran took to the streets and chanted anti-regime protests. These protests are taking place as Iran’s Khuzestan province has seen nearly two weeks of intense protests, and other provinces are gradually joining the anti-regime demonstrations. The protesters were calling on Ali Khamenei, the regime’s supreme leader, to relinquish his hold on power. “Khamenei, have shame and let go of power,” the protesters were chanting.

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Khuzestan Protests Day 11: MEK Reveals Names, Particulars of 12 Protesters Killed by Security Forces

Protests in Khuzestan province over water shortages - July 2021

Sunday marked the eleventh consecutive day of intense protests in Khuzestan province and brutal repression of civilians by security forces. While the protests were triggered by severe water shortages in Khuzestan’s hot summer and the destructive policies of the Iranian regime, they have quickly turned into mass demonstrations against the regime in its entirety with protesters calling for the overthrow of the mullahs’ rule. In the past week, the protests have also expanded beyond Khuzestan to other provinces across Iran, in which demonstrations are expressing their solidarity with Khuzestan and their support for regime change in Iran.

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Daring Protests in Tehran, Karaj, Kermanshah Mark the 12th Day of Protests in Iran


The 12th day of nationwide protests in Iran witnessed the cries of “death to the dictator” by hundreds of defiant youths in the heart of Tehran, the Iranian capital, on July 26, 2021. Participants in the daring protests in Tehran also chanted, “Khamenei, shame on you, let go of our country,” “Tanks, guns (are not going to save your regime), the mullahs must go,” and “Neither Gaza nor Lebanon, I sacrifice my life for Iran.”

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Iran’s Inflation Storm

Over 60 million people across of Iran’s 85 million population are living in poverty (1)

In its latest report, the Statistics Center of Iran has concluded a more than 30 percent increase in household expenditures for the year 2020. As usual in previous years, the largest increase among food costs was related to bread, meat, and fruit, and among non-food items, housing had the largest share. Meanwhile, in the early months of the new calendar year (starting from March 21), inflation has increased again and according to the Statistics Center, it currently stands at 43 percent, indicating the highest inflation rate in Iran in the last two decades.

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Iran Supreme Court Sentences Two Prisoners of Conscience to Death for Blasphemy


Iran’s Supreme Court confirmed the death sentences of two prisoners of conscience charged for “blasphemy” and “insulting the prophet”. According to the Defenders of Human Rights Center website, the two men were identified as Yousef Mehrdad and Saad-o-llah Fazeli. Yousef was previously in a critical condition in the hospital. Security and judiciary agents threatened him that “we will execute you”, putting Yousef under psychological pressure.

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