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Iran News in Brief – July 28, 2021

Protests by workers of Haft Tappeh sugarcane company - July 2021




Iran: The Staggering Number of Coronavirus Death Toll Exceeds 339,400

Infographic-PMOI-MEK reports over 339,400 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, that the Coronavirus death toll in 547 cities had exceeded 339,400. The number of victims in Tehran has reached 79,176, Isfahan 22,985, Khuzestan 21,586, Khorasan Razavi 20,560, East Azerbaijan 13,418, Mazandaran 13,145, West Azerbaijan 12,438, Fars 11,522, Gilan 10,981, Qom 10,195, Alborz 9,823, Sistan and Baluchestan 9,481, Kerman 8,303, Golestan 7,955, Yazd 5,847, Hormozgan 5,660, Ardabil 4,105, Zanjan 3,625, Ilam 3,521, and Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad 2,604.

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Workers and Employees Protest in Various Cities Throughout Iran

مرگ بر دیکتاتور کارکنان و پرستاران بیمارستان موسوم به خمینی کرج

The deprived workers of the Haft Tappeh Sugarcane Company continued their strike on Monday, July 26, for the 14th consecutive day in the city of Shush in the oil-rich province of Khuzestan, southwest Iran.

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Khuzestan Protests Day 12: Demonstrations Spread to More Cities Across Iran

Protests in Tehran and Karaj in solidarity with the people of Khuzestan - July 2021

While Iran’s regime is rallying all its troops and resources to quell protests that began in Khuzestan over water shortages, demonstrations continue to spread to more and more cities. On Monday, in addition to Khuzestan, protests were reported in Tehran, Alborz, and Kermanshah provinces. Due to a severe internet blackout imposed by the regime, very few photos and videos are coming out of Khuzestan. But according to reports by locals, protests continued in several locations and protesters clashed with security forces that were dispatched to quell the protests.

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Khuzestan’s Protests Extend to Tehran and Across Iran


On Monday, July 26, hundreds of residents of Tehran flooded onto the streets, protesting constant power outages. However, the slogans immediately turned into anti-establishment ones, including, “Cannons, tanks, and firecrackers, the mullahs must get lost,” “Death to the dictator,” and “Neither Gaza nor Lebanon, my life for Iran.”

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