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Iran News in Brief – July 30, 2021





Maryam Rajavi: I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing away of our dear friend, Senator Carl Levin.
I extend my sincerest condolences on this tragic loss to his family and colleagues in the U.S. Senate.
He was very bold in defending the rights of Ashraf residents and emphasized the need to delist the PMOI/MEK from the U.S. State Department’s terror list. These principled positions indicated his faith in human rights and humanitarian values as well as his adherence to the rule of law, and they merit profound admiration and appreciation.

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Iran’s Mothers Rise Up And Cry For Uprising

Mothers of young protesters killed by regime security forces during the nationwide protests in November 2019 held a rally against the mullahs’ regime and asked others to join them. The regime’s security apparatus rapidly took action and tried to prevent the move from becoming a great movement. The latest reports indicate that some of the mothers have been arrested by the police.

Mothers of November 2019 victims march in Tehran’s Azadi Square

Tehran’s Azadi Square saw a protest march by mothers of November 2019 victims.

A group of mothers of the victims of the November 2019 uprising marched in solidarity with the people of Khuzestan in Tehran’s Azadi Square around noon, on Friday, July 30.

They chanted, “We are seeking our rights, we hold hands until the [regime’s] overthrow.” One of the mothers cried out: “Enough is enough! Enough with slavery!”

These bereaved mothers held photographs of the November 2019 martyrs as they marched in Azadi Avenue.

At 2.30 p.m., the mothers gathered in Tehran’s Sadeghieh Metro Station where they were arrested by security forces and brutalized. The security forces took them all to the basement and held them in custody.

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Iran: Over 341,200 Deaths, Tehran Hospitals Reaching Full Capacity

Infographic-PMOI-MEK reports over 341,200 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

Over 341,200 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 Thursday afternoon local time, July 29. The official death toll declared by the regime stands at 90,074, around a fourth of the actual figure.

The coronavirus death toll in various provinces include: 79,676 in Tehran, 23,110 in Isfahan, 21,696 in Khuzestan, 20,650 in Razavi Khorasan, 13,448 in East Azerbaijan, 13,220 in Mazandaran, 12,468 in West Azerbaijan, 11,607 in Fars, 11,026 in Gilan, 10,225 in Qom, 9918 in Alborz, 9605 in Sistan & Baluchistan, 8383 in Kerman, 8005 in Golestan, 7118 in Hamedan, 5897 in Yazd, 5725 in Hormozgan, and 5647 in Kurdistan. This is in addition to reports obtained from other provinces.

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Internet and Social Media Pose a Serious Challenge to Iran’s Regime

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The Iranian regime’s Majlis (parliament) has just passed a new bill to limit internet access in Iran. “According to the second addendum of Article 28, if after four months from the implementation of this bill well-known foreign platforms don’t obtain a license and introduce a representative in the country, they will be filtered if an alternative [to their platform] is introduced. Accordingly, if the High Regulatory Commission approves the internal replacement of services such as Google, Instagram, WhatsApp, etc., these services should be filtered immediately after four months,” according to a July 26 report by the Hamshahri daily.

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Iran: Protesters in Robat Karim Chant Anti-Regime Slogans

Protesters in Robat Karim call for regime change in Iran - July 2021 (1)

Fourteen days after protests began in Khuzestan and spread to other provinces, Iranians in different cities continue to come to the streets to make their voices heard and call for regime change. The protests are happening against the backdrop of widespread internet blackouts caused by the regime. On Wednesday, protesters in Robat Karim, Tehran province, came to the streets and chanted anti-regime slogans such as “Down with the dictator.”

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Safavi on Rubin’s Attacks on the MEK

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Whenever Iran’s resistance movement, the Mojahedin-e Khalq (MEK), gets closer to its goal of overthrowing the mullahs’ regime, the self-proclaimed “scholar” Michael Rubin of the AEI, begins to parrot the debunked and libelous allegations of the Iranian intelligence service (MOIS), according to Ali Safavi, a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, in a recent op-ed.

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