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Iran News in Brief – June 10, 2021

As the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors meets, Iranians protest in Vienna



Iranians Cast Their Votes on The Streets

As the religious dictatorship ruling Iran struggles to heat up the mood of a delusion called “presidential election”, the Iranian people express their opinion in very different forms and actions. In many cities, posters and banners of the regime’s candidates are burned and torn apart. As such Ebrahim Raisi ordered his campaign staff to quickly collect all his banners and posters across the country and to prevent any new printing and installation of new banners.

Also, many young Iranians courageously go out on the streets and use the “free speech tribune” that some regime’s campaign advertisers and PR people have set up, to address the public about their true opinion about the regime and call upon the people to boycott the election and say ‘no’ to the entire regime.


Iran: Coronavirus Takes the Lives of 308,600


The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on June 9, 2021, that the Coronavirus death toll in 547 cities had exceeded 308,600. The number of victims in Tehran has reached 72,306, Isfahan 20,670, Khuzestan 19,314, Khorasan Razavi 18,745, East Azerbaijan 12,678, Lorestan 12,305, West Azerbaijan 11,643, Fars 10,292, Alborz 8,783, Kermanshah 6,008, Semnan 5,225, Khorasan North 4,418, Hormozgan 4,010, Qazvin 3,569, Zanjan 3,380, and South Khorasan 2,846.

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Iran: Beating, Solitary Confinement, Depriving Medical Care, and Torturing to Death of Political Prisoners


Regime leaders must be brought to justice for four decades of crimes against humanity. On Sunday, June 6, 2021, the political prisoner Sasan Niknafas, 36, died in the Greater Tehran Prison due to a lack of medical care and preventing his transfer to the hospital. He was sentenced to eight years in prison by the notorious judge, Abolqasem Salavati, in January 2020 and suffered from diabetes, epilepsy, and depression.

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Iran: Second Presidential Debate Paints a Clear Picture of a Corrupt Regime

Second debate of candidates of the regime's sham presidential elections

The second round of presidential debate, held on Tuesday, turned out to be another farce that ended up doing more damage to the Iranian regime than maintain its façade of democracy. The candidates were thoroughly vetted for their loyalty to the mullahs’ rule and being instructed by the Guardian Council to steer clear from the regime’s red lines, namely the violent history of Ebrahim Raisi, the preferred candidate of regime supreme leader Ali Khamenei.

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May Iran Protests Report: 355 protests in 91 cities

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According to collected reports by sources affiliated with the Iranian Resistance in May, there were at least 355 recorded protests in 91 cities. The May Iran protests were held despite the spread of COVID-19, hot weather, and increased repression due to the upcoming presidential elections. Workers held 83 protests in 41 cities, students held 52 protests in 36 cities, pensioners held 44 protests in 18 cities, teachers held 35 protests in 23 cities and farmers held six protests in four cities. Other protests included livestock farmers who held three protests in three cities, defrauded creditors held five protests in two cities, bazaar merchants held two protests in one city, and poultry farmers held two protests in one city. Nurses, engineers, and university students also gathered once.

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Iranian motocross champion Shahrzad Nazifi sentenced to 8 years


Tehran’s Revolutionary Court sentenced Baha’i Iranian motocross champion Shahrzad Nazifi, a Baha’i citizen, to 8 years in prison. The court was also banned Mrs. Nazifi from leaving the country for two years. As a complementary punishment, the court also obliged Mrs. Nazifi to provide services to the mentally disabled for three months, four hours every day.

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Three Baluch Men Killed by Security Forces in SE Iran

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Three Baluch men were killed on June 7 and 8 by security forces in the province of Kerman, southeastern Iran. According to the Hengaw Organization, they were identified as Eidou Sabeki, Abdolreza Shahbakhsh and Karim Shahbakhsh. On June 8, security forces opened fire on Eidou Sabeki suspecting that he was carrying drugs, and he died at the scene. Eidou was killed in the city of Rayen in Kerman.

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Iran News in Brief, June 10, 2021

Iran news in brief, June 10, 2021

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