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Iran News in Brief – June 22, 2021

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UPDATE: 9:00 PM CEST

Strikes and Protests in Iran Continue

Despite all the state propaganda and Ebrahim Raisi’s endless promises about a bright future for the Iranian people, on the ground, people kept coming to the streets to strike and protest against the regime’s corrupt policies. According to reports from inside the country, among other accounts, South Pars gas field workers, Jahan Pars Company workers, workers of Phase 14 from the oil and gas industry, Workers of the Sadaf Petrochemical Company, the IRGC affiliated Sepahan Cement&Co workers, as well as pharmacists in Tehran, were reported on strike today.


UPDATE: 9:00 AM CEST

Who is Ebrahim Raisi, a candidate in Iran presidential election and an executioner in 1988 massacre

Iran: At His First Press Conference, Raisi, Henchman Of 1988 Massacre, Reveals His Fear Of Prosecution For Crimes Against Humanity

Maryam Rajavi: By expressing pride for his past crimes against humanity, Raisi intends to continue them in the future. Raisi and Khamenei cannot escape from being overthrown. They must be brought to justice. This is the verdict of history and the Iranian people’s demand.

In his first post-election press conference, Ebrahim Raisi, henchman of the 1988 massacre and murderer of the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK/PMOI), revealed his fears about international inquiries and prosecution and trial for crimes against humanity with respect to the massacre of political prisoners. He brazenly claimed, “As a lawyer, I have always been a defender of the rights of the people. Human rights have been the pivotal point that I have always pursued in all my responsibilities … All the actions I have taken have always been in defense of human rights.”
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Iran Coronavirus Update: Over 315,400 Deaths, Talk of Delta Variant Entering Southern Cities

Infographic-PMOI-MEK reports over 315,400 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) as of Monday afternoon local time, June 21. The official death toll declared by the regime stands at 83,101, around a fourth of the actual figure. The coronavirus death toll in various provinces include: 73,946 in Tehran, 21,220 in Isfahan, 19,896 in Khuzestan, 19,175 in Razavi Khorasan, 12,893 in East Azerbaijan, 12,470 in Lorestan, 12,435 in Mazandaran, 11,818 in West Azerbaijan, 8988 in Alborz, 7396 in Sistan & Baluchistan, 7113 in Kerman, 6118 in Kermanshah, and 4425 in Hormozgan. This is in addition to reports obtained from other provinces.

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The World Reacts to Iran’s New Murderous President

The presidency of Ebrahim Raisi has drawn reactions at both ends of the spectrum. On the one hand, criminals such as Syrian dictator Bashar Al-Assad, former Iraqi prime minister Nouri Al-Maliki, and Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrollah congratulated Raisi on becoming the Iranian regime’s president.

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Iran: People Boycott Election, Vote for Regime Change

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The June 18 Presidential election and the nationwide boycott on behalf of the people of Iran was the most important political event in the past year. In other words, the people’s refusal to vote for handpicked candidates declared their real desire for fundamental change and move toward freedom, justice, equality, and the rule of law. During recent months, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has severely attempted to portray a strong image from his government. His agents indirectly bargaining with the new U.S. administration to gain sanctions relief, igniting, and fueling conflicts in Gaza, and removing all domestic rivals aiming to shape a ‘young and Hezbollah’ government.

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Schiff Calls Iranian Presidential Election ‘Predetermined’

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Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said Sunday that Iran’s presidential election on Saturday was “predetermined,” noting that the country had a low voter turnout. “The outcome was predetermined, but what struck me was the fact that this was I think the lowest turnout in an Iranian presidential election, perhaps in history,” Schiff said on CBS’“Face the Nation.” “Iranians voted with their feet by not showing up at the polls. And millions who did show up at the polls cast white ballots – that is they didn’t check off a candidate for president.”

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Iranian Juvenile Offender Sews Lips Together to Demand Handling His Case

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Arman Farahmand, a teenager accused of murder, went on a hunger strike and sewed his lips to protest the authorities’ failure to handle his case. A relative of Arman Farahmand, told Kurdpa website that the 17-year-old has been on a hunger strike since Saturday, June 19, in Sanandaj Correctional Center. Arman Farahmand who was only 16 when he committed his alleged crime was arrested along with eight individuals last year following a group fight during which a man was killed.

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Baluch Prisoner Killed Under Torture, SE Iran

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A Baluch prisoner was killed under torture on June 26 in a detention center in Suran, southeastern Iran. According to the report by the Baloch Campaign website, the man was identified as Masoud Kahanky-Gongi. Masoud was arrested with another person the day before on theft charges. He was taken to the police detention center, where he was beaten and tortured, and later passed away.

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