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Iran News in Brief – June 6, 2021

Iran News in Brief – June 06, 2021

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Coronavirus Takes Away the Lives of 306,200 in Iran

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Saturday, June 5, 2021, that the Coronavirus death toll in 543 cities across Iran had passed 306,200. The number of victims in Tehran has reached 71,766, Isfahan 20,480, Khuzestan 19,129, Khorasan Razavi 18,605, East Azerbaijan 12,558, West Azerbaijan 11,548, Fars 10,197, Qom 9,690, Alborz 8,663, Province 6,368, Kurdistan 5,242, Yazd 5,132, Central North Khorasan 4,393, Hormozgan 3,870, Bushehr 3,209, Ilam 3,206, and South Khorasan 2,831.

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Iran: Khamenei’s Fear of the Tumultuous Times Ahead

To consolidate his regime, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei used the Guardian Council to disqualify most of Iran’s sham presidential election candidates.

Iranian regime supreme leader Ali Khamenei is increasingly afraid about the repercussions of the growing tensions of his regime’s upcoming presidential election. It is a well-known fact that elections in the mullahs’ regime are a masquerade that have no vestige of democracy and only serve as a façade to legitimize their brutal rule. Nonetheless, the mere fact that the regime puts up a show that creates the impression of elections and voting causes tensions across the regime. And in its current state, the regime has near-zero tolerance for such shows.

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An Executioner’s Interpretation of Freedom

“Freedom happens under the light of security / I deeply believe in freedom of thought, speech, and press” said Ebrahim Raisi according to the Mashregh daily, on May 31. When Ebrahim Raisi, the only serious candidate in the Iranian regime’s upcoming masquerade of the presidential election, wants to describe his resume, the most prominent words he uses are “prosecutor” and “judiciary” in it.

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Shots Fired by Security Forces To Disperse Peaceful Workers Gathering in SW Iran

Protests by workers of Haft Tappeh farms

The workers of Haft Tappeh Sugarcane Industrial Complex held their fifth day of peaceful protests today in Shush, southwestern Iran. This is while security forces fired shots in the air on the third day of the strike to disperse the workers. The workers gathered to protest their unpaid wages. According to the Human Rights News Agency, they have not received their wages for more than two months.

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Nine Municipality Workers Detained After Protests in SW Iran

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Nine municipality workers from Ahvaz southwestern Iran were detained by the police after six days of protests. According to the Asrejonoob website, the nine workers from District 3 of Ahvaz’s Municipality had gathered in a peaceful protest to demand their delayed wages. All workers except two were later released. The two men still held in custody were identified as Davoudi and Mansouri.

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Iran’s Oil Workers Are Protesting

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Iran’s official oil workers have been holding protest rallies in various cities for three days since last week. Following a nationwide rally by oil and gas workers last summer, a wave of protests has resumed since last week. Official oil workers have held several rallies in various oil-rich cities since last week. As one of the Mahshahr union activists stated, they are also looking to hold a nationwide rally with their families. If last summer’s rallies and strikes were held with the participation of oil and gas workers and contract workers of these companies, this year the official oil workers have been added to the protest, protesting against their employment’s situation and wages their low wages.

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Internet Filtering in Iran Ramped up Ahead of Presidential Election

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Internet filtering in Iran has been ramped up ahead of the imminent presidential elections. In the past month, the Iranian authorities have warned social media users and media activists that they would severely deal with those calling for a boycott of the elections. It comes when Iranians are calling for a massive boycott of the elections.

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