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Iran News in Brief – June 8, 2021



Iranians Turn Out on the Streets on Tuesday

While the regime’s officials at any rank are struggling to persuade the people to vote on June 18th, Iranians are making their voices heard elsewhere; on the streets. According to reports, teachers in many cities like Tabriz, Rafsanjan, Kerman, as well as cities in provinces like Kurdistan, Khuzestan, Kermanshah, and Tehran rallied and protested on Tuesday.

Also, farmers in Ahvaz, bus drivers, defrauded cryptocurrency owners and workers of drug rehabilitation centers in Tehran, as well as employees of Persian Gulf Holding in Mahshahr, joined their fellow countrymen and women in protest against the corrupt regime holding to power in Iran.

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Online Press Briefing: Criminal Record Of Candidates In Mullahs’ Sham Election Tuesday, June 8, 2021, 1400 CEST | 8:00 am EDT

Iran: The Staggering Number of Coronavirus Deaths Is More Than 307,300

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Monday, June 7, 2021, that the Coronavirus death toll in 547 cities across Iran had passed 307,300. The number of victims in Tehran has reached 72,026, Isfahan 20,570, Khuzestan 19,219, Khorasan Razavi 18,675, East Azerbaijan 12,608, West Azerbaijan 11,573, Fars 10,252, Alborz 8,718, Hamedan 6,743, Central Province 6,393, Semnan 5,205, Hormozgan 3,940, Qazvin 3,549, and Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari 2,525.

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Iran Elections 2021: Nationwide Boycott Campaign Gaining Momentum

Iran’s sham presidential election 2021

Elections have no meaning in a country like Iran, which is ruled by a dictatorship that gunned down and murdered 1,500 people in the streets during the November 2019 protests alone. And this religious dictatorship’s attempts at democracy and fair elections turn out to become a ridiculous masquerade. Regime supreme leader Ali Khamenei cannot and will not allow anyone to “democratically participate” and run in the elections. The candidates are filtered to have only loyalists to the supreme leader approved by the Guardian Council. All the while, Khamenei desperately needs a high voter turnout to claim legitimacy.

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Iran Parliament Plans to Ban Foreign Messengers

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In an interview with the IRGC-affiliated Tasnim News Agency, Iranian MP Reza Taghipour shed light on a new bill in the parliament that would ban foreign messengers if passed. The June 6 interview was later removed from Tasnim. Reza Taghipour, who is the Head of Cyberspace in the election campaign of presidential candidate Ebrahim Raisi, said the bill had been signed by 170 MPs and would be checked by the Cultural Commission before public examination in the Parliament.

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Iranian Candidates Count On People’s Carelessness


Handpicked candidates for the June 18 Presidential election in Iran have begun their campaigns and advertisements while most of them are less known for citizens. They have seemingly counted on people’s carelessness, making some promises that profoundly differ from their records. Indeed, they are probably betting on a dead horse, particularly due to social media and the progress of technology in recent years. In other words, not only do people not ignore their hollow claims but also their rivals and state media eagerly highlight the distinction between their words and performances.

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Iranian Kurd Killed by Police in Karaj


An Iranian Kurd was killed by police forces on June 2 in Karaj, near Tehran. According to the Hengaw Organization, the man was identified as 35-year-old Kourosh Heidari. An informed source said the police suspected Kourosh of carrying drugs and opened fire on him without a warning. Sam Heidari, Kourosh’s brother, had a heart attack and passed away upon seeing Kourosh’s corpse the next day.

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Iran News in Brief, June 8, 2021

Iran news in brief, June 8, 2021

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