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Online Briefing: Revealing information on IRGC Ballistic missile sites in Western Iran
Thursday, March 18, 2021, at 14:00 Paris time, 9:00 am New York
Revealing information on IRGC Ballistic missile sites in Western #Iran
Thursday, March 18, 2021, at 14:00 Paris time, 9:00 am New York.#No2MullahsMissiles https://t.co/A55432iZeQ
— NCRI-FAC (@iran_policy) March 16, 2021
MFA of Ukraine about the final report of the technical investigation of the downing of the UIA flight PS752: The investigation has been biased, presented proves are selective and conclusions are deceptive
Iran publicly released the final report of the technical investigation of the downing of the UIA flight #PS752.
— MFA of Ukraine 🇺🇦 (@MFA_Ukraine) March 17, 2021
Video report: Iranian opposition reveals new details about Tehran’s illicit nuclear program – March 2, 2021
UPDATE: 4:00 PM CET
Atena Daemi was been forcibly exiled to Lakan Prison in Rasht, yesterday
Atena Daemi was been forcibly exiled to Lakan Prison in
We urge @mbachelet and international human rights organizations to take immediate action to secure the immediate release of this resilient political prisoners.#freepoliticalprisoners pic.twitter.com/dz1nlXqoh7
— Women's Committee NCRI (@womenncri) March 17, 2021
Long lines for poultry in Urmia, 4 days to Nowruz – March 16
— Iran News Wire (@IranNW) March 16, 2021
UPDATE: 10:00 AM CET
Iran: Coronavirus Disaster in 522 Cities in Iran Takes 232,500 Lives
The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Tuesday, March 16, 2021, that the Coronavirus death toll in 522 cities had exceeded 232,500. The number of victims in Tehran is 54,356, Khorasan Razavi 15,205, Isfahan 15,075, Khuzestan 13,000, Mazandaran 9,895, East Azerbaijan 9,058, Qom 8,550, Gilan 8,221, Fars 6,862, Alborz 5,768, Hamedan 5,393, Kerman 5,124, Central Province 4,773, Yazd 4,222, North Khorasan 3,533, Hormozgan 2,535, Zanjan 2,530, South Khorasan 2,261, and Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari 1,865.
#Iran Coronavirus Update
More than 232,500 people have died of the novel #coronavirus in 522 cities checkered across all of Iran's 31 provinces, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK.
— People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) (@Mojahedineng) March 17, 2021
Iranians Celebrate Fire Festival, Venting Their Anger at the Regime
At twilight on March 16, Iranian citizens, particularly youths, flooded onto the streets in different provinces, celebrating Chaharshanbe Suri [Fire Festival] despite the State Security Forces’ (SSF) heavy presence and officials’ prior threats.
In other words, the people used this traditional ceremony to vent their anger at the entire ruling system. Previously, the Iranians were celebrating the eve of the final Wednesday of the Persian Calendar year by lighting small bunches of fire and jumping over them. They believed that they burn the darkness and symbols of illness, poverty, and misery to start a prosperous year on March 20 or 21.
Iran: Workers, farmers protest declining work & economic conditions
A group of electricity workers held a rally in front of the Majlis (parliament) on Tuesday, protesting officials’ neglection of their demands. These workers have held similar rallies in previous weeks, protesting unpaid wages, improper hiring procedures, unfair distribution of official and contract workers, and the involvement of contractor companies that are stealing a considerable part of their income.
One of the banners of the protesters states that contract workers are receiving a third of the salary of official workers.
Arash Varesi was executed on Sunday, March 14
On Sunday, March 14, Arash Varesi, a native of Bijar, western #Iran, imprisoned with his brother Nejat for 10 years, was executed in Zanjan Central Prison. Nejati has also been sentenced to death and is awaiting execution. pic.twitter.com/RRHsn5eCjA
— IRAN HRM (@IranHrm) March 16, 2021
Iran news in brief, March 17, 2021
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