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Iran News in Brief – March 18, 2021



Long line for chicken in a Mashhad neighborhood – March 18

Iran: NCRI Women’s Committee strongly condemns Atena Daemi’s forcible exile

Female political prisoner Atena Daemi

In continuation of a string of female political prisoners’ forced exiles, Atena Daemi was forcibly and violently sent to exile from Evin Prison in Tehran to Lakan Prison in Rasht on Tuesday, March 16. After five years of imprisonment without leave, her removal was sudden and without any prior notice. She was not even allowed to collect her belongings or inform her family.

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Protest By ABFA workers in southwest Iran

This morning, Thursday, March 18, a group of ABFA employees held a rally in front of the Khuzestan Governor’s Office in southwest Iran, for the fourth-day consecutive day. They are protesting the merging of companies in Ahvaz and other companies in Khuzestan province. These workers are also demanding the delayed paychecks and insurance premiums.


Live today: 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.

Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 522 Cities Exceeds 233,000

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Wednesday, March 17, 2021, that the Coronavirus death toll in 522 cities across Iran had exceeded 233,000. The number of victims in Tehran is 54,446, Isfahan 15,120, Khuzestan 13,079, Mazandaran 9,925, Lorestan 9,793, West Azerbaijan 8,723, Golestan 6,045, Sistan and Baluchestan 5,441, Kerman 5,154, Kermanshah 4,684, Kurdistan 4,022, Semnan 3,850, and Bushehr 2,354.

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Iran: State media warn of Covid-19 outbreak aftermath

The Iranian regime’s policy of concealing the coronavirus outbreak, its subsequent poor management of the crisis, and its decision to ban WHO-approved vaccines has set the stage for a social crisis, state-run media outlets are warning.

In this regard, Jahan-e Sanat wrote on March 16, “Since February 2020, there were evident contradictions in remarks made by government officials. Some were dismissing it as a joke and denied it had entered the country.

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Maryam Rajavi’s message to the virtual conference featuring U.S. senators and representatives

On the brink of the Iranian New Year, Nowruz, I would like to express my gratitude and respect

to all the United States senators, lawmakers, and personalities who have advocated for democracy and human rights in Iran over the years.

Today, I would like to draw your attention to the most important reality in Iran, which is the growing social desire to overthrow the religious dictatorship.

The great uprising of November 2019 brought the regime to the brink of its downfall.

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Message to the virtual conference featuring U.S. senators and representatives- March 17, 2021

Senate Nowruz Online Event: Human Rights and Democracy in Iran

Prominent policy and political figures joined a bi-partisan group of senators on Wednesday, March 17, to discuss the fundamentals of an effective US policy toward Iran.

Iran news in brief, March 18, 2021

Iran news in brief, March 18, 2021

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