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Iran News in Brief – March 19, 2021

Iranians celebrate Nowruz with traditional festivals, and it has been a national holiday since the rule of Cyrus the Great (538 BC). Historically, the celebration was to mark the victory of the Zoroastrian God, Ahura Mazda over the evil spirit, Ahriman. Due to the regime's mismanagement, this year, Iranians are bearing the brunt of a collapsed economy, some paying for bread in installments and standing in long lines for basic food items.
Iranians celebrate Nowruz with traditional festivals, and it has been a national holiday since the rule of Cyrus the Great (538 BC).
Due to the regime’s mismanagement, this year, Iranians are bearing the brunt of a collapsed economy, some paying for bread in installments and standing in long lines for basic food items.

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UPDATE: 3:00 PM CET

Relatives of slain protesters visit the grave of their children


Police shoot and kill man, injure another in W Iran

One man was killed, and another was injured in a police shooting yesterday in Kermanshah western Iran.

According to the Hengaw Organization website, the men were identified as 25-year-old Sirvan Mohammadi and 70-year-old Ali Ahmadi. They were both injured and taken to the hospital but Sirvan died due to the severity of his wounds. Both men were followers of the Yarsani religious minority group, banned by the Iranian regime.

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Another woman hanged in Iran after 8 years of imprisonment

The clerical regime hanged yet another woman in the Prison of Taybad in eastern Iran on Sunday, March 14, 2021.

Taybad is located in Razavi Khorasan Province in eastern Iran. Nafiseh Pakmehr had been imprisoned for 8 years on death row before being hanged.

This execution has not been announced by official authorities or the state media in Iran as this news is being published.

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Iran regime’s MP admits Sanctions are not people’s problem

Rising prices in Iran

Amir Gholi Jafari, one of the regime’s MPs acknowledged today: “This mismanagement turmoil today is partly to the officials’ lack of motivation. The [skyrocketing price] of eggs, chickens, etc. was clear to the parliament months ago. I declare loudly that the sanctions have nothing to do with the current turbulent situation, people should not stand in line for chickens and eggs after 40 years.”


UPDATE: 9:00 AM CET

Maryam Rajavi: On the last Thursday of the Persian year we observe the tradition of visiting the tombs of martyrs


Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 522 Cities Surpasses 233,600

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Thursday, March 18, 2021, that the Coronavirus death toll in 522 cities had exceeded 233,600. The number of victims in Tehran is 54,536, Khorasan Razavi 15,260, Isfahan 15,170, Khuzestan 13,159, Mazandaran 9,965, Lorestan 9,823, East Azerbaijan 9,128, Gilan 8,251, Fars 6,892, Alborz 5,793, Central Province 4,808, Ardabil 2,877, Qazvin 2,644, and Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad 1,774.

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21 inmates in Qarchak Prison sick with Covid-19 abandoned unattended

Informed sources reported on Wednesday, March 17, that 21 inmates in Qarchak Prison are infected with the Covid-19 in Ward 6.

Earlier reports indicated infection of Hijab protestor Saba Kord Afshari. New reports added the name of Maryam Ebrahimvand, film director and writer, among the 21 inmates in Qarchak Prison infected with Covid-19.

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Iran’s minimum wage policies is a dagger in workers’ backs

On Sunday, March 14, Iranian regime labor minister Mohammad Shariatmadar declared that the mini mum wage for workers for the coming Persian calendar year (starting on March 20) is 26.55 million rials, which in comparison to the current year, has increased by 39 percent.

Since the 1979 revolution, the minimum wage of workers has been a clear manifestation of the tyranny of the mullahs’ rule. In the past few years, the minimum wage has been declared as such that it has consistently been around a quarter of the poverty line.

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Iranians Continue Protests; at Least 11 Rallies and Strikes on March 17 and 18

On March 17 and 18, the people of Iran staged at least 11 rallies and protests in different cities over officials’ failure to meet their inherent demands. On March 18, retirees, pensioners, and welfare recipients once again rallied in six provinces, blaming officials for failing to adjust their pensions with the inflation rate.

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Iran news in brief, March 19, 2021

Iran news in brief, March 19, 2021


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