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Mother of Vahid Damvar, killed during November 2019 protests: I hope this is your last Nowruz Khamanei
The mother of Vahid Damvar, shot and killed by Basij forces in Karaj during the Nov. 2019 #IranProtests curses the regime's Supreme Leader Khamenei while visiting her son's grave for #Nowruz.
"I hope this is your last Nowruz Khamanei!" she cries out. pic.twitter.com/2me239ZrFz
— Iran News Wire (@IranNW) March 21, 2021
Sister of Kamal Faraji, killed during November 2019 protests: I hope the new year brings happiness for the Iranian people and the end of the Islamic Republic
The sister of Kamal Faraji, shot in the heart by security forces during Nov. 2019 #IranProtests, visits her brother's grave for #Nowruz.
"I hope the new year brings happiness for the Iranian people and the end of the Islamic Republic," she says. pic.twitter.com/Ob2jWjTFQr
— Iran News Wire (@IranNW) March 21, 2021
Radek Sikorski MEP: On Nowruz, we renew our call for the release of protesters, political prisoners in Iran
On #Nowruz, we renew our call for the release of protesters, political prisoners in #Iran. All human rights violations must stop. For a tolerant, democratic Iran. @iran_policy @EPPGroup @grupaepl pic.twitter.com/O2KXoKjAip
— Radek Sikorski MEP (@radeksikorski) March 20, 2021
UPDATE: 10:00 AM CET
Nowruz, the New Iranian Year, 1400, Celebrated With Mrs. Rajavi’s Remarks
Messages by Political Prisoners, Resistance Units, remarks, and messages by 84 parliamentarians and political dignitaries from 20 countries
In her Nowruz speech, Mrs. Rajavi congratulated the people of Iran and underscored:
- The Iranian people’s readiness for overthrowing the regime is beyond the shadow of a doubt, and the mullahs’ presidential election sham will face their decisive boycott.
- The great advancement of the Iranian year 1399 was Iran’s courageous youth rushing to join the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK/PMOI) and expanding the network of its supporters in Iranian cities.
- Germany, Belgium, and France must publish all documents obtained from the regime’s terrorist diplomat and reveal the agents’ names and contacts working with the clerical regime and its Intelligence Minister.
On Nowruz, Iranians celebrate the memory of the heroes fallen for freedom
As the Persian year comes to a close, people across Iran are paying homage to the countless heroes who have laid their lives down to bring freedom and democracy in Iran.
In Tehran, Resistance Units, activists and supporters of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), commemorated the founders of the MEK by laying flowers on their graves in Behesht-e Zahra cemetery.
The founders of the MEK, Mohammad Hanif Nejad, Ali Asghar Badizadegan, and Saied Mohsen, were executed by the Shah regime in 1972 after undergoing severe torture in the prisons of the SAVAK, the Shah regime’s intelligence arm. The Shah regime gave them the choice to reduce their sentence from death to life in prison if they denounced their struggle for freedom. All three refused to bend to the Shah regime’s will. Their sacrifice has set an example for generations of MEK members and supporters, who continue their path and struggle to this day.
Iran’s Government Exiles Female Political Prisoners
The Iranian government in a new inhuman act is exiling female political prisoners to faraway places. But the question is why? What does the totalitarian government fear? Is imprisoning these women not enough. Why so much pressure?
Iran protests’ detainees celebrate Nowruz in Prison
This photo was taken at Fashafuyeh Prison. All of them are imprisoned for taking part in November 2019 protests in Iran.
Saeed Tamjidi, 28, Mohammad Rajabi, 26, Milad Arsanjani, 32 and Abolfazl Karimi who was arrested as a minor are among them. Happy Nowruz to all these dear ones.
Iran: Celebrating Nowruz at Behnam Mahjoubi’s grave
Family members and relatives of Behnam Mahjoubi, celebrated Nowruz at his grave. The Iranian regime killed Behnam Mahjoubi, by depriving him from receiving proper medical attention. Behnam was arrested in 2018. He was a member of the Sufi Gonabadi order.
The family of Behnam Mahjoubi, a Dervish dissident who recently died in custody celebrate #Nowruz by his grave. Behnam Mahjoubi, 33, was tortured and abused in prison. He was denied proper medical care for a serious neurological condition until his death. pic.twitter.com/qt7P1IFxLD
— IRAN HRM (@IranHrm) March 20, 2021
Iran regime’s Foreign Ministry Calls Assadi’s Conviction a Dangerous Precedent
In an interview with the Sputnik-Farsi news agency on March 19, Saeid Khatibzadeh, the spokesperson of the regime’s Foreign Ministry called the conviction of Assadollah Assadi, Iran’s diplomat terrorist, a “dangerous precedent.” His words echoes regime’s fear of a similar outcome for its diplomat terrorists.
“We have told all the countries involved from the beginning that [Assadi’s conviction] is a very dangerous precedent against diplomats. Assadi’s detention was illegal, the proceedings were illegal, and that the court is basically illegitimate to address this issue. So the verdict In our opinion, is void and we are following the issue intensively, and we hope that we will be able to end this issue in a way that is more correct. This whole process is illegal and Assadi should return to the country freely,” Khatibzadeh said. Despite his bogus claims, Assadi was caught red-handed while attempting to bomb the opposition rally in 2018 in Paris. The prosecutors underlined that based on the evidence, this terrorist plot was coordinated at the top of the regime.
Iran: Coronavirus Disaster in 522 Cities in Iran Takes the Lives of 234,600
The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Saturday, March 20, 2021, that the Coronavirus death toll in 522 cities across Iran had exceeded 234,600. The number of victims in Tehran is 54,711, Khorasan Razavi 15,300, Isfahan 15,245, Khuzestan 13,299, Mazandaran 10,020, Lorestan 9,868, East Azerbaijan 9,178, Fars 6,912, Alborz 5,813, Kermanshah 4,709, Kurdistan 4,047, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari 1,880.
#Iran Coronavirus Update
More than 234,600 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 21, 2021
Read more: Iran News in Brief – March 20, 2021