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Iran News in Brief – March 24, 2021

As the ancient Iranian New Year, Nowruz, is celebrated, the U.S. Representative Office of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI-US) holds an online conference today, March 24, 2021, to discuss Iran’s internal situation, prospects for fundamental change, and the Tehran regime’s regional and international behavior.

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Iranians Rally in Brussels


Locals clash with regime’s security forces in northeast Iran city

درگیری میان جوانان ترکمن و نیروهای سرکوبگر رژیم در گنبدکاووس

People in the city of Gonbad Kavus in northeast Iran took to the streets on Tuesday protesting the raping and sexual harassment of two small kids by a security guard at the Golestan Dam.

The families of two seven- and eight-year-old girls had filed a judicial complaint and pressed charges of rape against the security guard. In response the regime’s public prosecutor in Gonbad Kavus claimed “the forensics report has denied any sign of rape” and said the accused security guard has been summoned and after questioning has been charged with “kidnapping.”


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Online Conference: Policy Experts to Assess Prospects for Change in Iran

Celebration of Nowruz and Iranians’ Aspirations for Freedom and Democracy

As the ancient Iranian New Year, Nowruz, is celebrated, the U.S. Representative Office of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI-US) holds an online conference today, March 24, 2021, to discuss Iran’s internal situation, prospects for fundamental change, and the Tehran regime’s regional and international behavior.

Distinguished policy and national security figures will join to consider a framework for an Iran policy effective in neutralizing Tehran’s malign conduct and supportive of the Iranian people’s aspirations for freedom and democracy.

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Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 522 Cities Exceeds 236,300

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, that the Coronavirus death toll in 522 cities had exceeded 236,300. The number of victims in Tehran has reached 54,971, Isfahan 15,330, Khuzestan 13,514, Mazandaran 10,110, West Azerbaijan 8,858, Gilan 8,321, Fars 6,947, Golestan 6,120, Kurdistan 4,077, Kerman 5,229, Central Province 4,873, Kermanshah 4,739, Yazd 4,277, and Ilam 2,416.

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18 jailed dissidents send letter, protesting unlawful banishment of political prisoners

18 Jailed dissidents at Raja’i Shahr Prison of Karaj wrote an open letter on March 21, protesting the exile of political prisoners and opening new cases against them.

The letter, a copy of which was sent to Iran Human Rights Monitor, states: “during the last months, despite all the claims by the highest judiciary authorities about complying with the rights of the political prisoner, what is really happening on daily basis, not only is not a bit of improvement but also they have intensified suppression by making the prisoners conditions even more inhumane.

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Prison authorities deny medical care to political prisoner Afshin Baymani

Political prisoner Afshin Baymani has been denied medical treatment despite experiencing heart complications.

Vaziri, the Prosecutor’s special assistant for political prisoners’ affairs has refused to authorize his transfer to a hospital against doctors’ advice. On Saturday, March 20, 2021, the political prisoner who is serving a life sentence in Raja’i Shahr Prison of Karaj, was transferred to the prison’s infirmary due to severe pain in the heart and hypotension.

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Iran: Fact-checking Khamenei’s claims on economic growth

In his new year’s address, Iranian regime supreme leader Ali Khamenei claimed that the country had witnessed a production leap in the previous year. This claim goes against the reality of Iran, where the middle class has almost disappeared due to rampant poverty, and millions of Iranians join the impoverished segments of the society every year.

“The slogan of the year 1399 was production leap. Based on numerous reports from the governmental and public agencies, I must say that this slogan was fulfilled to some extent, to an acceptable degree,” Khamenei said.

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Gonbad Kavus, NE Iran: Angry locals took to streets and clashed with State Security Forces


State security forces shoot and kill Kurdish man in western Iran

A Kurdish man was killed in a police shooting on Monday on Khorramabad Road in western Iran. According to Hengaw Kurdish website, the man was identified as Mohammad Sadeghi.

The state security forces opened fire at the Kurdish man’s car on suspicion of transporting smuggled goods. This is while Mohammad Sadeghi’s car was empty and he was not carrying any goods.

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Inmate passes away in W Iran from lack of medical attention

An inmate in the Eslamabad-e-Gharb Central Prison in western Iran passed away on March 21 due to lack of medical attention.

According to the Hengaw Organization website, the prisoner was identified as 35-year-old Shahab Daroun-Parvaz. He died of severe gastric bleeding and lack of attention by the prison medical staff.

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UNHRC extends the mandate of Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran

UN Human Rights Council voted to extend the mandate of Javaid Rehman, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, for an additional year.


Iran news in brief, March 24, 2021

Iran news in brief, March 24, 2021


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