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Iran News in Brief – March 26, 2023

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Iran Uprising at a Glance – Day 192

Based partially on reporting by PMOI (MEK) Network in Iran

Sunday, March 26, 2023 – 8 PM GMT + 1

  • Days: 192
  • Protests: 282 cities
  • Fatalities: 750+ estimated deaths, 672 identified by MEK
  • Detentions: 30,000

Iran’s nationwide uprising marked its 192nd day on Sunday as people in different cities of Iran took to the streets protesting their poor living conditions as the country’s national currency, the rial, began to drop yet again against the U.S. dollar. The ruling regime’s catastrophic economic policies have ruined the lives of ordinary Iranians with 60% of the 85 million population living in poverty according to the most conservative figures.

Dehdasht, a city in Kohgiluyeh & Boyer Ahmad Province in southwest Iran, was the scene of resistance activity on Saturday night, as MEK Resistance Units projected a large image of NCRI’s President-elect Maryam Rajavi on a large building in the city in defiance to the ruling mullahs.

A rally by retirees and state pensioners took place in Shush, southwest Iran, on Sunday morning, outside the local governor’s office in protest to low wages due to skyrocketing inflation.

Today, in Ahvaz, the capital of Khuzestan Province, southwest Iran, retirees and pensioners of the regime’s Social Security Organization rallied outside the city governor’s office protesting high prices, inflation, low pensions, and other economic woes.

Victims of yet another scam operation of kleptocrats affiliated with the regime, this time with ties to the crypto operation called King Money, held a rally outside the regime’s judiciary on Sunday demanding the return of their stolen investments.

Teachers and educators in Saqqez in Kurdistan Province rallied outside the local Education Department on Sunday, demanding the release of one of their detained colleagues.

Also in Saqqez, taxi drivers went on strike on Saturday protesting the high prices for spare parts and their low incomes. Last Saturday, in the city of Sanandaj, the provincial capital of Kurdistan, taxi drivers went on strike protesting skyrocketing prices and increasing expenses due to the regime’s destructive economic policies.


We Arrested 100,000 Protesters, Official Says

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Admitting that the Iranian regime has exploited all means of political tolerance and broken ties with society, Mahmoud Mirlohi a member of the Tehran city council stated that 100,000 protesters were arrested during the uprising.

In an interview with the state-run Bahar news, Mirlohi said: “We were looking to avoid running prisons. With this idea, they turned the Qasr prison [a notorious prison where political dissidents were put behind bars during Shah’s dictatorship] into a museum. We thought we should close the prisons. Now we have reached the point that we arrest more than a hundred thousand people during protests. Why should the number of prisoners per capita be so high? Why have we turned everything into a crime? There are more than 2 thousand criminal tags in the country. This method does not work. Why have we reached this point that people of thought, cultural influence, and literature should be in prisons just because of expressing an opinion or idea? The fact is that we are in a crisis and this crisis must be resolved.”


Biden Officially Notifies Congress of Syria Airstrike


CNN — President Joe Biden on Saturday notified Congress of his decision to authorize an airstrike in Syria this week against what the US said were Iranian-affiliated facilities.

The US airstrike came after a suspected Iranian drone struck a facility housing US personnel in the country, killing an American contractor and wounding five US service members.

The strikes, Biden said in his letter to Congress, were made, “in order to protect and defend the safety of our personnel, to degrade and disrupt the ongoing series of attacks against the United States and our partners, and to deter the Islamic Republic of Iran and Iran backed militia groups from conducting or supporting further attacks on United States personnel and facilities.”

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Iran Revolution Continues with Major Demonstration in Zahedan

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Iran’s nationwide uprising is witnessing its 191st day on Saturday following a major demonstration in Zahedan, the provincial capital of Sistan & Baluchestan, on Friday. Thousands of brave Baluch locals took to the streets chanting slogans against the regime and their oppressive security forces, while specifically calling for an end to the mullahs’ theocracy and condemning any calls for a return to a dictatorial government, especially a monarchy.

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Political Prisoner Zahra Zehtabchi Imprisoned for 9.5 Years

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Zahra Zehtabchi, 56, a sociologist and social science researcher, has been imprisoned in Evin prison for nine and a half years. She is a mother of two daughters named Narges and Mina. Her father, Ali Asghar Zehtabchi, was executed in Evin prison in June 1981 for supporting the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK).

She also lost a number of her close relatives in the 80s. Zahra Zehtabchi was arrested on the street by the Ministry of Information agents on October 16, 2013. She was kept in solitary confinement and under interrogation until September 2014, when her first court hearing was held on August 11, 2014.

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The Collapse of Iran’s Economy; The Most Important Outcome of the 44-Year Rule of the Islamic Republic

The Collapse of Irans Economy

With the usual economic parameters governing global economic relations, it can be said that the collapse of the economy in Iran began years ago and under the shadow of the incompetence of the rulers of Iran, it is nearing its end at the end of the political life of the Khamenei government. Some within the government claim that the current recession and the beginning of the collapse of the economy dates back to 2018, when the US withdrew from the JCPOA and the international sanctions were reinstated.

The sanctions imposed on Iran, which the rulers of the country are trying to blame on the people, were actually imposed due to the nuclear, missile, and regional ambitions of the Islamic Republic for the sake of maintaining and extending the rule of the Supreme Leader.

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Luxembourg—March 23, 2023: The Conference and Exhibition Supporting the Iran Revolution in the Municipality of Bettembourg

Luxembourg—March 23, 2023: The Conference and Exhibition Supporting the Iran Revolution

Luxembourg—March 23, 2023: An exhibition in support of the uprising of the Iranian people was held in the municipality of Bettembourg in Luxembourg. This program was organized by the initiative of Iranian communities living in Luxembourg and with the presence of Laurent Zeimet, the mayor of Bettembourg.

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Also, read Iran News in Brief – March 25, 2023