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Iran News in Brief – May 10, 2021

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Nationwide Protests on Monday

On Monday, May 10th, as the regime’s officials were too busy with the Guardian Council and the registration of candidates for the sham election in June, Iranians from various backgrounds took to the streets across the country.

High school students in Babol, Masjed Soleyman, and Izeh continued their demonstrations against the in-person exams mandated by the regime.

Also, cement factory workers in Isfahan, teachers and oil industry workers in Tehran, oil industry workers in Ahvaz, taxi drivers in Urmia, steelworkers in Behbohan, and cement workers in Isfahan were among the protesting groups.

Security Forces Fatally Shoot Baluch Child, Open Fire on Locals Protesting Killing in Volatile SE Province

The mother of Meisam Narouie, a Baluch child killed by Iran's security forces, holds his lifeless body.
The mother of Meisam Narouie, a Baluch child killed by Iran’s security forces, holds his lifeless body.

Narcotics forces in the southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan fatally shot a Baluch child today in Iranshahr. The child was identified as five-year-old Meisam Narouie. A short video of his lifeless body in the arms of his mother, who was crying out “God, my child” in Baluchi was published by Baluch social media channels.

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Iran: Covid-19 Death Toll In 541 Cities Exceeds 282,900

PMOI-MEK reports over 282,900 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran
The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Sunday, May 9, 2021, that the Coronavirus death toll in 541 cities had exceeded 282,900. The number of victims in Tehran has reached 65,471, Isfahan 18,615, Khorasan Razavi 17,445, Khuzestan 17,414, Mazandaran 11,640, Lorestan 11,613, East Azerbaijan 11,563, West Azerbaijan 10,518, Gilan 9,731, Fars 8,992, Alborz 7,588, Sistan and Baluchestan 6,501, Hamedan 6,368, Central Province 5,903, Semnan 4,960, Yazd 4,867,Qazvin 3,289, Bushehr 2,944, and Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari 2,320.

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Iran: Retirees, Pensioners, Call for Elections Boycott in Widespread Protests

Protest rally by pensioners and retirees in several Iranian cities
Protest rally by pensioners and retirees in several Iranian cities

Defying a wave of repressive measure by the Iranian regime, retirees and pensioners of the Social Security Organization took to the streets and held protest rallies across Iran on Sunday. The protest rallies, which are the latest in a series of events coordinated and organized on social media, took place in front of the offices of the Social Security Organizations in several cities, including Tehran, Karaj, Kermanshah, Rasht, Tabriz, Shiraz, Shush, and Haft Tappeh.

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Women Partake in Protests by Social Security Pensioners, Teachers, Students

Women partake in protests by social security pensioners, teachers, students
Women partake in protests by social security pensioners, teachers, students

Women actively participated in more protests by Iran’s disenchanted and discontented public, including by Social Security pensioners and retirees, high school students and young unemployed teachers.

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Saba Kord Afshari on Hunger Strike To Have Her Mother Released


Saba Kord Afshari has started a hunger strike since Saturday, May 8, 2021, to protest increasing pressure on her family and the families of other political prisoners. She demands that her mother, Raheleh Ahmadi, be released from Evin Prison. Saba Kord Afshari has several times suffered stomach ulcer bleeding. So, her hunger strike has caused serious concern for her family.

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Parents and Sons Sentenced to 34 Years in Jail, 6 Years in Exile


The Revolutionary Court of Kashan has sentenced the Shab Zendedar family to a total of 34 years in jail and six years in exile. If the Revision Court upholds their sentences, Akbar Shab Zendedar, 65, will be sentenced to 9 years and 8 months imprisonment, 7 years of which is suspended. His sons, Hanif, 39, and Saeed, 36, will also have to endure the same sentence.

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Iran News in Brief, May 10, 2021

Iran news in brief, May 10, 2021

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