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Iran News in Brief – May 13, 2021

Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll In 541 Cities Exceeds 286,200




Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll In 541 Cities Exceeds 286,200

PMOI-MEK reports over 286,200 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran
The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced this afternoon, Wednesday, May 12, 2021, that the Coronavirus death toll in 541 cities across Iran is more than 286,200. The number of victims in Tehran has reached 66,401, Isfahan 18,875, Khuzestan 17,659, Khorasan Razavi 17,595, Mazandaran 11,725, Lorestan 11,695, East Azerbaijan 11,683, West Azerbaijan 10,648, Qom 9,425, Fars 9,182, Alborz 7,738, Kerman 6,428, Central Province 5,963, Kermanshah 5,694, North Khorasan 4,203, Ardabil 3,647, Hormozgan 3,335, Zanjan 3,150, Ilam 3,051, South Khorasan 2,701, and Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad 2,239.

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Eid Mubarak

Maryam Rajavi
Maryam Rajavi: I congratulate the Eid Al Fitr to the people of Iran and all Muslims the world over.
May the true Fitr of the liberation of people in Iran and the Middle East be realized with the overthrow of the mullah’s religious fascism, the evil enemy of God and His people.
Considering the Iranian people’s will for resistance and uprising, the day of victory is not far.

May 12 – Tehran, Iran Teachers rallying for the fourth consecutive day outside the regime’s Majlis (parliament) demanding employment in the Education Department. “We have been deprived of employment!” they chant.


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Power Struggle Escalates as Iran’s Regime Nears Its Sham Elections

The registration day for the regime’s sham Presidential elections began on Tuesday. Despite the Guardian Council had insisted on certain terms for the registrations, the state-run Fars News agency reported many candidates ignored it. The power struggle between various regime factions has increased in recent weeks. The regime’s President Hassan Rouhani openly dismissed the Guardian Councils’ conditions.

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Iran: The Guardian Council, a Means for Removing Domestic Rivals


In the weeks leading up to the Presidential election in Iran, it is worth reviewing the ‘legal’ process and instruments applied by the Islamic Republic’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei for appointing a new president. The Guardian Council is one of Khamenei’s key tools for purging his rivals in this context.

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Official Inattention, COVID-19 Massacres Selfless Nurses in Iran

Iran: A nurse in a Tehran hospital amid widespread outbreaks of coronavirus in the country

The spread of Covid-19 among nurses in Iran has become a disaster. Mohammad Sharifi Moghaddam, the General Director of the Nurse’s House, announced in April that at least 130 nurses in Iran have died of the virus so far. He said nurses were being “massacred” in hospitals due to the vaccine delay. Mohammad Sharifi Moghaddam said that since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak in Iran, more than 95,000 nurses have been infected with the virus and 130 nurses have lost their lives.

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Iran’s Regime Is Plagued by Embezzlement and Corruption


It is no secret that Iran’s regime is plagued by institutionalized financial corruption. According to Transparency International, Iran ranks 149 among 180 countries on the corruption perceptions index. But it seems that every day, regime officials manage to surprise the people and the world by revealing new aspects of this phenomenon that has driven Iran’s economy into bankruptcy.

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Mothers’ Day Tribute to Iran’s Fearless Activists


In this short article, we will be looking at the love and altruism expressed by the mothers in Iran who organize against the regime and are the driving force in justice-seeking movements. Let us begin by looking at some of the most famous mothers/activists in Iran.

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Border Porter Dies After Jumping in River To Escape IRGC Ambush in NW Iran


A young border porter or “kolbar” threw himself in a river on May 9 to escape an Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) ambush and died in Urmia, northwestern Iran. According to the Hengaw Organization, the kolbar was identified as 30-year-old Farzad Jabari. An informed source said he was caught in an ambush by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). Farzad had tried to escape by jumping in the river.

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Health Fears for Jailed Activist Saba Kord Afshari on Hunger Strike


Jailed women’s rights activist, Saba Kord Afshari went on a hunger strike since May 8, to protest the regime’s increasing pressure on the families of political prisoners, including her mother, Raheleh Ahmadi, who is also in prison. She demands that her mother be released from Evin Prison.

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