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Iran News in Brief – May 4, 2021

Growing Openness About Past Massacre as Iran Contemplates Repeating History
In the 1988 massacre, more than 30,000 political prisoners, most of them members and supporters of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), were executed by the Iranian regime.



Iran: Flood in Seven Provinces

Maryam Rajavi: I extend my condolences and sympathies to the victims of the floods last night in Kerman and Yazd, who have lost relatives or property. I call on the people of this region, especially the youth, to rush to the aid of the victims and help find the missing.
The clerical regime is the reason for the magnitude of losses and casualties in natural disasters in Iran. By looting and squandering resources in nuclear, missile, and war projects, the mullahs have destroyed the infrastructure and left our people defenseless.



Iran Elections 2021: Nationwide boycott movement gains traction


In recent weeks, we explained in a series of articles that while we are still a month away from the Iranian regime’s sham presidential election scheduled for June 18, the ruling mullahs still have to deal with nominating serious candidates. The power struggle between different regime factions has increased, and a leaked audio recording of the regime’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has only added to its internal crisis. Zarif acknowledged in a seven-hour interview that the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) dominates the regime’s foreign and domestic policies.

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Iran Authorities Threaten Political Prisoner to Death if He Does Not Confess


Iranian authorities have threatened political prisoner Vahid Afkari, brother to executed wrestling champion Navid Afkari, that if he does not “confess” he will be killed. According to reports, two high-ranking officials met with Vahid Afkari and told him that he should do whatever they asked of him, including confessing to the murder, in order to be released, otherwise he would be executed.

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Iran news in brief, May 4, 2021

A New Crisis Awaits Iran: Desertification


The Iranian government’s water transfer policies, which have caused a drought in the inter-basin situation, have caused the country to fall into the abyss of new water tensions, which, in the current context of the dysfunctional and corrupt economy and financial hardship, are unlikely to emerge. The intensification of the drought in the country coincided with the consolidation of water transfer policies by the heads of the last four governments, which has led to the desertification of many parts of the country’s soil.

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Maryam Rajavi: When the Iranian people’s Call-for-Justice movement for the massacre of 1988 compels these criminals to go public with the dossier of this atrocious crime, which is the day when the rule of Velayat-e Faqih (absolute clerical rule) will end.

Iran: Covid-19 Fatalities In 541 Cities Exceed 275,800

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Monday, May 3, 2021, that the Coronavirus death toll in 541 cities had exceeded 275,800. The number of victims in Tehran has reached 63,471, Isfahan 18,090, Khorasan Razavi 17,150, Khuzestan 16,859, Lorestan 11,453, Mazandaran 11,450, East Azerbaijan 11,283, West Azerbaijan 10,268, Gilan 9,576, Fars 8,567, Alborz 7,283, Sistan and Baluchestan 6,321, Hamedan 6,222, Kerman 6,219, Semnan 4,855, Kurdistan 4,772, Ardabil 3,487, Qazvin 3,209, Hormozgan 3,200, Bushehr 2,869, and Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari 2,255.

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Iran: MEK Resistance Units Make A Major Push For Boycott Of Sham Presidential Elections

MEK resistance units' activities

During the month of April, over 250 areas in 27 provinces checkered across Iran witnessed activities calling for a full boycott of the regime’s sham presidential elections in June.

Boycotting the clerical regime’s upcoming sham Presidential elections has turned into a widespread social movement in Iran. The Iranian people have had enough of 42 years of the mullahs’ corruption, lootings, killings, and slaughtering any dissenting voice.

According to many officials, the regime is preparing for the most important Presidential election in its history. But it is confronted with a social outrage and dissent toward its rulers.

MEK Resistance Units activities in April 2021 focusing on Iran's presidential election

Iranian people's vote in Iran election 2021 is NO TO THE MULLAHS!

“Boycotting the June 18 sham presidential election is a patriotic duty” - MEK network

Iranian people plan to boycott the regime's sham presidential election

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