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Iran News in Brief – May 5, 2021

Maryam Rajavi visits a memorial of the 30,000 victims of Iran’s 1988 massacre of political prisoners outside France’s National Assembly, October 29, 2019
Maryam Rajavi visits a memorial of the 30,000 victims of Iran’s 1988 massacre of political prisoners outside France’s National Assembly, October 29, 2019



Young Iranians Flood onto The Streets on Wednesday

High school students in Iran strongly objected to the regime’s decision to take in-person exams despite a fourth wave and an ever-increasing Covid-19 death toll throughout the country. Reports indicate that Tehran, Isfahan, Ardabil, Birjand, Borujerd, Semnan, Ahvaz, Tabriz, Shiraz, Khorramabad, Zanjan, Share Kord, Fulad Shahr, Qazvin, Karaj, and Yazd were among the cities where the new generation showed the Iranian regime it can’t take anything for granted.


Iran –1,112 Families Of MEK Martyrs Urge The UN To Prevent The Destruction Of Their Loved Ones’ Graves

Family members of political prisoners executed during the 1988 massacre in Iran gather at the Khavaran mass grave site near Tehran, capital of Iran [File photo]

On Tuesday, May 4, 2021, in a letter to the United Nations Secretary-General, EU leaders, and the President and officials in the United States, 1,112 families of the martyrs of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), urged them to take immediate action to prevent further destruction of their relatives’ graves by the religious fascism ruling Iran. For years, the clerical regime has been systematically and gradually destroying the graves of political executions in Tehran and other cities as part of an anti-human and criminal policy to eliminate the traces of its crimes against humanity.
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Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 541 Cities Exceeds 277,000

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, that the Coronavirus death toll in 541 cities had exceeded 277,000. The number of victims in Tehran has reached 63,821, Isfahan 18,180, Khorasan Razavi 17,205, Khuzestan 16,949, Mazandaran 11,480, East Azerbaijan 11,328, West Azerbaijan 10,318, Gilan 9,606, Qom 9,300, Fars 8,664, Alborz 7,328, Golestan 6,920, Sistan and Baluchestan 6,351, Hamedan 6,258, Kerman 6,244, Central Province 5,778, Kermanshah 5,539, North Khorasan 4,108, Ardabil 3,507, Zanjan 3,050, Ilam 2,851, and South Khorasan 2,721.

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Briefing by Alireza Jafarzadeh, Deputy Director, U.S. Representative Office National Council of Resistance


Dozens Of Former UN Officials Call For Inquiry Into 1988 Iran Massacre

Dozens of human rights experts, including former United Nations officials, in a Tuesday letter called on the UN to open an inquiry into a series of killings of Iranian political dissidents by Iran’s government in 1988.

An open letter signed by more than 150 international legal and human rights experts, including former UN High Commissioner Mary Robinson and former deputy UN Secretary-General Mark Malloch-Brown, urges the “establishment of an international investigation” looking into the killings of followers of the People’s Mujahedin of Iran which occurred throughout 1988 on an order from Iran’s then-supreme leader.

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Iran’s people have cast their vote in the upcoming elections

In a society whose main characteristic is the domination of a misogynist system and whose first-line victims are women and workers, the system’s legitimacy should be studied with the perspective and selection of these first two victims.

May 1 was one of the most important days for measuring the votes of Iranian workers. Surprisingly, despite the spread of the fourth wave of the Covid-19 in Iran, workers took to the streets in more than 20 cities and cast their early vote on the regime’s upcoming presidential elections, scheduled for June 18. Their message was clear in their slogans: “We will not vote, we’ve heard too many lies.”
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