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Iran News in Brief – May 8, 2021

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Protests in Different Cities From Various Walks of Life

On Saturday, reports from inside Iran indicated that high school students have taken to the streets in Tehran, Hamedan, Kerman, Yazd, Ilam, Saveh, Bandar Abbas, and Shiraz to protest against the state’s decision to conduct in-person exams.

Also, livestock owners in Yazd and investors in Urumieh Stock Exchange who lost their fortunes due to systemic manipulation by the regime-affiliated elements rallied and protested on Saturday.

Iran’s Regime Is Preparing for a Huge Storm at the Doorsteps of Its Elections

These days, the ruling regime in Iran is terrified of its upcoming election and its potential outcome. In none of the previous elections were the results a reflection of the Iranian people’s desires. The regime has a long history of tampering with votes and engineering the results to elect the candidate that best fits its goals. But today, the regime’s main worry is a popular boycott of the elections by the Iranian people. State media, experts, and government analysts are warning about the public’s reaction to the elections.

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The New Women’s Ward of Tabriz Prison Ramps up Pressure on Inmates

A recent report from the women’s ward of Tabriz Prison has revealed horrible conditions in which female inmates are detained in this prison. The women’s ward of the Central Prison of Tabriz was transferred to a new place on April 3, 2021.

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Iran: Coronavirus Fatalities In 541 Cities Exceed 280,700

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Friday, May 7, 2021, that the Coronavirus death toll in 541 cities had exceeded 280,700. The number of victims in Tehran has reached 64,851, Isfahan 18,445, Khorasan Razavi 17,360, Khuzestan 17,249, Lorestan 11,568, Mazandaran 11,580, East Azerbaijan 11,478, West Azerbaijan 10,443, Gilan 9,701, Fars 8,852, Alborz 7,468, Sistan and Baluchestan 6,451, Hamedan 6,333, Kermanshah 5,614, Semnan 4,930, Yazd 4,842, Hormozgan 3,265, Qazvin 3,259, Bushehr 2,919, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari 2,300, and Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad 2,199.
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Three men were killed on May 2 after undercover narcotic forces opened direct fire on them in Khash, southeastern Iran. They were identified as Hamid Gomshadzehi, 45, Nazir Gomshadzehi, 20, and Osman Gomshadzehi, 20.

The Iran terror trial verdict could forever change terror trials in Europe

The February verdict against an Iranian diplomat tried in a Belgian court for an act of terror committed in Europe will have long-standing implications for how terrorism-related offenses are investigated and adjudicated in European courts. The trial concerned the attempted bombing of a rally held by the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK)—an exiled leftist-Islamist political group that seeks regime change in Iran—which was attended by tens of thousands of people in Villepinte, near Paris, France on June 30, 2018. The diplomat in question was sentenced to twenty years in prison.
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Iran Elections 2021: What To Know About the Upcoming Sham Presidential Elections

Iran’s regime will hold its sham presidential elections on June 18. While many try to portray the mullahs’ sham elections as a sign of the regime’s democracy, it is necessary to take an in-depth look at the procedures and rules of the elections in the regime truly a “maneuver of democracy.” We intend to shed light on different aspects of the regime’s sham presidential elections. This piece is part of our several articles covering the Iranian regime’s sham presidential elections.
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Read more: Iran News in Brief – May 7, 2021 

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