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Iran News in Brief – November 19, 2020

Maryam Rajavi welcomes the adoption of the 67th United Nations resolution

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UPDATE: 5:30 PM CET

Iran: Teachers Struggle for Inherent Rights

Iran Regime's Minister of Education: Enemy Is Very Close
Iranian teachers protest (file photo)

Iranian teachers are constantly having to protest over their poor living conditions, which are caused by low and unpaid salaries, which means they are denied the basic dignity they should be afforded.

Over the summer, part-time teachers retired teachers, and teachers with formal contracts have all held protest rallies where they demanded to be paid their wages, bonuses, and pensions.

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A local cobbler set himself on fire and died

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Young Inmate Tortured to Death North Iran Prison

A young inmate, Mohammad Dowji, 19, was tortured to death by prison guards in Amirabad Prison in Gorgan on November 18, 2020. He had been imprisoned for engaging in a fight. He was from Odak Dowji village in Agh Ghala county, in the province of Gorgan, northern Iran.

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Two Kurd border porters were killed by Iranian border forces

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UPDATE: 9:00 AM CET

Maryam Rajavi welcomes the adoption of the 67th United Nations resolution

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), welcomed the adoption of the 67th United Nations resolution condemning the grave and systematic violations of human rights in Iran.

Those responsible for the majority of the crimes to which the resolution has referred are the very people who turned the November 2019 uprising into a bloodbath, killing at least 1,500, including young people, wounding 4,000 and arresting 12,000 more. The same officials who have been continuously perpetrating crime against humanity for the past four decades, in particular the 1988 massacre of political prisoners, Mrs. Rajavi said.

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Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 465 Cities Surpasses 159,000

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK) announced on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, that the number of Coronavirus death toll in 465 cities exceeded 159,000. The number of victims in Tehran is 38,941, Isfahan 8,955, Lorestan 6,705, Qom 6,540, Mazandaran 6,472, East Azerbaijan 5,969, Gilan 5,496, West Azerbaijan 5,328, Fars 4,357, Alborz 4,310, Kermanshah 3,478, Central Province 3,018, Kurdistan 2,850, Yazd 2,767, Kerman 2,704, Ardabil 1,760, Qazvin 1,628, Zanjan 1,500, Ilam 1,485, South Khorasan 1,416, Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad 1,114.

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Iran: U.S. Slaps Fresh Sanctions, Targets Khamenei-Linked Foundation

The U.S. Treasury Department on Wednesday imposed sweeping new sanctions targeting the Iranian regime, blacklisting Bonyad Mostazafan foundation controlled by the regime’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.

The U.S. Treasury Department’s sanctions also targeted the Iranian regime’s intelligence minister Mahmoud Alavi. The sanctions were imposed as “a key patronage network for Khamenei”. The sanctions also target ten individuals and 50 entities associated with the foundation in sectors including energy, mining, and financial services.

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Iran’s regime arrests MEK family members on the anniversary of November protests

As Iran’s regime continues to ratchet up repressive measures on the anniversary of the nationwide November 2019 uprising, security forces are arresting former political prisoners to prevent potential protests. Meanwhile, the regime’s judiciary is summoning people with family ties to the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) and warning them to avoid engaging in activities on the anniversary of the uprising.

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Iran news in brief, November 19, 2020

Iran news in brief, November 19, 2020

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WHAT ARE THE IRAN PROTESTS OF 2019?

Thursday, November 19, 2020, marks the 363rd day since the beginning of the nationwide Iran protests.

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) has identified 828 of the more than 1500 protesters killed by the regime so far.

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) has called on the United Nations to urgently send an international fact-finding mission to Iranian prisons to meet with the detainees.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE UPRISING:

Number of uprising cities: 191

Number of martyrs: At least 1500

Number of injured: More than 4,000

Number of detainees: More than 12,000

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