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Iran News in Brief – November 22, 2020

The number of coronavirus victims in Tehran is 40,021
The number of coronavirus victims in Tehran is 40,021

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Alireza Jafarzadeh Interview on NewsMax

Alireza Jafarzadeh was interviewed by Bob Sellers on NewsMax about the threat posed by the Iranian regime, the prospects for change in Iran and why in 2021, everyone should focus on the development in Iran as protests have been going on since late 2017 and people are chanting death to Khamenei and they want a free Iran.

Alireza Jafarzadeh Interview on NewsMax 20 Nov 2020

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The authorities & prison guards raided the ward where political prisoners are detained in the Central Prison of Urmia

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In the memory of Danielle Mitterrand

We cannot forget that in 1984, when hundreds of members of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) were being executed by Khomeini on a daily basis, she appeared on the side of the Iranian Resistance’s Leader, Massoud Rajavi, in order to defend human rights in Iran.

We cannot forget that in 1987, when Iranian refugees in France became victims of a deal and were expelled to Gabon, she visited their families who had launched a hunger strike, in order to show her support.

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A court in Mazandaran, sentenced a Bahai citizen to 1 year of prison

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Iran: Coronavirus Fatalities in 465 Cities Exceeds 162,800

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Saturday, November 21, 2020, that the Coronavirus death toll in 465 cities had exceeded 162,800. The number of victims in Tehran is 40,021, Isfahan 9,195, Khuzestan 8,960, Lorestan 6,790, East Azerbaijan 6,194, Gilan 5,636, West Azerbaijan 5,634, Fars 4,477, Alborz 4,380, Sistan and Baluchestan 4,131, Hamedan 4,120, Golestan 4,076, Kermanshah 3,543, Central Province 3,128, Kerman 2,859, Yazd 2,837, North Khorasan 2,608, Semnan 2,434, Ilam 1,580, Khorasan South 1,461, and Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari 1,280.

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Iran: New Wave of Arrests of MEK Families and Released Prisoners in Fear of an Uprising

On November 17, 2020, the Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) announced that on the eve of the anniversary of the November 2019 uprising, and in fear of escalating popular protests, the repressive forces arrested a large number of former political prisoners, as well as Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK) families. A number of them were summoned and threatened, refraining them from participating in any activities on the anniversary of the November uprising. The statement announced the arrest of released prisoners in Sanghar, Semnan, and Tehran.

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Iran: Opposition network marks first anniversary of November 2019 protests

In various cities, Resistance Units members installed images and posters of the 1,500 martyrs on walls and distributed handwritten slogans, handouts with slogans quoting Iranian Resistance leader Massoud Rajavi and President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRIMaryam Rajavi.

The MEK supporters and members of the Resistance Units also took to graffiti with anti-regime slogans in cities such as Tehran, Mashhad, Neyshabur, Karaj, Rasht, Varamin, Hamedan, Urmia, Sanandaj, and Khorramabad.

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Maryam Rajavi: Danielle Mitterrand rose up audaciously in defense of the rights of the Iranian people and Resistance in the most difficult times. This is something that will always be remembered in the history of the people of Iran.

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Fasa, Southwest Iran

Municipality authorities demolished the houses of an elderly couple in a village. Locals are heard shouting in protest.

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WHAT ARE THE IRAN PROTESTS OF 2019?

Sunday, November 22, 2020, marks the 366th 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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