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Iran News in Brief – November 5, 2020

A view of Kargareshomali Street in Tehran. Since Wednesday, November 4, anti-riot water cannon and special force vehicles have been deployed in the street of Tehran, as well as in Kargarshomali Street.
A view of Kargareshomali Street in Tehran. Since Wednesday, November 4, anti-riot water cannon and special force vehicles have been deployed in the street of Tehran, as well as in Kargarshomali Street.

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UPDATE: 4:00 PM CEST

Maryam Rajavi’s message on the eve of the anniversary of the November 2019 uprising in Iran:

On the eve of the anniversary of the November 2019 uprising, we commemorate the martyrs whose sacrifice have inspired and reinvigorated the Iranian nation. These martyrs are still alive because they are eternal. They are the flowers of the sacred will and determination of an arisen nation. This generation and its martyrs are the source of pride of all freedom lovers in Iran and the entire world.

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Two Students, Violently Arrested, Denied Legal Counsel After Eight Months

Amir Hossein Moradi and Ali Younesi
Amir Hossein Moradi and Ali Younesi

The lawyer of Ali Younesi and Amir Hossein Moradi, who were both violently arrested by the security forces in April 2020, says the regime’s judiciary officials continue to prevent the two students from signing the power of attorney.

Attorney Mostafa Nili said on Tuesday, November 3 that the overseeing assistance prosecutor is preventing the students from power of attorney claiming they need the court’s approval in order to hire their attorney.

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Haft-Tappeh Sugar Cane Factory workers held their protest for seventh day

Today, November 5, a bus full of security forces have been stationed at the Haft-Tappeh Sugarcane Factory. The forces have prevented 15 workers from entering the factory.

The workers in the industrial department went on strike in support of their colleagues and chanted against security forces.

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UPDATE: 9:00 AM CEST

Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll Surpasses 142,800 in 462 Cities

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK) announced on Wednesday, November 4, 2020, that Coronavirus has taken the lives of more than 142,800 people in 462 cities across Iran. The death toll in various provinces include: 34,631 in Tehran, 10,777 in Khorasan Razavi, 8,438 in Khuzestan, 8,024 in Isfahan, 6,108 in Lorestan, 6,085 in Qom, 5,011 in East Azerbaijan, 4,278 in West Azerbaijan, 3,965 in Alborz, 3,768 in Fars, 3,308 in Kermanshah, 2,590 in Kurdistan, 2,344 in North Khorasan, 2,336 in Yazd, 2,282 in Kerman, 2,207 in Markazi (Central), 2,202 in Semnan, 1,588 in Ardabil, 1,452 in Qazvin, 1,354 in South Khorasan, 1,340 in Zanjan, and 1,169 in Ilam.

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Iran: Intensifying Security Measures of Special Forces in Tehran

Iran’s regime anti-riot forces (file photo)

Since Wednesday, November 4, anti-riot water cannon and special force vehicles have been deployed in Gohardasht and Mehrshahr areas, as well as in Kargarshomali Street in Tehran. These are the places where people had the most gatherings during the previous uprisings in November 2019.

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United States Seizes 27 Additional Domain Names Used by Iran’s IRGC

the U.S. Department of Justice sentenced Behrooz Behroozian, a 64-year-old resident of Ohio to 20 months in prison for violating U.S sanctions by sending industrial and oil technology to Iran’s regimeThe United States has seized 27 domain names that Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) unlawfully used to further a global covert influence campaign.

As described in the seizure documents, all 27 domains were being used in violation of U.S. sanctions targeting both the Government of Iran and the IRGC. Four of the domains purported to be genuine news outlets but were actually controlled by the IRGC and targeted audiences in the United States, to covertly influence United States policy and public opinion, in violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). The remainder targeted audiences in other parts of the world. This seizure warrant follows an earlier seizure of 92 domains used by the IRGC for similar purposes.

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Fundamental rights of female political prisoners in Iran violated

Fundamental rights of female political prisoners in Iran violated
Fundamental rights of female political prisoners in Iran violated

October saw violations of the most fundamental rights of female political prisoners in Iran. The clerical regime adopted various inhumane measures especially against political prisoners.

Besieged by various political, social and economic crises, and in the face of growing public discontent, the clerical regime has no answer but to step up repression.

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Inhumane and Grim Conditions in Mahabad Prison, New Report Says

Recent reports indicate horrific health and hygienic conditions in Mahabad Prison. The Coronavirus has plagued the prison and prisoners are at high risk of infection. A number of staff and employees at the prison have already contracted COVID-19.

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Iran: Mass-Killer Ebrahim Raisi Issues Repression Order

Ebrahim Raisi Should Face Justice for Role in 1988 Massacre - Express.co.uk

Ebrahim Raisi, who is now Iran’s head of the judiciary and was previously one of the perpetrators of the massacre of political prisoners in the summer of 1988, issued an order to prosecutors across the country to suppress the people and the youth. Raisi, who attended the meeting of the Supreme Council of the Judiciary on Monday, November 2, emphasized that the relevant officials have a mission to prevent the security of the system from being threatened by acting with a decisive and timely approach.

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Iran: The Largest Prison for Journalists

Iran regime asked to explain Kurdish journalist's death during an army operationOn the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, Reporters Without Borders declared Iran the largest prison for journalists and ranked it as the 173rd out of 180 countries. The reason is the arrest and imprisonment of journalists and even their murder.

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Iran news in brief, November 5, 2020

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WHAT ARE THE IRAN PROTESTS OF 2019?

Thursday, November 5, 2020, marks the 349th 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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