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Iran News in Brief – October 10, 2020

Tomb of Ferdowsi, the historic Iranian poet (c. 935-1020), in Toos. He was the author of Shahnameh and is celebrated as the most influential figure in Persian literature and one of the greatest in the history of literature. Shajarian, the legend of Iranian song, who passed away on October 8, 2020, was buried in the same piece.

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UPDATE: 4:30 PM CEST

Threats by Iran Regime’s Imprisoned Diplomat in Belgium Meant To Obstruct the Judicial Process

The inhumane clerical regime, which is terrified of the results of the trial of its diplomat terrorist in Belgium and the revelation of its entire record of terror and crime, is desperately trying to prevent justice from being served through threats and blackmail.

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New Threat by Iran Regime’s Diplomat-Terrorist Requires Firm EU Response

Iranian terrorist Regime

Reuters reported on Friday that the Iranian regime’s diplomat-terrorist Assadollah Assadi has threatened Belgian authorities with further terrorist attacks if he is found guilty of trying to bomb the Iranian Resistance’s 2018 Free Iran rally in Paris. These threats underline the necessity of taking firm action against the mullahs’ terrorism and not giving in to their longtime terrorism extortion tactic.

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UPDATE: 9:30 AM CEST

Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 458 Cities Exceeds 119,400

Iran, IRGC's medical facilities

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Friday, October 9, 2020, that the Coronavirus fatalities in 458 cities across Iran had exceeded 119,400. The number of victims in Tehran is 28,511, Khorasan Razavi 8,970, Khuzestan 7,598, Isfahan 6,104, Mazandaran 5,502, Qom 5,150, Gilan 4,731, Alborz 3,265, West Azerbaijan 3,257, Hamedan 3,183, Kurdistan 2,156, Semnan 1,816, and Qazvin 1,141.

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Iranians mourn legendary singer, loved for his music and anti-regime rhetoric

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Women spearhead protests during memorial for Shajarian, Iran’s iconic singer

Women spearhead protests during memorial for Shajarian

Iran’s legendary singer Mohammad Reza Shajarian passed away at 80, after a long bout with cancer. Thousands of people packed the streets outside the hospital where he died. The memorial for Shajarian turned into an anti-regime protest as people chanted “death to the dictator,” “death to Khamenei,” “May the dictator die, Shajarian will never die,” and “State TV is our national disgrace.”

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Live Virtual Briefing – An Effective Iran Policy: Sanctions or No Sanctions? – Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EDT

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German Lawmakers Echo European Colleagues Call-To-Action on Iran’s Human Rights

On Thursday, the German representative office for the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) held an event to highlight the worsening problem of human rights abuses in Iran. A number of demonstrators gathered outside of the German Bundestag along with several German lawmakers, while others participated in the event remotely by way of streaming video. Many of their speeches emphasized the Iranian regime’s perennial abuse of capital punishment, in recognition of the event being deliberately scheduled just two days before the 18th annual World Day Against the Death Penalty.

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Iran: With Broad Support in European Parliament, the Iranian Resistance Demands Change

Iran: With Broad Support in European Parliament, the Iranian Resistance Demands Change

On Wednesday, a number of current and former members of the European Parliament took part in an online conference. The politically diverse roster of participants represents a solid base of international support that has emerged for the Iranian opposition and its struggle for freedom in Iran outside of the country. That support has apparently been growing steadily since at least 2004, when the NCRI began holding international gatherings of Iranian expatriates and political dignitaries near its headquarters in France.

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Iran news in brief, October 10, 2020

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WHAT ARE THE IRAN PROTESTS OF 2019?

Saturday, October 10, 2020, marks the 329th day since the beginning of the nationwide Iran protests.

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) has identified 755 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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