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Iran News in Brief – October 13, 2020

Bojnord is the capital city of North Khorasan Province, Iran. Nearly 900,000 people live in North Khorasan Province. Unfortunatly the coronavirus death toll in this province has reached 2,114



Hossein Ashtari: FATA police identified 3,000 websites

The Iranian regime’s official news agency IRNA wrote on Tuesday that following the plan to restrict and shut down the Internet in Iran, Hossein Ashtari, commander of the police force FATA, claimed at the introduction ceremony of Hamedan police commander that 3000 websites had caused concern among the public by disturbing the public mind.


Amnesty International: Iran – Secret execution of wrestler Navid Afkari a ‘travesty of justice’

Navid Afkari

The secret execution this morning of wrestling champion Navid Afkari, without prior notice to him, his family or lawyer, after a grossly unfair trial, is a horrifying travesty of justice that needs immediate international action.

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Firefighters gathered outside the municipality to demand 2 months of their unpaid wages and benefits



World freestyle wrestling champion Mark Schultz condemns execution of Navid Afkari and executions in Iran

Mark Shultz, American gold winner of Olympics in free-style wrestling, condemned the ongoing executions in Iran. He also condemned the execution of Navid Afkari, Iranian champion wrestler. “51% of the world’s death sentences are carried out in Iran. 90% of Iranians oppose their own government. They hold onto power through terror. World Greco Champion Navid Ifkari was hung for peacefully protesting violations of human rights by the Iranian government,” he wrote on Twitter.


A teacher was sentenced to 45 lashes for drawing cartoon

On Monday, the Iranian regime’s Judiciary sentenced a teacher to 45 lashes for drawing cartoons of the Minister of Education. This sentence came after Minister of Education and his Deputy filed a complaint against this teacher.
In solidarity with this teacher, many teachers across the country have declared their readiness on social media to endure his lashes.


Suicide of an 11-year-old student due to poverty in the clerical regime

An Iranian boy committed suicide for not being able to have a mobile phone to use it for studying from home during the quarantine.

His mother said: Since we could not afford to buy him a cellphone so he could participate in online classes, he committed suicide.

In a similar development, on September 14, Mani, a 14-years-old boy from Kermanshah, western Iran, while working as a porter to earn money for purchasing a mobile phone for his online classes, after being chased by the regime’s border agents fell of the mountain and died.

Another 12-years old student in Abadan, southwest Iran, identified as Meysam, committed suicide after being forced to sell his cellphone due to the family’s poverty.


The state-run Entekhab

The state-run wrote: Since the new parliament assumed office, claiming it will resolve people’s problems of livelihood, the dollar exchange rate has increased by 79%, Coin by 124% and vehicle by 86%.


Google has closed the account of the Iranian TV network

Google blocks Iranian regime’s Hausa TV account, which covers African countries, on YouTube and Gmail. Last week, Twitter blocked the account of this network for violating Twitter rules.
Hausa TV, the overseas deputy of the regime’s radio and television, which officially started operating in 2018.



Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 458 Cities Exceeds 121,600

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Monday, October 12, 2020, that the Coronavirus death toll in 458 cities had exceeded 121,600. The number of victims in Tehran is 28,971, Khorasan Razavi 9,155, Khuzestan 7,793, Isfahan 6,269, East Azerbaijan 4,278, Sistan and Baluchestan 3,486, West Azerbaijan 3,342, Alborz 3,323, Fars 3,206, Kurdistan 2,176, North Khorasan 2,114, Kerman 1,860, Central Province 1,640, Hormozgan 1,600, Qazvin 1,171, Zanjan 1,158, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari 927, and South Khorasan 899.

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Iranian Diplomat, Facing Terror Charges, Makes No Secret of Expecting Impunity

Assadollah Assadi, the Iran regime's diplomat terrorist
Assadollah Assadi, the Iran regime’s diplomat terrorist

Assadollah Assadi’s trial is scheduled to begin on November 27. And as his court date approaches, the world continues to learn new details about his actions both before and after he became one of the first Iranian diplomats to be formally implicated in the regime’s terrorist activity. It has come to light, for instance, that Assadi personally obtained the explosives that were to be deployed against the NCRI gathering, then delivered them to his co-conspirators.

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Iran news in brief, October 13, 2020

Iran news in brief, October 13, 2020




Tuesday, October 13, 2020, marks the 332nd 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.


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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