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Iran News in Brief – October 16, 2020

The Bazar of Hamedan city - Hamadan is the capital city of Hamadan Province of Iran. Hamedan is believed to be among the oldest Iranian cities. Because of the failure of the Iranian regime to control COVID-19 pandemic, the coronavirus death toll in Hamedan Province has reached 3,293.
The Bazar of Hamedan city – Hamadan is the capital city of Hamadan Province of Iran. Hamedan is believed to be among the oldest Iranian cities. Because of the failure of the Iranian regime to control the COVID-19 pandemic, the coronavirus death toll in Hamedan Province has reached 3,293.

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UPDATE: 4:00 PM CEST

Unknown whereabouts of prisoner who testified about Navid Afkari’s torture raises concerns

Right: A young Navid Afkari Left: Written testimony about Navid's torture by Shahin Naseri
Right: A young Navid Afkari Left: Written testimony about Navid’s torture by Shahin Naseri

There is no news about the condition and whereabouts of Navid Afkari’s cellmate who had testified in court about the torture of the now executed political prisoner. Shahin Naseri was transferred from Shiraz’s Adel Abad Prison 10 days ago, raising concerns that he is under torture to take back his testimony.

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Security forces have once again shut the gates to the grave of iconic musician Shajarian

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Iran Cyber Police arrest 2 Telegram admins for “insulting officials”

Iran Cyber Police
Iran Cyber Police

The Chief of Iran’s Cyber Police (FATA) said that its agents had arrested two people in Ardabil, northwestern Iran, on charges of insulting the province’s judiciary officials.

“While monitoring social networks, Cyber Police experts came upon Telegram groups that were disturbing public opinion by posting lies, fake news and insults against the province’s judiciary officials,” Ali Ghahreman Tale’e said in comments carried by the IRGC affiliated Tasnim News Agency.

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UPDATE: 9:30 AM CEST

Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 458 Cities Exceeds 124,000

Coronavirus update in Iran - October 15, 2020

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on October 15, 2020, that the Coronavirus death toll in 458 cities had exceeded 124,000. The number of victims in Tehran is 29,691, Khorasan Razavi 9,310, Khuzestan 7,913, Isfahan 6,474, Lorestan 5,398, Qom 5,265, East Azerbaijan 4,393, Sistan and Baluchestan 3,526, West Azerbaijan 3,442, Alborz 3,388, Hamedan 3,293, Kermanshah 2,708, North Khorasan 2,134, Kerman 1,893, Central Province 1,687, Hormozgan 1,615, Bushehr 1,485, Ilam 1,024, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari 942, and South Khorasan 914.

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PRESS CONFERENCE | NCRI-US to Reveal Iran Regime’s New Nuclear Bomb-Making Facility

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Political prisoner Soheil Arabi, Victim of Enforced Disappearances in Iran

Political prisoner Soheil Arabi

No news is available on political prisoner Soheil Arabi nearly one month after he was transferred from the Great Tehran Penitentiary to Rajaishahr Prison in Karaj.

Political prisoner Soheil Arabi was reportedly transferred out of GTP in late September and taken to Rajaishahr Prison where he is being detained in the so-called “suites” which is the regime’s euphemism for solitary confinement. After about a month, there has been no news of this prisoner. Other inmates in Rajaishahr have not seen him either.

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Maryam Rajavi: Suppression at home and export of terrorism and war abroad are the two pillars for the clerical regime’s survival

Maryam Rajavi commends Iran's protesting bazaar merchants

“I would like to thank you for your sense of responsibility when it comes to the threats posed by the Iranian regime and for your support for the Iranian people’s human rights.
Human rights, freedom and the desire of the Iranian people for change and establishment of a republic based on universal suffrage is at the core of the Iranian issue.
Ignoring these dimensions runs not only against the interests of the Iranian people, but would also undermine the security of the Middle East, Europe and the entire world.”

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Iran: UK Lawmakers in Online Event, Threats of Iran Regime’s Terrorism

The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) held an online event on Thursday on the Iranian regime’s terrorism and how it undermines global security. This event was attended by several prominent lawmakers from the United Kingdom. Participants highlighted the persistent threat of terrorism stemming from the Iranian regime.

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Iran news in brief, October 16, 2020

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WHAT ARE THE IRAN PROTESTS OF 2019?

Friday, October 16, 2020, marks the 335th 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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