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Morgan Ortagus: Any nation that sells weapons to Iran enables the regime’s diversion of funds away from its citizens and towards the regime’s military aims
Any nation that sells weapons to Iran enables the regime’s diversion of funds away from its citizens and towards the regime’s military aims. We stand with the Iranian people against their oppressors. https://t.co/EmS8BtkxdC. https://t.co/HHUIVaEVXU
— Morgan Ortagus (@statedeptspox) October 18, 2020
U.S. Only Country to Hold Iran’s Mullahs Accountable
Elliott Abrams, the U.S. Special Representative for Iran and Venezuela, pointed out during a hearing at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that “The U.S. is committed to holding accountable those who deny freedom and justice to people of Iran and later today the United States will announce sanctions on several Iranian officials and entities including the judge who sentenced Navid Afkari to death.”
UPDATE: 10:30 AM CEST
Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 458 Cities Exceeds 125,500
The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Saturday, October 17, 2020, that the Coronavirus victims in 458 cities had exceeded 125,500. The number of victims in Tehran is 30,111, Khuzestan 7,958, Isfahan 6,559, Mazandaran 5,662, Lorestan 5,433, Qom 5,305, Gilan 4,936, East Azerbaijan 4,448, Golestan 3,591, West Azerbaijan 3,517, Alborz 3,443, Fars 3,286, Semnan 1,907, Yazd 1,761, and Central Province 1,707.
Maryam Rajavi: Condolences to the people and the Republic of France on the callous murder of a teacher
Condolences to the ppl &the Rep. of #France on the callous murder of a teacher. With sympathies on behalf of the ppl of #Iran with 120000 martyrs who are the first victims of religious fascism under the name of Islam.A tolerant &democratic Islam is the antidote to fundementalism
— Maryam Rajavi (@Maryam_Rajavi) October 17, 2020
Political prisoner Nejat Anvar Hamidi faces another 15 years in prison
Nejat Anvar Hamidi and her husband have been recently sentenced to another 15 years in prison, each. They are charged with membership in the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (MEK / PMOI) and disseminating propaganda against the state by Branch 4 of the Justice Department of Ahvaz. These charges are the same ones included in the first file against her.
Alarming Conditions of Political Prisoners in Southwest Iran Prison
Reports from Iran’s Sheyban Prison indicate that the condition of political prisoners is alarming. This is while that the number of inmates contracting Covid-19 in the prison has jumped up in recent months due to the increase in the number of prisoners in this facility.
Prisoners’ access to food is extremely difficult, and the prison store, which is the only food supply for prisoners, has been closed.
Sunday, October 18, 2020, marks the 337th 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
Read more: Latest News in Brief – October 17, 2020