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Iran News in Brief – October 18, 2020

Naaji Garden in Yazd, the capital of Yazd Province in Iran. Yazd it is currently the 15th largest city in Iran. The coronavirus in Yazd Province has reached 1,761
Naaji Garden in Yazd, the capital of Yazd Province in Iran. Yazd it is currently the 15th largest city in Iran. The coronavirus in Yazd Province has reached 1,761

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UPDATE: 5:30 PM CEST

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

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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.”

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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.

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Maryam Rajavi: Condolences to the people and the Republic of France on the callous murder of a teacher

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Political prisoner Nejat Anvar Hamidi faces another 15 years in prison

Political Prisoner Nejat Anvar Hamidi
Political Prisoner Nejat Anvar Hamidi

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.

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Alarming Conditions of Political Prisoners in Southwest Iran Prison

Political prisoners in Sheyban prison in Iran
Political prisoners in Sheyban prison in Iran

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.

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WHAT ARE THE IRAN PROTESTS OF 2019?

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

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