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Iran News in Brief – October 22, 2020

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Iran: Coronavirus Fatalities in 458 Cities Exceeds 128,900

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on October 21, 2020, that the Coronavirus death toll in 458 cities had exceeded 128,900. The number of victims in Tehran is 30,991, Khorasan Razavi 9,747, Khuzestan 8,043, Isfahan 6,742, Lorestan 5,548, Qom 5,390, Gilan 5,001, East Azerbaijan 4,566, West Azerbaijan 3,671, Alborz 3,563, Sistan and Baluchestan 3,556, Hamedan 3,400,Fars 3,391, Kerman 1,990, Central Province 1,787, Qazvin 1,277, Zanjan 1,220, Ilam 1,074, South Khorasan 994, and Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad 929.

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Women’s leadership in the PMOI is indispensable to women’s equality in society

Zahra Merrikhi Women’s leadership in the PMOI
Zahra Merrikhi Women’s leadership in the PMOI

Ms. Zahra Merrikhi, the Secretary-General of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), gave a speech on the 56th anniversary of the organization’s founding. In her speech, Ms. Merrikhi explains how women’s leadership in the PMOI has been the most significant transformation in the main opposition force to the mullahs’ regime, and how it has become the secret to its endurance.

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Health conditions of political prisoner Fatemeh Mosanna deteriorates

Political prisoner Fatemeh Mosanna

Health conditions of political prisoner Fatemeh Mosanna have deteriorated since October 17, 2020. Health conditions of political prisoner Fatemeh Mosanna turned critical due to intestinal infection.

Evin clinic has announced that they are unable to provide the necessary treatment to Ms. Mosanna. But according to reports from Evin, prison authorities have so far refrained from sending her to a civic hospital.

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When a Kind woman asks the child laborer what he wants, the little boy prefers rice instead of toys

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Afkari Brothers Remain Incommunicado After Navid’s Execution

Undated photo of Habib and Vahid, the brothers of Navid Afkari, a 27-year-old wrestler who was executed on September 12, 2020, for his role in 2018 protests in Iran

Authorities have taken Afkari brothers, Habib and Vahid, to solitary confinement in a prison in southwestern Iran since early September to stifle their voices.

The authorities have denied the Afkari brothers visitations and phone calls with their family since their younger brother Navid Afkari was executed on September 12, 2020.

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Trafficking behind Iran’s insulin shortage

Iranians have reported a shortage of insulin, a vital medication for diabetes, in pharmacies across Iran. According to the state-run Entekhab website, Mahmoud Najafi Arab, the Head of Health Economic Commission of the Tehran’s Chamber of Commerce said “over 1.5 times the need of the nation is being imported just like every year”, however, Iran’s insulin shortage is due to the trafficking of insulin. He also said that people with diabetes have to buy insulin from the black market at eight times the pharmacy price or are forced to use expired insulin.

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Morgan Ortagus: The Iranian regime smuggled Hassan Irloo, an IRGC member tied to Lebanese Hizballah, into Yemen

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Iran news in brief, October 22, 2020

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WHAT ARE THE IRAN PROTESTS OF 2019?

Thursday, October 22, 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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