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UPDATE: 11:00 AM CEST
Treasury Sanctions Iranian Ambassador to Iraq
The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is designating Iraj Masjedi, a general in Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force (IRGC-QF) and Iran’s Ambassador to Iraq, for acting for or on behalf of the IRGC-QF. A close adviser to former IRGC-QF Commander Qassem Soleimani, Masjedi played a formative role in the IRGC-QF’s Iraq policy.
UPDATE: 8:00 AM CEST
Iran: The staggering number of Coronavirus fatalities in 460 cities exceeds 129,900
The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced this afternoon, October 22, 2020, that the Coronavirus death toll in 460 cities had exceeded 129,900. The number of victims in Tehran is 31,261, Khorasan Razavi 9,817, Isfahan 6,922, Lorestan 5,588, East Azerbaijan 4,601, West Azerbaijan 3,711, Alborz 3,598, Fars 3,411, Kermanshah 2,803, Kurdistan 2,336, North Khorasan 2,239, Kerman 2,015, Yazd 1,931, Central Province 1,802, Bushehr 1,555, Qazvin 1,292, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari 997, and Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad 954.
NCRI Condemns Tehran’s Terrorism, Calling EU to Act
“The Iranian regime’s ongoing terrorism initiative in Europe should be condemned by the international community and the European Union, at least for its own security, should adopt a firm policy vis-à-vis Iran’s regime as the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism,” Behzad Naziri, member of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) Foreign Affairs Commission said.
Iran sentences 5 Bahai women to overall 5 years of prison
#Iran sentences 5 Bahai women to overall 5 years of prison –
Since the 1979 Revolution, Bahais have been systematically persecuted as a matter of government policy. During the first decade of this persecution, more than 200 Bahais were killed or executed. https://t.co/8tQH9lZPE0
— Iran News Wire (@IranNW) October 22, 2020
Iran Steps Up Its Repression ‘Plans’ to Terrorize the Public
With the increase of the public degradation of “thugs” on the streets of Iran, in what authorities are calling “maneuvers of power”, the regime has spread its repressive plans to other cities and provinces.
In recent days regime officials announced the establishment of bases in various cities of Iran.
Iran Political Prisoners Call for Prison Visit by International Delegation
A group of political prisoners in Evin Prison called for a visit to Iranian prisons by international human rights organizations.
In their statement, a copy of which was received by Iran Human Rights Monitoring, the inmates called on the UN’s human rights representatives and all human rights institutions to visit the notorious prison and all its wards to examine the situation of political prisoners.
Maryam Rajavi: EU faces a historic test vs. terrorism under the banner of Islam
Evin Prison authorities transfer political prisoners to ordinary prisons
Evin Prison authorities have transferred some of the political prisoners detained in the women’s ward of Evin to ordinary prisons.
Evin prison authorities sent Nasrin Sotoudeh to the notorious Qarchak Prison. They sent Yasaman Ariyani and her mother, Monireh Arabshahi, to the Kachouii Prison in Karaj, Alborz Province.
Iran news in brief, October 23, 2020
Friday, October 23, 2020, marks the 336th 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: Iran News in Brief – October 22, 2020