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Cruel murder of a young man in Mashhad by the State Security Force
I urge the international community to condemn the SSF’s murder of the young man in #Mashhad. Doing business with and appeasing such a regime is truly disgraceful and violates all recognized democratic and humanitarian principles. #Iran
— Maryam Rajavi (@Maryam_Rajavi) October 25, 2020
October 24 – Mashhad, northeast #Iran
A young man was tortured and killed by the police. His hands were chained to a pole and a police officer used a shocker and pepper spray on him several times. He died of suffocation in a police vehicle, according to a family member. pic.twitter.com/owHjaJp6g5
— People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) (@Mojahedineng) October 25, 2020
UPDATE: 10:00 AM CEST
Iran: The Staggering Number of Coronavirus Fatalities in 460 Cities Exceeds 131,700
The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced this afternoon, Saturday, October 24, 2020, that the number of Coronavirus fatalities in 460 cities had exceeded 131,700. The number of victims in Tehran is 31,751, Khorasan Razavi 9,892, Isfahan 7,172, Lorestan 5,678, East Azerbaijan 4,656, Hamedan 3,545, West Azerbaijan 3,773, Alborz 3,653, Sistan and Baluchestan 3,571,Fars 3,451, Kermanshah 2,833, Kurdistan 2,366, Kerman 2,050, Yazd 1,981, Bushehr 1,567, Qazvin 1,322, Ilam 1,089, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari 1,012, and Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad 964.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)
October 24, 2020
In memory of 1,500 who fell for freedom in November 2019 protests
— IRAN HRM (@IranHrm) October 24, 2020
Khamenei opts to curb civil liberties over solving Iran’s many crises
Unable to deal with Iran’s growing poverty, economic crisis, and the COVID-19 epidemic that has ravaged the country, the regime’s Supreme Leader has opted to increase suppression to intimidate Iranians into silence and prevent protests. In their Friday sermons, Khamenei’s representatives lashed out against civil liberties, including “lack of hijab” and “dog walking”, once again signaling where the regime’s priorities lie.
Arbitrary arrests in Iran target female civil and student activists
Arbitrary arrests in Iran target civil and student activists – Intelligence agents arrested a number of civil and student activists on October 16, 2020. They included Elham Samimi, Bahareh Soleimani, Somayyeh Kargar, and Nahid Taghavi.
Elham Samimi is a student of anthropology at Tehran University.
Somayyeh Kargar is a graduate student of philosophy from Tabriz University. She was arrested at home. She is a Kurdish civil activist.
Inhumane treatment of injured woman in Abadan led public outrage
Inhumane treatment of injured woman in Abadan led public outrage.
Video circulated in SM on October22 of woman in Abadan mistreated by Oil Company’s security forces. She was being held on ground w/ bloodied face while security agent put foot on her chest.https://t.co/LYEk3ghMqE pic.twitter.com/52XuH2VfaL
— Women's Committee NCRI (@womenncri) October 25, 2020
Sunday, October 25, 2020, marks the 338th 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 24, 2020