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UPDATE: 12:00 PM CEST
U.S. issues fresh Iran-related sanctions targeting state oil sector
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Monday imposed fresh Iran-related sanctions targeting the Islamic Republic’s oil sector, including the Iranian Ministry of Petroleum, in Washington’s latest move to increase pressure on Tehran.
The Chairman of Tehran City Council demands the closure of Tehran for two weeks
Mohsen Hashemi Rafsanjani, on the sidelines of today’s meeting of the Tehran city council, mentioned his proposal to close Tehran completely for two weeks and said: “This headquarters (National Coronavirus Combat Taskforce) did not pay any attention to this proposal, and we are sorry for this. In the current situation and due to the economic situation, which is not favorable, the government has preferred the economy to the health of the people. The result is the government’s lack of attention to the issue of health and the current situation.”
UPDATE: 9:30 AM CEST
Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 460 Cities Exceeds 133,700
The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Monday, October 26, 2020, that the Coronavirus death toll in 460 cities had exceeded 133,700. The number of victims in Tehran is 32,241, Khorasan Razavi 10,042, Isfahan 7,372, Qom 5,785, Lorestan 5,728, East Azerbaijan 4,736, West Azerbaijan 3,871, Alborz 3,698, Sistan and Baluchestan 3,601, Fars 3,496, Kermanshah 2,863, Kurdistan 2,396, Kerman 2,085, Yazd 2,041, Semnan 2,012, Central Province 1,877, Hormozgan 1,670, Ardabil 1,493, Qazvin 1,342, and Ilam 1,104.
Remarks at the Third Committee Interactive Dialogue on the Situation of Human Rights in Iran
Deputy US Representative Courtney Nemroff: The Iranian regime routinely executes political prisoners, often following unfair trials & forced confessions. Just like Ayatollah Khomeini’s “Death Commissions” in 1988, there are no transparent investigations into the regime’s killings. History should not keep repeating itself.
The Iranian regime routinely executes political prisoners, often following unfair trials & forced confessions. Just like Ayatollah Khomeini’s “Death Commissions” in 1988, there are no transparent investigations into the regime’s killings. History should not keep repeating itself.
— Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (@StateDRL) October 26, 2020
Women arrested during November 2019 protests receive jail sentences
The Court of Behbahan issued a total of 109 years of prison sentence, 2,590 lashes, and 3.3 million Tomans in cash fine for 36 protesters including two women arrested during November 2019 protests in this city.
Behbahan was one of the hotbeds of protest in the southwest province of Khuzestan in November 2019.
November 2019 Protesters Sentenced to a Total of 159 Years in Prison
The Great Tehran Penitentiary detainees arrested during the protests in November 2019 have been sentenced to a total of 159 years in prison.
The state-run Ensafnews.ir reported that more than 50 detainees in the Great Tehran Penitentiary who had been arrested in November 2019, have been sentenced to a total of 159 years in prison. Those arrested include Reza Ghoreishi who has received 10 years. Other detainees have received between 2 and 6 years each. The age of the detained protesters ranges from 19 to 45.
Hold Iranian Authorities Accountable for Their Ongoing Crimes
On October 12, Iranian supreme leader Ali Khamenei triggered a new round of suppression under the pretext of “security.” “Without security, all of our values will fall into disorder. Security is a critical element for the state,” he claimed in a virtual meeting with graduates of the Armed Forces universities.
Following Khamenei’s remarks, oppressive forces, including the state security forces (SSF), the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), and Basij paramilitary forces affiliated to the IRGC, launched a new wave of suppression, shooting and killing citizens in public.
Call for registration of cease blood tradition promotes misogyny, violence in Iran
The cease blood tradition (Khoon bas) is in fact a kind of nomadic ransom for resolving individual disputes and tribal wars, according to which in the event of murder, desecration, assault and any deviation and deviance of the inhabitants, the elders of the tribes intervene and sacrifice innocent women and girls to end the conflict between the men of the tribes.
Iran news in brief, October 27, 2020
Tuesday, October 27, 2020, marks the 340th 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 26, 2020