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Iran News in Brief – October 28, 2020

Karaj is the capital of Alborz Province, Iran. Qezel Hesar (Ghezel Hesar) prison, the largest state prison in Iran, is situed in Karaj. Reports from inside Iran indicate that a wave of arrests over the past month has increased the already large number of prisoners in this prison
Karaj is the capital of Alborz Province, Iran. Qezel Hesar (Ghezel Hesar) prison, the largest state prison in Iran, is situed in Karaj. Reports from inside Iran indicate that a wave of arrests over the past month has increased the already large number of prisoners in this prison

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UPDATE: 4:30 PM CEST

Iran politicians warn of new anti-government protests, popular discontent

November 2019 Protests

Politicians from both political factions in Iran warned of widespread discontent and the possibility of a fresh round of anti-government protests in Iran.

A politician from the so-called “reformist” faction warned today that popular discontent had increased since November 2019, when thousands of Iranians took to the streets in anti-government protests. His remarks came one day after a hardline politician said if not for the brutal crackdown against protesters in 2019, the regime would have been taken down.

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Iran judiciary backs regime vigilante’s street harassment of civilians

A judicial branch in northern Iran has been established to support regime affiliated vigilante groups tasked with giving notices to civilians who do not conform to the regime’s “moral” laws. The Gilan Head of Enjoining Good and Forbidding Wrong Headquarters, Sajad Sarfaraz said the groups, made up of Basij forces, would be “supported by the judiciary.”

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Political prisoner Maryam Banou Nassiri has been transferred to Qarchak Prison

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UPDATE: 9:30 AM CEST

Iran: Coronavirus Fatalities Surpass 134,500 in 460 Cities

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced this afternoon, Tuesday, October 27, 2020, that the number of Coronavirus fatalities in 460 cities had surpassed 134,500. The number of dead in Tehran was 32,941; in Khorasan Razavi, 10,107; in Khuzestan, 8,163; in Isfahan, 7,422; in Lorestan, 5,778; in Qom, 5835; in West Azerbaijn 3,917; in Alborz, 3,723; in Hamedan, 3,605; in Fars 3,526; in Central, 1,902; in Bushehr, 1,582; in Zanjan, 1,265, and in Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari, 1,030.

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Zahra Safaei suffers heart stroke after being harassed and mistreated

Zahra Safaei

Zahra Safaei suffers heart stroke after being harassed and mistreated by Qarchak Prison officials. She was taken to the prison’s dispensary but quickly returned to the ward after a brief examination.

Reports on October 27, 2020, indicated that Mirzaii, the deputy warden of Qarchak Prison, and Asgari, head of the prison’s workshop, had collected signatures on a letter from 13 ordinary prisoners against women political prisoners and specifically against Zahra Safaei.

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Court bans female physician from practicing upon husband’s complaint

The Revision Court of Tehran Province banned a female physician from practicing her profession after her husband filed a complaint.

The female physician used to visit some 180 to 200 COVID-19 patients every day. (The state-run khabarfori.ir, October 12, 2020)

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Wave of Arrests Raises the Number of Inmates in Qezel Hesar Prison

Qezel Hesar Prison

Reports from inside Iran indicate that a wave of arrests over the past month has increased the already large number of prisoners in Qezel Hesar Prison in Karaj.

Iran Human Rights Monitor has received reports that some 2,000 detainees have been transferred to Qezel Hesar Prison over the last month. That is over 500 new admissions per week.

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Iran news in brief, October 28, 2020

Iran news in brief, October 28, 2020

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WHAT ARE THE IRAN PROTESTS OF 2019?

Wednesday, October 28, 2020, marks the 341st 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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