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Iran News in Brief – October 5, 2020

Shahrood, Liberty Square. Shahrood is a city and capital of Shahrood County, Semnan Province, Iran. It is well known for its unique types of grapes which are cultivated especially in Shahrood. The coronavirus death toll in Semnan Province has reached 1,701

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UPDATE: 6:00 PM CEST

Iran’s regime ratchets up repression in fear of nationwide protests

Iran’s regime fears the re-emergence of nationwide uprisings

One thing that has been appearing in the headlines Iran’s state-run newspapers is the explosive state of the society. Regime officials, leaders, and analysts are afraid of another round of nationwide anti-government protests looming on the horizon. The faltering economy, caused by the endemic corruption in regime institutions and officials and compounded by the terribly handled coronavirus crisis, has driven the lives of millions of Iranians into misery.

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Various cities in Iran witness protest rallies

Family members of retired steel factory workers’ protest outside the Interior Ministry building in Tehran, Iran—October 3, 2020

Poverty is running rampant in Iran and many people are finding it exceedingly difficult to make ends meet. This is resulting in more protests by various sectors of Iran’s society.

More than 70 percent of Iran’s workers are earning wages that only cover a mere 33 percent of their daily expenses, according to an October 4 report wired by the regime’s semi-official ILNA news agency.

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On the World Teachers Day let us not forget the Iranian teachers who paid the price to stand up for teacher’s rights

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Monthly Report September 2020: Hijab Campaigns seek widespread arrests

The world is mustering all their resources to fight and overcome the Coronavirus pandemic. Iran’s ruling regime, however, is concentrating all its resources on expanding the presence and activities of security forces.

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Iranians “testify” to regime’s atrocities on Twitter

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Iran: Khamenei’s representatives’ threats pave the way for the brutal repression of women

In a meeting with the head of Isfahan’s State Security Force (SSF), on Friday, October 2, the cleric Yousef Tabatabai, Khamenei’s representative in Isfahan, threatened women by boasting, “We should make the society unsafe for the few (mal-veiled women) and not allow them to break the norms in the streets and parks easily… The SSF should be given more authority in dealing with those breaking the law and the norms. We should not be afraid of any hostile action in dealing with the violators.”

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UPDATE: 9:30 AM CEST

Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 450 Cities Exceeds 116,000

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Sunday, October 4, 2020, that the number of Coronavirus death toll in 450 cities had exceeded 116,000. The number of victims in Tehran is 27,421, Khorasan Razavi 8,694, Isfahan 5,834, Mazandaran 5,432, Lorestan 5,142, Qom 5,065, Gilan 4,656, East Azerbaijan 3,978, Alborz 3,185, Fars 3,116, West Azerbaijan 3,017, Kermanshah 2,543, Kurdistan 2,116, Kerman 1,778, Semnan 1,701, Hormozgan 1,555, Central Province 1,505, Bushehr 1,410, and Zanjan 1,098.

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Iran’s November 2019 protests, fire under ashes

The Iranian regime’s state-run media is warning about a “powder-keg” society and a repeat of the nationwide November 2019 uprising

It has been nearly a year since the nationwide November 2019 uprising and the regime’s bloody and outrageous crackdown in response to a massive gasoline price hike. The deprived population and the poor residents of suburban areas flowed into the streets across the country to protest the regime’s corruption, looting, and suppressive measures. Hundreds of regime-affiliated sites were torched by defiant youths.

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Gorgan, Iran: Street peddler protests the confiscation of his only source of income by regime agents

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Who is Ali Khamenei, the supreme leader of Iran’s regime?

Iranian regime Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei

Ali Khamenei is the current Supreme Leader of the mullahs’ regime in Iran. Khamenei is ultimately responsible for all human rights violations across Iran and terrorist meddling in other countries as the most powerful official of the theocratic regime with the final say about all state matters.

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Central Iran workers conceal COVID-19 infection for fear of losing job

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Iran-Linked Twitter Accounts, and the Regime Talking Points Against the MEK

Twitter announced on Wednesday that it had removed 130 accounts that originated in Iran. Iran has used twitter for demonizing MEK for long.

Twitter announced on Wednesday that it had removed approximately 130 accounts that apparently originated in Iran and were attempting to disrupt conversation surrounding the first US presidential debate. The takedown is indicative of an ongoing trend of Iran’s regime use of social media disinformation tactics, and how Iran’s lobbyists in the West are misusing the social media to spread the regime’s talking points.

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Iran news in brief, October 5, 2020

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WHAT ARE THE IRAN PROTESTS OF 2019?

Monday, October 5, 2020, marks the 324th 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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