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Iran News in Brief – October 9, 2020

Qazvin is the largest city of Qazvin Province (Iran) and is its capital. Hamshahri Online website wrote on May 13, 2020 that the population density of Qazvin is higher than Tehran, the capital of Iran. The coronavirus death toll in Qazvin Province has reached 1,099.

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UPDATE: 5:30 AM CEST

As Covid-19 Deaths Rise, Iranian Officials Blame the People

On October 3, the Iranian government finally announced a new lockdown and restrictions in Tehran after the coronavirus pandemic claimed the lives of thousands of citizens. “Under the restrictions, universities and education centers, mosques, cinemas, museums, wedding halls, beauty salons, gyms, cafes, zoos, and swimming pools will be closed,” state-run TV reported.

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Half of Iran’s population live in “absolute poverty” – official stats

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Iran, Torture in Public: Parading and Humiliating Detainees in the Streets

Parading and humiliating detainees in the streets

The State Security Force agents have been parading people in the streets of Iran over the past weeks, humiliating and torturing them psychologically in the open.

Iran’s state media have published videos and reports of the public parading and humiliating locals who were charged with “public thuggish behavior”.
The men are paraded in police trucks, while masked security forces slap and manhandle them, forcing them to “repent” in public.

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Under-reported News on Iran: Childlaborers in Iran, the hungriest, the most oppressed

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Iran: Police chief in Isfahan voices concerns of popular protests

Protest in Iran [File Photo]
Concerned about the continuation and spread of popular protests across the country, Mohammad Reza Mirheidari, commander of the regime’s state security force in Isfahan province, central Iran, resorted to threats.

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This is how a weak regime prepares for the funeral of a legendary artist

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Protests Following the Passing of Renowned Iranian Singer Mohammad Reza Shajarian

Renowned Iranian singer Mohammad-Reza Shajarian passed away on Thursday. His death is a great loss for Iranian art and music. When the news of his passing spread, protests erupted in Tehran.

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UPDATE: 10:30 AM CEST

Maryam Rajavi: No to the Death Penalty, No to the Religious Dictatorship in Iran

Maryam Rajavi at the gathering in Berlin on the World Day Against the Death Penalty

Maryam Rajavi message to the gathering in Berlin on the World Day Against the Death Penalty

I salute each and every one of you, the steadfast and determined supporters of the Iranian Resistance for continuing to seek justice for such valiant heroes as Navid Afkari and Mostafa Salehi who were executed by the clerical regime, for more than 1,500 protesters murdered in cold blood in November 2019, and for 30,000 unforgettable heroes massacred in 1988.

On the eve of the World Day Against the Death Penalty, your chants of No to the Death Penalty shames the religious fascism ruling Iran.
From the outset until the present day, the record of this regime is entwined with executions, hangings and bloodshed.

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Supporters of iconic Iranian singer Mohammad-Reza Shajarian, sing one of his songs as they wait for his body to be brought for burial

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U.S. Treasury Sanctions Eighteen Major Iranian Banks

Secretary Pompeo: “The United States is sanctioning 18 major Iranian banks and identifying Iran’s financial sector, further depriving the Islamic Republic of Iran of funds to carry out its support for terrorist activities and nuclear extortion that threatens the world.”

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Iran HRM Calls for the Abolishment of the Death Penalty in Iran

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Iran: Coronavirus Fatalities in 450 Cities Exceeds 118,600

Iran coronavirus fatalities

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Thursday, October 8, 2020, that the Coronavirus fatalities in 450 cities had exceeded 118,600. The number of victims in Tehran is 28,331, Khuzestan 7,553, Isfahan 6,069, Lorestan 5,218, East Azerbaijan 4,158, Golestan 3,406, Alborz 3,240, West Azerbaijan 3,207, Fars 3,156, Kermanshah 2,603, North Khorasan 2,079, Kerman 1,805, Semnan 1,771, Central Province 1,535, Bushehr 1,440, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari 900, South Khorasan 862, and Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad 839.

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Four female labor and social media activists arrested in Tehran, Ilam

The clerical regime’s security forces have arrested another four female labor and social media activists over the past days.

Khadijeh Mehdipour was arrested by agents of the IRGC Intelligence in western province of Ilam for her activities on the Instagram.

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Death penalty in Iran under the mullahs’ misogynistic dictatorship

October 10 is World Day Against the Death Penalty. More than 140 countries have agreed to abolish the death penalty, according to Amnesty International. The Iranian regime, however, holds the world record for both executions of women and the highest per capita execution rate. Death penalty in Iran is the means for the clerical regime’s survival.

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Torture and Humiliation of Young People in the Streets of Tehran and Medieval Sentences Ordered by Khamenei

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi: This regime must be expelled from the United Nations, and its leaders brought to justice for their continuing crimes against humanity and the violations of human dignity. The international community must not allow this regime to bring medieval edicts to the 21st century.

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Iran Regime’s Intimidating and Oppressive Measures Will Add To Society’s Restiveness

Iran regime's recent inhumane measures are the mullahs' desperate attempt to intimidate the restive Iranian society and prevent an uprising.

Footages from Iran on Wednesday show the regime’s police humiliating youths on the street. Under the pretext of fighting crime and thugs, this inhumane measure is another desperate attempt to intimidate the public.

The regime calls defiant youths “thugs” to tarnish their image, while the youths continue targeting the regime’s repressive centers. Therefore, the regime justifies its oppressive measures against defiant youths.

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Iran news in brief, October 9, 2020

Iran news in brief, October 9, 2020

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WHAT ARE THE IRAN PROTESTS OF 2019?

Friday, October 9, 2020, marks the 328th 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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