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Iran News in Brief – September 16, 2020

Hamadan city, the center of Hamadan Province in Iran. The coronavirus death toll in Hamadan Province is 2,607.



Lives of Political Prisoners in Danger in Qarchak Prison


Prisoners Threatened With Execution in Tehran Prison: We Execute Whomever We Want

Amirhossein Moradi, Mohammad Rajabi and Saeed Tamjidi who have been sentenced to death for participating in November 2019 protests in Iran

Iranian authorities have threatened three protesters arrested during the November 2019 protests to remain silent or be executed. Following the execution of wrestling champion Navid Afkari on Saturday, Mohammad Barae, a judge in Tehran, visited section 5 of the Greater Tehran Penitentiary.

The judge warned three political prisoners Amir Hossein Moradi, Mohammad Rajabi and Saied Tamjidi to remain silent about their conditions. If they leak information about their conditions and refuse to remain silent, their death sentences will be carried out, reports indicate.

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Students of Shahrekord Medical Sciences University hold a gathering


Hired Thugs Attack Female Political Prisoners in Qarchak Prison

Forough Taghipour (left) and Parastou Mo’ini (right)

On Monday night, September 14, the criminal director of Qarchak Prison in Varamin ordered two hired thugs to attack two political prisoners, Forough Taghipour and Parastou Mo’ini.

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New Martyrs of Iran Protests Identified: Showing Protests Extensiveness and Mullahs’ Brutality

MEK released names of 56 more martyrs of Iran protests of November, showing the large scale of these protests and the regime's brutality. 

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) released the names of 56 more martyrs of the nationwide Iran protests of November 2019, bringing the number of identified martyrs to 811 out of over 1500 who lost their lives.

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Online Conference: IRAN – Human Rights Betrayed

Call on International Community to take Urgent Action to Save Lives of


Lali municipal workers gathered today to demand their unpaid wages


Several Prisoners Supporting the MEK Sentenced To Waging War Against God in Evin Prison, at Risk of Execution

prisoner, evin, MEK, execution, urgent, ncri

The mullahs’ anti-human regime has, in recent days, sentenced several MEK supporters on the pretext of waging war against God in sham trials in Evin Prison.

The action was taken because the regime is terrified of the young people’s widespread support for the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) and the Iranian Resistance and in order to instill an atmosphere of terror and intimidation to thwart the eruption of popular uprisings. These prisoners are at risk of being executed.

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Iran: The Names of 56 Martyrs of the November 2019 Nationwide Uprising, Including 20 Martyrs From Mahshahr

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) released the names of 56 other martyrs of the nationwide uprising of the Iranian people in November 2019. Twenty of them are from Mahshahr, who were massacred mainly in the canebrakes of this city by suppressive forces. Thus far, the names of 811 martyrs of the uprising have been released. The MEK announced on December 15, 2019, that the number of martyrs in November is more than 1,500.

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Senior Iran officials deeply concerned over global outcry over Navid Afkari’s execution


UN Experts Condemn Navid Afkari’s Execution by Iran’s Regime

Maryam Rajavi, MEK, NCRI

Five United Nations’ human rights experts, including Javaid Rehman, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, condemned the execution of Navid Afkari, an Iranian wrestling champion arrested during the major Iran protests in 2018, in a statement on Monday.

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Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 433 Cities Exceeds 103,400

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The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Tuesday, September 15, 2020, that the number of Corona fatalities in 433 cities had passed 103,400. The number of victims in Tehran is 24,995, Khorasan Razavi 7,463, Mazandaran 5012, Isfahan 4,769, Lorestan 4,603, Gilan 4,281, Golestan 2,941, Alborz 2,936, West Azerbaijan 2,738, Hamedan 2,607, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari 759, and Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad 715.

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Iran news in brief, September 16, 2020



Wednesday, September 16, 2020, marks the 305th 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.


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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