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Iran News in Brief – September 18, 2020

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UPDATE: 6:00 PM CEST

Live Report: Trans-Atlantic Summit on Iran Policy

Time To Hold the Iranian Regime Accountable
The Iranian opposition holds an online conference, urging the international community to hold the Iranian regime to account for its ongoing human rights violations and confront its export of terrorism by re-imposing all sanctions on the mullahs’ regime.

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UPDATE: 9:00 AM CEST

Trans-Atlantic Summit on Iran Policy

Time to Hold the Iranian Regime Accountable
Friday, September 18, 2020
1100 EST, 1700 CEST (Live Stream: @iran_policy)

On the eve of the annual session of the United Nations General Assembly, bipartisan U.S. lawmakers from both chambers, and former senior officials from both sides of the Atlantic will join Iranians worldwide who will join from 10,000 locations to discuss the Iranian regime’s repressive measures at home, its threats to the Middle East and to the rest of the world, and set forth the proper policy to effectively challenge Tehran’s aggressive behavior.

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Iranians gathered at the graveside of Navid Afkari

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Strikes and protests are continuing by people from all walks of life across Iran

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More political activists sentenced to prison terms or taken to jail

Prisoners in the Iranian regime's prisons are at risk of contracting the coronavirus due to the regime's criminal negligence, which has led to several riots in the country's prisons.

More political activists are being summoned and stand trials, particularly those arrested during the November 2019 protests. Recent days saw the summoning of political activists and trial of prisoners.

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Four women among arrested PMOI/MEK supporters who are under torture

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As Iran Regime Kills the Families of Dissidents, the World Is Oddly Silent

International community should secure th relase of the MEK supporters and families arrested by the regime to prevent a bloodshed.

The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) in a statement on September 16 announced that the mullahs’ regime has arrested youths, families, and supporters of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI-MEK) in various parts of the country. Arresting MEK supporters amid, simultaneous with issuing and carrying out death sentences for detained protesters, requires the international community to act immediately.

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Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 439 Cities Exceeds 104,500

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Thursday, September 17, 2020, that the Coronavirus death toll in 439 cities across Iran had risen above 104,500. The number of victims in Khorasan Razavi is 7,593, Mazandaran 5,112, Isfahan 4,854, Lorestan 4,648, Gilan 4,301, East Azerbaijan 3,063, Alborz 2,951, Fars 2,916, West Azerbaijan 2,756, Hamedan 2,687, Kermanshah 2,422, Kurdistan 2,041, North Khorasan 1,804, Hormozgan 1,441, Yazd 1,354, Zanjan 996, Ilam 879, and Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari 771.

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WHAT ARE THE IRAN PROTESTS OF 2019?

Friday, September 18, 2020, marks the 307th 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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