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Iran News in Brief – September 20, 2020

Maryam Rajavi at Trans-Atlantic Summit on Iran Policy



Letter of 123 MEK members (former POWs) to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Letter of 123 MEK members (former POWs) to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights regarding the repeated defamations by the BBC Persian Service quoting MOIS agents, and inviting the UN special rapporteur to visit Ashraf-3.

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The State Security Force paraded several men in the streets of Tehran #Iran in a humiliating manner


Iran: Detained Protesters of Nov. Uprising in Dreaded Torture Chambers of the Intelligence Ministry, the IRGC, and the SSF

Adelabad prison in Shiraz

In addition to torturing and harassing the detainees of the uprisings in prisons such as Gohardasht, Evin, and Greater Tehran (Fashafuyeh), the clerical regime’s henchmen held protesters in temporary and secret detention centers of the Ministry of Intelligence, IRGC, and the State Security Forces (SSF) before transferring them to these prisons.

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Executed champion Navid Afkari earns prominent role in campaign for new Iran policies



Farangis Mazloumi, the mother of political prisoner Soheil Arabi said that her son has been taken to an unknown location.


Nasrin Sotoudeh transferred to hospital after suffering heart condition

Nasrin Sotoudeh in critical condition is taken to Evin Prison clinic

Human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh has been transferred to hospital from Evin Prison.

Having suffered heart problems on Saturday, September 19, 2020, Nasrin Sotoudeh was transferred to Tehran’s Taleghani Hospital. No further information is available on her conditions.

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Unknown whereabouts of prisoner who testified about #NavidAfkari’s torture raises concerns


Iran: International Summit Demonstrates Multi-Partisan Support for Assertive Iran Policy

On Friday, lawmakers from both across Europe and the United States gathered virtually for a “Trans-Atlantic Summit on Iran Policy.” The event was hosted by the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), a coalition of opposition groups which has long been recognized as the leading voice for democracy in Iran, and as a viable alternative to the country’s existing government structure.

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Maryam Rajavi: It is a mistake to think that a reduction of international sanctions will result in the regime abandoning its belligerence


Iran: Resistance Units and Supporters of the MEK Protest Against the Execution of Navid Afkari

With the Slogan “Protest and Uprising Is the Response to Executions”

The criminal execution of Navid Afkari, the national wrestling champion, sparked public outrage and disgust. In recent days, by writing slogans and installing banners and placards in various places, the Resistance Units and supporters of the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK/ PMOI) have emphasized on the continuation Navid and other Protesters and defiant youth’s path.

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Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 440 Cities Exceeds 105,800

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Saturday, September 19, 2020, that the Coronavirus death toll in 440 cities exceeds 105,800. The number of victims in Tehran is 25,425, Khorasan Razavi 7,777, Khuzestan 6,866, Mazandaran 5,147, Isfahan 4,954, Qom 4,760, Lorestan 4,698, Gilan 4,346, Golestan 2,996, Fars 2,931, Kermanshah 2,432, North Khorasan 1,874, Hormozgan 1,455, Central Province 1,383, Qazvin 946, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari 788, and South Khorasan 662.

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Sunday, September 20, 2020, marks the 309th 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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