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Iran News in Brief – September 23, 2020

Zanjan is the capital of Zanjan Province in Iran. It lies south-west of Caspian See and on the main highway to Tabriz and Turkey. The coronavirus death toll in Zanjan is 1,021

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UPDATE: 9:00 PM CEST

Kurdish political prisoner Heydar Ghorbani is in danger of imminent execution

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A glimpse into an Iran hospital

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Iran: Four suppressive centers targeted by defiant youth


A branch of the so-called “Martyrs Foundation” in Tehran was set on fire on September 20 by brave and defiant youths. The mullahs’ regime uses such sites to steal money from the already impoverished Iranian people.

While many Iranian regime’s officials warn about the explosive state of the society and try to contain daily protests through repression and recent executions of political prisoners, four suppressive centers affiliated to the Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) have been targeted in the past few days by defiant and rebellious youths.

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Rouhani’s blatant lies at the UN General Assembly

Hassan Rouhani’s speech at the UN General Assembly was a failed attempt to hide the bankrupt state of his regime

Iranian regime president Hassan Rouhani put on another display of pathological lies during his speech at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday. As is his wont, Rouhani tried to reframe his regime’s failures as achievements, its disparity as unity, its criminal officials as heroes, and evidence its illicit behavior as foreign propaganda.

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The number of women executed in Iran under Rouhani reaches 108

The mullahs’ Judiciary hanged Mahtab Shafii, 32, at dawn in Gohardasht Prison in Karaj, also known as Rajaiishahr prison.

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Struan Stevenson – Execution of Iranian Wrestler Navid Afkari a New Low for Regime

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The execution of Navid Afkari, an Iranian wrestling champion arrested during the major Iran protests in 2018, shocked the international community. In an article for United Press International (UPI), former Member of the European Parliament, Mr. Struan Stevenson, described Navid’s execution, despite international outcries against it, as sign of the regime’s desperation and stupidity.

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Return of Sanctions and Activation of Snapback Mechanism: Consequences for Iran’s Regime

The United States activated the snapback mechanism, a proviso of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal with world powers, citing the Iranian regime’s illicit activities and constant violations of its obligations under the terms of the agreement. Reimposition of sanctions will have severe consequences for the regime.

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UPDATE: 9:00 AM CEST

Iran: Coronavirus Update, Over 107,500 Deaths, September 22, 2020, 6:00 PM CEST

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The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/ MEK) announced on Tuesday, September 22, 2020, that the number of Coronation fatalities in 440 cities had exceeded 107,500. The number of victims in Tehran is 25,839, Khorasan Razavi 7,902, Isfahan 5,169, Lorestan 4,818, East Azerbaijan 3,238, Golestan 3,021, Alborz 3,017, West Azerbaijan 2,836, North Khorasan 1,889, Zanjan 1,021, Ilam 899, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari 821, and Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad 770.

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Iran’s Regime Fears A Certain Rupture

Iran’s state media, affiliated to both factions of the regime, are warning each other about the collapsing situation of the country and blaming the opposite side for this situation.

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Iran police “investigators” systematically torture suspects for confessions

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Iran: Four political prisoners in imminent danger of execution


Ali Mojadam, 39, has two daughters and a son. His execution could be imminent

According to reports received from inside Iran, prison authorities of Sheyban prison in the city of Ahvaz in the southwest province of Khuzestan have transferred four prisoners, including three sentenced to death, to an unknown location. This has raised concerns about their executions becoming imminent.

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Iranian communities in several countries call for sanctions against Tehran

300 Iranian communities from the U.S., Europe, Australia, and Canada call for sanctions against Iran’s regime

As the Iranian regime continues to intensify human rights abuses inside the country and the export of terrorism abroad, more and more Iranians are calling on the international community to impose sanctions on the regime and side with the Iranian people, who have been clearly calling for regime change in their country.

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Political prisoner Hadiseh Sabouri denied medical care in Evin Prison

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U.S. Imposes New Sanctions on Iran’s Regime, Simultaneous With Activation of Snapback Mechanism

On September 21, the United States Departments of State, Treasury, and Commerce imposed new sanctions on the Iranian regime for its malign activities and race for obtaining a nuclear bomb. These actions were announced in statement released by the State Department on Monday.

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Torture More Extensive Than Reported, Following Iran’s Nationwide Uprising

Evin Prison in Iran

By: Alejo Vidal-Quadras

On Sunday 20th of September, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) released a report detailing some of the torture experienced by Iranian activists who were arrested during the country’s mass uprising last November. The report effectively acts as a supplement to a more extensive one released by Amnesty International at the beginning of the month, which pointed to 7,000 arrests leading to many well corroborated accounts of beatings, electric shocks, stress positions, mock executions, and more.

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Iran news in brief, September 23, 2020

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WHAT ARE THE IRAN PROTESTS OF 2019?

Wednesday, September 23, 2020, marks the 312th 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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