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UPDATE: 6:00 PM CEST
Perry Leads Call to Sanction Iran’s Financial Sector
U.S. Representative Scott Perry (PA-10) led 56 Republican colleagues in a letter today urging President Donald Trump to sanction the entirety of Iran’s financial sector pursuant to authority provided in Executive Order 13902.
Iran’s State Media Reflect Society’s Restiveness and Regime’s Fear
While referring to the Iranian people’s economic and social hardships, Iran’s state media warn the regime’s officials of their wrong policies. These reports reflect the mullahs’ utter fear of the society’s restiveness, the regime’s international isolation, and a looming uprising.
Many inmates contracting Covid-19 in Sheyban Prison of southwest Iran
A daily increase in the number of prisoners in Sheyban prison of Ahwaz, a major city in southwest Iran, is rendering deteriorating hygienic conditions for the prisoners and the number of inmates contracting Covid-19 in the prison has jumped up in recent months.
Following riots in Sepidar and Sheyban prisons of Ahwaz in recent months, most of the prisoners in Sepidar were transferred to the Sheyban prison. This included all political prisoners, death row inmates and those sentenced to less than five years behind bars.
UPDATE: 12:00 PM CEST
NGO urges UN Human Rights Council to investigate Iran’s 1988 massacre
United Nations – Human Rights Council – Item 3 – GD
Women's Human Rights International Association- WHRIA#HRC45 #Iran @AmnestyIran @JavaidRehman @jvmifoundation @AgnesCallamard
سخنرانی امروز انجمن بین المللی حقوق بشر زنان در شورای حقوق بشر سازمان ملل pic.twitter.com/1JyjKZV213
— Farideh Karimi (@KarimiFarideh) September 24, 2020
Reporters Without Borders: Iranian bill aims to reinforce “digital wall” and online censorship
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Iranian authorities to withdraw a draconian bill that would place social media under military control. Iran must respect its international obligations, RSF says.
Secretary Pompeo: The Iranian regime has subverted its system of justice into a cruel system of repression
The Iranian regime has subverted its system of justice into a cruel system of repression. Today, the U.S. is sanctioning several Iranian officials and entities for gross violations of human rights, including one of the judges who reportedly sentenced #NavidAfkari to death.
— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) September 24, 2020
The U.S. is sanctioning an Iranian court, two judges, and three prisons for gross violations of human rights
The U.S. is sanctioning an Iranian court, two judges, and three prisons for gross violations of human rights. Iran’s Revolutionary courts and their judges are tools to enforce the Iranian regime’s brutal ideology. They administer repression, not justice. https://t.co/Hj78pVf9Jn
— Morgan Ortagus (@statedeptspox) September 24, 2020
UPDATE: 9:00 AM CEST
Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 440 Cities Exceeds 108,800
The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (NCRI/ MEK) announced on September 24, 2020, that the number of Coronavirus fatalities in 440 cities had exceeded 108,800. The number of victims in Tehran is 26,046, Khorasan Razavi 8,022, Isfahan 5,299, East Azerbaijan 3,413, Sistan and Baluchestan 3,283, Golestan 3,111, Alborz 3,047, West Azerbaijan 2,856, Yazd 1,435, and Qazvin 986.
Iran state-run media warn of impending protests, widespread dissent
Iran’s state-run media warned that Iranians’ widespread mistrust of the regime would turn into nationwide protests because the regime was ignoring the people’s demands. Speaking to Ensaf News website, Saeed Hajjarian, an Iranian “reformist” political strategist, said that Iranians had a right not to trust the government.
Iran: Horrifying plan to amputate fingers of four men convicted of robbery must be stopped
The Iranian authorities are planning to amputate the fingers of 4 men following forced “confessions” & grossly unfair trials. Carrying out such unspeakably inhumane punishments is not justice and underlines the cruelty of Iran’s criminal justice system. https://t.co/f0fT2AsKu5
— Amnesty Iran (@AmnestyIran) September 24, 2020
Ahvaz, Iran: Locals held a rally protesting recent rationing of natural gas
September 24 – Ahvaz, southwest #Iran
Locals held a rally protesting recent rationing of natural gas.
Reminder: Iran has the world's second largest natural gas reserves.#IranProtests pic.twitter.com/2gNArAPr09
— People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) (@Mojahedineng) September 24, 2020
NGOs, activists call for end to “ongoing massacre” of dissidents in Iran
Twenty-one NGOs urged United Nations High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet on September 14 to support launching independent fact-finding missions focusing on the 1988 massacre in Iran and the recent massacre of Iranian protesters.
Outlaw Regime: A Chronicle of Iran’s Destructive Activities
— Morgan Ortagus (@statedeptspox) September 24, 2020
Protests continue in Iranian cities as officials warn of deteriorating economic conditions
In Tuesday’s Majlis (Parliament) session, Shiva Ghassemipour, MP from Kurdistan province, said, “The way things are going, in the next few months, bread will disappear from the people’s tables, as has happened with meat and eggs.”
The MP added, “After all these years, we must ask ourselves, was there no solution to this situation?… Our officials don’t do anything to help the impoverished segments of the society, whose numbers are increasing every day. When did we promise to create havens for the rich, give shelter to the corrupt, and deprive the poor from the power to buy eggs?”
Iran news in brief, September 25, 2020
Friday, September 25, 2020, marks the 314th 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
Read more: Latest News in Brief- September 24, 2020