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Iran News in Brief – September 25, 2020

Gorgan is the capital city of Golestan Province, Iran. The coronavirus death toll in Golestan reached 3,111

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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.

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‌Iran’s State Media Reflect Society’s Restiveness and Regime’s Fear

Iran regime's newspapers

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.

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Many inmates contracting Covid-19 in Sheyban Prison of southwest Iran

Sheyban prison in Ahvaz, 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.

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UPDATE: 12:00 PM CEST

NGO urges UN Human Rights Council to investigate Iran’s 1988 massacre

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Reporters Without Borders: Iranian bill aims to reinforce “digital wall” and online censorship

reporters without borders, RSF, Iran, media, internet

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.

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Secretary Pompeo: The Iranian regime has subverted its system of justice into a cruel system of repression

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The U.S. is sanctioning an Iranian court, two judges, and three prisons for gross violations of human rights

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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.

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Iran state-run media warn of impending protests, widespread dissent

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Iran, November 2019 protests

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.

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Iran: Horrifying plan to amputate fingers of four men convicted of robbery must be stopped

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Ahvaz, Iran: Locals held a rally protesting recent rationing of natural gas

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NGOs, activists call for end to “ongoing massacre” of dissidents in Iran

A rally of Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK supporters in front of the UN European headquarters in Geneva

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.

 

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Outlaw Regime: A Chronicle of Iran’s Destructive Activities

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Protests continue in Iranian cities as officials warn of deteriorating economic conditions

Representatives of medical students rallied in front of the regime’s Majlis (parliament)-Tehran, Iran – September 24, 2020

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?”

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Iran news in brief, September 25, 2020

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WHAT ARE THE IRAN PROTESTS OF 2019?

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

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