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UPDATE: 5:00 PM CEST
Human rights advocate Narges Mohammadi speaks out against death penalties
Political prisoner and human rights advocate Narges Mohammadi expressed her protest over the death sentences issued for participants in nationwide protests, including Navid Afkari.
In an open letter from the Prison of Zanjan where she is serving her sentence in exile, human rights advocate Narges Mohammadi said the clerical regime’s Judiciary lacked independence.
Political prisoners Majid Assadi, Mohammad Amir Khizi, and Payam Shakiba have been transferred to Raja’i Shahr prison
Political prisoners Majid Assadi, Mohammad Amir Khizi, and Payam Shakiba have been transferred from ward 209 of Tehran’s Evin prison to Raja'i Shahr prison of Karaj. They are kept in the quarantine section of the prison.#FreePoliticalPrisoners https://t.co/ctEnSRwZUK
— IRAN HRM (@IranHrm) September 9, 2020
UPDATE: 2:30 PM CEST
Summary of Repression and Human Rights Violations in Iran – August 2020
As the Iranian people continue their struggle for fundamental freedoms, justice, equality, civil rights, and the rule of law, the ruling regime amplifies the magnitude of suppression and human rights violations. In this respect, authorities respond to citizens’ cries for better living conditions with negligence or excessive sentences.
Remembering Sahar Khodayari who died in a hospital last year, September 9, 2019
Remembering #SaharKhodayari who died in a hospital last year, September 9, 2019.
Sahar, 29, disguised herself and attempted to enter Azadi Stadium to watch football match but was instead arrested. She protested her sentence by setting herself ablaze.https://t.co/orrumDZ6gn
— Women's Committee NCRI (@womenncri) September 9, 2020
UPDATE: 9:30 AM CEST
Virtual Panel on Iran: New IAEA Report, Terrorism, Belligerence & Need to Restore UN Sanctions
💠VIRTUAL PANEL on IRAN: New IAEA Report, Terrorism, Belligerence & Need to Restore UN Sanctions
🔷THUR, Sept 10, 2020 – 11 am EDT
🔷SPEAKERS: Ilan Berman, Steven Bucci, Kirsten Fontenrose, Alireza Jafarzadeh@SBucci @ilanberman @A_Jafarzadeh #Iran #UNSChttps://t.co/ELlbmcfVPZ
— NCRI-U.S. Rep Office (@NCRIUS) September 8, 2020
Athletes’ union wants Iran expelled from sport if wrestler executed
(Reuters) – A global union representing 85,000 athletes called on Tuesday for Iran’s expulsion from world sport if it executes champion wrestler Navid Afkari whose case has stirred outcry.
Ako Alipour, brother of Houshman Alipour, has gone public to save the life of his brother
Ako Alipour, brother of Houshman Alipour, has gone public to save the life of his brother. Houshmand, from #Iran’s Kurdish minority, is at risk of execution after he was sentenced to death on Dec. 29, 2019, following an unfair trial. #StopExecutionsInIran pic.twitter.com/vfCArLrBnA
— IRAN HRM (@IranHrm) September 8, 2020
Detained Award-Winning Student Under Pressure to Make Televised Confession
Aida Younesi, the sister of detained award-winning student Ali Younesi says her brother has been pressured to make televised confessions to commute his death sentence.
In a tweet on Sunday, September 6, Younesi said that the Ministry of Intelligence agents in charge of investigating her brother’s case told him on Wednesday that he will not be sentenced to death if he makes a televised confession.
The reopening of the schools was a play with fire
The reopening of the schools was a play with fire. All my colleagues who have involved in containing #coronavirus, and even those who have nothing to do, agree that [reopening] was a dangerous thing in many respects and dimensions—Dr. Mohsen Ebrahimpour, TV Channel 3, September 8 pic.twitter.com/quylIUsEsC
— IranNewsUpdate (@IranNewsUpdate1) September 9, 2020
With “Blatant Lies,” Tehran Hopes To Tamper Public Outrage Over Coronavirus
In mid-March, the Iranian regime’s President Hassan Rouhani praised his regime for its supposed transparency regarding the country’s coronavirus outbreak. “We learned on February 19 that coronavirus had come,” he said. “Then the people were told. We did not delay even a day.” As the National Council of Resistance of Iran, NCRI, said this was a part of a pattern of “blatant lies” by the regime and particularly Rouhani. That pattern apparently continues to the present day and includes official Health Ministry estimates which under-report the number of fatal Covid-19 cases by tens of thousands.
Forced TV Confessions: Another Sign of Iran Regime’s Systematic Human Rights Violations
Following an international campaign to stop Navid Afkari’s execution, a protester arrested in 2018, the Iranian regime aired his forced confessions once again on Monday.
Broadcasting forced TV confessions shows the mullahs’ intention to execute Navid and is a sign of the mullahs’ systematic human rights violations.
Iran currency rial experienced another drop against the U.S. dollar
#Iran currency rial experienced another drop against the U.S. dollar. On September 8, each dollar was exchanged by 253,200 rials.
However, Iranian authorities still insist on their costly foreign policies that put the country on the brink of collapse. pic.twitter.com/aHntZBl7if
— IranNewsUpdate (@IranNewsUpdate1) September 9, 2020
Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 427 Cities Exceeds 100,500
Widespread opposition to reopening schools, confusion, and reluctant retreat by clerical regime leaders
The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/ MEK) announced on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, that the Coronavirus death toll in 427 cities across Iran had passed 100,500. The number of victims in Khorasan Razavi is 7,214, Khuzestan 6,642, Isfahan 4,589, Lorestan 4,447, Gilan 4,137, East Azerbaijan 2,917, Alborz 2,851, Golestan 2,848, Fars 2,831, West Azerbaijan 2,694, North Khorasan 1,619, Kerman 1,610, Hormozgan 1,356, Central Province 1,303, Yazd 1,263, Bushehr 1,261, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari 712, and South Khorasan 582.
Iran news in brief, September 9, 2020
Wednesday, September 9, 2020, marks the 298th 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 8, 2020