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Iran News in Brief – November 19, 2021

MEK members in Ashraf 3 held a gathering in memory of the victims of the 1988 massacre. During this ceremony, many political prisoners spoke and retold accounts of the atrocities that took place in Iran’s prisons.

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UPDATE: 9:00 AM CET

Iranians in Diaspora Call for Support for Farmers in Isfahan

Today, Iranians and supporters of the Mujahedin-e-Khalq Organization (MEK/PMOI) staged a rally in front of the European Office of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland to support the farmers of Isfahan and commemorate the martyrs of the November 1998 uprising. The participants also called for an international trial of the leaders of the clerical regime, especially Khamenei and Ebrahim Raisi.

اکسیون یاران شورشگر در میدان ناسیون ژنو در حمایت از کشاورزان اصفهان وسالگرد قیام آبان۹۸

اکسیون یاران شورشگر در میدان ناسیون ژنو در حمایت از کشاورزان اصفهان وسالگرد قیام آبان۹۸


UPDATE: 6:00 AM CET

Innocent Fisherman Killed in South Iran

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On Wednesday, November 17, the Iranian regime’s security forces shot and killed a fisherman in Hoveyzeh County, Khuzestan Province. The victim was identified as Ahmad Savari, 32, son of Aati and a resident of Rafi District. According to HRANA, Ahmad was fishing in Hur al-Azim Wetland, where he was shot and killed by the regime’s armed forces.


UPDATE: 5:30 AM CET

15-Year Old Commits Suicide After Security Forces Deprived Him Of His Last Source of Income

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On Wednesday, November 17, a young ‘kulbar’ (Persian for freight carrier) committed suicide by hanging himself after his mules were killed by the regime’s security forces.

According to HRANA, the 15-year-old Soroush Rahmani, who lived in the village of Hani Garmleh, Paveh County, Kermanshah Province. According to local sources, Soroush Rahmani’s house was mortgaged by the bank. He borrowed money to buy a few mules and started to carry weight to earn some money and make a living but his mules were killed by Border Regiment forces a few days ago.

The sources added that Soroush suffered from severe mental problems in the past few days and eventually, he committed suicide by hanging himself and died.


UPDATE: 2:30 AM CET

US Senate Minority Leader Warns About Iranian Regime’s Proxies in the Middle East

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“The terrorists backed by the Iranian regime are spreading in Yemen, Iraq, and Syria,” said Senate Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell on Thursday. He stressed in a statement that the Senate must correct the mistakes of the Biden administration on Tehran.

Senator McConnell added: “Terrorists supported by the Iranian regime have been deployed from Yemen to Iraq and Syria. They have dared because our deterrent power has worn out. Given the numerous attacks on American forces and facilities, we are fortunate that no more Americans have been killed. Perhaps it is only a matter of time before we see the Iran-backed terrorists inflict damage on the United States.”


UPDATE: 8:30 AM CET

Infographic-PMOI-MEK reports over 477,900 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran (1)

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Europe Needs a Firm Response to Tehran’s Terror Threat

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As of Wednesday, three Iranian terrorists were attempting to appeal the sentences handed down by a Belgian court in February. Those sentences range from 15 to 18 years and stem from a plot to set off explosives at the Free Iran 2018 rally of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI).

Had it been successful, the plot would have likely killed hundreds or perhaps even thousands of attendees, including high-profile lawmakers and scholars of foreign affairs from the United States and Europe.

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Iranians, MEK Supporters Rally for the Second Day in Front of Antwerp Court of Appeal for Iran’s Regime Terrorists — November 18, 2021

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On Thursday, November 18, 2021, the Court of Appeal of Antwerp, Belgium, began its second session at 2 pm. In this session, the court heard the case of three mercenaries of the Ministry of Intelligence of the Mullahs’ regime(MOIS) and the accomplices of Assadollah Assadi, the terrorist diplomat of the Iranian regime.

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The 1988 Massacre of Political Prisoners in Iran: Eyewitness Accounts, Hassan Ashrafian

The 1988 Massacre of Political Prisoners in Iran: Eyewitness Accounts, Hassan Ashrafian

I am Hassan Ashrafian, who became familiar with the MEK after the anti-monarchical revolution in 1978, and I started my activities with the MEK in Abadan in 1979. In 1981, I went to Tehran and took part in the demonstration of June 20, 1981, where I witnessed how the regime suppressed the peaceful demonstrations of the MEK and the people.

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Report on Iran’s Housing Problem, Iranians Living on Rooftops

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Housing is one of the main and influential indicators in the economic growth of societies. Reports show that among different industries, the construction industry can be considered as Iran’s primary industry since construction has been the most efficient and fluctuating industry in the last forty years of Iran.

In the past years, housing prices have skyrocketed unbelievably and are now a major problem for Iranians, especially in the capital Tehran. Statistics show that people in Tehran spend 50-60% of their expenses on housing costs alone.

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Seyyed Esmail Emadi Chashmi arrested in N Iran

Agents of the Intelligence Department of Sari arrested Mr. Seyyed Esmail Emadi Chashmi in Qa’emshahr in recent days. They have detained him in the detention center of the Intelligence Department of Sari. Seyyed Esmail Emadi Chashmi is 57 years old. The intelligence services agents arrested him on November 9, 2021, in his hometown of Qa’emshahr, in the northern Mazandaran Province. No news is available on the reasons for his arrest and his present conditions.

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Denial of Medical Treatment to Torture Zahra Safaei in Qarchak Prison

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The Qarchak Prison authorities refuse to provide medical treatment to torture Zahra Safaei. Political prisoner Zahra Safaei suffers from a toothache while in detention in the notorious Qarchak Prison. Prison authorities have turned down her request to visit a dentist outside the prison at her own expense. The prison’s clinic has not provided her with any medical treatment.

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