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One year ago, the Iranian regime met protests with a brutal crackdown. The regime tried to hide evidence of its actions, but we will not forget the victims. The Iranian people remain the longest-suffering victims of the Ayatollah's regime. https://t.co/QTv3MhqUvV.
— Department of State (@StateDept) November 20, 2020
UPDATE: 6:30 PM CET
The plight of Iran’s millions of child laborers
In a country where half the population live in absolute poverty, child laborers are a part of Iran’s economy. The board of directors of the Social Commission of the Majlis said in 2017 that the number of child laborers in Iran, according to most unofficial estimates, was between 3 and 7 million.
Many children in Iran are forced to drop out of school due to poverty and the economic crisis and enter the labor market to provide for themselves and their families. These children face daily violence and abuse on Iran’s dangerous streets and workshops.
World Children’s Day Rings Hollow for Children in Iran Who Enjoy Zero Rights
The United Nations adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child on November 20, 1989, to underline the importance of recognition of the rights of children.
This international convention lists the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of children which need to be recognized. The states parties to this convention are obliged to observe and implement the articles of this convention.
Maryam Rajavi: Iranian children are the hungriest, the most innocent and the most oppressed sector of Iranian society
Iranian children are the hungriest, the most innocent and the most oppressed sector of Iranian society. Their conditions are tantamount to organized crime by the mullahs’ religious dictatorship.#WorldChildrensday #Iran pic.twitter.com/0bQ1EcnqXi
— Maryam Rajavi (@Maryam_Rajavi) November 20, 2020
UPDATE: 9:00 AM CET
Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 465 Cities Exceeds 160,200
The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Thursday, November 19, 2020, that the number of Coronavirus fatalities in 465 cities had exceeded 160,200. The number of victims in Tehran is 39,281, Khorasan Razavi 11,745, Isfahan 9,040, Khuzestan 8,905, Lorestan 6,730, East Azerbaijan 6,069, Gilan 5,546, West Azerbaijan 5,398, Fars 4,407, Alborz 4,335, Hamedan 4,090, Golestan 4,046, Sistan and Baluchestan 4,006, Kermanshah 3,498, Central Province 3,048, Kurdistan 2,875, Kerman 2,739, North Khorasan 2,553, Semnan 2,409, Ilam 1,515, Khorasan. South 1,436, and Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari 1,255.
A glance over lives of children in Iran on World’s Children Day
As the world was preparing to celebrate the World Children’s Day, a 15-year-old girl in Ramhormoz took her own life on November 12, 2020. The state-run media in this small city in the southwestern province of Khuzestan revealed that another five high school students in Ramhormoz had preceded the young woman in committing suicide since the beginning of the school year in mid-September.
Security Forces demolish their home – The mother set herself ablaze afterwards
Plz take 1:21 to watch this painful video of girl screaming and a mother who does all she can to save her home, the only roof she has for over her children's heads.
Municipality/Security Forces demolish their home w/o a court order.
The mother set herself ablaze afterwards… pic.twitter.com/yKh12S9Tpq
— Women's Committee NCRI (@womenncri) November 19, 2020
Iran news in brief, November 20, 2020
Friday, November 20, 2020, marks the 364th day since the beginning of the nationwide Iran protests.
The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) has identified 828 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: Iran News in Brief – November 19, 2020