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Iran News in Brief – November 20, 2020

Ahvaz, is a city in the southwest of Iran and the capital of Khuzestan province. In November 2019 the people of Iran went out to protests in more than 200 Iranian cities. Ahvaz was one of the Iranian cities that rose up against the regime. MEK has published this November the name of 54 martyrs of the protesters who were killed in November 2019 protests
Ahvaz, is a city in the southwest of Iran and the capital of Khuzestan province. In November 2019 the people of Iran went out to protests in more than 200 Iranian cities. Ahvaz was one of the Iranian cities that rose up against the regime. MEK has published this November the name of 54 martyrs of the protesters who were killed in November 2019 protests

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The plight of Iran’s millions of child laborers

As Iran's people continue to grapple with poverty, state-run media identify mullahs’ corruption and plundering as real reason for this crisis
Due to the extreme poverty many children in Iran are forced to work

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.

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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.

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Maryam Rajavi: Iranian children are the hungriest, the most innocent and the most oppressed sector of Iranian society

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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.

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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.

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Security Forces demolish their home – The mother set herself ablaze afterwards

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Iran news in brief, November 20, 2020

Iran news in brief, November 20, 2020

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WHAT ARE THE IRAN PROTESTS OF 2019?

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 moreIran News in Brief – November 19, 2020