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Iran News in Brief – October 22, 2021

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UPDATE: 9:00 PM CEST

Revolutionary Guards Killed A Hardworking Father in Western Iran

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FILE PHOTO; kulbar

According to reports, the Revolutionary Guards fired directly at a group of hard-working ‘kulbars’ (freight carriers) and killed a young member of the group. The victim’s name was Jian Alipour, who was shot by the Revolutionary Guards at close range. Jian was from Bijavi village and had two children.


UPDATE: 2:00 PM CEST

Extremist Cleric Expresses Frustration Over Exposing Regime’s Agents on the Internet

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Ahmad Alamolhoda, hardline cleric and the Supreme Leaders representative in Mashhad province expressed his frustration over the Iranian people exposing the regime’s agents and their atrocities on the internet.

According to state local Astan Razavi TV, Alamalhoda said: “The internet is an open [unregulated] territory and it’s a tool for committing sins. Someone, either intentionally or unintentionally, has violated or you think he or she has violated the law. Using that, taking it to the internet and manipulating it, or offending people for their moral efforts. This is a sin.”


Staged Meeting Between MP and Constituency Members in Isfahan Turned Out Chaotic

خشم و اعتراض کشاورزان اصفهان نسبت به نماینده مجلس ارتجاع

The angry farmers of Isfahan attended a meeting with a member of the Iranian regime’s parliament on Thursday. The attendees expressed their fury and protest against the inadequacy of the system and the official’s refusal to solve problems. One of the protestors outrightly threatened the MP, Behnam Mirzaei, and told him to resign.


UPDATE: 1:00 PM CEST

Tehran Continues to Block IAEA’s Monitoring, Grossi Tells US Think Tank

مدیرکل آژانس بین‌المللی انرژی اتمی رژیم ایران کماکان از دسترسی بازرسان به مراکز اتمی جلوگیری می‌کند

In an interview carried out by the Washington-based think tank Stimpson Center, IAEA Secretary-General, Rafael Grossi warned that the Iranian regime continues to block inspectors from accessing its nuclear facilities. He called on the world powers to condemn the regime’s actions. Grossi added that if IAEA inspectors are allowed to inspect the Iranian sites, the agency will have the ability to understand what is happening.

Rafael Grossi told Brian Finlay from the Stimson Center, that during his visit to the United States and meeting with US officials, he has expressed his concerns about the challenges of the Iranian regime’s nuclear program.


Floods in North Iran Left 2 People Killed

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Floods in Gilan- North Iran, FILE PHOTO

Contradicting the reports from the state’s Weather and Crisis Management in Gilan province, during the last two days, floods in some parts of Gilan reached more than 240 mm that left 2 dead and serious damages to the people’s properties.

According to the state-run Tasnim news agency, Iran’s Red Cross Organization announced that the body of a 67-year-old woman was found in Shanderman area, central Gilan.


The Iranian Regime Remains on the FATF Blacklist

The FATF blacklist amidst various economic and social crises has dangerous consequences for the mullahs' regime.

According to the Associated Press, on Thursday, the Paris-based Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an international organization that monitors and sets guidelines to protect against money laundering and terrorism financing said that North Korea and the Iranian regime remain the only two countries on the FATF’s high-risk black list.

That designation means international financial transactions with those countries are closely scrutinized, making it expensive and complicated to do business with them. International creditors can also restrict lending to black-listed countries.

The FATF also announced a new strategy for combatting corruption through shell companies or other anonymous entities. The group said the proposed rules would force countries to set up a registry listing who actually owns a company that must be verified and updated within a month.

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UPDATE: 9:30 AM CEST

30 Million Iranians Live in Absolute Poverty

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According to the state-run ILNA news agency on Friday, over 30 million Iranians live in absolute poverty. The conclusion which is based on the data of a recent report by Ministery of Labor and Social Welfare, suggested that until 2020, 26 million people in the country lived in absolute poverty. But due to the surge of inflation and an increase of unemployment during the pandemic, the number has risen to 30 million.


UPDATE: 8:30 AM CEST

Historical Turning Point

Maryam Rajavi: Relaunch and Expansion of investigation on grounds of genocide and crimes against humanity in the case of Dr. Kazem Rajavi announced by the Office of the Federal prosecutor of Switzerland

There is no statute of limitation on Genocide and crimes against humanity EU and US governments must formally recognize the 1988 Massacre of political prisoners in Iran as genocide and crime against humanity.

Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll Exceeds 461,500

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced today, October 21, 2021, that the COVID-19 death toll in 547 cities is more than 461,500. In Tehran, COVID-19 death toll is 108,066, Khorasan Razavi 37,800, Isfahan 31,345, Khuzestan 28,300, West Azerbaijan 16,953, Fars 16,795, Lorestan 15,345, Qom 12,640, Kerman 12,312, Hamedan 8,633, Central Province 8,444, Kermanshah 8,439, Yazd 7,583, Bushehr 5,199, and Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad 3,354.

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“Prison Guards Celebrated the Execution of MEK Members”—Survivor of 1988 Massacre Testifies in Court

On Wednesday, Stockholm’s District Court convened for the thirty-second session of the trial of Hamid Noury, an Iranian prison official charged with torturing inmates in the Gohardasht prison (Karaj) and taking part in the 1988 massacre of thousands of political prisoners. Noury was apprehended by Swedish authorities during a trip to the country. Noury is now standing trial in a court where many of his victims are giving harrowing testimonies of how he and other regime officials brutally tortured prisoners.

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Iran: Who Is Kazem Gharibabadi?

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Even though speaking about any organization or position promoting human rights in Iran is more like a bitter joke, we will analyze here the new profile of the new head of the regime’s Human Rights Headquarters. Kazem Gharibabadi, the Iranian government’s deputy for international affairs and human rights, while retaining his post has become the secretary of the Iran regime’s Human Rights Headquarters which is a subdirectory of the regime’s Supreme National Security Council. Since 2018, he has been the representative of the Iranian government in Vienna and the permanent representative of the regime in the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

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Grieving Mother Dies From Heart Attack Following Execution of Two Sons in Southwestern Iran

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A grieving mother died from a heart attack on October 19 after her two sons were executed in Ramhormoz County, southwestern Iran. According to the Hengaw Organization website, her two sons were identified as 45-year-old Ali Mohammad Mohammadi and 38-year-old Islam Mohammadi. An informed source said after the execution sentence was carried out, their mother suffered a heart attack and passed away in the hospital. According to the report, the two brothers were detained on May 29, 2015, after a tribal feud caused the death of 23 people in Potk Jalali village.

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Arbitrary Arrest of a Pregnant Woman and a Mother With Her Young Child

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Security forces arrested a pregnant woman, along with a mother and her young child. The reasons for the detention of these women are not known. On October 14, 2021, security forces arrested Saada Khedira, who is from Piranshahr. The security forces transferred Ms. Khedira, who is pregnant, to the Central Detention Center of the Intelligence Agency in Urmia. Despite being pregnant, this woman is being denied access to medical services and family visits.

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Read more: Iran News in Brief – October 21, 2021