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Iran News in Brief – October 8, 2021



German Finance Regulator Bans Bank Melli Iran From Issuing Loans


Reuters- German finance regulator BaFin said on Friday it had banned a Hamburg-based branch of Bank Melli Iran from issuing loans, citing infringement of transparency rules.

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Political Prisoners in Tehran Under Attack


This afternoon, Friday, October 8, a number of prisoners hired by the head of the Tehran Prison, while cooperating with the prison guards attacked and stabbed a number of political prisoners.

The aggressors beat Akbar Bagheri, Pouya Ghobadi, and Akbar Shirazi with clubs and knives. Following this brutal attack, political prisoners Akbar Bagheri, Pouya Ghobadi, and Akbar Shirazi suffered serious injuries and were transferred to the medical center inside the prison.

The prison guards, in collusion with the mercenary prisoners, deliberately closed the door of the DFAC, preventing the political prisoners to leave the place and saving their lives. After the attack, when the door was finally opened, the injured prisoners met the head of the prison, indicating his awareness about everything that took place.

Akbar Bagheri was sentenced to 9 years in prison, charged with being a ‘member of the Mojahedin Khalq Organization’ as well as conducting ‘propaganda activity against the regime’. Pouya Ghobadi, 27, was born in Sanghar and had a bachelor’s degree in electricity. He also was charged with ‘membership in the Mojahedin Organization and propaganda against the regime’. Among those injured, Ismail Gerami, 67, is a retired protestor who was sentenced to five years in prison and 74 lashes. He has been imprisoned in the Tehran Prison since April 2014.


Protest Against Ebrahim Raisi in Bushehr

Following Ebrahim Raisi’s trip to Bushehr today, before his arrival at Bushehr Airport, locals held a rally and chanted in protest against the regime’s president.

بوشهر اعتراض مردم در بدو ورود رئیسی ۱۶مهر۱۴۰۰


Iranians Honor World Day Against the Death Penalty

Iranians and supporters of the Iranian Resistance in various countries gathered today, to honor the International Day against the Death Penalty. They chanted slogans against the death penalty in Iran and staged exhibitions on the street.

Sweden, Stockholm

تظاهرات ایرانیان آزاده و حامیان مقاومت در سوئد همزمان با روز جهانی علیه اعدام

Netherlands, Amsterdam

آکسیون ایرانیان آزاده در میدان دام آمستردام در اعتراض به اعدام در ایران تحت حاکمیت آخوندها

United Kingdom, London

تظاهرات و آکسیون ایرانیان آزاده در لندن - اعتراض علیه اعدام در ایران تحت حاکمیت آخوندها

France, Paris

تظاهرات و آکسیون ایرانیان آزاده در پاریس - اعتراض علیه اعدام در ایران تحت حاکمیت آخوندها

Belgium, Brussels



U.S. Appreciates S.Korea’s Firm Stance Against Iranian Regime’s Extortion


Ned Price, Department Spokesperson, Department Press Briefing – October 7, 2021: “We appreciate the Republic of Korea’s vigorous enforcement of existing sanctions. Those sanctions do remain in effect, as you know, until and unless we are able to reach that mutual return to compliance.”

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Iranian Regime Must Adhere to Its Nuclear Commitments- Italy and Australia

Credit: UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

During the 76th session of the First Committee of the UN General Assembly on Disarmament, representatives of Italy and Australia called on the Iranian regime to adhere to its nuclear commitments.

“We are deeply concerned about Iran’s distancing itself from the JCPOA and urge Iran to fulfill its commitments completely and without delay,” the Italian envoy told the UN General Assembly on Thursday. “At the same time, we urge Iran to cooperate fully and in a timely manner with the International Atomic Energy Agency in all its safeguards agreements.”

Speaking on the same day at the UN General Assembly, the Australian envoy said: “Australia, along with other countries, is deeply concerned about Iran’s failure to address the existence of nuclear material at undisclosed locations as well as its decision not to comply with the material aspects of its safeguards obligations. We reaffirm our strong support for the International Atomic Energy Agency as it seeks to implement safeguards agreements in Iran.”


Hezbollah Playing ‘Public Relations Game’ by Importing Fuel From Iran to Lebanon: US

Hezbollah flags flutter as a convoy of tanker trucks carrying Iranian fuel oil arrive at al-Ain village in northeastern Lebanon, September 16, 2021. (Reuters)

Fuel shipments sent from Iran to Lebanon in recent weeks are part of a public stunt by Hezbollah, the US State Department said Thursday. “Broadly speaking, fuel from a country subject to sanctions like Iran is not, very clearly, a sustainable solution to Lebanon’s energy crisis,” State Department Spokesman Ned Price said at a briefing.

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United Nations Nuclear Watchdog to Brief Wary Senate Democrats on Iran Program


Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Menendez has invited the top United Nations nuclear watchdog for a briefing on Iran’s nuclear program that puts the top Senate Democrat on a collision course with President Joe Biden’s plan to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

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Call to Arrest Iran’s President Raisi if He Attends cop26 in Glasgow

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A formal request has been made to arrest the Iranian president for crimes against humanity if he attends Cop26 in Glasgow. Reports from Tehran suggest that President Raisi, 60, who took office in August, is considering making the climate conference his first overseas visit. President Biden and the Pope are expected to attend the event next month.

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Iran: Coronavirus Staggering Death Toll Exceeds 450,700

Infographic-PMOI-MEK reports over 449,700 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran (1)

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Thursday, October 7, 2021, that the COVID-19 death toll in 547 cities had exceeded 450,700. The toll in Tehran has reached 105,576, Khorasan Razavi 37,085, Isfahan 30,410, Khuzestan 27,615, Mazandaran 16,750, West Azerbaijan 16,253, Fars 16,230, Gilan 15,780, Alborz 13,238, Sistan and Baluchestan 12,780, Qom 12,355, Kerman 11,962, Central Province 8,222, Kermanshah 8,154, Hormozgan 7,630, Kurdistan 7,162, Semnan 6,115, Ardabil 5,655, Qazvin 5,049, Zanjan 4,330, and Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad 3,244.

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High Number of Iran Executions in 2021 Signals Worsening Rights Condition

October 10 is World Day Against the Death Penalty. More than 140 countries have agreed to abolish the death penalty, according to Amnesty International. The Iranian regime, however, holds the world record for both executions of women and the highest per capita execution rate.

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Iran’s Inflation Rate Reaches Highest in Its History

Iran’s domestic media quoted the Central Bank of Iran as stating that the inflation rate reached 58 percent at the end of August 2021, the highest rate since 1943.

Undoubtedly, one of the most important challenges of Iran’s economy in the past few decades has been inflation. This economic dilemma can affect the lives of all citizens of the country in general by affecting the development, economy, investment, employment, and income distribution, and even the political and social life of a country.

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