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Iran News in Brief – September 14, 2021

MEK Resistance Units celebrate the anniversary of the founding of the MEK



Iran Protests on Tuesday

Various groups of working people in Iran took to the streets in major cities to protest their unfair working conditions and the negligence of their rights by officials in the capital and local entities.

  • Members of the Razi IV Fluid Production held a rally in front of the company’s complex to protest against fraud and the acquittal of financial offenders.
حصارک استان البرز تجمع اعتراضی اعضای تعاونی سرم‌سازی رازی۱۴۰۰۰۶۲۳

  • Cryptoland clients and users rallied in front of the Economic Crimes Tribunal on Tuesday to protest the judiciary official’s failure to hear their grievances. Billions of tomans of capital belonging to fifty thousand active users of this Crypto Exchange have been blocked following the closure of this exchange, and the judiciary does not provide a clear answer in this regard. These users have been gathering for months, but no one is responding to their call.
تهران تجمع کاربران کریپتولند ۱۴۰۰۰۶۲۳

  • Last night, graduated teachers held a gathering in front of the Ministry of Education on the tenth day of the protest against their unresolved employment status. Today, these people gathered in front of the Ministry of Education for the eleventh consecutive day.Groups of these demonstrators who have come to Tehran from different cities of the country also have night sit-ins and spend the night in the same place in front of the ministry.
تهران تجمع شبانه کارنامه سبزها۱۴۰۰۰۶۲۳

  • On Tuesday, September 14th, a group of retirees gathered in front of the parliament to protest the withholding of their pension after a lifetime of hard work.
تهران تجمع اعتراضی بازنشستگان مقابل مجلس۱۴۰۰۰۶۲۳

  • Workers of the Fajr Jam Refinery refused to go to work and gathered in front of the refinery’s gates today. The workers protested unfair payment conditions and the company’s refusal to compensate overtime payment.
  • Bakers in Urmia also held a rally in front of the Urmia governor’s office on Tuesday, to protest the authorities’ failure to comply with their demands.
  • Teachers in Khuzestan province gathered in front of the General Directorate of Education in Khuzestan to protest the unfair status of their salary and wages.
  • Also, a group of teachers held a protest rally in front of the regime’s parliament in Tehran.
  • A group of teachers in Lorestan province held a rally in front of the General Directorate of Education in Lorestan Province to demand fair pay.
تجمع اعتراضی معلمان استان لرستان-۲۳شهریور۱۴۰۰


Iranians Continue To Demonstrate in Stockholm, Sweden

Today, Iranians and supporters of the People’s Mojahedin of Iran Organization (PMOI) held a demonstration in Stockholm, Sweden, at the same time as the trial of Hamid Nouri, one of the perpetrators of the 1988 massacre was taking place. Today’s session was dedicated to the hearing of Ramazan Fathi, one of the plaintiffs in the case of Hamid Nouri.

تظاهرات ایرانیان آزاده در استکهلم سوئد در برابر دادگاه دژخیم حمید نوری-۲۳شهریور

تظاهرات ایرانیان آزاده در استکهلم سوئد در برابر دادگاه دژخیم حمید نوری ۲۳شهریور۱۴۰۰

Covid-19 Vaccine Mafia in Iran

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The state-run Sharq newspaper revealed how mafia gangs that monopolized the health industry have blocked the import of credible vaccines against Covid-19, which resulted in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Iranians. The daily wrote today: It seems that the reason for the unwillingness to buy vaccines from foreign countries was that the Barakat Institute had received 200,000 Tomans for each dose of vaccine. Considering 120 million doses, the company has received over one billion dollars from the government.”

Barakat Institute had previously vowed to deliver 50 million vaccines by mid-September. But Hojjatullah Nikimolki, head of public relations for Setad, Execution of Imam Khomeini’s Order (EIKO), which oversees the Barakat Institute, told the Sharq newspaper: “By the end of the week, the number of doses of vaccines that are going to be delivered to the Ministry of Health will exceed five million.”

Fuel Carrier Killed in Zahedan, Southeastern Iran

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Iranian regime’s security forces chasing of a fuel truck driver in Zahedan, capital of Sistan and Baluchestan Province, led to the shooting and overturning of his car, whereby the driver was killed. The name of the fuel carrier was Dadullah Kiazehi, his father’s name was Karim and he was transferring and selling food for a living.

Former Iraqi Defense Minister: Iran Trained al-Qaeda in Syria


Former Iraqi Defense Minister Abdul Qadir al-Obeidi revealed that more than 10 camps in Syria and Iran were used for training al-Qaeda terrorists that were dispatched to Iraq from 2006 to 2010.

Al-Khaleej Newspaper from Bahrain wrote on September 13: “Abdul Qadir Al-Obeidi has named camps like Ramilan, Al-Askariya, and Al-Nashwa in Syria. Referring to the Vali-e-Asr and Khomeini Camps in Tehran, Al-Obeidi added: “These camps are used for training in terms of installation and neutralization of various explosives, and the Khomeini Camp located at the Ahvaz-Andimeshk road, is used for intelligence training of al-Qaeda operatives.”


UAE Adds 38 Individuals, 15 Entities to Terror List

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UAE flag flies over a boat at Dubai Marina, Dubai, United Arab Emirates May 22, 2015. (File photo: Reuters)

The UAE has added 38 individuals and 15 entities to its terror designation list, according to the state-run WAM news agency. The decision, WAM stated, comes within the framework of the UAE’s efforts to target and disrupt networks associated with the financing of terrorism and its associated activities.

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Former MP Reveals Iranian Death Toll Is Much Higher Than Acknowledged


Massoud Pezeshkian, a former member of the regime’s parliament disclosed that the regime is offering fake figures about Covid-19 deaths in Iran and how it failed to prevent the pandemic from spreading throughout the country. According to the state-run Entekhab website, he said: “The very first day that the virus broke out in Qom, they had to enforce a curfew in the city and after a month when the virus traveled everywhere, they had to quarantine the whole country. But they refused to do that.”

“Of course, the actual daily death rate from Covid-19 in the country is over 1,500,” he said, acknowledging the cover-up of Coronavirus casualties by the regime. “If there is a two percent mortality rate among the people who are infected, with 40,000 infected people on a daily basis, we’d have between 800 and 1,200 people who die every day, even if we would have treated and taken care of them properly.”

Iran Nears an Atomic Milestone


New York Times- Iran has come within roughly a month of having enough material to fuel a single nuclear weapon, crossing a threshold that may raise pressure on the United States and its allies to improve the terms of a potential deal to restore the 2015 nuclear agreement.

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The Staggering Number of Corona Victims Is More Than 421,600

Infographic-PMOI-MEK reports over 421,600 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Monday, September 13, 2021, that the Coronavirus had taken the lives of more than 421,600 in 547 cities across Iran. The death toll in Tehran is 99,066, Khorasan Razavi 33,525, Isfahan 27,830, Khuzestan 25,851, Mazandaran 16,080, Fars 15,129, East Azerbaijan 15,043, West Azerbaijan 14,863, Gilan 14,650, Lorestan 14,345, Alborz 12,338, Qom 11,635, Kerman 11,047, Golestan 9,750, Hamedan 8,038, Kermanshah 7,339, Kurdistan 6,622, North Khorasan 5,469, Ardabil 5,315, Qazvin 4,634, and Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad 3,079.

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Iran: Continued Support for MEK’s Reelected Secretary-General

Messages from Iran’s 31 provinces celebrating the PMOI/MEK's 56th founding anniversary - Part 1

People across Iran continue to send messages of support on the occasion of the founding anniversary of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK). The messages were sent from all Iranian provinces, highlighting the MEK’s growing support among the younger generation despite the atmosphere of fear and repression caused by the regime.

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One Year After Executing Navid Afkari, Iran’s Regime Continues To Harass His Family

Wrestling champion Navid Afkari, 27, was executed by the Iranian regime in September 2020

On September 12, 2020, the Iranian regime executed 27-year-old wrestling champion Navid Afkari for taking part in anti-regime protests in Fars province in 2018. On the first anniversary of Navid’s execution, as the Afkari family were preparing to honor his memory, they were subjected to persecution by the regime. Elham and Saeed, two of Navid’s siblings, were stopped by security forces as they were heading to his grave in his native village of Sangar, Fars province. The two were beaten by security forces and Saeed was arrested and taken away.

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Can Iran’s Government Blackmail the West This Time on Its Nuclear Case?


A meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors will be held in late September to review Iran’s nuclear crisis. Hossein Amirabdollahian, Iran’s foreign minister, said that they would need 2-3 months to decide about the nuclear negotiations. He is pointing to the fate of the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JPCOA) signed between Iran and major world powers. The U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that they are reaching a point that the JCPOA would not fulfill the benefits that it should be.

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Three Women Hanged in Iran, Bringing the Total Number to 121 Since 2013


Three women hanged in Iran, bringing the total number to 121 since 2013. Three women were hanged in Gohardasht Prison, bringing the number of women executed in Iran since 2013 to 121, amounting to an average of 15 women executed every year. According to reports from Iran, seven prisoners, including three women, were hanged in Gohardasht Prison on Wednesday, September 8, 2021.

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Kurd Political Prisoner Killed Under Torture in Northwestern Iran


A Kurd political prisoner was killed under torture today in an Intelligence Ministry detention center in Piranshahr northwestern Iran. According to Kurdish human rights groups, the man was identified as 31-year-old Yasser Mangouri, who worked as a lathe operator. Yasser was married and father to three children. His family was informed of his death through a phone call from the Intelligence Ministry. A family member said they were not told how or when he died, and his body was not handed over for a burial ceremony yet.

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Kurd Border Porter Killed by Border Police in Western Iran


A Kurd border porter or “kolbar” was killed by border police yesterday in Baneh, western Iran. According to the Hengaw Organization website, the kolbar was identified as 32-year-old Rasoul Karimi. Police opened fire on him without a warning. This is the third border porter killed by border police or security forces in September. On September 8, 39-year-old Sirvan Golzari was killed by border police in Marivan, western Iran. Sirvan was a father of two children. Border police opened fire on Sirvan and a group of border porters, and Sirvan was shot and killed.

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