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Iran News in Brief – September 23, 2021




The Cry for Justice Still Echoes Across Stockholm

Today, Iranians and supporters of the People’s Mojahedin Organization demonstrated in front of the court of Stockholm, where Hamid Nouri, one of the 1988 massacre perpetrators is facing justice. The protesters called on the international community to condemn the mass executions of political prisoners and hold the regime accountable for crimes against humanity.

تظاهرات ایرانیان آزاده و هواداران سازمان مجاهدین همزمان با دادگاه دژخیم حمید نوری در استکهلم

تظاهرات ایرانیان آزاده و هواداران سازمان مجاهدین همزمان با دادگاه دژخیم حمید نوری در استکهلم

Protesters Denounce the Leaders of Brazil and Iran

Iranian Americans demonstrating against President Ebrahim Raisi outside the U.N. headquarters during the General Assembly in New York on Tuesday. David Dee Delgado/Reuters

New York Times- Around 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, protesters holding Iranian flags and wearing #FreeIran shirts and hats held signs condemning a government they regard as criminal. Referring to Ebrahim Raisi, Iran’s former judiciary head who became the country’s president in August, they chanted, “Prosecute Raisi now now now!”

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Regime Destroys Shelters and Homes in Suburbs of Shiraz


The regime’s municipality agents in Shiraz have completely destroyed the shelters of several marginalized families in the “Dukohak” and “Ghalat”. Per local officials’ orders, the security forces are looting property and destroying the homes of deprived and poor people in order to sell their land for high sums.


Future of Nuclear Talks With Iran Remains Uncertain as Tehran Expands Enrichment

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Three months after the last meeting to negotiate a revival of the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, it remains unclear if and when the talks in Vienna will restart, or who might represent its new government. In the interim, Iran has continued to expand the quantity and quality of its uranium enrichment, leading some experts to conclude it is now even closer to possessing enough fissile material to build a bomb than the two or three months the Biden administration has publicly estimated. At the same time, Iran has repeatedly sparred with the International Atomic Energy Agency over monitoring of its nuclear activities agreed in the 2015 deal.

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Iranian Regime Executed A Prisoner in Karaj


Iranian regime’s judiciary executed a prisoner in Gohardasht Prison in Karaj.
According to HRANA, the prisoner’s name was Mehrad.

Iran Still Struggling with Water Shortages

Iran Regime Selling Water to Iraq and Kuwait Despite Water Shortage

According to official statistics in Iran, 259 cities and 8,562 villages are currently experiencing a severe water crisis. State-run newspaper Hamshahri wrote in a report on Thursday: “The water year of 1400-1399 (Persian calendar equivalent to 2020-2021) was one of the least rainy among the last 40 years, casting its shadow of severe drought on almost the entire country. This has affected a significant number of cities and villages that are now facing frequent water shortages. The country’s industry and agriculture were not spared either.”


Congressman Cohen Condemns Appointment of Wanted Criminals to Senior Iranian Government Positions

Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), Co-Chairman of the Congressional Iran Human Rights and Democracy Caucus, today condemned the appointment of two known criminals to the leadership of the Iranian government.

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Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll Across the Country Surpasses 434,900

Infographic-PMOI-MEK reports over 434,900 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, the Coronavirus death toll in 547 cities had exceeded 433,700. The death toll in Tehran has reached 101,826, Khorasan Razavi 35,375, Isfahan 28,760, Khuzestan 26,566, Fars 15,554, West Azerbaijan 15,378, Gilan 15,120, Lorestan 14,625, Alborz 12,708, Sistan and Baluchestan 12,405, Kerman 11,462, Hamedan 8,188, Kermanshah 7,674, Kurdistan 6,797, North Khorasan 5,614, Bushehr 4,924, and South Khorasan 3,806.

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Iran’s Teachers Hold Numerous Protests Across the Country

Teachers’ protest in different cities across Iran

Before the new school year begins in Iran, thousands of teachers and educators in Iran held protest rallies against the regime in several cities. Iranian teachers in the provinces of Tehran, East Azerbaijan, Khuzestan, Isfahan, Fars, Alborz, Kermanshah, Qom, Lorestan, Hormozgan, Ardabil, Kohgiluyeh & Boyer-Ahmad, Ilam, and Chaharmahal & Bakhtiari held a large and unprecedented gathering.

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Raisi’s UN Speech: COVID Lies, Nuclear Extortion, and Praise for Terrorism

Iran’s regime will hold its sham presidential election on June 18. While Iranians have increased their calls to boycott the election, the international community’s main concern is the new president’s attitude about the regime’s nuclear program and negotiations. 

Iranian regime president Ebrahim Raisi addressed the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, and as would be expected of a serial criminal, his remarks were filled with lies and threats to global peace and security. Raisi opened his speech by saying that as the “elected of the great people of Iran,” he wants to send a message of “rationality, justice, and freedom” to the world.

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Iran: How Much Does a Family of Four Have To Pay To Survive in a Month?

Iranian families now have the worst living conditions of the past four decades. Perhaps this situation can be compared without exaggeration with the periods of famine in ancient Iran. The level of nutrition in Iran has fallen sharply. The middle classes have become the poor, and the poor were completely pushed out of ordinary life.

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Focus on Iran’s Nuclear Activities Distracts From Its Other Malign Activities


The attention of the international community is remaining focused on the Iranian regime’s nuclear program, as well as the possible restoration of the 2015 nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). The terms of the JCPOA were meant to keep Iran’s nuclear program in check, but the regime continues to violate the terms of the original agreement. With all the international focus on the nuclear program, the talks of the mullahs’ other malign activities are barely existent, which is only adding to the regime’s sense of impunity.

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Maryam Akbari’s Lawyer Appeals for Her to Enjoy a Prisoner’s Right to Leave


Maryam Akbari Monfared, a political prisoner in exile, is serving her 12th year of imprisonment without a single day of leave in the Prison of Semnan. Maryam Akbari’s lawyer, Hossein Taj, noting the prolonged detention of his client, said she is deprived of the minimum facilities provided by the law.

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Read more: Iran News in Brief – September 22, 2021