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Latest News on Iran – February 20, 2020

February 20, 2020: Latest News
February 20, 2020: Latest News

THE CONTENT OF THIS PAGE WILL BE UPDATED WITH THE LATEST NEWS OF THE IRAN PROTESTS.

IRAN PROTESTS:

Mullahs’ Advertising Banners on Fire 

The network of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI, Mujahedin-e-Khalq or MEK) reported that late Tuesday, February 18, 2020, residents of Dahmetri Street in Alvand city, the eastern province of Qazvin, torched the advertising banners of one of the mullah’s parliamentary elections.


On the same day, citizens of the eastern city of Sanandaj, Amin Square, in Kurdistan, tore the banners of another regime candidate.   

MEK sources also reported that on Tuesday, February 18th, the brave youth of Kazerun, attacked the headquarters of the regime’s candidate in Kazerun city, province of Fars. The defiant youth broke the windows, tore and torched the advertising banners.  

Kazerun  

Kazerun 

In another event, yesterday, February 19, angry people torched the advertising banners of the regime’s parliamentary candidate in western city of Miandoab. 

Miandoab

Miandoab 

Iranian political prisoners call for boycott of parliamentary election

Iranian regime sentences environmentalists to 58 years in prison 

Reporting by PMOI/MEK 

Iran, February 19, 2020—The spokesperson for the Iranian regime’s judiciary declared on Tuesday that a court of appeals has upheld the prison sentences of eight environmentalists who have been collectively sentenced to 58 years in prison. The prisoners had been in detention since 2018. The move is seen as a bid by the Iranian regime to intimidate the public before the parliamentary elections, due on Friday.

 Eight environmentalists 

Gholamhossein Esmaili, the judiciary spokesperson, said in a press conference that the sentenced environmentalists were involved in “a case of acting against national security” and are charged with espionage against the regime. The Iranian regime’s judiciary has a long history of using dubious “national security” and “waging war against god” charges to dole out heavy punishments to prisoners, especially political dissidents. 

Iran news in brief, February 20, 2020

November 2019 Arrestees Receive Long Prison and Flogging Sentences.

Minor Arrested During November Protests Held Among Adults in Prison.

Iranian Regime Sentences Environmentalists to 58 Years in Prison.

Iranian Political Prisoner Deprived of Family Visits for Three Weeks.

Maryam Akbari Monfared

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WHAT ARE THE IRAN PROTESTS OF 2019?

Thursday, February 20, 2020, marks the 98th day since the beginning of the nationwide Iran protests.

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) has identified 724 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 more: Latest News in Brief- February 19 2020

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