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Latest News in Brief- February 12, 2020

Latest News in Brief February 12, 2020

The Iranian Regime Kills a Political Prisoner Under Torture – Iranian People Boycotted the Anniversary of the Regime’s Foundation

Written by Hamideh Taati on 12 February 2020.

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

 

IRAN NEWS IN BRIEF

THE IRANIAN REGIME KILLS A POLITICAL PRISONER USING SEVERE TORTURE IN IRAN

On February 9th, 2020, Mehran Alipoor, 25, a political prisoner, died in a hospital in Isfahan due to skull, nose, and abdominal trauma. Mehran had been arrested by the Iranian suppressive agents in Isfahan for taking part in the Iranian protest, mid-November 2019. He has been subjected to severe torture since then.

There are still well over 12,000 protesters detained, who are currently experiencing daily torture and abuse in the Iranian prisons.

AT LEAST EIGHT PEOPLE HAVE DIED DUE TO SNOW STORM IN NORTHERN IRAN.

According to Iran News Wire, eight people died due to snowstorms in Iran’s northern provinces.

“The reports carried by Iran’s state-run media said that in the northern province of Gilan, five people were killed from an avalanche in Roudbar, one person died after falling off a rooftop and another person died after the roof of his/her home caved in. At least 78 people were injured.

An eight-person died today in Khalkhal, northwestern Iran because he/she did not have access to medical treatment.” reports Iran News Wire.

According to the same report, more than 250,000 people do not have power in Gilan, and Water has also been cut off in many parts of the northern province as a result of the snowstorms.

IRANIAN PEOPLE BOYCOTTED THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE REGIME’S FOUNDATION

On the anniversary of the foundation of the Iranian regime on February 11th, 1979, the Iranian regime held a series of rallies in different cities; but, as it had been predicted, most Iranian people boycotted the carnivals.

The MEK network reported that the regime was not even able to bring its own forces to the streets.

The regime had promised the workers of the Mobarake Steel Compound in Isfahan that they would receive extra money if they participated in the rally.

In the Eastern city of Zahedan, the Southern city of Qeshm, the Central city of Yazd, the Capital of Chaharmohal and Bakhtiari Province, Shahrekurd, the Eastern city of Urmia and in many other cities, only small groups of people actually showed up to the rallies.

UKRAINE PUSHES TO HAVE THE BLACK BOXES TRANSFERRED FROM IRAN

Ukrainian Foreign Minister, Vadym Prystaiko, is pushing Iran to send the black box recorders (from the downed Ukrainian airliner) to Ukraine or another country so the last series of communications can be downloaded.

“Retrieval of the black box and cooperation with Tehran has been a very difficult issue from the beginning, but we will try to keep the message focused on recovering the data,” Prystaiko told the Foreign Press Association in Rome on Monday.

The Ukrainian plane, with 176 people on board, was shot down by two IRGC missiles on January 8th, killing all passengers and crew on board. The Iranian regime first lied about the issue and blamed technical problems for the downing of the plane, but later on, after information was published on the Internet, was forced to admit that the IRGC had shot down the plane. The Iranian regime has since refused to send the two black boxes abroad, in fear of further revelations that could prove the intentional shooting down of the plane.

 

THE U.S. WARNS AGAINST THE IRANIAN REGIME’S CONTINUED MISSILE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM.

Following the Iranian regime’s recent failed attempt to launch a satellite, the United States Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, warned Iran against the illegal missile development program continued by the regime under the guise of launching a satellite.

“The U.S. has warned that the satellite launch — that Iran claims was intended to gather geographic imagery and data — was part of a larger effort to further a nuclear program and has expressed concerns that the long-range ballistic missile technology used to launch the satellites could be linked to nuclear development,” reported the Washington Times on Tuesday, February 11th, 2020.

Secretary Pompeo announced: “the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism should not be allowed to develop and test ballistic missiles.” “This common-sense standard must be restored by the international community,” he emphasized.

THE US VIRTUAL EMBASSY IN IRAN -“IRANIANS DESERVE A FUTURE THAT REFLECTS THEIR GLORIOUS PAST”

In a tweet on the occasion of the anniversary of the anti-monarchy revolution, the Twitter account for the U.S. Virtual Embassy in Iran, @USADarFarsi, slammed the Iranian regime’s empty and slack show and wrote:

“In the past 41 years since the beginning of the Islamic Revolution, the Iranian regime has been responsible for a reign of terror, corruption, repression, hostage-taking, nuclear ambitions, the launching of missiles, and 41 years of intimidation of its citizens and neighbors. The Iranian people deserve a future that reflects their glorious past.”

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WHAT ARE THE IRAN PROTESTS OF 2019?

Friday, February 7, 2020, marks the 85th 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: Iran: Directorate of Tactical Training Complex of the Regime’s Seminaries in Isfahan Province Targeted

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