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Latest News in Brief – March 19, 2020

Iran: Coronavirus outbreak, Tehran Metro
Iran: Coronavirus outbreak, Tehran Metro

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UPDATE: 6:20 PM CET

OVER 7,000 PEOPLE ACROSS 199 CITIES IN IRAN HAVE DIED OF CORONAVIRUS, PER IRANIAN OPPOSITION PMOI/MEK

-Reports indicate more than 1,000 deaths in Qom.
-Senior regime medical official: “Actual numbers are far higher than stats delivered by Health Ministry.”

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UPDATE: 4:45 PM CET

“WE’LL ANSWER FIRE WITH FIRE KHAMENEI ON FIRE”, MEK NETWORK WROTE DURING THE IRANIAN FIRE FESTIVAL

These activities take place while the Iranian regime’s mishandling of the coronavirus outbreak has so far resulted in more than 6,400 deaths across 196 cities in Iran and it has caused widespread outrage among the Iranian population.
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UPDATE: 11:45 AM CET

Every 10 minutes, one person “dies of coronavirus in Iran”

“Almost every hour in Iran, 50 people would infect with COVID-19.”


A spokesman for the Iranian regime’s Ministry of Health warned about traffic and sightings of Nowruz, saying that every 1 minute one Iranian citizen dies from the consequences of the coronavirus infection. Kianoush Jahanpour tweeted, “Almost every hour in Iran, 50 people would infect with COVID-19.”

Iran’s government spokesperson: On January 24 we issued a letter to the President about the possibility of coronavirus spreading

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Coronavirus in Iran’s Mazandaran province

The Iranian regime’s cover-up of the coronavirus outbreak expedited its spread in many cities.
Coronavirus in Iran's Mazandaran province

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UPDATE: 10:15 AM CET

Four women’s rights activists summoned to prison following coronavirus

Fatemeh Kohanzadeh, was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment and 50 lashes for participating in the November uprising

Four women’s rights activists were summoned to prison to carry out their sentences. The four women’s rights activists had previously been sentenced to a total of 16 years and eight months in prison by the Tehran Revolutionary Court.

The four women’s rights activists, Nahid Shaqaqi, Akram Nasirian, Maryam Mohammadi, and Esrin Derkaleh, must introduce themselves to the Public Prosecutor’s Office and the Tehran Revolutionary Court by March 18, 2020.

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UPDATE: 10:00 AM CET

Bi-Partisan U.S. Senate Focus on Change in Iran

There were two recent developments in the U.S. Senate advancing the cause of a democratic and free IranThe first was a Senate briefing on the prospect of change in Iran, during which four Senators, including three Democrats, called for fundamental change in Iran while expressing support for the Iranian peoples’ uprising for freedom and democracy.

The second development was the filing of a Senate Resolution introduced by four Democratic Senators that condemns the Iranian regime’s serious human rights abuses against the Iranian people, as well as its pervasive corruption, and destabilizing activities abroad.   

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UPDATE: 9:30 AM CET

Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll Exceeds 6,400 in 196 Cities

Confusion, chaos within the regime, local officials absent in Qom, Isfahan, no one to respond

The Peoples Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced this afternoon, March 18, that the death toll for the Coronavirus disaster in 196 cities across Iran has exceeded 6,400.

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Victims of Coronavirus in Iran reach 6,400 as shown

Iranians urge the Int’l Community to demand truth from the regime and help protect innocent lives.
Qom 790
Tehran 800
Gilan 763
Isfahan 620
Khorasan 581
Mazandaran 530
Golestan 393
Khuzestan 207
Hamedan 204

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UPDATE: 9:00 AM CET

Iran state daily: Coronavirus was discovered far before officials announced

Coronavirus was discovered 12 days prior to the February 11 rally in Iran marking the 1979 revolution, according to the state-run Jahan-e Sanat daily. However, this was kept a secret due to the fact that the February 11 rally was on schedule. The government could have initiative quarantine measures in Qom and prevent the coronavirus spread, the piece adds.

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UPDATE: 8:30 AM CET

Deadly coronavirus takes lives of min 100 Iranian medical personnel

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IRAN NEWS IN BRIEF, MARCH 19, 2020

Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll Exceeds 6,400 in 196 Cities

US Slaps New Sanction on Iran Regime

Jailed Iranian Protester Starts Hunger Strike Demanding to Be Released

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WHAT ARE THE IRAN PROTESTS OF 2019?

Thursday, March 19, 2020, marks the 126th day since the beginning of the nationwide Iran protests.

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) has identified 755 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

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