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Latest News in Brief – March 22, 2020

Iran: Coronavirus affected Iranian people live - March 2020
Iran: Coronavirus affected Iranian people live -- March 2020

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UPDATE: 6:45 PM CET

Breaking: Over 9,600 people across 210 cities in Iran are dead of coronavirus, per Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK

The number of victims in Tehran province is at least 1,500, in Ardabil 120, in Kerman 160, in Mazandaran 620, in Isfahan 690, in Golestan 490, in Lorestan 180 and in Qazvin 180. In Qazvin, hospitals are filled with patients with coronavirus and the Qazvin International Exhibition is dedicated to patients. At the same time, daily casualties in Qazvin and other cities such as Kordkoy, Maku, Neyshabur, Semnan and Aliabad are added.

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UPDATE: 1:30 PM CET

70 political prisoners in Tehran and Karaj protest spread of Coronavirus

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UPDATE: 1:15 PM CET

50% of laborers laid off in provinces worst hit by Iran’s COVID-19 outbreak

More than half of workers in Iranian provinces the worst hit by Iran’s COVID-19 outbreak have been laid off or have become unemployed, an Iranian labor official said Saturday, March 21.

Most of Iranian workers don’t have unemployment insurance and do not even make minimum wage. Labor activists have asked the government to give workers packages containing food and sanitary items to aid them during Iran’s COVID-19 outbreak.

According to the state-run ILNA News Agency, 95% of workers in Iran lack job security. Since the COVID-19 outbreak which has led to widespread recession and closure of factories, the effects of this job instability has severely increased.

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UPDATE: 10:45 AM CET

Commemorating the selfless physicians and nurses, and other victims of the Coronavirus catastrophe in Iran

Visiting the Iranian Resistance’s museum at Ashraf 3. This is the greatest and longest lasting relentless resistance in the history of Iran, having come through a bloody struggle filled with suffering, executions and massacres.

Nowruz 1399 in tribute to the martyrs of the Iran Uprising in November 2019: visiting the Iranian Resistance’s museum at Ashraf 3 and paying homage to the martyrs.

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UPDATE: 9:30 AM CET

Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll Exceeds 8,800

Maryam Rajavi: Workers’ wages must be paid so they won’t have to go to work amid the spread of Coronavirus

Coronavirus outbreak in Iran

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK) announced this afternoon, Saturday of March 21, 2020, that the number of Coronavirus deaths has risen to 8,800 in 201 cities across Iran.

According to numerous reports from sources in hospitals, local officials, and the main cemetery of Qom, the number of victims in this city has surpassed 1,300. The death toll in Gilan has passed 900, in Kurdistan 180, in Golestan 420, in Khuzestan 310, in Central Province 200, and in Kerman 60.

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UPDATE: 9:00 AM CET

Rebellion in Aligodarz and Khorramabad Prisons, Several Prisoners Killed

Coronavirus in prisons, call on the international community to release hundreds of thousands of inmates to prevent a major catastrophe

Aligudarz prison, a city in Lorestan province in western Iran

On March 20, 2020, prisoners at the Aligudarz Central Prison, who were in danger of being exposed to the Coronavirus, rebelled and disarmed some of the prison officials, and tried to escape. Clashes between prisoners and guards spread out of prison, and IRGC units entered the scene to suppress the prisoners. The confrontation continued for several hours. Several prisoners managed to escape. Several were killed or injured when the repressive forces opened fire. Several guards were also wounded.

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UPDATE: 8:45 AM CET

“The Iranian people won’t surrender to the regime that has spread coronavirus”: MEK units in Iran

The Iranian people pay tribute to the martyrs killed in Iran protests & MEK executed members

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WHAT ARE THE IRAN PROTESTS OF 2019?

Sunday, March 22, 2020, marks the 129th 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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