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Latest News in Brief – April 15, 2020

April 15, 2020: Latest News
April 15, 2020: Latest News

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UPDATE: 7:00 PM CEST

Iran: Coronavirus Update, Over 29,000 Deaths, April 15, 2020, 6:00 PM CEST

Over 29,000 dead of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iran-Iran Coronavirus Death Toll per PMOI MEK sources
Over 29,000 dead of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iran-Iran Coronavirus Death Toll per PMOI MEK sources

NUMBER OF VICTIMS (AS OF APRIL 15, 2020, 6:00 PM CEST):

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) announced this afternoon, April 15, 2020, that Coronavirus has taken the lives of more than 29,000 in 278 cities across Iran.

The death in various provinces includes: 4,700 in Tehran, 2750 in Qom, 2120 in Isfahan, 1,190 in Khuzestan, 1030 in Golestan, 880 in East Azerbaijan, 775 in West Azerbaijan , 770 in Fars, 660 in Lorestan, 490 in Semnan, 470 in Markazi (Central), 170 in Bushehr, and 85 in Hormozgan. This is in addition to cases registered in other provinces.

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UPDATE: 4:00 PM CEST

MEK Supporter, Former Political Prisoner, Exposes Poor Conditions at Iran Regime’s Prisons Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

On Tuesday, April 14, 2020, in a webinar held by the Association of Accredited Correspondents at the United Nations (ACANU), the condition of Iran’s prisons and especially the political prisoners were discussed.

Mr. Shahin Gobadi, a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)

Mr. Shahin Gobadi, a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), along with a former political prisoner who recently left Iran were the speakers of the webinar. The speakers elaborated on how Iranian authorities have covered up the real scope of the spread of coronavirus inside the prisons.

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UPDATE: 3:30 PM CEST

Iranian Regime Sends People Back to Work Amidst the World’s Worst Coronavirus Outbreak

By: Alejo Vidal-Quadras

Iran coronavirus
Iranian regime Sends People Back to Work Amidst the World’s Worst Coronavirus Outbreak

Across Europe, North America, and Asia, a number of countries have begun to get their coronavirus outbreaks under control. Conditions vary from place to place, but one thing that is common to almost every government response is a recognition of the fact that there is still a long fight to come. A slower growth rate for new infections doesn’t mean that it’s appropriate to let down one’s guard or return to business as usual.

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UPDATE: 3:00 PM CEST

Iran coronavirus news: Death toll reports are false, a member of Tehran City Council Haghshenas says

Mohammad Javad Haghshenas, Tehran City Council Member:
“The death toll that at least we know about in Tehran does not match up with the stats being reported [for the country]. I believe the municipality and the Tehran HQ should provide us separate reports about Tehran. At least, if the government is not thinking about the people of Tehran, if the [administration] is portraying everything as normal, at least the people themselves should know about their situation and take care of themselves.”
Iran coronavirus news: Death toll reports are false, a member of Tehran City Council Haghshenas says

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UPDATE: 2:30 PM CEST

Iran coronavirus news:

Workers protest Khamenei & Rouhani for their situation in COVID-19 crisis

The Iranian regime and explicitly Khamenei and Rouhani closed many carriers without providing workers any financial help. Now after two months, bus drivers cannot afford their life.
On the other hand, vendors held a protest in front of the municipality of Tehran for being deprived of any support during the coronavirus outbreak in Iran.

Iran coronavirus news: Workers protest Khamenei & Rouhani for their situation in COVID-19 crisis

Popular Councils sanitize Tuyserkan city in absence of official efforts

Iran coronavirus news: Popular Councils sanitize Tuyserkan city in absence of official efforts

Mismanagement in Iran under mullahs

A man report about his loved one’s seat due to the coronavirus:
“Today is April 11 & this is the coronavirus section of Beheshte Zahra Cemetery. A few words of advice to my dear my dear compatriots. We took one of our loved to the doctors three times since February. . Then on April 2 when he/she went into shock they placed him/her in the ICU & said it is the coronavirus. Think about your loved ones.”

Iran coronavirus news: Mismanagement in Iran under mullahs

Workers struggle to make money for their families

The workers must struggle during the coronavirus outbreak for their families to make them some money. The regime has not provided workers with any support to ease their lives during the COVID-19 crisis in Iran.

Iran coronavirus news: Workers struggle to make money for their families

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UPDATE: 11:30 AM CEST

“Khamenei’s rule must be overthrown”: MEK Resistance Units during Iran coronavirus outbreak

While the Iranian regime’s failure during the coronavirus crisis has caused public outrage in Iran, the Iranian people. PMOI/MEK network inside Iran highlights the solution for Iran which is the overthrow of mullahs’ rule in Iran.
They took to graffiti in public places writing massages of Iranian Resistance leader Massoud Rajavi and the NCRI President Maryam Rajavi:
Behbahan—Maryam Rajavi: “The mullahs do not want Iran, and Iran and all Iranians do not want the mullahs.”
Isfahan— “Massoud Rajavi: The army of the poor must rebel and rise up.”
Kermanshah— “Down with the principal of absolute rule of the Supreme leader/
Hail to Rajavi / Down with Khamenei”
Tehran— “The choice of the brave Iranian generation is the overthrow of Khamenei’s rule.” / “Khamenei’s rule must be overthrown”
Kermanshah—Massoud Rajavi: “Rebellion, freedom, down with dictator.”
Massoud Rajavi: “Rebellion, freedom, down with the principal of absolute rule of the Supreme leader.”
Isfahan— “The choice of the brave Iranian generation is the overthrow of Khamenei’s rule.” / “Khamenei’s rule must be overthrown”
Massoud Rajavi: “You have to rebel to take back your rights.”
Shiraz— “Down with Ali Khamenei, Hail to Rajavi”
Isfahan— “Coronavirus outbreak is the guilt of the Iranian regime & mullahs.”
Isfahan— “Down with Khamenei.”
“Khamenei’s rule must be overthrown”: MEK Resistance Units during Iran coronavirus outbreak

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UPDATE: 11:20 AM CEST

“The army of the poor must rebel and rise up”: MEK Resistance Units

Iranian opposition group PMOI/MEK network members took to graffiti against the Iranian Regime and its incompetence during the coronavirus outbreak. They also wrote messages of the Iranian Resistance leader Massoud Rajavi in public places in Tehran and Isfahan.
They wrote:
Tehran— “Massoud Rajavi: The army of the poor must rebel and rise up.”
Tehran— “Massoud Rajavi: We must rebel and fight more and more to take back Iran.”
Tehran— “Massoud Rajavi: The army of the poor must rebel and rise up.”
Isfahan— “Coronavirus outbreak is the guilt of the Iranian regime & mullahs.”
Dehloran— “The mullahs pocket our wealth, while we get the coronavirus”
Lahijan— “Khamenei’s rule must be overthrown”
Golestan— “We will fight against the Coronavirus and Khamenei’s inhuman clerical regime.”
“Khamenei the sinister mullah, you are the real virus”
Karaj— “Down with Khamenei” / “Khamenei’s rule must be overthrown”
"The army of the poor must rebel and rise up": MEK Resistance Units

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UPDATE: 11:15 AM CEST

April 15, 2020- Khoram Abad, Western Iran: Social media video shows locals hurling rocks at security forces

Reports indicate that state forces were trying to demolish their homes with bulldozers and loaders because they could not afford to pay their property tax.

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UPDATE: 11:10 AM CEST

Khoram Abad Western Iran: Security forces abolish homes in Falakdin neighborhood because locals couldn’t afford to pay their property taxes

The homeowners are trying to prevent the demolition.
Only in Iran can a government destroy homes during the COVID-19 epidemic.

 

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UPDATE: 11:05 AM CEST

Commending the work of IransAngels : nurses, medical staff and hospital workers in Iran

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UPDATE: 11:00 AM CEST

Suicide of an 11-year-old girl who lacked her basic needs

The shocking news of the suicide of an 11-year-old girl in Ilam Province (western Iran) provoked a wave of outrage throughout Iran.

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UPDATE: 9:30 AM CEST

Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll Exceeds 28,200 in 273 Cities

Iran: Coronavirus outbreak, April 2020

Iran: Coronavirus outbreak, April 2020IRGC’s exercise, publicity stunt on Khamenei-controlled cartels offering aid designed to confront public’s anger and hatred.  

Regime fraudulently understates the death toll and the number of those infected.

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UPDATE: 9:15 AM CEST

Maryam Rajavi: The Iranian people’s wealth, stolen by the IRGC, foundations controlled by Khamenei  and the Astan-e Quds Razavi endowment, must be wrested out of the mullahs’ control and put in the service of health and needs of the people of Iran, especially the deprived

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UPDATE: 9:00 AM CEST

Iran’s intelligence & security forces have arrested several Arabs in Khuzestan, including a minor, in recent days

The reason for their arrests and their whereabouts are unknown.
Alireza Korushat
Zia Korushat
Abdolkhalegh Jenami
Mehdi Obudi, 16
Abbas Ka’bi
Mohammad Ka’bi

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UPDATE: 8:30 AM CEST

15 more years for Iranian political prisoner after 20 years in jail without leave

Political prisoner Saeed Sangar was informed on Saturday, April 11, 2020, that he had received a new 15-year sentence after spending some 20 years in prison.
Mr. Sangar completed serving his 18-year sentence in prison in 2018, but the Iranian Judiciary prevented his release. After two years now, the lawyer appointed by the court informed him that he had to remain another 15 years in prison.
The new verdict had been issued on March 1, 2020, by Branch 2 of the Revolutionary Court, but was not relayed to the prisoner until April 11.

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UPDATE: 8:15 AM CEST

Iran Hit by Floods as Coronavirus Crisis Continues

Iran Hit by Floods as Coronavirus Crisis Continues
Iran floods – file photo

The epicentere of Iran’s coronavirus crisis is now besieged by floods, with many vehicles swept away and many factories and stores filled with muddy water. The floods in Qom, central Iran, come just one day after floods hit Khorasan Razavi Province in northeast Iran.The Khorasan Razavi floods have hit all cities in the province, blocking 14 roads to various villages and four main roads between cities, with the majority of damage occurring in the cities of Davarzan, Sabzevar, Javin, and Joghtay.

Two people have died in Rashtkhar and Khaf, while two people are reported missing.

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UPDATE: 8:00 AM CEST

Iran prisons update: Coronavirus spreading, inmates’ contact cut off

Reports from various cities across Iran are portraying a very disturbing image of the novel coronavirus spreading in the regime’s prisons.

Coinciding with the spread of COVID-19 in Zahedan Central Prison of Sistan & Baluchistan Province in southeast Iran authorities have also cut off water to these inmates for the past week, leaving the prisoners in atrocious hygiene conditions. Signs of coronavirus have already been witnessed in various wards of this facility and left a number of the inmates dead.

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Iran news in brief, April 15, 2020

Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll Exceeds 28,200 in 273 Cities
Iran: Female Political Prisoner Transferred to Psychiatric Hospital
Iran: Political Prisoner Sentenced to an Additional 15 Years in Prison

Iran news in brief, April 15, 2020

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WHAT ARE THE IRAN PROTESTS OF 2019?

Wednesday, April 15, 2020, marks the 153rd 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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