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Latest News in Brief – April 17, 2020

April, 17, 2020: Latest News
April, 17, 2020: Latest News

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UPDATE: 7:00 PM CEST

Iran: Coronavirus Update, Over 30,700 Deaths, April 17, 2020, 6:00 PM CEST

NUMBER OF VICTIMS (AS OF APRIL 17, 2020, 6:00 PM CEST):

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) announced this afternoon, April 17, 2020, that Coronavirus has taken the lives of more than 30,700 in 294 cities across Iran.

Over 30,700 dead of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iran-Iran Coronavirus Death Toll per PMOI MEK sources
Over 30,700 dead of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iran-Iran Coronavirus Death Toll per PMOI MEK sources

The death toll in various provinces include: 2,470 in Razavi Khorasan, 2,460 in Gilan, 1,260 in Khuzestan, 1,195 in Alborz, 1,070 in Eastern Azerbaijan, 825 in Hamedan, 800 in Western Azerbaijan, 485 in Yazd, and 355 in Sistan and Baluchestan.This is in addition to cases registered in other provinces.

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UPDATE: 5:30 PM CEST

Q&A with Shahin Ghobadi from the NCRI foreign affairs committee on the dangers facing prisoners especially political prisoners during Coronavirus crisis in Iran -15 April 2020

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UPDATE: 4:30 PM CEST

“Protest in each place, Iran is blazing in coronavirus”: PMOI/MEK Resistance Units

Iranian opposition group PMOI/MEK network members in Iran took to graffiti against the Iranian regime’s crimes within the coronavirus outbreak.
They install posters of Massoud Rajavi, the Iranian Resistance leader, and Maryam Rajavi, President of the NCRI.

Mashhad—Massoud Rajavi: “Iran’s generation will not give in to the coronavirus caused by the mullahs”
Isfahan—Massoud Rajavi: “Iran’s generation will not give in to the coronavirus caused by the mullahs”
Maryam Rajavi: “The mullahs do not want Iran, and Iran and all Iranians do not want the mullahs.”
Tehran—Massoud Rajavi: “Popular Councils should control services and medical facilities in each neighborhood”
“Protest in each place, Iran is blazing!”
Tehran— “Khamenei’s rule must be overthrown”
Tehran—Massoud Rajavi: “You have to rebel to take back your rights.”
Qazvin— “Massoud Rajavi: The army of the poor must rebel and rise up. / You have to rebel to take back your rights.”
Kermanshah—Massoud Rajavi: “Rebellion, unity and sympathy for the overthrow of the Supreme leader.”

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UPDATE: 4:00 PM CEST

Khamenei and Rouhani’s greed is taking its toll on the Iranian population

Iranian regime president Hassan Rouhani, who is responsible for the cancelation of quarantines and sending people back to work while the spread of COVID-19 has not been contained, seeks to follow two contradictory lines in justifying this criminal and horrific decisions.

First, he claims to have controlled the COVID-19 disease and was more successful than the European countries and the U.S., which are still in lockout. He also says that by relying on the country’s powerful healthcare system, it can both ensure people’s health and drive the wheel of the economy and production.

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UPDATE: 11:30 AM CEST

Coronavirus outbreak in Qarchak women’s prison

Amid the coronavirus outbreak, the situation in the women’s prison in Qarchak, Varamin is catastrophic. “The situation is not very good,” said a prisoner who has been released from prison for two weeks. Female prisoners, sick and non-sick women were all kept in their cells together, the price of toilet liquid was sold up to 75 or sometimes up to 100,000 tomans, disinfectants such as masks and gloves were not available to prisoners and … Some inmates with fever symptoms have been referred to prison staff, but prison guards have told them to go to bed and use their headscarves as masks.” The State-run news site Khabar Online wrote in its April 17 issue.

Iran: Varamin, Qarchak Prison
Iran: Varamin, Qarchak Prison

“About 2,000 female prisoners are being held in Qarchak,” said a lawyer representing several women prisoners at Qarchak Prison. There are not many masks and gloves in prisons, and even the lives of prison guards, personnel and soldiers are in danger. “Soldiers don’t even have gloves and masks.”

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UPDATE: 9:30 AM CEST

Iran: Coronavirus Fatalities in 294 Cities Exceed 30,000

Cover-up in fear of a popular uprising.
Civil Registration website shutdown and medical universities banned from giving statistics.

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK) announced on Thursday, April 16, 2020, that the Coronavirus death toll had surpassed the figure of 30,000 in 294 cities.

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Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), said, the massacre of the brave MEK and rebellious youth by the religious theocracy has now been extended to the mass murder of this nation’s children amid the Coronavirus tragedy.

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UPDATE: 9:15 AM CEST

Maryam Rajavi: The fate of prisoners in the clerical regime’s Intelligence Ministry prisons remains obscure

Once again, I urge the UN Secretary General, Security Council, and High Commissioner for Human Rights to compel the clerical regime to release Iranian political prisoners.

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UPDATE: 9:00 AM CEST

The Coronavirus Death Toll in Tehran Alone Is Far Above the Regime’s Announced Death Toll in All of Iran

Iran coronavirus outbreak
Iran coronavirus outbreak

To shed light on the real dimensions of the coronavirus death toll in Iran as well as the regime’s lying, it is enough to compare the real death toll in Greater Tehran province with the regime’s death toll in its entirety. According to reports from inside the regime, the death toll in Greater Tehran, Iran’s capital, is more than the entire nationwide death toll announced by the regime.

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UPDATE: 8:30 AM CEST

Hassan Rouhani lies about coronavirus crisis in Iran in broad daylight

In a bid to put a lid on Iranian people’s outrage during the coronavirus outbreak in Iran, Hassan Rouhani, regime’s president resorts to sheer lies daily

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UPDATE: 8:15 AM CEST

Iranshahr, SE Iran: State forces forced locals out of their homes at gunpoint then demolished their homes in one of the most impoverished areas in Iran

The regime also demolished a neighborhood two days ago in the W province of Lorestan.

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Iran news in brief, April 17, 2020

Iran: Coronavirus Fatalities in 294 Cities Exceed 30,000
Children Drowned in Flash Floods in Central Iran
Iran: Suicide of an 11-Year-Old Girl Who Lacked Her Basic Needs

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WHAT ARE THE IRAN PROTESTS OF 2019?

Friday, April 17, 2020, marks the 155th 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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