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Latest News in Brief – April 20, 2020

April 20, 2020: Latest News
April 20, 2020: Latest News

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UPDATE: 6:50 PM CEST

Iran: Coronavirus Update, Over 32,800 Deaths, April 20, 2020, 6:00 PM CEST

NUMBER OF VICTIMS (AS OF APRIL 20, 2020, 6:00 PM CEST):

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) announced this afternoon, April 20, 2020, that Coronavirus has taken the lives of more than 32,800 in 294 cities across Iran.

Over 32,800 dead of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iran-Iran Coronavirus Death Toll per PMOI MEK sources
Over 32,800 dead of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iran-Iran Coronavirus Death Toll per PMOI MEK sources

The death toll in various provinces include: 5,550 in Tehran, 2,595 in Razavi Khorasan, 2170 in Mazandaran, 1,450 in Khuzestan, 1240 in Eastern Azerbaijan, 990 in Western Azerbaijan, 738 in Lorestan,  510 in Markazi (Central), 250 in Bushehr, 185 in Kohgiluyehn & Boyer Ahmad.This is in addition to cases registered in other provinces

UPDATE: 6:00 PM CEST

Iran: Six inmates in Sanandaj Prison transferred for execution

Reporting by PMOI/MEK  

Sanandaj Prison of Kurdistan Province in western Iran

Iran, April 20, 2020—Reports indicate that on 2 pm local time on Sunday, April 19, six death row inmates in Sanandaj Prison of Kurdistan Province, western Iran, were transferred to solitary confinement in preparation for their executions.
The names of these inmates are:
1-Vahed Feizi, from the city of Baneh, Kurdistan Province
2-Loghman Ahmadpour, from the city of Baneh, Kurdistan Province
3-Ramiyar Mokhles, from the city of Baneh, Kurdistan Province
4-Saeed Mohammadpour, from the city of Kermanshah, Kermanshah Province
5-Sina Mohammadi, from the city of Dehgolan, Kurdistan Province
6-Shayan Saeedpour
It is worth noting that Shayan Saeedpour was under the age of 18 when arrested for his alleged crime. He was transferred from Saqqez Prison, also in Kurdistan Province, to Sanandaj Prison for his execution.
There is no other information or details about these inmates.

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UPDATE: 5:00 PM CEST

How Iran’s regime is weaponizing COVID-19 against its citizens

Iran’s regime is taking advantage of the coronavirus outbreak to mount repression

Reporting by PMOI/MEK 

Iran, April 20, 2020—“The disaster will be a blessing, and the threat will be an opportunity,” Iranian regime supreme leader Ali Khamenei said in an April 9 speech, in which he discussed Iran’s coronavirus outbreak. And to be fair, Khamenei has remained true to his word. His regime has used the COVID-19 outbreak as an opportunity to consolidate his hold on power. In all countries, people and governments have joined forces to fight the novel coronavirus as a common enemy. However, in Iran, the ruling regime continues to see the people as its main enemy. And in this regard, it has added to COVID-19 to its arsenal of weapons against the Iranian population, which previously included repression, poverty, inflation, corruption, and censorship among others.

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UPDATE: 4:00 PM CEST

Online Conference Over Coronavirus Crisis in Iran

European lawmakers along with members from the Iranian communities from over 1000 locations in Europe and Canada joined the 6th online conference over the coronavirus crisis in Iran and the regime’s fear of a popular uprising. According to the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), over 32,200 people have so far lost their lives due to the coronavirus outbreak in Iran.
Online Conference Over Coronavirus Crisis in Iran

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UPDATE: 3:30 PM CEST

“The mullahs can no longer rule over Iran”: PMOI/MEK Resistance Units

PMOI/MEK Resistance Units took to graphite writing:
Tehran—Massoud Rajavi: “The army of the poor must rebel and rise up.”
Maryam Rajavi: “The criminal decision to send people to work is a crime against humanity and will cause countless number of victims.”
Lahijan—Massoud Rajavi: “The lost lives are like ticking timebombs for Khamenei’s overthrow”
Eslamshahr—Maryam Rajavi: “We will resist and fight the coronavirus and the ruling theocracy.”
Massoud Rajavi: “The army of the poor must rebel and rise up.”
Isfahan—Maryam Rajavi: “The mullahs do not want Iran, and Iran and all Iranians do not want the mullahs”
Isfahan—Maryam Rajavi: “Our society will never forget the nurses and doctors who are on the frontline of this battle”
Isfahan—Massoud Rajavi: “For the great nation of Iran, I wish the overthrow of the religious tyranny and achievement of freedom and happiness.”
Isfahan—Maryam Rajavi: “This time the corona crisis will have consequences for the mullahs”
Isfahan—Maryam Rajavi: “It is our responsibility to take control of our own destiny.”
Isfahan—Maryam Rajavi: “The mullahs can no longer rule over Iran”
Isfahan—Maryam Rajavi: “The time has come to rise up, to rebel, to revolt, and to tear apart the chains and open the prisons”
Isfahan—Maryam Rajavi: “The mullahs sow the seeds of hopelessness and passivity. We must rebel against it.”
Tehran—Massoud Rajavi: “The choice of the brave generation of Iran is the overthrow of Khamenei’s rule” Hail to Rajavi”
Tehran—Maryam Rajavi: “The criminal decision to send people to work is a great betrayal”
Isfahan—Massoud Rajavi: “The lost lives are like ticking timebombs for Khamenei’s overthrow”
“Khamenei is the real virus” / “Viva Rajavi”
Karaj— Massoud Rajavi: “The lost lives are like ticking timebombs for Khamenei’s overthrow”
Isfahan— “Khamenei’s rule must be overthrown” / “Hail to Rajavi”
"The mullahs can no longer rule over Iran": PMOI/MEK Resistance Units

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UPDATE: 9:30 AM CEST

Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll Surpasses 32,200 in 294 Cities

Admitting a high number of fatalities regime officials warn against the risk of returning people to work


• According to an internal IRGC report, as of April 1, 3926 persons have been admitted to the IRGC hospitals in Tehran alone, including 2,585 IRGC personnel, 695 family members, and 646 retirees.
• Mohsen Rafsanjani, Chairman of Tehran’s City Council, acknowledged that the actual statistics for those infected or victimized with the Coronavirus in the country is much higher than the officially announced statistics.
• Haghshenas, the head of Tehran’s City Council’s health commission said that wrong statistics could endanger people’s lives and cause irreparable damage to people’s lives and property. If the officials do not provide accurate and precise information, they should be held accountable for all these deaths.

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UPDATE: 9:00 AM CEST

Maryam Rajavi: The clerical regime is having hungry chicks buried alive

This is an unforgivable crime emblematic of the mullahs’ immeasurable atrocity in massacring Iran’s children and nature. Now, they are sending the people of Iran to their deaths by lifting protective measures.
The mullahs are annihilators of Iran’s economy and its human and material resources. Their answer for throngs of hungry people was burying 16 million young chickens, even as ships loaded with bird seeds are in the docks, and many people are surviving only on dry bread and water.

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UPDATE: 8:30 AM CEST

Female breadwinners in Iran, the mullahs’ primary victims

Female breadwinners, primary victims of the repressive regime during the Coronavirus outbreak.

One sector of society that suffers dual economic pressure is nearly four million female breadwinners, most of whom live under the absolute poverty line. Their condition is so dire that even the state-run media have been reporting about their plight.

Female breadwinners in Iran, the mullahs’ primary victims

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Iran news in brief, April 20, 2020

Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll Surpasses 32,200 in 294 Cities
Online Conference Over Coronavirus Outbreak in Iran
Iran: Torching Regime’s Banners and Targeting Repression, Torture Centers

Iran news in brief, April 20, 2020

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WHAT ARE THE IRAN PROTESTS OF 2019?

Monday, April 20, 2020, marks the 158th 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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