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Latest News in Brief – April 23, 2020

Latest News in Brief - April 23, 2020
Iran: Tehran, a bus station

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UPDATE: 8:30 PM CEST

Maryam Rajavi: Commemorating Professor Kazem Rajavi, the Great Martyr for Human Rights in Iran

A member of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) and brother of Iranian Resistance Leader Massoud Rajavi, he was assassinated by Tehran terrorists on April 24, 1990.

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UPDATE: 7:30 PM CEST

Iran: Coronavirus Update, Over 34,200 Deaths, April 23, 2020, 6:00 PM CEST

NUMBER OF VICTIMS (AS OF APRIL 23, 2020, 6:00 PM CEST):

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) announced this afternoon, April 23, 2020, that Coronavirus has taken the lives of more than 34,200 in 296 cities across Iran.

Over 34,200 dead of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iran-Iran Coronavirus Death Toll per PMOI MEK sources
Over 34,200 dead of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iran-Iran Coronavirus Death Toll per PMOI MEK sources

The death toll in various provinces include: 5,815 in Tehran, 2,220 in Mazandaran, 1,605 in Khuzestan, 1,105 in Golestan, 770 in Lorestan, 535 in Sistan & Baluchistan, 530 in Kurdistan, 435 in Qazvin, 325 in Bushehr, and 289 in Chaharmahal & Bakhtiari. This is in addition to cases registered in other provinces.

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UPDATE: 6:30 PM CEST

Virtual Conference with Italian MPs and dignitaries: Revealing Iran’s Cover ups amid the Coronavirus Crisis, The ticking clock of uprising and Iran Regime Change

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UPDATE: 5:30 PM CEST

“Down with the IRGC”: PMOI/MEK Resistance Units

Iranian opposition group PMOI/MEK network members
took to graffiti against the regime and the IRGC. They wrote:
Tehran— The Iranian people’s wealth, which is stolen by the IRGC, foundations controlled by Khamenei and the Astan-e Quds Razavi endowment, must be wrested out of the mullahs’ control.
Tehran— “Down with Khamenei and IRGC & Basij forces”
Tehran— “Hail to Rajavi, Down with Khamenei and the IRGC forces”
Tehran— “Down with Khamenei and IRGC & Basij forces”
Tehran—IRGC sign: “The terrorist IRGC belongs in the trash bin of history. The world must know that the path of the Iranian regime is different from ours and we seek peace and friendship with the people throughout the world.”
Tehran—IRGC sign
Qom— “Down with the IRGC, the cause of the coronavirus outbreak”

"Down with the IRGC": PMOI/MEK Resistance Units

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UPDATE: 4:30 PM CEST

Iran Regime Launches Military Satellite as People Grapple With Financial Problems

Iran regime launches military satellite - April 2020
Iran regime launches military satellite – April 2020

Iran regime launches military satellite – April 2020The Iranian regime’s terrorist Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) claimed on Wednesday it had sent the regime’s first military satellite into orbit. This happened while the mullahs and their apologists complain about international sanctions and lack of funds to help people amid coronavirus outbreak 

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UPDATE: 3:30 PM CEST

Iran: Worldwide Condemnation of Regime’s Ongoing Human Rights Violations Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Worldwide condemnation of the Iranian regime’s ongoing human rights violations
Worldwide condemnation of the Iranian regime’s ongoing human rights violations

The Iranian regime’s ongoing human rights violations, particularly the execution of minors and other prisoners in the recent days, and not releasing prisoners amid the coronavirus outbreak, has been condemned by the international community.  

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UPDATE: 9:30 AM CEST

Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll Exceeds 33,800 in 295 Cities

Ex-IRGC CIC Jafari: We turn Coronavirus’s threat into an opportunity, there are more dangerous viruses in society that are not tangible

Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll Exceeds 33,800 in 295 Cities
Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll Exceeds 33,800 in 295 Cities

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK) announced on April 22, 2020, that the Coronavirus fatalities had exceeded 33,800 in 295 cities across Iran. The number of victims in Tehran is 5,770, Qom 3,090, Khorasan Razavi 2,660, Isfahan 2,310, Khuzestan 1,570, East Azerbaijan 1,325, Golestan 1,095, West Azerbaijan 1,075, Kermanshah 900, Fars 880, Lorestan 755, and Hamedan 840.

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UPDATE: 9:00 AM CEST

Iran: Posting Banners, Messages of Resistance’s Leadership

Different cities- April 17, 2020

In recent days, Resistance Units and the youth supporting the PMOI extensively distributed banners, pictures, and messages of Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and the Iranian Resistance’s Leader Mr. Massoud Rajavi, who urged the public to assist people infected with the coronavirus.

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UPDATE: 8:30 AM CEST

Ruling Religious Fascism Hangs 11 in Gohardasht, Kermanshah, Sanandaj, Dastgerd

Maryam Rajavi: To terrorize and contain the situation, the mullahs have embarked on executions

Iran: Karaj, Gohardasht prison
Iran: Karaj, Gohardasht prison

International community urged to stop executions, secure release of prisoners, prevent humanitarian catastrophe. On the advent of the holy month of Ramadan and as coronavirus has spread to prisons, the ruling religious fascism has embarked on a new wave of hangings nationwide. On Wednesday, April 22, it hanged at least 11 prisoners in Gohardasht, Kermanshah, Sanandaj and Dastgerd (Isfahan) prisons.

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UPDATE: 8:00 AM CEST

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet condemns the second execution of a child offender in four days by the Iran authorities

“The executions of these two child offenders are absolutely prohibited under international human rights law.”

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Amnesty Iran: The execution of Shayan Saeedpour on 21 April in Iran for a crime committed as a child is further proof of the authorities’ total disregard for the right to life

Shayan Saeedpour’s execution was vengeful and cruel.

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Iran news in brief, April 23, 2020

Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll Exceeds 33,800 in 295 Cities
Iran: Posting Banners, Messages of Resistance’s Leadership
Iran Regime Ranks 173 From 180 in RSF’s Press Freedom Index
Iran news in brief, April 23, 2020

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WHAT ARE THE IRAN PROTESTS OF 2019?

Thursday, April 23, 2020, marks the 161st 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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