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Latest News in Brief – April 26, 2020

April 26, 2020: Latest News
April 26, 2020: Latest News

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UPDATE: 6:10 PM CEST

Iran: Coronavirus Update, Over 35,800 Deaths, April 26, 2020, 6:00 PM CEST

NUMBER OF VICTIMS (AS OF APRIL 26, 2020, 6:00 PM CEST):

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) announced this afternoon, April 26, 2020, that Coronavirus has taken the lives of more than 35,800 in 298 cities across Iran.

Over 35,800 dead of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iran-Iran Coronavirus Death Toll per PMOI MEK sources
Over 35,800 dead of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iran-Iran Coronavirus Death Toll per PMOI MEK sources

The death toll in various provinces include: 5,950 in Tehran, 2,860 in Khorasan Razavi, 1,450 in East Azerbaijan, 2590 in Gilan, 2350 in Isfahan, 2305 in Mazandaran, 750 in Sistan and Baluchistan, 670 in Ardebil, and 530 in Yazd. This is in addition to cases registered in other provinces.

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UPDATE: 4:00 PM CEST

Virtual Conference: Coronavirus Crisis in Iran, Regime’s Fear of Iran Protests

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UPDATE: 12:15 PM CEST

Iran’s State Media Admit MEK Is the Main Threat, Monarchy Is Inconsequential

Iran’s state media admit MEK is the main threat, monarchy is inconsequential
Maryam Rajavi, Free Iran Rally — Paris 2018

Iran’s state-run Nasim-e Kermanshah website, in an article on April 24, republished an article previously published by the state-run Nama News and Nasim News agencies. Republishing this article demonstrates the regime’s utter fear of its main opposition group, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK). This article clearly describes the MEK as the main threat of overthrowing the regime and the organization’s role inside Iran. This article particularly describes the regime’s officials and media speaking of the supporters of monarchy as a “parasite” to prevent people from reaching the main opposition.  

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UPDATE: 11:30 AM CEST

Iran: Remarks of a political prisoner – MEK supporter

The interrogator told me that this is the end of the road and you will no longer see the light of the sun
A 31 years old graduated in MA in tourism from the University of Tehran and a MEK supported was arrested in Summer 2018
His crime was installing a banner of the Iranian opposition leader Maryam Rajavi on a large bridge in Tehran
He was arrested by the Ministry of Intelligence and immediately taken to solitary confinement in Ward 209 of Evin Prison
Iran: Remarks of a political prisoner - MEK supporter

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UPDATE: 11:15 AM CEST

“The supreme leader and the IRGC are nothing to be afraid of”: PMOI/MEK Resistance Units

While over 34,700 people have died of the novel coronavirus in 297 cities checkered across all of Iran’s 31 provinces and the Iranian regime’s failure during the coronavirus crisis has caused public outrage in Iran, the Iranian Resistance Units which are part of the PMOI/MEK network inside Iran highlight the solution for Iran which is the overthrow of the mullahs’ rule. They took to graffiti in public places writing massages of Iranian Resistance leader Massoud Rajavi and NCRI President Maryam Rajavi:

Tehran—Massoud Rajavi: “The choice of the brave generation of Iran is the overthrow of Khamenei’s rule”
Tehran—Maryam Rajavi: “Khamenei & Rouhani’s criminal decision to send people back to work will take a countless number of lives”
Tehran—Massoud Rajavi: “You have to rebel to take back your rights.”
Tehran—Maryam Rajavi: “Iran is blazing. The people of Iran want neither the Coronavirus nor the mullahs.”
Shiraz—Massoud Rajavi: “The supreme leader and the IRGC are nothing to be afraid of”
Torbat Heidaria—Massoud Rajavi: “The generation of Iran will not surrender to the Supreme Leader that caused the coronavirus.”
Tehran—Massoud Rajavi: “As long as the IRGC exists, mullahs’ oppression continues. Hail to freedom.”
Tehran— “Down with the IRGC”
Tehran— “Down with the Mullahs”, “The dictator will be destroyed.”
Lahijan— “Down with Rouhani and the Mullahs”, “Down with the Mullahs”
Kerman—Massoud Rajavi: “The army of the poor must rebel and rise up.”

“The supreme leader and the IRGC are nothing to be afraid of”: PMOI/MEK Resistance Units

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UPDATE: 11:00 AM CEST

“The IRGC is the cause of crimes & looting against the people”: PMOI/MEK Resistance Units

Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK Resistance Units install posters of Massoud Rajavi, the Iranian Resistance leader and Maryam Rajavi, the opposition President-elect in Iran’s cities. They also took to graffiti against the regime and the IRGC:

Shiraz—Massoud Rajavi: “The lost lives are like ticking timebombs for Khamenei’s overthrow”
Kermanshah— “Down with the principal of the Supreme leader’s rule”
“The IRGC is the cause of crimes & looting against the people”
Tehran—Massoud Rajavi: “As long as the IRGC exists, mullahs’ oppression continues” Hail to freedom.
Maryam Rajavi: “Not only freedom of the Iranian people but also their health & livelihood & saving Iran’s economy & preservation of its existence depends on the overthrow of this regime.”
Tehran—Massoud Rajavi: “The IRGC is the main tool of maintaining the regime of the Supreme leader.”
Rasht— “Khamenei’s rule will be overthrown.
Rasht— “Khamenei is a murderer & his rule is void”
Kermanshah—Image of regime founder Ruhollah Khomeini & supreme leader Khamenei & IRGC’s sign
Mahshahr—Image of Qassem Soleimani

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UPDATE: 10:00 AM CEST

Iran: Coronavirus Fatalities Exceed 35,300 in 298 Cities

Iran: Coronavirus fatalities exceed 35,300 in 298 cities
Mrs. Rajavi: This marks the start of imposing a new round of heavy, backbreaking pressures on the deprived and Corona-stricken people of Iran

Epidemic is on the rise in nine provinces. Supreme National Security Council imposes a ban on releasing figures on death toll in provinces

Amid Coronavirus, the regime hike bread prices instead of helping the people

Mrs. Rajavi: This marks the start of imposing a new round of heavy, backbreaking pressures on the deprived and Corona-stricken people of Iran

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK) announced on Saturday, April 25, 2020, that the Coronavirus fatalities had exceeded 35,300 in 298 cities across Iran.

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UPDATE: 9:30 AM CEST

Maryam Rajavi: I urge the international community, especially the United Nations Secretary-General and other Human Rights organizations to intervene immediately to stop the executions, secure the release of the prisoners, and prevent a major humanitarian catastrophe in prisons

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UPDATE: 9:00 AM CEST

Real Coronavirus Numbers in Iran Are About 20 Times More Than Reported

Real Coronavirus Numbers in Iran Are About 20 Times More Than Reported
Iran: Tehran, Coronavirus outbreak – April 2020

Massoud Younesian, a faculty member at Tehran University of Medical Sciences, told the state-run newspaper “Setareh Sobh (Morning Star) on April 24, 2020: “I believe that the statistics are systematically much lower than they are. Coronavirus statistics in Iran are reported with a process that subconsciously shows the reported cases much less than the reality, because the test used is not very sensitive and reports only half of the cases.

Also, half of the hospitalized people are tested, and if we accept that only 20 percent of the cases are hospitalized and only half of them are tested, and only half of these tests are positive, we can say that the actual statistics are about 20 times more than what is reported.” 

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WHAT ARE THE IRAN PROTESTS OF 2019?

Sunday, April 26, 2020, marks the 164th 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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