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UPDATE: 7:15PM CEST
Iran: Coronavirus Update, Over 37,200 Deaths, April 29, 2020, 6:00 PM CEST
NUMBER OF VICTIMS (AS OF APRIL 29, 2020, 6:00 PM CEST):
The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) announced this afternoon, April 29, 2020, that Coronavirus has taken the lives of more than 37,200 in 306 cities across Iran.
The death toll in various provinces include: 6270 in Tehran, 2410 in Isfahan, 1750 in Khuzestan, 1170 in Golestan, 1155 in West Azerbaijan, 935 in Fars, 850 in Lorestan, 820 in Semnan, 670 in Yazd, 375 in Bushehr, 421 in North Khorasan. This is in addition to cases registered in other provinces.
UPDATE: 5:50 PM CEST
Iran: Terrified of Popular Uprising, Regime Resorts to Executions in Ramadan to Intimidate the Public
Successive hanging of prisoners at Gohardasht, Sanandaj, Zahedan, Shiraz, Dastgerd, Kermanshah, and Urmia in 10 days
Mrs. Rajavi urges UN Security Council to take urgent action to stop executions and secure the release of prisoners, especially political prisoners
— Maryam Rajavi (@Maryam_Rajavi) April 28, 2020
While the situation in prisons in Iran with the Coronavirus outbreak grown direr as many prisoners, particularly political prisoners, have contracted the virus, the religious fascism ruling Iran, terrified of popular uprisings and to intimidate the public, has resorted to cruel and arbitrary daily executions in various parts of the country. These executions have continued even in the holy month of Ramadan.
UPDATE: 4:30 PM CEST
Iran: Over 100,000 Workers Fired, Another Sign of Regime’s Failing Economy During Pandemic
At least 100,000 workers in northern Iranian provinces have been laid off because of the coronavirus epidemic, while 65,000 more have registered for unemployment insurance, according to the state-run Sharq daily.
UPDATE: 3:30 PM CEST
Iran’s Regime Warrants No Sympathy
By Dr. Alejo Vidal Quadras
Iranian regime’s officials and Iranian state media are presenting a wildly inconsistent picture of the country’s coronavirus outbreak. Each element of that picture is a lie in its own way, designed to distract the domestic population and convince the international community to serve Tehran’s aims.
UPDATE: 11:30 AM CEST
Iranian workers, victims of two viruses
On the eve of International Workers’ Day, it is important to take a glimpse at the situation and position of workers in Iran, who constitute the majority of the country’s population.
Iranian workers are celebrating International Workers’ Day while being under unprecedented pressure. Neither during the rule of the Shah nor the mullahs has the situation been so stressful for workers. Today, in addition to economic hardships, Iran’s labor community is also facing the danger of the coronavirus.
To justify the cancelation of quarantines and forcing workers back to work, Iranian regime president Hassan Rouhani said: “A worker, if he does not work during the day and if he has no money and revenue, how can he provide food for the evening? What can we do for him?” (Excerpt from Rouhani’s remarks during his cabinet meeting on April 8)
UPDATE: 10:00 AM CEST
Iran coronavirus update: Over 36,600 dead, second wave just two weeks away
Over 36,600 people have died of the novel coronavirus in 301 cities checkered across all of Iran’s 31 provinces, according to reports tallied by the Iranian opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) as of Monday afternoon local time, April 27. The official death count declared by the regime is 5,877, nearly a seventh of the actual figure.
The death toll in various provinces include: 6,130 in Tehran, 2,890 in Razavi Khorasan, 1,660 in Khuzestan, 1,125 in Golestan, 905 in Hamedan, 895 in Fars, 799 in Sistan & Baluchistan, 770 in Semnan, 645 in Yazd, and 410 in North Khorasan. This is in addition to reports obtained from other provinces.
UPDATE: 9:00 AM CEST
Iranian Regime Continues to Cover up Coronavirus Crisis by Silencing Nurses
Nurses in Iran have been instructed by the regime to remain silent about the Coronavirus outbreak and they have been ordered to attribute COVID-19 deaths to “acute respiratory distress syndrome”.
The Coronavirus outbreak has hit the city of Tehran hard with there being more than 6,000 deaths in the capital alone.
Iran news in brief, April 29, 2020
Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll Exceeds 36,600 in 301 Cities
Iran: Nine Religious Minorities Sentenced to 51 Years Imprisonment
Protests Reported in Tehran and Other Cities Across Iran
Wednesday, April 29, 2020, marks the 167th 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
Read more: Latest News in Brief- April 28, 2020