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Latest News in Brief – April 9, 2020

April 9, 2020: Latest News
April 9, 2020: Latest News

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UPDATE: 6:45 PM CEST

Iran: Coronavirus Update, Over 23,100 Deaths, April 9, 2020, 6:00 PM CEST

NUMBER OF VICTIMS (AS OF APRIL 9, 2020, 6:00 PM CET):

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) announced this afternoon, April 9, 2020, that Coronavirus has taken the lives of more than 23,100 in 251 cities across Iran.

Iran: coronavirus update, over 23,100 deaths, April 9, 2020, 6:00 PM CET
Iran: coronavirus update, over 23,100 deaths, April 9, 2020, 6:00 PM CET

The death count in different provinces includes:650 in West Azerbaijan, 355 in East Azerbaijan, 910 in Alborz, 1810 in Isfahan, 80 in Bushehr, 3050 in Tehran, 100 in Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari, 1900 in Khorasan Razavi, 1000 in Khuzestan, 370 in Semnan, 390 in Kurdistan, 365 in Kerman, 670 in Kermanshah, 135 in Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad,  2100 in Gilan, 540 in Lorestan, and at least 590 in Hamadan. This is in addition to the death toll in other provinces.

UPDATE: 4:30 PM CEST

Iran: more than 30 inmates killed by security forces during COVID-19 jail protests

Reports that security forces used live ammunition and tear gas in jails, with prisoners stripped and beaten after protests crushed. Teenager on death row apparently beaten to death after taking part in protest.

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UPDATE: 11:30 AM CEST

Tahar Boumedra – Iran’s Regime Is Misusing the Coronavirus to Relax Existing Sanctions

In an article on Euronews, Mr. Tahar Boumedra, former Chief of the Human Rights Office of United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI)elaborated on the coronavirus outbreak in Iran and the regime’s criminal campaign of taking people’s lives in an effort to lift sanctions.

 

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UPDATE: 11:00 AM CEST

Tehran city official says Iran health officials are covering up the scope of the COVID-19 crisis

– If needed you should resign but tell the truth about COVID19.
– Health officials and President not being outright about epidemic and not answering people’s questions.

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UPDATE: 10:30 AM CEST

The regime doesn’t care about coronavirus infected people

There’s a young man who’s fallen. It’s been an hour now that we’re calling 115 and 110. It’s been 20 to 30 minutes now, and 115 says it has nothing to do with us, and 110 says the same.

The regime doesn't care about coronavirus infected people

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UPDATE: 9:30 AM CEST

Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll Exceeds 22,000 in 246 Cities

Regime experts see the Corona curve on the rise, but Rouhani insists on sending people to work

Maryam Rajavi: Khamenei, Rouhani have no regard for people’s lives, health; Their goal is to save their regime from an uprising

Coronavirus outbreak in Iran
Coronavirus outbreak in Iran

On Wednesday, April 8, 2020, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK) announced that the Coronavirus death toll has surpassed 22,000 in 246 cities across Iran. The number of people who lost their lives in Tehran is 2,900, Qom 2200, Gilan 2,000, Isfahan 1,720, Mazandaran 1,720, Khuzestan 940, Golestan 880, Alborz is 800, Fars 420, Zanjan 390, Yazd 370, Qazvin 350, and North Khorasan 240.

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UPDATE: 9:15 AM CEST

Maryam Rajavi: Today, regime change in Iran is indispensable not only to freedom and democracy in Iran but also to the health of each and every individual in Iran and to the protection of their houses, cities and villages against natural disasters

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UPDATE: 9:00 AM CEST

NCRI-US Webinar: Iran Regime Justifies Its Incompetence in Combating Coronavirus on Sanctions

Webinar: Iran Regime Justifies Its Incompetence in Combating Coronavirus on Sanctions
Webinar: Iran Regime Justifies Its Incompetence in Combating Coronavirus on Sanctions

On Wednesday, April 8, the National Council of Resistance of Iran’s U.S. Representative Office (NCRI-US) held a webinar, entitled, “Iran COVID-19 Crisis, Sanctions and Tehran’s Response to the Pandemic,”. In the webinar, the NCRI officials and a medical expert addressed the incompetence, cover-up, and negligence of the Iranian regime in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic that has spread to all of Iran’s 31 provinces and caused the death of 22,000 Iranians in 24cities. 

A new report, prepared by the Representative Office of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRIUS), entitled, “How Iran’s Duplicitous Diplomacy, Callous Policies Cost Lives,” was rolled out as well. 

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UPDATE: 8:45 AM CEST

Iran: Warning of a Major Disaster in Prisons

A call to urgent action to release prisoners, especially political prisoners

In the Iranian regime's prisons, prisoners are at risk of contracting the coronavirus due to the regime's criminal negligence.
In the Iranian regime’s prisons, prisoners are at risk of contracting the coronavirus due to the regime’s criminal negligence.

Despite the Coronavirus pandemic, the inhuman clerical regime is refusing to release prisoners, especially political prisoners.

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UPDATE: 8:30 AM CEST

“There’s one solution for the coronavirus & tyranny. Overthrowing the mullahs”: MEK Resistance Units

PMOI/MEK network inside Iran expose the Iranian regime’s incompetency during the coronavirus outbreak in Iran.
They install posters of Iranian Resistance leader Massoud Rajavi and the NCRI President Maryam Rajavi in cities.
They took to graffiti writing:
Mashhad—Poster of Maryam Rajavi: “There is a single solution for the coronavirus, for poverty, for oppression and tyranny. That solution is overthrowing the mullahs’ religious dictatorship in its entirety.”
Isfahan—Banners of the NCRI President Maryam Rajavi and the Iranian Resistance leader Massoud Rajavi: “We will resist and fight the virus and the ruling theocracy. This is our raison d’être.”
Tehran—Poster of Massoud Rajavi: “I wish the great nation of Iran the overthrow of the regime, freedom and happiness.”
Tehran—Poster of Massoud Rajavi: “Protest in every street and place!”
Tehran—Poster of Massoud Rajavi: “Iranian people have chosen to overthrow Khamenei.”
Tehran— “Free all political prisoners as soon as possible.”
Rasht— “Khamenei the sinister mullah, you are the real virus”
Kerman— “Down with Khamenei and hail to Rajavi”
Mehrshahr— “Hail to the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran and down with Khamenei.”
Rafsanjan—Massoud Rajavi: “Health facilities and equipment must be at people’s disposal.”
Qom— “Coronavirus outbreak is the guilt of the Iranian regime & mullahs.”

"There’s one solution for the coronavirus & tyranny. Overthrowing the mullahs": MEK Resistance Units

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UPDATE: 8:15 AM CEST

“The mullahs’ end is near”: PMOI/MEK Resistance Units

The Iranian regime’s incompetency during the coronavirus crisis in Iran has made it clear that the regime’s end is near. The regime’s officials warn the government about a close wide-spread protest and another uprising that might overthrow the regime and put an end to the dictatorship.
PMOI/MEK units in Iran herald the end of dictatorship raising the people’s motivation to fight both the coronavirus and the regime.
They install posters of Iranian Resistance Massoud Rajavi and the Iranian opposition President Maryam Rajavi writing:

Urmia— “We salute the April 8, 2011 martyrs in Ashraf and as Saba said, ‘we’ll stand until the end’.”
Urmia— “We salute the April 8, 2011 martyrs in Ashraf and as Saba said, ‘we’ll stand until the end’.”
Shiraz— “We salute the April 8, 2011 martyrs in Ashraf and as Saba said, ‘we’ll stand until the end’.”
Behbahan—Poster of Iranian Resistance leaders Maryam and Massoud Rajavi
Maryam Rajavi: “We will resist and fight the virus and the ruling theocracy.”
Shiraz— “Hail to Rajavi, Down with Khamenei”
Karaj—Maryam Rajavi: “We will resist and fight the virus and the ruling theocracy. The mullahs sow the seeds of hopelessness and passivity. We must rebel against it.”
Shahr-e-Rey— Maryam Rajavi: “We will resist and fight the virus and the ruling theocracy.”
Gorgan—Maryam Rajavi: “The mullahs’ end is near.”

"The mullahs’ end is near": PMOI/MEK Resistance Units

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UPDATE: 8:00 AM CEST

The Washington Times: Dissident group claims coronavirus death toll in Iran tops 20,000

The exiled National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) claimed Wednesday that the government has not been honest about the death toll, and say the toll is more than 20,000 to date with infections more than 500,000 among its 83 million people.
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Iran news in brief, April 9, 2020

Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll Exceeds 22,000 in 246 Cities
NCRI-US Webinar Over Coronavirus Outbreak in Iran and Regime’s Role
Iran: Warning of a Major Disaster in Prisons

Iran news in brief, April 9, 2020

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WHAT ARE THE IRAN PROTESTS OF 2019?

Thursday, April 9, 2020, marks the 147th 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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