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Latest News in Brief – August 1, 2020

Latest News in Brief – August 1, 2020
Islamshahr, Iran -- Islamshahr Governor: We are in a tough and difficult period in dealing with the Coronavirus, and it is much more exhausting for the medical staff to endure these difficult conditions and continue working.

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UPDATE: 7:00 PM CEST

Iran: Coronavirus Update, Over 80,700 Deaths, August 1, 2020, 6:00 PM CEST

Iran: Coronavirus Update, Over 80,700 Deaths, August 1, 2020, 6:00 PM CEST
Iran: Coronavirus Update, Over 80,700 Deaths, August 1, 2020

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI-MEK) announced this afternoon, August 1, 2020, that Coronavirus has taken the lives of more than 80,700 in 347 cities across Iran. The death toll in various provinces include: 6,063 in Khorasan Razavi, 5,695 in Khuzestan, 3,740 in Mazandaran, 3,628 in Isfahan, 3,205 in Lorestan, 2,496 in Sistan and Baluchistan, 2,490 in Alborz, 2,412 in West Azerbaijan, 2,355 in East Azerbaijan, 2,162 in GOlestan, 2,110 in Fars, 2,070 in Hamadan, 1,600 in Kurdistan, 1,197 in North Khorasan, 890 in Bushehr, 855 in Markazi, and 522 in Charmahal and Bakhtiari. This is in addition to reports obtained from other provinces.

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UPDATE: 5:50 PM CEST

Maryam Rajavi: We pledged to overthrow the regime, take back Iran and restore all the violated and plundered rights of the people of Iran

Maryam Rajavi: Hail to the workers of refineries in Abadan, Qeshm, Parsian and Lamerd who have launched a strike to gain their rights

Iran’s oppressed workers are using strikes and protest to restore Iranian workers’ rights plundered by the mullahs’ inhuman regime.

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August 1 -- Abadan, southwest Iran: Workers of the Abadan refinery are on strike for not receiving their paychecks and pensions

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August 1 -- Kangan, southern Iran: Workers of the South Pars gas project (Phase 22/24) on strike & demanding their delayed paychecks

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August 1 -- Lamerd, south-central Iran Workers of the Lamerd petrochemical site are on strike for not receiving their paychecks and pensions

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August 1 -- Qeshm, southern Iran Workers of the Qeshm heavy crude oil refinery on strike for not receiving their paychecks and pensions

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UPDATE: 5:30 PM CEST

“The blood of the martyrs of the 1988 massacre gives rise to uprisings in Iran”

The Iranian Resistance Units, a network of activists of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) across Iran, have been organizing various activities that are louder calls for regime change. The Resistance Units commemorated the massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in the summer of 1988 based on a fatwa by Khomeini. The Resistance Units bravely took to graffiti in public places with the slogans: “The 1988 massacre, the greatest unpunished crime against humanity,” “we have called for the prosecution of the masterminds and perpetrators of the 1988 massacre, this great crime against humanity,” “The blood of the martyrs of the 1988 massacre gives rise to uprisings in Iran,” “The sacred blood of those martyrs of 1988 gives rise to rebellious youths who are motivated and inspired by it,” “We will neither forgive nor forget the 1988 massacre of political prisoners,” and “Ali Khamenei, your end is near.”

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The MEK Represents Hope for a Democratic Iran

Support for the Iranian Resistance has Grown, Should Grow More as Unrest Continues
Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) at the Free Iran Global Summit 2020 at Ashraf 3, main headquarters of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) in Albania -- July 17, 2020

From July 17 to July 20, the leading advocates for democratic government in Iran participated in a wide-ranging online conference called the Free Iran Global Summit. The event was organized by the National Council of Resistance of Iran in place of the international rally it had hosted each summer for 15 years before the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. The revised format featured many of the same participants as in recent years, who joined the live video stream from 30,000 locations spanning more than 100 countries.

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UPDATE: 11:55 AM CEST

Iran: Activities of the Defiant Youth in Tehran and Other Cities to Break the Atmosphere of Terror and Intimidation

Iran: Activities of the Defiant Youth in Tehran and Other Cities to Break the Atmosphere of Terror and Intimidation

The defiant youth in Tehran and other cities targeted regime’s centers of repression and export of terrorism, and torched their entrances. The activities took place in Tehran and other cities including Khorramabad, Zahedan, Qom, Ivanaki (Semnan), Shadegan, Shahinshahr, Rasht, Mamulan, Karaj, Gorgan, Astaneh-ye Ashrafiyeh, Qaemshahr, Babolsar, Javanrud, Dezful, Dorud, and Tabriz.

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UPDATE: 10:40 AM CEST

Disinformation Holds Western Powers Back from Realistic Iran Strategy

Disinformation Holds Western Powers Back from Realistic Iran Strategy
Disinformation Holds Western Powers Back from Realistic Iran Strategy

On July 19, the US diplomat and national security advisor Lincoln P. Bloomfield Jr. participated in an international video conference on Iranian affairs and policy recommendations for dealing with the Iranian regime. In his speech to the event organized by the National Council of Resistance of Iran, Bloomfield presented an overview of the regime’s strategy for maintaining its hold on power.

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UPDATE: 9:00 AM CEST

Disinformation Persists About the MEK Despite Growing Challenges

Disinformation Persists About MEK in Albania Despite Growing Challenges
Ashraf 3 in Albania -- the location of the members of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK)

In the past two years, at least two major publications have been admonished by courts for spreading false information about the leading Iranian opposition group, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI-MEK). In March 2019, and again in June 2020, a German court handed down sentences which threatened financial penalties of up to 250,000 Euros each unless Der Spiegel and Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung removed a number of allegations from their articles on the MEK and its recently-completed headquarters in Albania, known as Ashraf 3.

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Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 347 Cities Exceeds 80,100

Over 80,100 dead of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iran-Iran Coronavirus Death Toll per PMOI MEK sources

  • Khamenei brazenly absolved the regime of responsibility for the Coronavirus and said that some people have severely suffered. This must be compensated by the people; it is not possible to put all the burden on the government and semi-governmental institutions
  • Alireza Zali, head of the National Coronavirus Combat Taskforce (NCCT) in Tehran: Tehran Province and the city have been red in recent days; Karaj has similar conditions, which makes things harder for the capital. Due to the proximity of Tehran Province to Qom, Alborz, Semnan and Mazandaran provinces, it is more difficult to control the epidemic.
  • Islamshahr Governor: We are in a tough and difficult period in dealing with the Coronavirus, and it is much more exhausting for the medical staff to endure these difficult conditions and continue working.
  • Coronavirus continues to take lives in Fars Province, especially in Shiraz. ‌Bank employee’s situation is the worst. In the last two weeks, 157 bank employees in the province have been infected and this figure is increasing exponentially.

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Second trial session of Iran’s terrorist diplomat for bombing plot against MEK

Asadollah Assadi, a diplomat-terrorist of the Iranian regime, is on trial in Belgium for planning a foiled bombing plot targeting the Free Iran gathering of 2018 held by the Iranian Resistance.

The second court hearing of the trial of the Iranian regime’s diplomat-terrorist Assadollah Assadi, the main orchestrator of the foiled bombing plot targeting the Free Iran gathering of 2018 of the Iranian Resistance, was held on Thursday, July 30 in Antwerp, Belgium. This is the first time an Iranian diplomat in Europe is on trial and under prosecution for a direct role in terrorism.

Based on instructions by the Iranian Intelligence Ministry, Assadi was absent from the hearing session and only three other operatives, a Belgian-Iranian couple and a man arrested in France, were present.

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Iran: Families of five protesters sentenced to death are worried about their loved ones

Families of five protesters arrested during the December 2017 / January 2018 uprising in Iran and sentenced to death are seen rallying outside the regime’s judiciary office in the city of Isfahan, central Iran

Reports indicate the families of five protesters, sentenced to death for their participation in the December 2017 / January 2018 nationwide uprising in Iran, are extremely concerned about the possible secret executions of their loved ones. These family members and others have been rallying outside the Isfahan judiciary building for days now.

Friends and relatives of these five inmates, held in Isfahan Central Prison, indicate authorities have banned these inmates from phone calls with their family members. Authorities have also dispatched numerous security forces to the town of Nikbakht, the hometown of these five prisoners, and remarks made by a number of regime officials in the judiciary of Isfahan in their talks with the family members have raised increasing concerns about the possibility of the five being executed in secret.

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Former Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi’s remarks to the Free Iran Global Summit

British MP Steve McCabe’s remarks on Day 3 of the Free Iran Global Summit

Alejo Vidal-Quadras’s remarks on Day 2 of the Free Iran Global Summit

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Iran news in brief, August 1, 2020

Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 347 Cities Exceeds 80,100
Iran: Three Women Suicide in 10 Days in Notorious Qarchak Prison

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WHAT ARE THE IRAN PROTESTS OF 2019?

Saturday, August 1, 2020, marks the 259th 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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