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Latest News in Brief – August 10, 2020

Zahedan is a city and capital of Sistan and Baluchestan Province, Iran



COVID-19 Crisis in Iran: Officials Acknowledge Regime’s Intentional Cover-Up to Control Uprising

COVID-19 death toll in Iran has surpassed 85,500, according to reports published by the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran. Since the beginning of the novel coronavirus outbreak, the Iranian Resistance has highlighted the regime’s deliberate inaction and cover-up of the true dimensions of the crisis. Now the regime’s health officials are acknowledging this fact.  

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How Iran Regime Uses Its Embassies for Terrorism – Remarks by Tom Ridge at Free Iran Global Summit

Over the past 40 years, the Iranian regime has been using its embassies throughout the world for the export of terrorism and assassinating its opponents. Following the nationwide Iran protests in 2018, during which the Iranian Resistance played a leading role, the crisis-riddled regime in Tehran has increased its terrorist activities against its viable alternative. These terrorist plots are in line with the regime’s incessant demonizing campaign against the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) and desperate attempts to tarnish the Resistance’s image, thus, legitimizing terrorism against the Iranian opposition and its members.  

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State-Run Jahan-E-Sanat Newspaper Was Banned Over the Publication of an Interview

Today it was announced that the state-run Jahan-e-Sanat newspaper was banned over the publication of an interview in which it was acknowledged that regime is covering up the fatality statistics of coronavirus and the official statistic of fatalities is one-twentieth of the actual statistics
Mohammad Reza Saadi, director of the state-run Jahan-e-Sanat newspaper, announced that the newspaper had been banned by the clerical regime.
He said: “Today, Monday, August 10, at a meeting of the Press Supervisory Board, due to the publication of an interview in yesterday’s issue (Sunday, August 9, 2020), “The Jahan Sanat newspaper was temporarily banned.”
Mohammad Reza Saadi added: “So far, I have not received a written verdict and the verdict has been issued only orally by the Secretariat of the Supervisory Board.”
In a report published in the Jahan-e-Sanat newspaper entitled “We do not trust government statistics” Mohammad Reza Mahboobfar, a member of the National Coronavirus Combat Task Force, said, “In late December, precisely one month before the official announcement of the emergence of Coronavirus in the country, the first case of an infected patient was identified. At the time, however, the Government engaged in a cover-up because of political and security reasons… Regrettably, since the very beginning, there was no transparent public information effort. Most certainly, since the start of the virus in the country, these figures have been engineered. In any case, these figures are injected into society according to political and security considerations. In my view, the figures announced by the Ministry of Health (the number of those infected and dead) is one-twentieth of the real and actual figures.”


Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, NCRI President-elect:

Another mistake was the western government’s appeasement of the Iranian regime in previous years. In fact, it was not the power of the regime that made the expansion of its terrorism and fundamentalism possible, it was the appeasement policy.

How Do Mullahs Operate in Albania After the Expulsion of Two of Their Diplomat-Terrorists?

After the Government of Albania expelled Mohammad Ali ArzPeyma and Ahmad Hosseini Elsat, two more clerical regime’s diplomat-terrorists, in January 2020, exerted greater vigilance regarding the activities of the mullahs’ embassy, the regime’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) and the terrorist Quds Forces are carrying out their activities and communications with their agents indirectly from Tehran, the Balkan and Western European countries.

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Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 373 Cities Exceeds 85,500

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Sunday, August 9, 2020, that the Coronavirus death toll in 373 cities across Iran had surpassed 85,500. The number of victims in Khuzestan is 5,932, Mazandaran 3,994, Gilan 3,607, Lorestan 3,482, Sistan and Baluchestan 2,696, Golestan 2,332, Kermanshah 2,090, Kurdistan 1,749, North Khorasan 1,287, Bushehr 1,030, Zanjan 811, Ilam 680, and Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari 567.

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Regime analyst worried about MEK’s appeal among Iranian women, girls

One of the Iranian regime’s documentary makers, Iman Goudarzi, acknowledged that the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) has succeeded in gaining appeal among women and girls in Iran. While the regime’s state-run media try to portray the MEK as an unpopular and dead movement, Goudarzi acknowledged that the movement is gaining popularity across the country and the regime’s own officials are witnessing the growing role of the MEK in organizing protests across Iran.

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Belgian Lawmakers Condemn Iran Regime’s Execution of Mostafa Salehi, Its Ongoing Human Rights Violations

Lawmakers from Belgium condemned the Iranian regime’s execution of Mostafa Salehi as well as the ongoing human rights violations in Iran, in a letter to Josepp Borrell, the European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs.

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International support for Maryam Rajavi’s ten-point plan for a democratic Iran


Iran Protests

Workers of the HEPCO Heavy machinery factory in Arak, central Iran, rallied for the eighth day, protesting lack of job security & the halt of production at what was once the Middles East’s largest heavy machinery production company.

Workers of the Haft Tappeh Sugarcane Company on Monday, August 10, continue their protests and strike for the 57th day in Shush, Khuzestan province, southwest Iran.


Monday, August 10, 2020, marks the 268th 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.


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- August 9, 2020


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