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Latest News in Brief – August 24, 2020

Iran - Latest News in Brief – August 24, 2020
Iran, Tehran – Chairman of the Health Committee of Tehran City Council: We are all aware of the Coronavirus outbreak in the country and Tehran. Until yesterday, during the past six months, 10,200 people from Tehran have lost their lives due to Coronavirus. (ISNA, August 23)

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UPDATE: 8:00 PM CEST

Iran: Coronavirus Update, Over 93,900 Deaths, Aug 24, 2020, 6:00 PM CEST

NUMBER OF VICTIMS (AS OF Aug 24, 2020, 6:00 PM CEST):

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK) announced this afternoon, Aug 24, 2020, that Coronavirus has taken the lives of more than 93,900 in 403 cities across Iran. The death toll in various provinces include: 22885 in Tehran, 4463 in Mazandaran, 4206 in Isfahan, 3921 in Gilan, 2759 in East Azerbaijan, 2721 in Golestan, 2428 in Hamedan, 1874 in Kurdestan, 1492 in Kerman, 1489 in North Khorasan, 1198 in Semnan, 1191 in Markazi (Central), 1147 in Bushehr, 780 in Ilam, 494 in South Khorasan. This is in addition to reports obtained from other provinces.

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Iran: Fifteen Years in Prison, Confiscation of House and Property and Disintegration of a Family on Charges of Supporting the MEK

Iran: Fifteen years in prison, confiscation of house and property and disintegration of a family on charges of supporting the MEK
Hassan Sadeghi and his wife, Fatemeh Muthanna, were arrested along with their two children on January 28, 2013, by the Iranian regime’s security forces in Tehran, at a family ceremony for their father’s funeral.

Hassan Sadeghi and his wife, Fatemeh Mosanna, were arrested along with their two children on January 28, 2013, by the Iranian regime’s security forces in Tehran, at a family ceremony for their father’s funeral. Their daughter was released three days later, and their underage son was released from prison after about a month and a half.

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UPDATE: 5:45 PM CEST

Speech by David Jones in webinar on the 1988 massacre in Iran – August 22, 2020

David Jones, British MP, former Secretary of State for Wales, on August 22, 2020 addressed a webinar on the 1988 massacre in Iran.
Survivors of Iran’s 1988 massacre of political prisoners, international legal experts, and human rights and political dignitaries held a webinar on August 22, 2020 appealing to the United Nations and its Member States to carry out an independent investigation into the massacre.
Following a fatwa handed down by the Iranian regime’s Supreme Leader Ruhollah Khomeini in mid-July 1988, ‘Death Commissions’ were set up in prisons across Iran that sent thousands of political prisoners to their deaths.
More than 30,000 political prisoners, mostly affiliated with the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI or MEK), were secretly mass executed over several months after mock trials lasting just five minutes. Their corpses were doused with disinfectant, packed in refrigerated trucks, and buried at night in mass graves across the country.

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UPDATE: 5:15 PM CEST

Protests in three cities of Iran

-Fired workers of the Bidboland gas refinery
-Workers of a counter-making factory in Qazvin
-Workers in Pakdasht

Workers of the Haft Tappeh Sugarcane Company on Monday, August 24, continued their protests and strike for the 71st day in Shush, Khuzestan province, southwest Iran

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Iraqi protesters storm sites belonging to Iran-backed militias

Protesters in the city of Nasiriyah, southern Iran, storm sites associated to various Iran-backed militia groups

Anger over the Iranian regime’s destructive meddling in Iraq increases as protesters stormed various sites associated to numerous Iran-backed militia groups in the city of Nasiriyah on Saturday and Sunday, August 22 and 23. The protesters targeted several buildings belonging to the Badr Corps, the Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq, the Hekmah group and the Dawa Party that is associated directly to former Iraqi prime minister Nouri al-Maliki who, known for his very close relations to the mullahs’ regime in Tehran.

Iraqi protesters then rallied in a square located in the city’s southern areas to celebrate their success in cleansing their city of the various groups and militias associated directly to Iran’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) Quds Force. Many were seen chanting slogans emphasizing on continuing this uprising until all their objectives have been met.

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UPDATE: 5:00 PM CEST

Iran News on Coronavirus-August 23, 2020

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UPDATE: 9:30 AM CEST

Iran: The Fourth Week of Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Workers Strike in 55 Centers in 24 Cities of 12 Provinces

Iran: The Fourth Week of Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Workers Strike in 55 Centers in 24 Cities of 12 Provinces
The Fourth Week of Oil, Gas, Petrochemical, Haft Tappeh and Railway Workers Strike in Iran

Haft Tappeh workers’ strike enters its 11th week, and railway workers go on strike

Workers of oil, gas, petrochemical refineries, and power plants in different cities across Iran continued their strike for the 23rd day running. Workers’ strikes are taking place in 55 centers in 24 cities in 12 provinces, and more workers are joining the strike every day.

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Iranian Resistance calls on the UN and international human rights organizations for urgent action to save the life of Kurdish political prisoner Mohi’edin Ebrahimi from an imminent execution

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Iran: The Staggering Coronavirus Death Toll in 403 Cities Exceeds 93,400

Iran: The Staggering Coronavirus Death Toll in 403 Cities Exceeds 93,400
Over 93,400 dead of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iran-Iran Coronavirus Death Toll per PMOI MEK sources (1)

  • Chairman of the Health Committee of Tehran City Council: We are all aware of the Coronavirus outbreak in the country and Tehran. Until yesterday, during the past six months, 10,200 people from Tehran have lost their lives due to Coronavirus. (ISNA, August 23)
  • President of Tabriz University of Medical Sciences: In the whole country, 3,500 people are on a ventilator, 10% of East Azerbaijan’s population has become infected, 80 patients are on a ventilator. (ILNA, August 23)
  • Alireza Zali, head of the National Coronavirus Combat Taskforce (NCCT) in Tehran: Iran is one of the three countries with the highest number of infections among its medical staff. The most important reason is the inevitable process of chronic fatigue of the medical teams, which has reduced their immunity and protection. (Mehr, August 23)
  • Contrary to expert reports published by the regime’s media, Rouhani, the regime’s president ridiculously claimed today, “During the Coronavirus outbreak, unemployment in Iran has only decreased by 1.1 percent, hospital beds have been doubled, treatment costs have decreased significantly, and the rate of people’s access to doctors and medical facilities have increased!”

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Political prisoner Fatemeh Mosanna in hospital, cuffed to bed

Political prisoner Fatemeh Mosanna

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To End Iran Regime’s Malign Activities, Start With Its Worst Crime

To End Iran Regime’s Malign Activities, Start With Its Worst Crime
Pictures of some victims of 1988 Massacre in Iran

The United Nations General Assembly will be held in September. One of the current important global topics, is Iran. As the Middle East and the international community suffer from terrorism and human rights abuses, forming a united front against the mullahs’ regime, the largest state sponsor of terrorism and the record holder of execution per capita, is urgent.

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Iran news in brief, August 24, 2020 

Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 403 Cities Exceeds 93,400
Jailed Rights Lawyer’s Health Deteriorated While on Hunger Strike

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WHAT ARE THE IRAN PROTESTS OF 2019?

Monday, August 24, 2020, marks the 282nd 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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