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Latest News in Brief – August 25, 2020

Latest News in Brief – August 25, 2020
Iran, Tehran – Tehran City Council’s member: People have been threatened not to disclose the actual statistics, and the IRGC’s intelligence branch has filed a lawsuit against me about this.

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UPDATE: 8:15 PM CEST

Webinar: 1988 MASSACRE IN IRAN, A Call for Justice & Accountability | Tuesday, August 25, 2020 – 12:00 pm EDT

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Iran: Coronavirus Update, Over 94,400 Deaths, Aug 25, 2020, 6:00 PM CEST

Iran: Coronavirus Update, Over 94,400 Deaths, Aug 25, 2020, 6:00 PM CEST
Iran: Coronavirus Update, Over 94,400 Deaths, Aug 25, 2020, 6:00 PM CEST

NUMBER OF VICTIMS (AS OF Aug 25, 2020, 6:00 PM CEST):

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK) announced this afternoon, Aug 25, 2020, that Coronavirus has taken the lives of more than 94,400 in 403 cities across Iran. The death toll in various provinces include: 23025 in Tehran, 6701 in Khorasan Razavi, 6364 in Khuzestan, 4528 in Mazandaran, 3992 in Lorestan, 2971 in Sistan and Baluchistan, 2738 in Alborz, 2648 in Fars, 2620 in West Azerbaijan, 2267 in Kermanshah, 1507 in Kerman, 1264 in Hormozgan, 1179 in Yazd, 1117 in Ardabil, 899 in Zanjan. 794 in Gazvin, 632 in Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari. This is in addition to reports obtained from other provinces.

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UPDATE: 4:00 PM CEST

Iran Regime’s Security Forces Kill Two Young Innocent Man

Iran Regime’s Security Forces Kill Two Young Innocent Man
Alireza Jafarlou and Alireza Goudarzi killed by Iranian regime’s security forces

Reports from Iran indicate the regime’s State Security Forces (SSF) shot and killed two young men in Shahriar near Tehran. This action along with the regime’s recent executions, although tragic, show the mullahs’ fear of the society.  

The two young men, identified as Alireza Jafarlou, who was a university student, and Alireza Goudarziwere targeted by the repressive forces while on the street.

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UPDATE: 3:45 PM CEST

Struan Stevenson – Blast Should Be Wake-Up Call on Hezbollah’s Death Grip on Lebanon

Struan Stevenson - Blast Should Be Wake-Up Call on Hezbollah's Death Grip on Lebanon
In an article published on August 24 in the United Press International (UPI), Mr. Stevenson described the recent blast in Beirut as a “wake-up call on Hezbollah’s death grip on Lebanon.”

The recent tragic blast in Beirut, Lebanon, and the subsequent protests by peoplerighteously  against the Iranian regime and its puppet Hezbollah terrorist grouphad a huge impact both on the Lebanese society and the Iranian regime with its terrorist gang, according to Struan Stevenson, former Member of the European Parliament 

In an article published on August 24 in the United Press International (UPI), Mr. Stevenson described the recent blast in Beirut as a “wake-up call on Hezbollah’s death grip on Lebanon.”  

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UPDATE: 3:00 PM CEST

Maryam Rajavi: I salute women political prisoners in Iran who persevere despite catastrophic prison conditions and under criminal pressures. I urge the UN High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet to take urgent action to save their lives. This is a flagrant violation of human and women’s rights

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UPDATE: 2:30 PM CEST

Female political prisoners are harassed and tortured in Sepidar Prison

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Survivors, Witnesses, and Experts Renew Call for Inquiry Into Iran’s 1988 Massacre
Iranian opposition online event calls on UN for Inquiry Into Iran’s 1988 Massacre

On Saturday, the National Council of Resistance of Iran hosted a virtual conference on what has been called the “worst crime of the Islamic Republic” and the most egregious crime against humanity to take place in the decades after the Holocaust. The event emphasized that despite this reputation, little attention has been paid to the Iranian regime’s systematic massacre of political prisoners in the 32 years since it happened.

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UPDATE: 9:30 AM CEST

Maryam Rajavi: I urge the UN Secretary General, High Commissioner for Human Rights, Human Rights Council, special rapporteurs and all international organizations defending human rights and women’s rights to take urgent action to save the lives of female political prisoners in Iran

It is necessary to launch an international fact-finding mission to visit prisons and prisoners in Iran, particularly the political prisoners and imprisoned women.

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Maryam Rajavi: The 1988 Massacre of 30,000 political prisoners, 90% of whom were affiliated with the PMOI, marks one of the highest peaks of sacrifice for freedom

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VIRTUAL BRIEFING ON IRAN: Reimposing UN Sanctions | NCRI-US new report, ‘IRAN: The Imperative to Reimpose UN Sanctions,’ to be released. Wednesday, Aug 26, 2020 – 11 am EDT

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Activities of Defiant Youth in Breaking the Atmosphere of Clerical Oppression

Activities of defiant youth in breaking the atmosphere of clerical oppression
Ahvaz – Torching the entrance to the IRGC center, tasked with repressing women – August 18, 2020

Despite the clerical regime’s repressive measures to create an atmosphere of terror in society because it fears the eruption of an uprising, in recent days defiant youth, targeted the repressive IRGC and Basij forces, as well as the terrorist recruitment and training center of the regime in various cities, including Karaj, Zahedan, Mashhad, Shahinshahr, Ahvaz, Khorramabad, Mahshahr, and Galikesh.

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MEK Resistance Units install posters of PMOI MEK founders

The internal network of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), known as the Resistance Units, organized various anti-regime activities on August 22, 2020 across the country. These activities called for an end to the theocratic regime ruling Iran. The Resistance Units’ daily activities echo Iranian people’s yearning for freedom, democracy and people’s sovereignty.
The Iranian Resistance held up signs and took to graffiti with the slogans of the Iranian Resistance Leader Massoud Rajavi and the NCRI’s President-elect Maryam Rajavi and hailed the MEK’s 41 years of struggle for freedom.
They wrote:
Tabriz— “Hail to the brave MEK martyrs”
Shiraz— “Hail to the martyred founders of the MEK”
Shiraz— “Hail to the martyred founders of the MEK”
Shiraz— “Hail to the martyred founders of the MEK”
Nishapur— “Hail to the martyred founders of the MEK”

990601 August 22,2020 MEK Resistance Units install posters of PMOI MEK founders

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Iran News on Coronavirus-August 24, 2020

Iran coronavirus update: Over 93,900 deaths, official says IRGC keeping lid on true stats
Iran News on Coronavirus-August 24, 2020

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UPDATE: 9:00 AM CEST

Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 403 Cities Exceeds 93,900

Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 403 Cities Exceeds 93,900
Over 93,900 dead of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iran-Iran Coronavirus Death Toll per PMOI MEK sources

  • Tehran City Council’s member: People have been threatened not to disclose the actual statistics, and the IRGC’s intelligence branch has filed a lawsuit against me about this.
  • Saeed Namaki, regime’s Health Minister: Should Coronavirus and flu take us on simultaneously, we might have difficult autumn ahead of us.
  • Iraj Harirchi, regime’s Deputy Health Minister: In the past six months, 14% of people who had previously contracted Coronavirus, have been re-infected
  • Minoo Mohraz, member of the National Coronavirus Combat Taskforce (NCCT): This fall will be different, and we will see a combination of Coronavirus and flu. We must prepare ourselves for more troubles
  • Jiroft University of Medical Sciences: In the second Coronavirus outbreak, the fatalities in the south of Kerman Province has reached eight per day. If health protocols are not observed in holding Muharram ceremonies, we will see the third wave of the virus before autumn in this region.

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New Analysis of Ukrainian Airliner’s Black Box: Iran’s Regime Should Be Held To Account for Its Crime

New Analysis of Ukrainian Airliner’s Black Box: Iran’s Regime Should Be Held To Account for Its Crime
New Analysis of Ukrainian Airliner’s Black Box: Iran’s Regime Should Be Held To Account for Its Crime

Analysis from the black box of a Ukrainian passenger jet, downed by the Iranian regime’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) in January, shows it was hit by two missiles 25 seconds apart. This means passengers were still alive after the first missile and could have been saved.  This revelation once again highlights the importance of holding the regime’s authorities, including Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani, to account for this crime against humanity.

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As the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director-General Visits Iran, the Clerical Regime Tries To Kill Time and Play a New Game With the International Community

Iran's Nuclear Program
IAEA

The need for the IAEA’s full inspection and unrestricted access to all sites and nuclear facilities of the regime

Rafael Grossi, Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), will reportedly travel to Iran today to discuss the IAEA’s lack of access to the regime’s two nuclear sites. A statement from Rafael Grossi stated, “My objective is that my meetings in Tehran will lead to concrete progress in addressing the outstanding questions that the agency has related to safeguards in Iran and, in particular, to resolve the issue of access.”

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Iran: Women Political Prisoners in the Notorious Qarchak Prison Are in Dangerous and Catastrophic Conditions

Women political prisoners in the notorious Qarchak Prison are in dangerous and catastrophic conditions

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi calls for urgent action to save the lives of political prisoners, and to launch an international fact-finding mission to visit Iran prisons and political prisoners, particularly the imprisoned women

The lives of women political prisoners in the notorious Qarchak Prison of Varamin are in danger. Not only their living and sanitary conditions during the pandemic is catastrophic, but they have no security because of being harassed and threatened by dangerous criminals hired by the Intelligence Ministry.

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Iran news in brief, August 25, 2020

Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 403 Cities Exceeds 93,900
Iraqi Protesters Storm Sites Belonging To Iran-Backed Militias

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WHAT ARE THE IRAN PROTESTS OF 2019?

Tuesday, August 25, 2020, marks the 283rd 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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