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UPDATE: 7:00 PM CEST
Iran: Coronavirus Update, Over 95,500 Deaths, August 27, 2020, 6:00 PM CEST
NUMBER OF VICTIMS (AS OF Aug 27, 2020, 6:00 PM CEST):
The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI-MEK) announced this afternoon, August 27, 2020, that Coronavirus has taken the lives of more than 95,500 in 404 cities across Iran. The death toll in various provinces include: 6741 in Khorasan Razavi, 6414 in Khuzestan, 4623 in Mazandaran, 4535 in Qom, 4295 in Isfahan, 4072 in Lorestan, 3973 in Gilan, 3006 in Sistan and Baluchistan, 2753 in Alborz, 2283 in Kermanshah, 1522 in Kerman, 1274 in Hormozgan, 1172 in Bushehr, 909 in Zanjan, 819 in Qazvin and 815 in Ilam. This is in addition to reports obtained from other provinces.
UPDATE: 6:00 PM CEST
Dominique Attias speaks to conference calling for 1988 massacre accountability
Dominique Attias, President of European Law Society Federation from October 2020, and former vice-batonniere of Paris from January 2016, addressed a virtual conference on August 22, 2020: Call on the UN for the 1988 Massacre Accountability.
In her speech she said: This is a serious matter and one that needs to be addressed and finally answered. It is unacceptable that such a massacre should go unmentioned. It is not possible that in the twenty-first century for such crimes to go unpunished.
Iran News on Coronavirus–August 26, 2020
UPDATE: 5:15 PM CEST
Maryam Rajavi: I hail the residents of Abolfazl village (in Kianshahr of Ahvaz) who defended their lives and homes with empty hands and defied the repressive forces. I call on all youths of Ahvaz to rush to their assistance
I hail the residents of Abolfazl village (in Kianshahr of #Ahvaz) who defended their lives and homes with empty hands and defied the repressive forces. I call on all youths of Ahvaz to rush to their assistance. #Iran
— Maryam Rajavi (@Maryam_Rajavi) August 27, 2020
Civil activist Farangis Mazloum appears before Tehran Court
She is accused of “assembly and collusion to commit crime thru making contacts with the PMOI.” https://t.co/gI9b0qKADU
— Women’s Committee NCRI (@womenncri) August 27, 2020
UPDATE: 11:00 AM CEST
As Iran Contends With Unrest, the World Must Contend With the Regime’s Disinformation Against the MEK
The Iranian regime is currently facing unprecedented challenges from the Iranian people. The year 2018 began with a nationwide uprising already underway, and its enduring social influence led by the NCRI President-elect Maryam Rajavi to call that year a “year full of uprisings.” Scattered local demonstrations helped to keep anti-government slogans like “death to the dictator” in popular circulation, and in November 2019 they returned to national prominence with another nationwide uprising, this one even larger than its predecessor.
UPDATE: 10:00 AM CEST
European Policymakers Have Willfully Embraced Increased Danger of Iranian Attack
By: Alejo Vidal-Quadras
As someone who has long recognized and worked to counter the global threat posed by the Iranian regime, I am extremely disappointed that so many of my European colleagues have joined in standing against American efforts to re-impose multilateral sanctions and prevent the expiration of a UN arms embargo in October.
The sanction critics have offered little explanation for why they seem not to share the relevant concerns about advanced weapons falling into the hands of terrorist groups. This is exactly what will happen if states like Russia and China are able to freely sell weapons to the Iranian regime, as they intend to.
UPDATE: 9:00 AM CEST
Iran: Message by Massoud Rajavi, August 26, 2020
In addition to the assassins of my brother, Kazem, the perpetrators and the masterminds of all assassinations and crimes committed inside and outside Iran by the ruling religious fascism must be sanctioned and punished for their actions. They include the assassins of Qassemlou in Vienna, Bakhtiar and Boroumand in Paris, Fereydoun Farrokhzad in Bonn, Akbar Ghorbani in Istanbul, Sharafkandi in Berlin, Naghdi in Rome, Zahra Rajabi and Ali Moradi in Istanbul, Mohammad Hassan Arbab in Karachi, and dozens of others. These crimes are in addition to hundreds of other terrorist crimes perpetrated by Iran’s ruling theocracy against the Iranian Resistance, the Peshmargas and our Kurdish brothers in Iraqi territory and Iraqi Kurdistan.
Maryam Rajavi: The religious fascism ruling Iran must be strongly condemned and expelled from the international community for its continued use of torture and arbitrary executions, especially of political prisoners, and its brutal and systematic Human Rights violations
The religious fascism ruling #Iran must be strongly condemned and expelled from the international community for its continued use of torture and arbitrary executions, especially of political prisoners, and its brutal and systematic #HumanRights violations. pic.twitter.com/I2AA5EQURS
— Maryam Rajavi (@Maryam_Rajavi) August 26, 2020
Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 404 Cities Exceeds 95,000
- Iraj Harirchi, Regime’s Deputy Health Minister: One in ten hospitalized patients die, one in two patients in ICU die, and one in 10 people are connected to tube in the ICU die.
- Isfahan University of Medical Sciences: The number of deaths in the past 24 hours (excluding Kashan, Aran va Bidgol) is 17, and 193 people are kept in the Intensive Care Unit. In Isfahan, the trend for the Coronavirus outbreak has spiked dramatically since August 19. (Aftab-news, August 25)
- ISNA News Agency: Last month, Fars Province had the bitter experience of increased hospitalizations and critically ill patients. There were days when the number of patients was more than the number of beds. The increase in patients required specialized services and ICUs, the lack of which increased the number of deaths to 20 people per day. (ISNA August 25)
- Zanjan University of Medical Sciences: Providing Hospital needs requires the participation of charitable people. Hard days are ahead of us for autumn and winter. (Aftab-news, August 25)
- Hassan Rouhani’s bold-faced lies: Coronavirus treatment is free for all Iranians and even aliens. In the hardest-hit days of the Coronavirus outbreak, there were enough beds for all patients.
Senior official says Iran can’t allow nuclear site inspections
The mullahs’ regime ruling Iran is deeply concerned over possible inspections of its nuclear sites by the United Nations nuclear watchdog.
Mojtaba Zolnour, chair of the mullahs’ National Security and Foreign Policy Commission in the regime’s Majlis (parliament), went as far as saying the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) receives its information from the Iranian opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK).
“This is more reason why the Islamic Republic is not permitting the IAEA permission to inspect the two sites that they have raised,” he said on Tuesday.
Families of Ukrainian plane crash victims rally in Tehran
Reporting by PMOI/MEK
Iran, August 26, 2020—On Tuesday, family members of the passengers killed in the Ukrainian International Airlines flight PS752 that was shot down by the Iranian regime’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), gathered outside the Ukrainian embassy demanding a meeting with the Ukrainian ambassador in Tehran.
All 176 passengers and crew on board flight PS752 were killed as a result of the IRGC shooting down the civilian plane using two surface-to-air missiles.
The families were carrying pictures of their loved ones who lost their lives in the horrific attack.
Iran news in brief, August 27, 2020
Families of Ukrainian Plane Crash Victims Rally in Tehran
Resistance Leader Urges World Community to Stop Iran Regime’s Terrorism
Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 404 Cities Exceeds 95,000
Thursday, August 27, 2020, marks the 285th 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
Read more: Latest News in Brief- August 26, 2020