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Latest News in Brief – August 4, 2020



Iran: The Staggering Coronavirus Death Toll in 347 Cities Exceeds 82,000

· In July, 1,500 Coronavirus patients were hospitalized at Khomeini Hospital in Tehran alone, 310 of whom died.

· In the past 20 days, 15 to 20 people have died in Shiraz, daily. The death toll will double if those “suspected of Coronavirus” are included.

· Massoud Mardani, a member of the National Coronavirus Combat Taskforce (NCCT): The situation is much worse than in February and March; all hospitals are full of Coronavirus patients, and doctors and nurses are exhausted.

· Kashmar Governor: The number of hospitalized Coronavirus patients in Moddares Hospital has increased by 14 times

· Yaftabad Hospital: Since June 21, hospital beds have been filled, and 15 patients in the emergency ward are waiting to be hospitalized daily.

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Call on All Oil Workers to Support Striking Workers and Employees of Oil Refineries, Facilities

NCRI Labor Committee urges the ILO, Trade Unions, and labor rights advocates to condemn the anti-labor clerical regime and support the protests and strikes of Iranian oil workers

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Iran Human Rights Monitor Monthly Report – July 2020

July 2020 was marked by the Iranian regime’s pervasive use of the death penalty and torture, suppression of freedom of expression, and discrimination against ethnic and religious minorities.

Despite having to deal with a catastrophic outbreak of Covid-19, which has killed more than 80,000 people, the Iranian authorities have not stopped their horrendous executions.

The clerical regime executed an average of one person per day in the month of July, to further step up the atmosphere of repression in society. Most notable were the executions of two Kurdish political prisoners and the hanging execution of a man, married with two children, for drinking alcohol. Death sentences issued for protesters arrested during the protests in December 2017 and November 2019 aroused public outrage in the country.

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Tehran’s contradictory statements on Free Iran rally highlight MEK’s growing influence

Following the annual Free Iran Global Summit of the Iranian Resistance, this year held online, many Iranian regime officials made contradictory statements regarding the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK).

On the one hand, the regime tried to portray the MEK as a small, ineffective, and unpopular group, while on the other, its officials are constantly warning about the threat of this “small forgotten cult.”

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Aug 4 – Isfahan, central Iran
Employees and workers of the Isfahan refinery began their strike. Many other such facilities in Iran are also witnessing protests and strikes by their workers.


Iranians from 30,000 online locations in 104 countries across the globe joined over 1,000 prominent dignitaries for the annual #FreeIran event on July 17, in a global call for regime change in Iran by the people of Iran.

Watch the full video here

Free Iran Global Summit 2020 in breif



Monday, August 3, 2020, marks the 261st 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

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