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Latest News in Brief – August 6, 2020

Arak is the capital of Markazi Province, Iran.
Arak is the capital of Markazi Province, Iran.



Workers of the oil, natural gas & petrochemical industries continue their strikes.

August 6 – Shush, southwest Iran

Workers of the Haft Tappeh Sugarcane Company continuing their strike for the 53rd day, protesting delayed paychecks & demanding answers to all outstanding issues raised with company officials.

Three major pledges of the Iranian Resistance


Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 353 Cities Exceeded 83,200

Deputy Head of the regime’s Medical Council: About 6,000 health workers in Tehran were infected with Coronavirus and more than 150 of them died. The number of critically ill patients who need ICU has increased and we are facing a shortage of ICU beds in the country. The shortage of medical staff in the ICU is serious. Another problem is the delay in the payment of medical staff which has been delayed for months. (IRNA, Aug. 5)
Head of the medical team of Khomeini Hospital in Tehran: If we have more gatherings, we will have an unprecedented slaughter. Gatherings must absolutely stop. (Javan daily, Aug. 5)
Arak University of Medical Sciences: Six months after the outbreak, instead of reducing the number of high-risk cities is increasing, daily. We should be expecting terrifying days. (ISNA, Aug. 5)
Mrs. Rajavi hailed the medical staff and said: If it were not for their sacrifice, the number of Coronavirus victims would have been even higher. Instead of fighting the disease, even in the midst of the Coronavirus catastrophe, the inhumane clerical regime, continues to squander the country’s wealth on nuclear and missile projects, warmongering and terrorism, and does not pay the meager salaries of nurses.

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Google took down 3 YouTube channels of the Iranian regime

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The company had shut down multiple influence operation campaigns that ran out of Russia, China, Iran, and Tunisia.
In total, Google said it tracked ten influence operations in Q2 2020, with some also taking place and being exposed by Twitter and Facebook as well. A summary of all is below.

Campaign #5

3 YouTube channels
Linked to Iran
Posted content in Bosnian and Arabic that was critical of the U.S. and the People’s Mujahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI), a militant organization fighting against the official Iranian government

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Urgent Statement of Friends of a Free Iran in the European Parliament

On Wednesday, August 5, 2020, the clerical regime Iran hanged Mostafa Salehi, one of the prisoners of the Dec 2017-January 2018 uprising, in Dastgerd prison in Isfahan. Salehi, 30, was arrested in Kahrizsang, Isfahan, and sentenced to death during a sham trial for “leading the Kahrizsang riots in Najafabad.”
Friends of a Free Iran (FoFI), issued an urgent statement in this regard. The statement condemned the execution and called on the EU to take action in this regard.

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Iran: Haft Tappeh Sugarcane workers continue strike for 52nd day

Workers of the Haft Tappeh Sugarcane Company on Wednesday, August 5, continued their protests and on strike for the 52nd day in Shush, Khuzestan province, southwest Iran. A number of these workers rallied outside the governor’s office in Shush where the declared their protests and strike will continue until their demands are met.

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MEK Resistance Units continue to call for regime change in Iran

From Saturday, August 1, to Tuesday, August 4, the Iranian Resistance Units, an internal network of activists of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), have been organizing various activities across Iran that are louder calls for regime change and an end to Tehran’s theocratic rule.

"We are determined to restore freedom and people’s sovereignty in Iran”: MEK Resistance Units

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Thursday, August 6, 2020, marks the 264th 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 5, 2020