IRAN NEWS IN BRIEF
Snowstorm Kills Seven in Iran’s Province.
Two Prisoners Hanged in Adelabad Prison of Shiraz.
Activist Teachers Sentenced for Participating in Nationwide Strikes.
Paris: MEK Supporters Rally to Mark 1979 Revolution, Condemn Mullahs’ Regime.
THE CONTENT OF THIS PAGE WILL BE UPDATED WITH THE LATEST NEWS OF THE IRAN PROTESTS.
RALLY IN PARIS ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF ANTI-MONARCHIC REVOLUTION IN IRAN – TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2020
MARKING FEB 8, 1982, ANNIVERSARY OF MARTYRDOM OF SENIOR MEK OFFICIALS BY RESISTANCE UNITS IN IRAN
INSTALLATION OF MEK MARTYRS’ BANNERS BY THE IRANIAN OPPOSITION NETWORK IN IRAN, RESISTANCE UNITS
PROTEST GATHERING IN TEHRAN
The MEK network in Iran reported that on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 a large group of workers from the Lordegan Petrochemical Company held a gathering before the holding office of the Persian Gulf in Tehran. The workers were protesting the laying off of a large group of their colleagues. The Lordegan Petrochemical industry had over 2100 workers but up until now 1600 of the workers have been laid off. The Lordegan Petrochemical Company is one of the 10 top companies in the petrochemical industry in Iran.
REMOVING COORDINATED INAUTHENTIC BEHAVIOR FROM IRAN BY FACEBOOK
The head of Security Policy for Facebook said that this company removed three unconnected networks of accounts, pages and groups for engaging in foreign or government interference — which is coordinated inauthentic behaviour on behalf of a government or foreign actor — on Facebook and Instagram.One of these three originated in Iran and had been focusing mainly on the US.
A WOMAN DIES OF SUSPECTED CORONAVIRUS INFECTION IN IRAN
On February 12, 2020, Reuters reported that according to the State daily newspaper IRAN, an Iranian woman has died of a suspected coronavirus infection. “The 63-year-old woman died in a Tehran hospital on Monday, the newspaper said, and an investigation has been ordered into the cause of her death.” Reuters added.
THE U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE WARNED AGAINST CONTINUED BREACH OF THE AGREEMENTS BY THE IRANIAN REGIME.
Three days left until the deadline set by the FATF, and while the Iranian regime is refusing to co operate with the internationally binding agreements for the prevention of money laundering and funding terrorism, the U.S. Secretary of State warned against continued breach of the agreements by the Iranian regime. Mike Pompeo wrote in a tweet posted on February 12, 2020, “It is past time for Iran to live up to its commitment to play by the global rules to combat money laundering and terror financing. Iran must ratify the Palermo Convention and Terrorist Financing Convention now.”
The Iranian regime’s Expediency Council has not yet declared its decision over whether to adopt the Combating the Financing of Terrorism (CFT) legislation. Last October, the FATF warned that the Iranian regime must ratify the Palermo and Terrorist Financing Conventions in line with FATF standards by February 2020, or the FATF will fully re-impose countermeasures.
STUDENTS, WORKERS PROTEST IN SEVERAL IRANIAN CITIES
Iran, February 11, 2020—On Monday, the students of Yazd University protested to the poor conditions of the food at the university’s dormitory. The students laid their food trays on the floor. The students said many were suffering from digestive problems because of the poor quality and hygiene of the food.
In October, the students of Tehran University held similar protests following a number of food poisoning cases after eating food from the campus self-service section. At least 60 students were reportedly transferred to a hospital.
PROTESTS BY TAXI DRIVERS IN TEHRAN
On Monday, taxi drivers in Tehran held a demonstration, protesting the procedure for paying loans and their overdue salaries. The protest rally was held in front of the Ansar bank in Tehran’s Pasdaran Street. Iran’s taxi drivers have been regularly complaining about the government’s policies regarding their rights and their salaries.
PROTESTS BY PENSIONERS OF LONG-RANGE COMMUNICATIONS AGENCY
On Monday, Pensioners of Shiraz’s long-range communication company rallied in protest to not receiving salaries that date back to 13 years ago when they were still working. This is the third time that the drivers hold demonstrations in front of the governor’s office in Shiraz, along with their families.
PROTESTS BY PHARMACY WORKERS IN TEHRAN
On Monday, a group of pharmacy workers in Tehran protested to the removal of the technical right of pharmacies. The technical right is the price surplus added to pharmaceuticals to cover the expenses of pharmacies. The regime’s Administrative Court of Justice judged to remove the technical right earlier this year.
— People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) (@Mojahedineng) February 11, 2020
To portray a stable and powerful image of the regime, it needed to bring big crowds to the events.
Yet, despite all its efforts, the regime failed to bring large crowds to cover up the critical state that it’s going through.
To portray a stable &powerful image of the regime, it needed to bring big crowds to the events. Yet, despite all its efforts, the regime failed to bring large crowds to cover up the critical state that it’s going through. #BoycottIranShamElections https://t.co/rxaAx113yD
— NCRI-FAC (@iran_policy) February 12, 2020
Thursday, February 13, 2020, marks the 91st day since the beginning of the nationwide Iran protests.
The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) has identified 724 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- February 12, 2020