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Latest News in Brief – February 27, 2020

Iran -COVID19 fatalities
Iran -COVID19 fatalities


Iranian regime’s cover up of coronavirus outbreak causes outrage, international criticism

Iran, February 27, 2020—On Wednesday, Iranian regime officials confirmed 139 cases of coronavirus infection and 19 deaths. The real figures, according locals and international observers, is much higher. Iran’s regime, which has played a key role in the spread of the deadly virus through inaction and denial, tried to downplay the impact of the coronavirus outbreak.

Iran now holds the second highest number of casualties after China, despite the fact that the government only officially acknowledged coronavirus cases last week. As the epidemic spins out of control, the regime’s is finding it harder and harder to deny a disaster it helped create.

Coronavirus continues to spread across Iran

On Wednesday, the regime’s state-run TV acknowledged that coronavirus cases have been reported in 13 of Iran’s 31 provinces: Qom, Tehran, Markazi, Hamedan, Alborz, Semnan, Mazandaran, Gilan, Kermanshah, Khorasan-e Razavi, Isfahan, Fars and Hormozgan. Hours later, five more provinces were confirmed to have reported coronavirus infection cases.

Iran’s coronavirus death toll reaches 26, Tehran Friday prayer canceled

Iran said on Thursday its death toll from coronavirus had risen to 26 and the total number of infected people now stood at 245, the highest number of deaths from the virus outside China.

Coronavirus infection to the Iranian regime’s officials indicates a widespread outbreak of the disease and secrecy in the Iranian regime.

The head of the National Security Committee in the Iran regime’s Majlis, Zolnouri, who also represents the city of Qom, said that he had tested positive for COVID19.

UN Urged to Act to Stop Secret Massacre of Detained Protesters in Iran

On the sidelines of the 44th United Nations Human Rights Council session in Geneva, which is being held from February 24 to March 20, five NGOs with the UN consultative status, submitted a joint statementwhich was circulated amount UN member states.

Iran: IRGC Paramilitary Bassij Base in Foulad-Shahr Targeted

In the early morning hours of Wednesday, February 26, 2020, the suppressive IRGC’s paramilitary Bassij base in Foulad-Shahr in Isfahan Province was targeted by defiant youth and sustained severe damage.

Iranian prisoners suspected of contracting the Coronavirus

There have been reports in recent days on the outbreak of the Coronavirus in Iranian prisons. At least several prisoners in the prisons of Urmia, Qezel Hessar, and Khorramabad are suspected of contracting the Coronavirus.

There are also reports of cases suspected of contracting the Coronavirus in the Central Prison of Karaj and ban on visitations. Political prisoners and prisoners of conscience have been transferred to the workers’ ward and their ward has been turned into the quarantine for prisoners who are suspected of contracting the Coronavirus. It appears that the close proximity of this ward to the prison’s dispensary has been the reason for this decision.

In light of the prison’s closed space, unsuitable nutrition, lack of medical and health care, and overcrowded cells, families are concerned about the news of suspected cases in some prisons.

Local reports: Iran’s COVID-19 fatalities and infections are alarming

Local reports and messages from Iranians indicate that the number of Iran’s COVID-19 fatalities and infections are much higher than officials have announced. Iran’s Ministry of Health has put Iran’s COVID-19 fatalities at 19 with 139 infections.

Message from Iran:

Regime officials consider 1 hour of work a week a “job” to lower unemployment stats.

Charge journalists with “security” crimes to say they don’t have political prisoners.

Announce COVID19 fatalities as influenza and pneumonia to say they don’t have an outbreak.

MEK Iran: Coronavirus In At Least 50 Cities in Iran

The coronavirus has spread to at least 50 cities across Iran, according to the latest reports, and the country has the most reported deaths from coronavirus (COVID-19) outside of China.

Iran news in brief, February 27, 2020

Floodwaters Rising in Cities Across Western Iran.

Locals Left in Rubbles and Without Aid After Quake Shakes Northwest Iran.

Iranian Prisoners Suspected of Contracting the Coronavirus.

Iran, Floodwaters:

Cities throughout Lorestan Province in western Iran are witnessing rising floodwaters following seasonal rains.

Flood warnings have been issued in more than 50 cities ranging in parts of northern, northwest, west, southwest and southern Iran.



Thursday, February 27, 2020, marks the 105th 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- February 26, 2020