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Latest News in Brief – July 1, 2020

Latest News in Brief – July 1, 2020
Buchan city, northwestern Iran: There is no vacant bed in Bukan for Coronavirus patients.

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UPDATE: 6:45 PM CEST

Iran: Coronavirus Update, Over 63,700 Deaths, July 1, 2020, 6:00 PM CEST

Iran: Coronavirus Update, Over 63,700 Deaths, July 1, 2020, 6:00 PM CEST
Over 63,700 dead of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iran-Iran Coronavirus Death Toll per PMOI MEK sources

NUMBER OF VICTIMS (AS OF July 1, 2020, 6:00 PM CEST):

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) announced this afternoon, July 1, 2020, that Coronavirus has taken the lives of more than 63,700 in 341 cities across Iran. The death toll in various provinces include: 4870 in Khuzestan, 3900 in Khorasan Razavi, 3205 in Isfahan, 2055 in Sistan and Baluchistan, 1610 in Golestan, 1590 in Kermanshah, 1340 in Fars, 805 in Kerman, 695 in North Khorasan, 620 in Bushehr. This is in addition to reports obtained from other provinces.

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UPDATE: 5:30 PM CEST

MEK Resistance Units install posters of Maryam Rajavi in Iran’s cities heralding the

The Iranian Resistance Units, a network of activists of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) across Iran, have been organizing various activities that are louder calls for regime change. The Resistance Units bravely took to graffiti in public places with the slogans: “We can and we must overthrow the dictator,” “Down with the principle of the Supreme leader’s rule” and “A free Iran with Maryam Rajavi.”
They wrote:
Tehran— “We can and we must overthrow the dictator”
Tehran— “Down with the principle of the Supreme leader’s rule” / “Down with the IRGC and Basij”
Tehran— “The Resistance Units have sworn to overthrow the regime”
Tehran— “Rebellions will overcome”
Pakdasht— “A free Iran with Maryam Rajavi”
Astara— “Down with Khamenei”
Kermanshah— “Rebellions will overcome”

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UPDATE: 4:00 PM CEST

Iran Regime’s New Report on Ukrainian Airliner Crash Underlines Need for Independent International Inquiry

Iran Regime’s New Report on Ukrainian Airliner Crash Underlines Need for Independent International Inquiry
Iran Regime’s New Report on Ukrainian Airliner Crash Underlines Need for Independent International Inquiry

Nearly six months after shooting down a Ukrainian passenger jet, killing all 176 passengers aboard, the Iranian regime published a ridiculous report blaming aoperator, who had “not obtained a license.” The publication of such a bogus report underlines the necessity of an independent international inquiry about this tragedy.  

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UPDATE: 3:00 PM CEST

Protests are taking over Iran

Protests are taking over Iran
Bushehr municipal workers went on strike over not receiving their paychecks for four months on June 29

Reports indicate there have been numerous protests across Iran by people from all walks of life. These protests once again confirm that Iran is filled with unrest right now as people from all occupations take to the streets in protest over unfair treatment by the Iranian regime and its affiliates.  

Workers from the Haft Tappeh Sugar Cane Company in Shush, southwest Iran, continued their strike for the 16th consecutive day on Tuesday, this time gathering outside the Shush governorate building.

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UPDATE: 2:00 PM CEST

Iran: Despite Successful Legal Challenges, Disinformation Persists About the MEK

Iran: Despite Successful Legal Challenges, Disinformation Persists About the MEK
MEK Supporters March in London in Support of a Free Iran With Maryam Rajavi

By: Alejo Vidal-Quadras

Last week, Iran’s democratic Resistance movement won its latest victory in court against a media outlet that had chosen to repeat false allegations against Iran’s main opposition organization, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI-MEK). Despite the favorable judgement, the case itself is a reminder of the persistent nature of lies and rumors that are designed to politically damage the MEK and its parent coalition, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI).

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UPDATE: 1:00 PM CEST

Newsmax: House Resolution Signals Support for Iran’s Main Resistance

Madame Maryam Rajavi, president-elect of the Iranian Resistance (Getty Images)

By Raymond Tanter

A majority of members of the House in a unique bipartisan way, offered a comprehensive solution for threats stemming from the Islamic Republic of Iran. The Resolution is comprehensive: It corrects deficiencies in policy discussions of Tehran.It emphasizes that Iranians, having been “deprived of their fundamental freedoms,” are “opposing religious tyranny working toward the establishment of a new and democratic form of government.”

In announcing this bipartisan initiative, Rep. Tom McClintock, R-California, the main sponsor of House Resolution 374, said he notified Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about 221 co-sponsors for President Donald Trump to consider.

The resolution called attention to “Madame Maryam Rajavi‘s 10-point plan for the future. It calls for universal right to vote, free elections, and a market economy.

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UPDATE: 11:45 AM CEST

Maryam Rajavi: My deepest sympathies go out to the families of the victims, particularly the patients,who lost their lives in the catastrophic fire in Tehran’s Sina Clinic

My heartfelt condolences to all the people of Tehran. Wishing quick recovery of those hurt and injured in the fire.

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UPDATE: 11:30 AM CEST

Free Iran annual gathering sends strong message of hope for change

Every year, the Iranian Resistance holds its Free Iran annual gathering to beam a strong message of hope for regime change, freedom and democracy into Iran.

The event is a venue for tens of thousands of Iranians and supporters of the movement from around the globe as well as hundreds of renowned politicians, dignitaries, human rights activists, and parliamentarians from the five continents to declare their support for the people of Iran in their quest for freedom.

Last year the Free Iran annual gathering was held in Ashraf-3 in Albania, now home to members of the main Iranian opposition movement, the People’s Mojahedin Organization (PMOI/MEK).

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UPDATE: 11:00 AM CEST

Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 341 Cities Exceeds 63,200

Iran: Coronavirus death toll in 341 cities exceeds 63,200
Iran: Coronavirus death toll in 341 cities exceeds 63,200

  • Health Ministry: The provinces of Khuzestan, Kurdistan, West and East Azerbaijan, Hormozgan, Bushehr, Khorasan-e-Razavi and Kermanshah are red and have the highest rates of infection, hospitalization, and death. 
  • Alireza Zali: Tehran is still facing an upward trend of infections. In the last 24 hours, 527 people have been hospitalized. 
  • Vice president of Tehran University of Medical Sciences: All beds are occupied. If we reach the same figures as in March, we will not be able to respond and cope with it. In the next 15 days, the rate of infection, hospitalization, and mortality in the country will increase. 
  • Regime parliament deputy from Bukan: There is no vacant bed in Bukan for Coronavirus patients. We are facing many shortages in terms of medicine, medical equipment, and hygiene facilities. 
  • Mashhad University: Today, the number of patients in Mashhad is at its highest level since the beginning of the outbreak. The number of hospital admissions covered by the University is more than 600, the highest since the beginning.

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, that the Coronavirus fatalities in 341 cities across Iran, has surged past 63,200. The number of victims in Tehran is 16,400, Lorestan 2,325, East Azerbaijan 1,890, West Azerbaijan 1,725, Kurdistan 1,295, Hormozgan 625, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari 420, and Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad 325.

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UPDATE: 10:30 AM CEST

Continued reports of protests across Iran

Workers of the Haft Tappeh Sugar Cane Company holding a protest gathering in Shush, southwest Iran

Unrest is growing across the country as reports indicate people from all walks of life holding protest gatherings and rallies demanding what is rightfully theirs.

A group of workers in the Haft Tappeh Sugar Cane Company, located in the city of Shush in southwest Iran, continued their strike for the sixteenth consecutive day on Tuesday, June 30, protesting not receiving any answers to their raised demands. This rally was held outside the Shush governorate building. The protesting workers are demanding delayed paychecks and pensions, their job statuses being clarified, the company status finalized, all their expelled colleagues be allowed to return to work, cancellation of plans to hand over the company to regime insiders under the pretext of “privatization” and their insurance booklets being extended.

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UPDATE: 10:30 AM CEST

Commemoration of June 20 Anniversary – Activities of the Resistance Units and Supporters of the Mujahedin-E Khalq (MEK/PMOI) Across Iran

Commemoration of June 20 Anniversary - Activities of the Resistance Units and supporters of the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK/PMOI) across Iran
Tehran- commemorating June 20, by a Resistance Unit- June 19, 2020

“Massoud Rajavi On June 20, 1981, we upheld the banner of resistance.”

“We will not rest until Iran is free, down with Khamenei.”

“Onward to rebellion and uprising – a prosperous Iran, with Maryam Rajavi.”

During the past week, Resistance Units and supporters of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) marked June 20, 1981, the beginning of the Iranian people’s Resistance against the ruling religious dictatorship, and the day of martyrs and political prisoners.

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UPDATE: 10:00 AM CEST

Iran officials voicing concern over powder keg society

Ebrahim Raisi, head of the so-called judiciary in Iran:
We need to clarify between security crimes & political crimes. We need to differentiate between protests & unrests.
The issue of disrupting security and social order should not be allowed.
Raisi is known for his direct role in the 1988 massacre of over 30,000 political prisoners, mostly MEK members & supporters.
Iranian regime Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani:
The gasoline riots [Nov. 2019] were the result of various issues. This is not the right place to discuss it.
Majlis member Hossein Maghsoudi:
I am witnessing the people’s wrath against us.
Majlis member Ahmad Alireza Beigi:
The country’s economy is in ruins… We are witnessing growing dissent.
State-run Jamaran website:
Iran On the Verge of a Revolution
State-run Erja News commentary:
It has been two years that we have witnessed the MEK awakening thousands of their sleeper cells through a central command, describing them as Resistance Units and delegating missions, for operations and destruction.

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Iran news in brief, July 1, 2020

Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 341 Cities Exceeds 63,200
Continued Reports of Protests Across Iran

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WHAT ARE THE IRAN PROTESTS OF 2019?

Wednesday, July 1, 2020, marks the 229th 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

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