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Latest News in Brief – July 20, 2020

Latest News in Brief – July 20, 2020
Iran, Tehran: Tehran City Council Member: We did not manage to control the virus in any area of Tehran; We have not yet been able to manage this disease, like other countries.

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UPDATE: 5:15 PM CEST

Iran: Message of “Free Iran Global Summit”

Iran: Message of “Free Iran Global Summit”
Free Iran Global Summit, Day 1 – July 17, 2020

The Iranian regime is closer than it has ever been to be overthrown by people’s protests. This belief was shared by participants of the Free Iran Global Summit. The event on Friday connected over 30,000 different locations in more than 100 countries Over 1000 renowned politicians with various political tendencies participated in the event 

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UPDATE: 4:15 PM CEST

Free Iran Global Summit 2020 Day 2: The 1988 Massacre of 30,000 Political Prisoners

Free Iran Global Summit 2020 Day 2: The 1988 Massacre of 30,000 Political Prisoners
Maryam Rajavi at the Call for Justice virtual conference in the Free Iran Global Summit – July 19, 2020

On Sunday, July 19, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) held a conference on the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran, calling once again for all those responsible to be tried at the International Criminal Court in the Hague for crimes against humanity.

This massacre, which took place in the Summer of 1988, killed 30,000 political prisoners, mostly members, and supporters of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK). Despite repeated calls for justice and an international campaign by NCRI President Maryam Rajavi, the murderers are still allowed to walk free some 32 years later. This includes many current members of the clerical regime.

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UPDATE: 2:30 PM CEST

Maryam Rajavi: Marking the 40th anniversary of the foundation of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), the only viable democratic alternative to the clerical regime, ensuring that the blood and suffering of selfless combatants of freedom would never be usurped by opportunists

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July 20 – Shush, southwest Iran: Workers of the Haft Tappeh Sugarcane Company continue their strike & protests for the 36th consecutive day, demanding delayed paychecks & other outstanding issues raised with company officials

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UPDATE: 11:00 AM CEST

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Ashraf 3 – Albania: Commemorating the 32nd Anniversary of the 1988 Massacre of the Political Prisoners

Ashraf 3 – Albania: Commemorating the 32nd Anniversary of the 1988 Massacre of the Political Prisoners
Ashraf 3 – Albania: Commemorating the 32nd Anniversary of the 1988 Massacre of the Political Prisoners

On the second day of the Free Iran Global Summit, on Sunday, July 19, 2020, an online international conference, entitled, “The 1988 Massacre, A Crime Against Humanity, Remains Unpunished 32 Years After,” was held on the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) and the 32nd anniversary of the massacre of 30,000 political prisoners. Held at Ashraf3, the event was attended by Maryam Rajavi, the NCRI President-elect. Several international lawyers and political figures, as well as several MEK members, who had served time in the mullahs’ prisons and witnessed the massacre, spoke at the gathering.

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Iran: Coronavirus Fatalities in 346 Cities Surpassed 73,200

  • Mostafa Ghanei, Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the National Coronavirus Combat Taskforce (NCCT), in response to Rouhani: The method of herd immunity does not work, because the residents of a community cannot be left alone to be infected. This method cannot be a strategy.
  • Tehran City Council Member: We did not manage to control the virus in any area of Tehran; We have not yet been able to manage this disease, like other countries. In early May, we had nine deaths in Tehran (daily), but yesterday 101 deaths were recorded in Tehran
  • Deputy chair of Pharmacists of Tehran: After the Coronavirus outbreak, not even one mask was provided to pharmacies at the Government’s list price of 800 Tomans to be offered to the people.
  • President of Alborz University of Medical Sciences: We are facing a massive influx of patients to hospitals
  • President of North Khorasan University of Medical Sciences: Some patients die as they reach the emergency room

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Int’l condemnation of death sentences issued for three Iranian protesters

Berlin – Iranians in exile rallying in condemnation of the death sentences issued for three young Iranian protesters

As the international community continues to condemn the death sentences issued by the Iranian regime’s so-called judiciary for three young protesters who participated in the nationwide November 2019 uprising, the spokesperson for the French Foreign Ministry also had strong words about this ruling. France is deeply shocked of these verdicts, said the French Foreign Ministry spokesperson during a daily briefing session.

On July 17 the spokesperson of the U.S. State Department emphasized on the necessity to hold accountable the perpetrators of the summer 1988 massacre in Iran. Over 30,000 political prisoners, mostly members and supporters of the Iranian opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), were sent to the gallows in a matter of a mere few months.

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Iran news in brief, July 20, 2020

Iran: Coronavirus Fatalities in 346 Cities Surpassed 73,200
Global Event Seeks Accountability on Iran’s Rights Violations, 1988 Massacre
Free Iran 2020: A Monumental Achievement in the Struggle for Freedom

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WHAT ARE THE IRAN PROTESTS OF 2019?

Monday, July 20, 2020, marks the 247th 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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