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Latest News in Brief – July 21, 2020

Latest News in Brief – July 21, 2020
Maryam Rajavi at the third session of the Free Iran Global Summit- The conference entitled “Iranian Regime’s Terrorism; Shut Down Tehran’s Embassies, Expel its Agents and Operatives ,” – Ashraf 3 – July 20, 2020

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UPDATE: 8:00 PM CEST

Iran: Coronavirus Update, Over 74,200 Deaths, July 21, 2020, 6:00 PM CEST

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI-MEK) announced this afternoon, July 21, 2020, that Coronavirus has taken the lives of more than 74,200 in 347 cities across Iran. The death toll in various provinces include: 18450 in Tehran, 5460 in Khorasan Razavi, 3288 in Mazandaran, 2880 in Lorestan, 2350 in Alborz, 1945 in Hamadan, 1838 in Fars, 1045 in Kerman, 855 in Hormozgan, 695 in Zanjan, 595 in Qazvin, 570 in Ilam, and 485 in Charmahal and Bakhtiari. This is in addition to reports obtained from other provinces.

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UPDATE: 7:00 PM CEST

MEK network in Iran announced their support for Maryam Rajavi, Ashraf 3 & Free Iran Global Summit

Many Iranians and the Iranian Resistance Units, a network of activists of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) across Iran, have announced their support for the annual gathering of the Iranian Resistance, the “Free Iran Global Summit: Iran Rising Up for Freedom,” in recent days. The Resistance Units have been organizing various activities that are louder calls for regime change. The Resistance Units bravely took to graffiti in public places and sent personal messages, with the slogans: “Freedom and democracy with Maryam Rajavi,” “Iran Rajavi, Rajavi Iran,” “We are with you at the Free Iran gathering,” “Iran, Maryam, Freedom,” “Hail to the MEK and Maryam Rajavi,” “Long live Iran and Iranians,” and “Hail to the Resistance Units – Hail to the MEK’s leadership, Massoud Rajavi and Maryam Rajavi.”

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Iranian people send messages in support of Maryam Rajavi, PMOI/MEK & Free Iran Global Summit 2020

Many Iranians and the Iranian Resistance Units, a network of activists of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) across Iran, have announced their support for the annual gathering of the Iranian Resistance, the “Free Iran Global Summit: Iran Rising Up for Freedom,” in recent days. The Resistance Units have been organizing various activities that are louder calls for regime change. The Resistance Units bravely took to graffiti in public places and sent personal messages, with the slogans: “Freedom and democracy with Maryam Rajavi,” “Iran Rajavi, Rajavi Iran,” “Hail to the MEK and Maryam Rajavi,” “Long live Iran and Iranians,” and “Hail to the Resistance Units – Hail to the MEK’s leadership, Massoud Rajavi and Maryam Rajavi.”
They say:
Tehran— “From Tehran, the capital of the Lion and Sun, I salute Massoud Rajavi. From Tehran I announce that we are waiting for Maryam Rajavi who is the nightmare of the mullahs’ regime in Iran. From rebellious Tehran I salute all the brave men and women in Ashraf 3 who have proven that even without arms we can struggle against the regime and that we must raise the flag of honor of the nation. This is our commitment to fight one hundred times more to overthrow the entire inhuman regime of the mullahs.
Tehran— “The Resistance Units salute Maryam Rajavi, and we are with you in this gathering, and we shall continue until the overthrow of the regime”
Robat Karim— “Long live the National Liberation Army – Hail to the Resistance Units – Hail to the MEK’s leadership, Massoud Rajavi and Maryam Rajavi”
Tehran— “In solidarity with the Free Iran Global Summit”
Shiraz— “Down with Khamenei, Hail to Rajavi”

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UPDATE: 6:30 PM CEST

Iran: The Alliance of the Clerical Regime and Monarchists Against the Pro-Democracy Movement

As the clerical regime in Iran is facing the most challenging crisis of its life and is fighting for its survival, it sees no way out of the existential crisis, but either to destroy or tarnish the image of its democratic alternative, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and the main Iranian opposition movement People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI-MEK).

…. Ingrid Betancourt former Colombian presidential candidate elaborated on this issue in her speech on July 19, 2020, in the annual gathering of Free Iran Global Summit.

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UPDATE: 3:50 PM CEST

Hassan Rouhani admitted, A Health Ministry’s report says, 25 million Iranians contracted coronavirus

President Hassan Rouhani admitted, “A Health Ministry’s report says, ’25 million Iranians contracted coronavirus, and 30-35 million others will be exposed.'”
Based on Iran’s death rate [5.12%], at least 1.28 million have died so far, but the official death count is 14,000.

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Iran coronavirus update: Over 73,600 deaths, experts forecasting disastrous fall season

The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 73,600 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK

Over 73,600 people have died of the novel coronavirus in 346 cities checkered across all of Iran’s 31 provinces, according to reports tallied by the Iranian opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) as of Monday afternoon local time, July 20. The official death count declared by the regime stands at 14,405 around a fifth of the actual figure.

The death toll in various provinces include: 5,470 in Khuzestan, 3,410 in Isfahan, 3,255 in Mazandaran, 2,835 in Lorestan, 2,195 in West Azerbaijan, 1,805 in Fars, 1,465 in Kurdistan, and 760 in Ardabil.  This is in addition to reports obtained from other provinces.

The spokesperson of the regime’s Health Ministry said on Monday that 217 people had died of the novel coronavirus during the past 24-hour period and 3,583 patients are in ICU. These are the highest official numbers since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Protests in several Iranian cities continue due to poor working conditions, unpaid wages

Workers of Arak’s HEPCO factory on strike

The workers of HEPCO, manufacturer of industrial machines in Arak, went on strike on Sunday, protesting unpaid wages that have been overdue for more than two months. The workers rallied in front of the management office of the company.

The protesters held signs that read: “The company’s managers are industrial Daesh (ISIS),” “We demand the dismissal of the current CEO,” “We want employment,” “Coronavirus is an excuse, the want to shut down the factory.”

According to reports, the company’s security tried to prevent the workers from holding their protest rally.

Founded in 1975, HEPCO was one of the first and biggest manufacturers of construction in Iran and the Middle East. At its peak, the company produced more than 3,000 pieces of heavy machinery per year. After the 1979 revolution, HEPCO was seized by organizations and persons tied with regime officials and the notorious Revolutionary Guards. In 2006, the company was sold to the private sector as part of the regime’s “privatization” plans, schemes that put regime officials and their affiliates in control of the country’s vital resources.

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UPDATE: 10:45 AM CEST

Maryam Rajavi: Terrorism is the essence of religious fascism; the only way to confront it is firmness

Speech to the third session of the Free Iran Global Summit

The third session of the Free Iran Global Summit was held on Monday, July 20, 2020. The conference entitled “Iranian regime’s terrorism; Shut down Tehran’s embassies, expel its agents and operatives,” was held online in connection with PMOI members in Ashraf 3. Hundreds of political personalities from the U.S. and Europe, including the PMOI host country of Albania, and a number of members of the US Congress were in attendance and addressed the conference.
Maryam Rajavi elaborated in this conference on the history of the Iranian regime’s terrorist activities.

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Video – Maryam Rajavi: Seeking justice for martyrs, holding the Iranian regime accountable

The Free Iran Global Summit continued on Sunday, July 19, 2020, with a virtual conference held in connection with Ashraf 3.
The call-for-justice conference entitled, “32nd anniversary of the 1988 massacre, an unpunished crime against humanity,” featured jurists and international political personalities who addressed the conference. Former political prisoners also spoke about their observations.

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Third Day of the Free Iran Global Summit

Maryam Rajavi at the Iran Regime’s Terrorism Conference – July 21, 2020

Maryam Rajavi: Terrorism is the essence and fundamental nature of this regime and it is inseparable from it

The theocracy conceals the fundamental weaknesses of a medieval regime by exporting terrorism and extremism. Therefore, offering concessions and incentives will only embolden the mullahs and intensifies its terrorism. The only right policy is decisiveness. Shut down the Iranian regime’s embassies, missions, and front entities, expel its agents and mercenaries in the guise of journalists, businessmen and refugees.

On Monday, July 20, 2020, on the third day of the Free Iran Global Summit, a conference entitled “Iran Regime’s Terrorism – Shut Down Tehran’s Embassies Abroad, Expel its Agents, Operatives” and attended by Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), was held among members of the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK/PMOI) in Ashraf-3. The live-streamed virtual gathering brought together hundreds of distinguished political figures from the United States, Europe, and Albania.

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Ebrahim Raisi’s Position, Execution of Mahmoud Mousavi, and Mass Arrests in Behbahan, Signs of Regime’s Fear, and an Attempt to Compensate Its Forced Cessation of the Death Sentence of Three Arrested Young Protesters

Head of regime judiciary: Riot and turmoil is our red line

While unable to conceal his anger and despair over the forced cessation of the execution of three young protesters, this morning, Ebrahim Raisi, the head of the Iranian regime’s Judiciary, described the Iranian people’s massive social media campaign against the execution verdict as “propaganda and misinformation” carried out by online bots. The brazen remarks are reminiscent of the remarks of General Azhari, the former Shah’s army strongman and prime minister, in December 1978, who described as “voices on tape” the voices of millions of Iranians chanting, “Death to the Shah,” which were heard all over Iran.

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Iran: Coronavirus Update, Over 73,600 Deaths, July 20, 2020

Iran: Coronavirus Update, Over 73,600 Deaths, July 20, 2020, 6:00 PM CEST
Iran: Coronavirus Update, Over 73,600 Deaths, July 20, 2020

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI-MEK) announced this afternoon, July 20, 2020, that Coronavirus has taken the lives of more than 73,600 in 346 cities across Iran. The death toll in various provinces include: 5470 in Khuzestan, 3410 in Isfahan, 3255 in Mazandaran, 2835 in Lorestan, 2195 in West Azerbaijan, 1805 in Fars, 1465 in Kurdistan and 760 in Ardebil. This is in addition to reports obtained from other provinces.

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Iran news in brief, July 21, 2020

Third Day of the Free Iran Global Summit
Protests in Several Iranian Cities Continue

Iran news in brief, July 21, 2020

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WHAT ARE THE IRAN PROTESTS OF 2019?

Tuesday, July 21, 2020, marks the 248th 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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