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Latest News in Brief – July 25, 2020

Latest News in Brief – July 25, 2020
Iran, Zanjan city – Zanjan University of Medical Sciences: Most areas of the Province are red, and we will face a serious challenge in autumn and winter.

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UPDATE: 7:00 PM CEST

Iran: Coronavirus Update, Over 76,400 Deaths, July 25, 2020, 6:00 PM CEST

Iran: Coronavirus Update, Over 76,400 Deaths, July 25, 2020, 6:00 PM CEST
Iran: Coronavirus Update, Over 76,400 Deaths, July 25, 2020

NUMBER OF VICTIMS (AS OF July 25, 2020, 6:00 PM CEST):

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI-MEK) announced this afternoon, July 25, 2020, that Coronavirus has taken the lives of more than 76,400 in 347 cities across Iran. The death toll in various provinces include: 5705 in Khorasan Razavi, 3528 in Isfahan, 2995 in Lorestan, 2395 in Sistan and Baluchestan, 1998 in Golestan, 1890 in Kermanshah, 1115 in North Khorasan, and 810 in Ardabil. This is in addition to reports obtained from other provinces.

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UPDATE: 5:30 PM CEST

MEK Resistance Units mark the last military operation to free Iran from the tyranny

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. They commemorated the anniversary of the Eternal Light Operation in 1988. On July 25, 1988, the NLA launched its largest operation, called “Eternal Light,” in which it targeted the entirety of the Iranian regime. The Iranian regime suffered 55,000 casualties, and on its part, the NLA lost 1,304 of its officers and soldiers, heroes who laid down their lives for the freedom of their country. The Resistance Units bravely took to graffiti in public places with the slogans: “Long live the National Liberation Army. The path of the martyrs will continue until the overthrow of the regime,” and “Hail to Massoud Rajavi, hail to the National Liberation Army.”
They wrote:
Tehran— “The Eternal Light Operation is the regime’s nonstop fear of the the MEK and being overthrown.”
Tehran— “Commemoration of the Eternal Light Operation”
Esfarayen— “Commemoration of the Eternal Light Operation”
Tehran— “Commemoration of the Eternal Light Operation”
Nishapur— “Long live the National Liberation Army. The path of the martyrs will continue until the overthrow of the regime.”
Rasht— “Long live the National Liberation Army. The path of the martyrs will continue until the overthrow of the regime.”
Rasht— “Commemoration of the Eternal Light Operation”
Tehran— “Commemoration of the Eternal Light Operation”
Sari— “The Eternal Light Operation is the regime’s nonstop fear of the MEK and being overthrown.”
Shiraz— “Hail to Massoud Rajavi, hail to the National Liberation Army”
Shiraz— “The Eternal Light Operation is the regime’s nonstop fear of the MEK and being overthrown.”
Shiraz— “Commemoration of the Eternal Light Operation”
Karaj— “32nd Anniversary of the Eternal Light Operation”
Karaj— “Hail to Massoud Rajavi, hail to the National Liberation Army”
Rudsar— “Commemoration of the Eternal Light Operation”
Izeh— “The Eternal Light Operation is the regime’s nonstop fear of the MEK and being overthrown.”
Gorgan— “We will come back.”

PMOI/MEK Resistance Units mark the last military operation to free Iran from the tyranny

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Remarks by John Perry, former Irish Minister, to the Free Iran Global Summit

John Perry, former Irish Minister, addresses the Free Iran Global Summit that was held online on July 17, 2020. The online summit, organized by the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), linked participants at more than 30,000 connection points in Iran and around the world – the largest online gathering of its kind in support of a free Iran.

Remarks by John Perry, former Irish Minister, to the Free Iran Global Summit – July 17, 2020

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UPDATE: 5:00 PM CEST

Leaving 1988 Massacre of MEK Unpunished Emboldens Iran’s Regime to Continue Human Right Abuses – Remarks by Dr. Alejo Vidal-Quadras

Leaving 1988 Massacre of MEK Unpunished Emboldens Iran’s Regime to Continue Human Right Abuses – Remarks by Dr. Alejo Vidal-Quadras
Ashraf 3, Albania, headquarters of the MEK – Call for Justice Conference, July 19

The 1988 massacre of over 30,000 political prisoners, mostly members of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), has gone unpunished for 32 years. The more the international community persists in its inactionthe Iranian regime continues its human rights violations. As Daniel Webster said: “Every unpunished murder takes away something from the security of every man’s life.”  

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UPDATE: 2:45 PM CEST

EDITORIAL: Anniversary of Iran’s 1988 Massacre of Political Prisoners

EDITORIAL: Anniversary of Iran’s 1988 Massacre of Political Prisoners
EDITORIAL: Anniversary of Iran’s 1988 Massacre of Political Prisoners

Morgan Ortagus, the US State Department’s Spokesperson, on July 17 saidJuly 19th marks the anniversary of the start of Iran’s so-called Death Commissions on the orders of Ayatollah Khomeini. These commissions sent over 30,000 political prisoners in a matter of a few months to the gallows.  

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UPDATE: 11:45 AM CEST

Remarks by John Prichard, Bishop of the Church of England, to the Free Iran Global Summit–July 2020

John Prichard, Bishop of the Church of England, addresses the Free Iran Global Summit that was held online on July 17, 2020. The online summit, organized by the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), linked participants at more than 30,000 connection points in Iran and around the world – the largest online gathering of its kind in support of a free Iran.
Remarks by John Prichard, Bishop of the Church of England, to the Free Iran Global Summit–July 2020

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Dr. Ranjana Kumari, Speech to the Free Iran 2020 Global Summit, July 17

Dr. Ranjana Kumari, Director of Centre for Social Research (India), and one of the 100 most influential people in gender policy for 2019, made a speech to the Free Iran 2020 Global Summit: Iran Rising Up for Freedom, at Ashraf 3, Albanian, on July 17, 2020. In her speech to this gathering, she praised the courageous women of Iran who turned a page in the history of their country. She said: The pivotal role of Iranian women was very telling. Their courage was a source of inspiration for women all over the world.

Dr. Ranjana Kumari, Speech to the #FreeIran2020 Global Summit, July 17

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UPDATE: 11:15 AM CEST

July 25 – Shush, southwest Iran

Employees of the Haft Tappeh Sugarcane Company are protesting & on a strike for the 41st consecutive day, demanding delayed paychecks and answers to other outstanding issues raised with company officials.

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Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 347 Cities Exceeds 75,900

Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 347 Cities Exceeds 75,900
Over 75,900 dead of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iran-Iran Coronavirus Death Toll per PMOI MEK sources

  • Mazandaran physicians: At least 2,800 Coronavirus patients are hospitalized in Mazandaran hospitals. The situation in Qaemshahr and Amol is catastrophic. The capacity of Sari hospitals is being completed. There are no empty beds in Juybar. 80% of the beds in Behshahr, 90% in Babol, and 70% in Chalous and Nowshahr are full and the empty beds will be filled quickly. More than 1,200 medical staff have been infected, and 450 of them are on sick leave. Mazandaran must be locked down.
  • Iraj Harirchi, regime’s Deputy Health Minister: The daily Coronavirus death rate of over 200 people is very high. During the (Iran-Iraq) war, the death toll was 60 per day.
  • Resalat newspaper close to Khamenei: One of the problems is that unfortunately, people comment on issues that they have no specialization in, such as the president!
  • Zanjan University of Medical Sciences: Most areas of the Province are red, and we will face a serious challenge in autumn and winter.

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The 1988 massacre: How the Iranian regime tried—and failed—to destroy the MEK

In the summer of 1988, Iranian regime supreme leader Ruhollah Khomeini ordered the execution of more than 30,000 political prisoners, mostly members and supporters of the MEK

In the summer of 1988, a fatwa of by mullahs’ regime founder Ruhollah Khomeini sent 30,000 Irianian political prisoners to the gallows in a matter of months. Khomeini’s goal was clear: The total annihilation of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), the most organized and capable opposition movement of Iran. Most of the prisoners executed in what became known as the 1988 massacre were members and supporters of the MEK.

But while Khomeini managed to set a record in barbarity and crimes against humanity, he did not achieve his goal. Thirty-two years later, the MEK and the Iranian Resistance still stand, stronger than ever, and they recently held their yearly Free Iran Global Summit, connecting more than 30,000 locations in 102 countries, and calling for accountability regarding atrocious human rights violations by the mullahs’ regime in Iran.

A look at the 1988 massacre and the history of the MEK show why the Iranian regime has failed to wipe out the opposition.

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Iranian regime ships kept waiting at China’s docks for over two months

Iran’s ships cannot unload and remain waiting in Chinese ports – File photo

It has been over two months now that a number of Iranian regime ships have been held waiting outside Chinese ports due to U.S. sanctions and cannot even leave the area. Economic activists believe the main reason is that China is abiding by U.S. sanctions imposed against these ships.

“Iranian businessmen are saying the process of unloading and a new loading of these Iranian ships in Chinese ports have been halted for two months now,” according to a EuroNews report broadcast on Friday, July 3. “Beijing is describing these measures as in accordance to environmental standards for the fuel used by sea vessels associated to the Iranian regime’s state-run shipping company. However, the main reason is that China is abiding by U.S. sanctions.”

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Iran news in brief, July 25, 2020

Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 347 Cities Exceeds 75,900
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Iran news in brief, July 25, 2020

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WHAT ARE THE IRAN PROTESTS OF 2019?

Saturday, July 25, 2020, marks the 252nd 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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