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Latest News in Brief – July 27, 2020

Latest News in Brief – July 27, 2020
Iran, Isfahan -- Isfahan University of Medical Sciences: [Due to lack of ICU beds] in Khorshid Hospital, we had to choose between a 50-year-old patient to be transferred to the ICU, and a 70-year-old to stay and die.
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UPDATE: 8:30 PM CEST

MEK Resistance Units install banners of Maryam Rajavi & Massoud Rajavi across Iran

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: “Hail to Massoud Rajavi, hail to the National Liberation Army,” “Down with Khamenei, damn Khomeini, hail to Rajavi,” and “Down with Khamenei, hail to Rajavi.”
They wrote:
Asaluyeh— “Commemoration of the Eternal Light Operation”
Tehran— “Commemoration of the Eternal Light Operation”
Kerman— “Down with Khamenei, damn Khomeini, hail to Rajavi. I announce my readiness for the overthrow of the mullahs’ regime.”
Rasht— “Hail to Massoud Rajavi, hail to the National Liberation Army”
Tabriz— “Commemoration of the Eternal Light Operation”
Karaj— “Commemoration of the Eternal Light Operation”
Mashhad— “Hail to Massoud Rajavi, hail to the National Liberation Army”
Mashhad— “Commemoration of the Eternal Light Operation”
Yasuj— “Commemoration of the Eternal Light Operation”
Tehran— “Commemoration of the Eternal Light Operation”
Tehran— “Commemoration of the Eternal Light Operation”
Ahvaz— “Commemoration of the Eternal Light Operation”
Abadan— “Hail to Massoud Rajavi, hail to the National Liberation Army”
Babol— “Commemoration of the Eternal Light Operation”
Behbahan— “Commemoration of the Eternal Light Operation”
Qom— “Commemoration of the Eternal Light Operation”
Ardabil— “Down with Khamenei, hail to Rajavi”
Kermanshah— “Commemoration of the Eternal Light Operation”
Kermanshah— “Commemoration of the Eternal Light Operation”
Kermanshah— “Commemoration of the Eternal Light Operation”

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At least 22 executions in Iran in June 2020

According to Iran Human Rights Monitor (Iran HRM), the Iranian regime executed 22 people throughout June 2020.
Hedayat Abdollahpour, a Kurdish political prisoner and father of two, was on death row based on false charges.
Abdollahpour’s family was informed in June that he was executed in secret a few weeks before.
The mullahs’ Supreme Court has upheld death sentences issued for political prisoners Amir Hossein Moradi, 26, Saied Tamjidi, 28, and Mohammad Rajabi, 26, all arrested for taking part in the November 2019 uprising.
According to the Iran HRM report, the regime flogged five political prisoners and dissidents in June.
A court sentenced 42 workers in the city of Arak to lashes & prison time for demanding their delayed wages in a protest.
At least two prisoners have been tortured to death in June.
During Hassan Rouhani’s presidency, at least 3,800 people have been executed, twice as many as during Ahmadinejad’s tenure.

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UPDATE: 8:00 PM CEST

Iran: Coronavirus Update, Over 77,600 Deaths, July 27, 2020, 6:00 PM CEST

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI-MEK) announced this afternoon, July 27, 2020, that Coronavirus has taken the lives of more than 77,600 in 347 cities across Iran. The death toll in various provinces include: 19250 in Tehran, 5833 in Khorasan Razavi, 4230 in Qom, 3040 in Lorestan, 3530 in Mazandaran, 2435 in Sistan and Baluchistan, 2340 in West Azerbaijan, 2280 in East Azerbaijan, 2048 in Golestan, and 1955 in Fars. This is in addition to reports obtained from other provinces.

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UPDATE: 6:45 PM CEST

Iran’s Regime Tries to Spread Despair Among People With COVID-19, NCRI’s Free Iran Global Summit Foiled This – Remarks by Rudy Giuliani

Iran’s Regime Tries to Spread Despair Among People With COVID-19, NCRI’s Free Iran Global Summit Foiled This – Remarks by Rudy Giuliani
Rudy Giuliani in the Free Iran Global Summit -- July 17, 2020

According to information tallied by the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), over 77,000 people have lost their lives to the COVID-19 pandemicThe high mortality rate in Iran is indeed the direct result of the Iranian regime’s deliberate inaction and cover-up of the novel coronavirus since its outbreak.  

The Iranian regime is engulfed with crisis. The country’s economy is collapsing due to the regime’s misuse of funds and institutionalized corruption. People are grappling with COVID-19, economic hardship, and oppression. Fearing the eruption of a new uprising, and to legitimize its rule, the regime and its apologists try to discredit their viable alternative.  

In this regard, Mayor Rudy Giuliani, former New York City mayor, made important remarks on the first day of the “Free Iran Global Summit.” 

 

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UPDATE: 3:15 PM CEST

Former Foreign Minister of Canada John Baird’s remarks to the Free Iran Global Summit

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Remarks by Rama Yade, former French Minister of Human Rights, to the Free Iran Global Summit

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UPDATE: 10:00 AM CEST

Maryam Rajavi: By his fatwa for the 1988 Massacre, Khomeini intended to annihilate the PMOI/MEK generation to guarantee his rule.

In those very days, Montazeri wrote him that the Mojahedin were a type of logic which could not be annihilated by killing, but would further propagate.

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International support for the Iranian Resistance (MEK & NCRI) in online Free Iran Global Summit 2020

July 2020—Iranians and supporters of the Iranian opposition movement the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) and coalition National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) held the largest online summit of the Iranian Resistance. The gathering linked simultaneous rallies in major cities in Europe, the United States, and Australia with more than 30,000 points connected, and it is the largest gathering of its kind in support of a free Iran.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s annual “Free Iran Summit” was held virtually. The event brought together supporters of a free Iran from more than 100 countries in five continents, including both in Iran and Ashraf 3, Albania, home to members of the MEK.
Nearly 1,000 prominent figures, politicians, and parliamentarians from five continents took part in the rally in solidarity and support of the Iranian people’s quest for freedom. Speakers included Mayor Rudy Giuliani; Senator Joe Lieberman; Michèle Alliot-Marie; Giulio Terzi; John Baird; Anna Fotyga; former Foreign Ministers of France, Italy, Canada, and Poland; former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey; former French Minister of Human Rights Rama Yade; Ambassadors Robert Joseph, Lincoln Bloomfield, and Kenneth Blackwell; dignitaries such as Ingrid Betancourt and Linda Chavez; and representatives from the European, German, French, and Italian parliaments.
The keynote speaker of the event was Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the NCRI.
Mrs. Rajavi started her speech by saying, “This summit echoes the voice of the Iranian people’s 40-year Resistance against religious dictatorship and fascism and for freedom and democracy. This is the voice of the largest, the longest, most sophisticated, and most serious organized resistance in Iran’s history…This summit echoes the calls for the clerical regime’s overthrow in the successive uprisings from December 2017 and January 2018 to November 2019 and January 2020…This summit is the voice of Resistance Units and rebellious cities across Iran who have put an end to a history of despair, incredulity, and inaptitude, and replace it with the pledge of ‘we can and we must.’”

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Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 347 Cities Exceeds 77,000

Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 347 Cities Exceeds 77,000
Over 77,000 dead of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iran-Iran Coronavirus Death Toll per PMOI MEK sources

• Iraj Harirchi, regime’s Deputy Health Minister: The situation is not good at all. Almost, the entire country is red. Tehran serves as the epicenter of transmitting the virus to the whole country.

• Director of Imam-Reza Hospital in Islamshahr: We have a lot of patients in the emergency ward; we have no place to hospitalize them. We have a lot of critically ill patients, which no other hospital in Tehran accepts them.

• Isfahan University of Medical Sciences: [Due to lack of ICU beds] in Khorshid Hospital, we had to choose between a 50-year-old patient to be transferred to the ICU, and a 70-year-old to stay and die.

• The number of Coronavirus patients in Babol has surged six times the figure for two months ago.

• Masih Mohajeri, chief editor of the state-run daily, Jomhuri-Eslami, and former aide to Rafsanjani and Khatami (Ex-regime Presidents): Rouhani’s decision to hold the holy month of Moharram’s ceremonies will bring about disastrous autumn.

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The Iranian regime’s fear of MEK’s growing influence

The Iranian regime’s hysterical reaction to the MEK’s Free Iran rally shows Tehran’s fear of the Iranian opposition

In the last 41 years, there has never been a single day that the Iranian regime hasn’t spread propaganda and psychological warfare against the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK). But the wave of slander that the regime has been directing toward the main opposition in the past week has reached an unprecedented scale.

During the Friday prayers of July 24, regime authorities expressed their fear for the growing support of the MEK which the annual meeting of the Iranian Resistance, the “Free Iran Global Summit 2020,” which connected 30,000 places in 102 countries, including Iran and Ashraf 3, the headquarters of MEK members in Albania.

The Friday prayer imam of Natanz said: “[The MEK] want to harm our social wealth such as the Supreme Leader [Ali Khamenei] and the Guardian Council, and the [MEK] are seeking public protests.” Khamenei, the top leader of the regime, has the final say on all critical manners. The Guardian Council, whose 12 members are all directly or indirectly selected and approved by the office of the supreme leader, oversees all branches of the government.

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Iran concerned over trial of diplomat terrorist Assadollah Assadi in Belgium

Asadollah Assadi, a diplomat-terrorist of the Iranian regime, is on trial in Belgium facing terrorism charges

Kayhan daily, the known mouthpiece of Iranian regime Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, published a piece on July 25 expressing grave concerns over the trial of the mullahs’ diplomat-terrorist Assadollah Assadi and three other operatives facing bombing/terrorism charges in Belgium.

“Finally, following Mr. Assadi’s illegal detention for the past two years, he and three other defendants in this case, each being ordinary individuals living in Europe and have no legal acquaintance with this diplomat, appeared before court for their supposed arraignment hearing. The court was held behind closed doors in the city of Antwerp of Belgium and several senior [opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK)] officials and members separately presented their remarks and claims against Mr. Assadi to the court. It is worth noting that even holding a court trial and prosecuting an Iranian diplomat during his mission abroad is unprecedented in the Foreign Ministry’s history and anywhere in the world. Despite having a diplomatic passport, Mr. Assadi has been illegally detained for over two years, first in Germany and then Belgium. His court hearings have begun in the past few days,” the piece wrote.

Kayhan daily, the known mouthpiece of Iranian regime Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, published a piece on July 25 expressing grave concerns over the trial of the mullahs’ diplomat-terrorist Assadollah Assadi and three other operatives facing bombing/terrorism charges in Belgium.

“Finally, following Mr. Assadi’s illegal detention for the past two years, he and three other defendants in this case, each being ordinary individuals living in Europe and have no legal acquaintance with this diplomat, appeared before court for their supposed arraignment hearing. The court was held behind closed doors in the city of Antwerp of Belgium and several senior [opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK)] officials and members separately presented their remarks and claims against Mr. Assadi to the court. It is worth noting that even holding a court trial and prosecuting an Iranian diplomat during his mission abroad is unprecedented in the Foreign Ministry’s history and anywhere in the world. Despite having a diplomatic passport, Mr. Assadi has been illegally detained for over two years, first in Germany and then Belgium. His court hearings have begun in the past few days,” the piece wrote.

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Gilbert Mitterrand’s remarks the Free Iran Global Summit

Ingrid Betancourt’s remarks the Free Iran Global Summit

Canadian MP Judy Sgro’s remarks to the Free Iran Global Summit

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Iran news in brief, July 27, 2020

Iran Supreme Court Upholds Death Sentence for Five Protesters
Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 347 Cities Exceeds 77,000

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WHAT ARE THE IRAN PROTESTS OF 2019?

Monday, July 27, 2020, marks the 254th 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

Read more: Latest News in Brief- July 26, 2020

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