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Latest News in Brief – July 3, 2020

Latest News in Brief – July 3, 2020
Soltanieh Dome in Soltanieh city in Zanjan province: The probability of 85% of the population of Zanjan city contract Coronavirus.

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UPDATE: 7:00 PM CEST

Iran: Coronavirus Update, Over 64,800 Deaths, July 3, 2020, 6:00 PM CEST

Iran: Coronavirus Update, Over 64,800 Deaths, July 3, 2020, 6:00 PM CEST
Over 64,800 dead of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iran-Iran Coronavirus Death Toll per PMOI MEK sources

NUMBER OF VICTIMS (AS OF July 3, 2020, 6:00 PM CEST):

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) announced this afternoon, July 3, 2020, that Coronavirus has taken the lives of more than 64,800 in 342 cities across Iran. The death toll in various provinces include: 4950 in Khuzestan, 4170 in Khorasan Razavi, 3205 in Gilan, 2385 in Lorestan, 2080 in Sistan and Baluchistan, 2030 in Alborz, 1795 in West Azerbaijan, 1655 in Kermanshah, 1380 in Fars, 1320 in Kurdistan, 820 in Yazd,  810 in North Khorasan, 660 in Markazi (Central), 580 in Zanjan, 190 in South Khorasan. This is in addition to reports obtained from other provinces.

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UPDATE: 5:30 PM CEST

Free Iran Global Summit -- Resistance Units Key to Victory -July 17, 2020

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UPDATE: 4:30 PM CEST

MEK’s Resistance Units, Backbone of the Viable Alternative to Iran’s Regime

MEK’s Resistance Units, Backbone of the Viable Alternative to Iran’s Regime
Free Iran Grand Gathering in Paris, July 2017 -- file photo

For far too long, Western lawmakers have tended to assume that the current regime of Iran is fixed in place, with little prospect of being overturned by its own people. But this idea has been propped up by the Iranian regime’s own propaganda. Through its own state media and through friendly journalists with an international presence, Tehran has routinely spread the message that there is no viable alternative to the theocratic dictatorship, and that existing opposition groups are either domestically unpopular or at odds with Western interests.

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UPDATE: 3:00 PM CEST

Defiant Youth Target Regime’s Repressive Centers and Symbols

Defiant youth target regime's repressive centers and symbols
Ahvaz – Torching the center for the repressive Basij force – June 30, 2020

During the past week, defiant youths set fire to the entrances of the regime’s centers of repression and spread of terror and extremism in Tehran, Ahvaz, Isfahan, Karaj, Shahriar, and Qom.

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UPDATE: 11:30 AM CEST

Free Iran Global Summit – Iran Is Rising Up, Resistance Units Key to Victory

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.
This year, due to the coronavirus pandemic and restrictions on travel worldwide, the Free Iran annual gathering is going to be held online on July 17, 2020. Hundreds of politicians, dignitaries, human and women’s rights advocates, as well as members of the Iranian communities in Europe, the U.S., Canada, Australia, etc. will join together in the virtual conference to announce their support for a free Iran.
Entitled, “Iran Rising Up for Freedom, Resistance Units Key to Victory,” the message of the Free Iran Global Summit is that regime change in Iran is imminent, and the people of Iran led by the National Council of Resistance of Iran will soon be free.
Everyone is invited to join us in this virtual global summit which is broadcast live on women.ncr-iran.org and its social media networks live on Friday July 17, 2020, at 3 p.m. CEST.

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UPDATE: 11:20 AM CEST

Free Iran Global Summit, July 17, 2020

Free Iran Global Summit -- Iran Rising up for freedom-July 17, 2020

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UPDATE: 10:30 AM CEST

Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 342 Cities Surpasses 64,200

Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 342 Cities Surpasses 64,200
Coronavirus Death Toll in 342 Cities Surpasses 64,200

  • Once again Hassan Rouhani blamed the public for the unprecedented increase in the number of infected and dead 
  • Alireza Zali head of the National Coronavirus Combat Taskforce (NCCT) in Tehran: 7.9% increase in hospitalizations in Tehran 
  • Minoo Moharz, member of NCCT: We do not know what is going to happen in autumn and winter considering the flu season… Now we are almost back to the first days. The statistics are high, critical patients and fatalities are more. 
  • In Minab, 72 hospital staff were infected with Coronavirus. Even the maternity wards are dedicated to Coronavirus patients 
  • Zanjan University of Medical Sciences: The probability of 85% of the population of Zanjan city contract Coronavirus. Valiasr Hospital is full, and other hospitals are overflowing.

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Thursday, July 2, 2020, that the Coronavirus death toll in 342 cities in Iran is more than 64,200. The number of victims in Khorasan Razavi is 4,050, Qom 3,930, Lorestan 2,350, West Azerbaijan 1,760, Kermanshah 1,630, Hamedan 1,440, North Khorasan 750, Hormozgan 650, and Ilam 440.

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UPDATE: 10:15 AM CEST

Anna Fotyga (MEP from Poland)intervenes in the case of violation of human rights in Iran 

36 MEPs call Josep BorrellF and European External Action Service -- EEAS to take urgent actions to prevent any executions.

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UPDATE: 10:00 AM CEST

141 Violations of the Rights of Religious Minorities in Iran in One Month

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UPDATE: 9:30 AM CEST

Iran: Haft Tappeh Sugarcane Co. workers continue strike for 18th day

The deprived workers of the Haft Tappeh Sugarcane Company continued their strike on Thursday, July 2, for the 18th consecutive day by holding a march in the city of Shush in the oil-rich province of Khuzestan, southwest Iran.
The workers were heard chanting:
“Workers would rather die than live in shame!”
“We don’t want a governor who accepts bribes!”
“One less embezzlement case and our problems will be resolved!”

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UPDATE: 9:00 AM CEST

The significance of the Free Iran 2020 gathering

Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance at the Free Iran Gathering at Ashraf 3- July 13, 2019

Every year the Iranian opposition holds its annual “Free Iran” gathering, where tens of thousands of Iranians and its supporters from around the world participate to express their desire for a free and democratic Iran.

Also every year, hundreds of renowned politicians, dignitaries, human rights activists, religious leaders, parliamentarians, mayors, and citizens from across the globe join the event to express their thoughts on the situation in Iran.

On June 2019, for the first time the “Free Iran 2019 event”, that traditionally was hosted in Paris from 2004 to 2018, was organized in Ashraf 3 in Albania, home to more than 3,000 members of the main Iranian opposition movement, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK).

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Iran news in brief, July 3, 2020

Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 342 Cities Surpasses 64,200
Iran: Haft Tappeh Sugarcane Workers Continue Strike for 18th Day
Iran: Female Political Prisoner to Serve Additional Two Years

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WHAT ARE THE IRAN PROTESTS OF 2019?

Friday, July 3, 2020, marks the 231st 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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