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Latest News in Brief – July 9, 2020

Latest News in brief, July 9, 2020
Iran, Khorramabad: Medical staff at Khorramabad Hospital told the state TV: I have taken 200-300 Coronavirus patients to the mortuary, young and old all died.

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UPDATE: 9:30 PM CEST

Maryam Rajavi: With the new wave of arrests & prison sentences in Iran, the PMOI/MEK families & supporters are being pressured, intimidated & harassed

I urge the UN Sec. Gen., the High Commissioner for Human Rights to send a delegation to visit the prisons, prisoners and their families.

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UPDATE: 7:10 PM CEST

Iran: Coronavirus Update, Over 68,100 Deaths, July 9, 2020, 6:00 PM CEST

Iran: Coronavirus Update, Over 68,100 Deaths, July 9, 2020, 6:00 PM CEST
Iran: Coronavirus Update, Over 68,100 Deaths, July 9, 2020, 6:00 PM CEST

NUMBER OF VICTIMS (AS OF July 9, 2020, 6:00 PM CEST):

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) announced this afternoon, July 9, 2020, that Coronavirus has taken the lives of more than 68,100 in 342 cities across Iran. The death toll in various provinces include: 5165 in Khuzestan 5060 in Khorasan Razavi, 3030 in Mazandaran, 1935 in West Azerbaijan, 1710 in Golestan, 1600 in Hamedan, 1475 in Fars, 1365 in Kurdistan, 450 in Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari. This is in addition to reports obtained from other provinces.

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UPDATE: 6:00 PM CEST

Ongoing Successes by Iran’s Resistance Movement, MEK and NCRI Should Inspire Support From Abroad

Ongoing Successes by Iran’s Resistance Movement, MEK and NCRI Should Inspire Support From Abroad
Great Rally of Iranians, Supporters of MEK & NRCI in Berlin – 2019

On July 17, tens of thousands of Iranian join and international conference held by the Iranian Resistance movement, the MEK and NCRI. The Free Iran Global Summit will be a socially distanced alternative to the annual rally organized near Paris by the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI).

Many expatriate communities will hold gatherings within their own countries, and these will be connected into one overarching event by a live stream that will be viewed by additional participants, policymakers, and journalists. 

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UPDATE: 4:15 PM CEST

Maryam Rajavi: The leaders of this regime must face justice in international courts for the killing of 120,000 children of the Iranian people, including the 1988Massacre of 30,000 political prisoners, and the killing of over 1,500 Iranian protesters in November 2019

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UPDATE: 4:00 PM CEST

The Annual Summit of Iran’s Democratic Resistance

The Annual Summit of Iran’s Democratic Resistance
Annual grand gathering of the Iranian Resistance in Paris- 2018

By: Alejo Vidal-Quadras

For much of the past four decades, American and European policies toward Iran have been impaired by the false assumption that change can come from within the regime. That assumption has been challenged by various domestic developments in Iran over the years. But all-in-all, it has proven remarkably persistent.

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UPDATE: 3:45 PM CEST

Iran’s Regime Disgraceful Act in Handing Over Island to China: Sign of Mullahs’ Desperation and Deadlock

Iran’s Regime Disgraceful Act in Handing Over Island to China: Sign of Mullahs’ Desperation and Deadlock
Iran, Kish Island in Persian Gulf

Reports from Iran indicate the regime is handing over some Iranian islands to China in an unpatriotic 25year agreement. This is a desperate move by a regime which is reaching its end and trying to hold its grasp on power at any cost.   

The regime is handing the Kish island to China in exchange for military, regional and international support. Particularly, the mullahs’ regime fears the upcoming decision of the United Nations Security Council over an extension of the arms embargo on the regime. 

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“Down with Khamenei, hail to Rajavi, long live freedom” PMOIMEK Resistance Units

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: “Coronavirus outbreak is the guilt of the Iranian regime & mullahs,” and
“Down with Khamenei, hail to Rajavi, long live freedom.” They also commemorated July 9, 1999, the anniversary of the student uprising against mullahs’ regime oppression.
They wrote:
Isfahan— “Down with Khamenei, hail to Rajavi, long live freedom”
Tehran— “Coronavirus outbreak is the guilt of the Iranian regime & mullahs.”
Shahriar— “Coronavirus outbreak is the guilt of the Iranian regime & mullahs.”
Rudsar— “July 9, 1999, is the anniversary of the student uprising against mullahs’ regime suppression”
Rudsar— “July 9, 1999, student uprising is the extension of the uprising of June 1981 for the overthrow of the dictatorship of the mullahs”
“Down with Khamenei, hail to Rajavi, long live freedom” PMOIMEK Resistance Units

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UPDATE: 3:30 PM CEST

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UPDATE: 3:20 PM CEST

Follow live: Free Iran Global Summit
Iran Rising Up for Freedom | Resistance Units Key to Victory

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UPDATE: 3:15 PM CEST

Rasht, northern Iran: Another case of mysterious fires as locals hold the regime and Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) responsible

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July 9 – Shush, southwest Iran: Workers of the Haft Tappeh Sugarcane Co. continuing their strike for the 25th consecutive day, demanding their long delayed paychecks and answers to other outstanding issues

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UPDATE: 3:00 PM CEST

Rama Yade: In Defending Human Rights and Free Choice, We Must All Stand Together

Rama Yade: In Defending Human Rights and Free Choice, We Must All Stand Together
The Iranian supporters (MEK-NCRI) in a Free Iran rally – file photo

Rama Yade, former French Secretary of Human Rights, in an article on July 8 for TownHall.com, reiterated her support for the Iranian people and their organized Resistance movement.

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UPDATE: 9:00 AM CEST

Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 342 Cities Exceeds 67,600

Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 342 Cities Exceeds 67,600
Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 342 Cities Exceeds 67,600

  • Iraj Harirchi, regime’s Deputy Health Minister: The situation will undoubtedly get worse. Coronavirus vaccine will not be available any sooner than 12 months.
  • Mohammad-Ali Mohseni, parliament deputy, from the Health and Medical Commission: On some days, we had 300 people dying due to Coronavirus, The Health Ministry’s figures do not include those who die at home or on the way to the hospital.
  • Alireza Zali, head of the National Coronavirus Combat Taskforce (NCCT) in Tehran: The situation in Tehran is very fragile; the number of patients and dead has been increasing exponentially in the past ten days.
  • Epidemiologist, Dr. Hamid Souri, member of NCCT: The average number of deaths in Iran is twice the global average. We rank second in the world in terms of mortality.
  • Medical staff at Khorramabad Hospital told the state TV: I have taken 200-300 Coronavirus patients to the mortuary, young and old all died. The beds will not empty even for an hour.
  • The average number of deaths in Kermanshah now is 12 times more than last month

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Iraqi demonstrators condemn Iran’s regime, Hezbollah after a recent assassination

Iraqi demonstrators holding symbolic funeral ceremonies for the body of Husham Al Hashimi, an Iraqi security analyst assassinated recently

Iraqi demonstrators in Baghdad’s iconic Tahrir Square held a symbolic funeral ceremony on Tuesday, July 7, for Iraqi security analyst Husham Al Hashimi who was recently assassinated inside his car outside of his home. The demonstrators were seen chanting, “Hezbollah is the enemy of God” and calling for retaliatory measures against Al Hashimi’s assassins.

The demonstrators in Baghdad were also holding a large image of Iranian regime Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei with line writing, “Khamenei is a murderer and his proxies have no legitimacy.” This rally continued for two hours in areas of Baghdad famous for demonstrators held by protesters that have long been rallying against the Iranian regime’s malign and deadly influence in their country.

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Two Inmates Die in Coronavirus Catastrophe in Karaj Central Prison

Central Prison of Karaj

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Iran Court Sentences Seven Political Activists to Prison

Iran Court Sentences Seven Political Activists to Prison

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Iran news in brief, July 9, 2020

Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 342 Cities Exceeds 67,600
Iran Regime’s Security Forces Gun Down 17-Year-Old
Iran news in brief, July 9, 2020

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WHAT ARE THE IRAN PROTESTS OF 2019?

Thursday, July 9, 2020, marks the 236th 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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