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Latest News in Brief – June 17, 2020

Latest News in Brief – June 17, 2020
Sanandaj city, Kurdistan province Iran: In Sanandaj, from Sunday to Monday, the number of hospitalized patients increased from 287 to 336

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UPDATE: 7:15 PM CEST

LIVE: PRESS BRIEFING – Bipartisan House Majority Unveils Comprehensive Resolution to Counter Iran’s Regime, Offer Solution for a Free Iran

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UPDATE: 6:45 PM CEST

Iran: Coronavirus Update, Over 52,800 Deaths, June 17, 2020, 6:00 PM CEST

Iran: Coronavirus Update, Over 52,800 Deaths, June 17, 2020, 6:00 PM CEST
Over 52,800 dead of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iran-Iran Coronavirus Death Toll per PMOI MEK sources

NUMBER OF VICTIMS (AS OF June 17, 2020, 6:00 PM CEST):

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) announced this afternoon, June 17, 2020, that Coronavirus has taken the lives of more than 52,800 in 334 cities across Iran. 4315 in Khuzestan, 3295 in Khorasan Razavi, 2810 in Gilan, 2805 in Isfahan, 1965 in Sistan and Baluchistan, 1815 in Lorestan, 1485 in West Azerbaijan, 1340 in Golestan, 705 in Kerman,  505 in Bushehr, 410 in Hormozagan. This is in addition to reports obtained from other provinces.

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UPDATE: 5:00 PM CEST

Lawmakers Urge Switzerland to Keep Open File on Assassination of Prof. Kazem Rajavi

Lawmakers Urge Switzerland to Keep Open File on Assassination of Prof. Kazem Rajavi
Lawmakers Urge Switzerland to Keep Open File on Assassination of Prof. Kazem Rajavi

The Italian Committee of Parliamentarians for a Free Iran and Australian Supporters of Democracy in Iran, in two separate letters to the Swiss government, condemned Switzerland decision to close the assassination case of Prof. Kazem Rajavi.

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UPDATE: 4:30 PM CEST

Iran COVID-19 Crisis: Over 52,400 Death. a Result of Regime’s Criminal Policies

Iran, Ahvaz, coronavirus outbreak – June 2020

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI, Mujahedin-e Khalq or MEK) announced on Tuesday that the COVID-19 pandemic in Iran has so far claimed the lives of 52,400 people. The Iranian regime is the only party to be blamed for this tragedy.  

The National Council of the Resistance of Iran (NCRI) presented documents obtained by the MEK, from the regime’s National Emergency Organization, which confirm the virus was transmitted directly from China to Iran in early January. Yet, the mullahs’ regime refused to announce this. The regime’s cover-up caused a rapid spread of COVID-19 inside Iran and turned Iran into an epicenter of this disease. 

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UPDATE: 4:00 PM CEST

A Glance at Iran Regime’s Misogynist Constitution

A Glance at Iran Regime’s Misogynist Constitution
Institutionalized Misogyny in the laws of the mullahs’ regime ruling Iran

The Women’s Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) has published a document examining the Iranian regime’s misogynistic laws, highlighting that the mullahs rule Iran using a “deviated, backward interpretation of Islam” and that the regime was founded on the “subjugation, exclusion and humiliation” of women. 

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UPDATE: 2:45 PM CEST

Political prisoner Narges Mohammadi suffers for witnessing executions

Narges Mohammadi political prisoner

Political prisoner Narges Mohammadi has spoken about psychological torture because of witnessing the executions of prisoners in Zanjan Prison.

Narges Mohammadi who was the spokeswoman and vice president of the League of Human Rights Defenders in Iran, during a recent visit with her mother, Ms. Ozra Bazargan, told her of the tormenting moments she goes through in prison.

Ms. Bazargan narrated: “Narges said that two days ago, one of her inmates had been hanged after six years on the death row. Execution victims are taken to solitary cell and quarantined 24 hours before their sentence is carried out. And this time period is a terrible psychological torture both for the victim and for her cellmates.”

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UPDATE: 1:30 PM CEST

Medical Sciences University Head in Hormozgan, Sout Iran: The province has a critical COVID19 status. From every 2 tests, 1 is positive

The regime has banned health officials from announcing COVID-19 figures for each province and is trying to hide the scope of the outbreak.

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UPDATE: 11:30 AM CEST

CD media: US Congress To Issue Bipartisan Resolution – Game Plan For A Free Iran

H.Res. 374 (116th Congress), Supporting a Free Iran.

On June 17, a Congressional briefing will unveil a comprehensive resolution in response to threats from Iran’s regime, and for the first time offer an effective and meaningful solution for a free Iran.

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UPDATE: 11:00 AM CEST

Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 332 Cities Exceeds 52,400

Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 332 Cities Exceeds 52,400
Coronavirus pandemic in Iran

Maryam Rajavi: As a result of Khamenei’s, Rouhani’s anti-human policies, Coronavirus is ablaze and taking lives all over Iran 

  • Iraj Harirchi, Deputy Health Minister: We have experienced 107 and 113 (deaths) in the past couple of days, the daily toll during the eight-year Iran-Iraq war was 66 per day 
  • Ali-Akbar Haghdoost Deputy Health Minister: An urgent decision must be made to return the restrictions, Coronavirus is on the rise 
  • Regime Health Ministry: The provinces of Khuzestan, East and West Azerbaijan, Khorasan Razavi, Lorestan, Kermanshah, Golestan, Hormozgan, Kurdistan, Sistan, and Baluchestan are in a red state 
  • In Sanandaj, from Sunday to Monday, the number of hospitalized patients increased from 287 to 336

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Tuesday, June 16, 2020, that the Coronavirus death toll in 332 cities across Iran has increased to 52,400. The number of victims in Tehran is 10,800, Khuzestan 4,280, Lorestan 1,810, West Azerbaijan 1,470, Kermanshah 1360, Kurdistan 1,115, and Kerman 670.

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UPDATE: 10:30 AM CEST

Maryam Rajavi: Forty years of the mullahs’ rule has dismantled the country’s medical, health and welfare foundations to a large extent, leaving our country and society unable to defend against pandemics

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UPDATE: 10:00 AM CEST

MEK: Virtual Free Iran Conference on June 20: A Glance at Its History

MEK: Virtual Free Iran Conference on June 20: A Glance at Its History
MEK: Virtual Free Iran Conference on June 20: A Glance at Its History

Iranians, supporters of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), will hold an online gathering on June 20, marking 39 years of struggle for a free Iran. This conference will be attended by thousands of Iranians from different parts of world, as well as renowned political luminaries from across the globe. June 20 is the Iranian Resistance’s “Day of Martyrs and Political Prisoners.”

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UPDATE: 9:30 AM CEST

New IAEA Report is Reminder of Old Problems with the Iran Nuclear Deal

New IAEA Report is Reminder of Old Problems with the Iran Nuclear Deal
Iran: Arak heavy water reactor

By: Alejo Vidal-Quadras

On June 5, the International Atomic Energy Agency’s Board of Governors was provided with the latest report on the status of the Iran nuclear deal or Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). And on June 15, the Board convened to discuss the issues raised by that report.

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UPDATE: 9:00 AM CEST

Marjan, renowned Iranian artist & singer & great supporter of freedom in Iran & PMOI/MEK passed away

June 2020—On June 5, 2020, Shahla Safi Zamir, better known among Iranians as Marjan, a popular singer and former political prisoner, died in a hospital in Los Angeles. The tragic event marked the end of Marjan’s four decades of staunch resistance against the most vicious tyranny in Iran’s history.

In the 1980s, Marjan was arrested and imprisoned by the mullahs’ regime because of her support for the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK). During her years in prison, despite the torture and mistreatment of prison authorities, Marjan remained persistent in her ideals and support for freedom and democracy in Iran.

After being released from prison, she refrained from cooperating with the Iranian regime and did not lend her talent and art to the mullahs.

After fleeing Iran in the early 2000s, she joined the PMOI/MEK and the Iranian Resistance. For two decades, she was the inspiring voice of Iran’s oppressed women and girls. In the dark of the night, her voice gave glad tidings of looming dawn.

Marjan, renowned Iranian artist & singer & great supporter of freedom in Iran & PMOI/MEK passed away

 

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Iran news in brief, June 17, 2020

Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 332 Cities Exceeds 52,400
Horrific New Honor Killings Sanctioned by Law in Iran

Iran news in brief, June 17, 2020

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WHAT ARE THE IRAN PROTESTS OF 2019?

Wednesday, June 17, 2020, marks the 215th 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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