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Latest News in Brief – June 18, 2020

Latest News in Brief – June 18, 2020
Gorgan city, Golestan province in northern Iran: In Golestan, the number of hospitalized patients has increased from 150 to 300 and 6 children have died due to Coronavirus.

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UPDATE: 8:30 PM CEST

39 years of Resistance, Day of Martyrs and Political Prisoners Overthrow of Mullahs’ Regime Indispensable to Democracy, Justice in Iran. Free Iran 2020

Saturday, June 20, 2020 – 1600 CEST
Live broadcast

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UPDATE: 7:00 PM CEST

Iran: Coronavirus Update, Over 53,200 Deaths, June 18, 2020, 6:00 PM CEST

Iran: Coronavirus Update, Over 53,200 Deaths, June 18, 2020, 6:00 PM CEST
Over 53,200 dead of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iran-Iran Coronavirus Death Toll per PMOI MEK sources

NUMBER OF VICTIMS (AS OF June 18, 2020, 6:00 PM CEST):

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) announced this afternoon, June 18, 2020, that Coronavirus has taken the lives of more than 53,200 in 334 cities across Iran. 4360 in Khuzestan, 2975 in Isfahan, 1890 in Lorestan, 1780 in East Azerbaijan, 1399 in Kermanshah, 1130 in Kurdestan, 720 in Kerman, 630 in Markazi (Central),  520 in Bushehr. This is in addition to reports obtained from other provinces.

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UPDATE: 4:00 PM CEST

Fox News : Majority of House members back resolution supporting Iranian opposition, condemning regime’s terror

A majority of members of the House of Representatives are backing a bipartisan resolution that supports the Iranian opposition movement’s call for a secular, democratic Iran — and condemns Iranian state-sponsored terrorism. “There’s a reason that there is a strong bipartisan majority in the U.S. House of Representatives has come together to cosponsor this resolution condemning Iran’s terror attacks, it’s because the world is watching the struggle for freedom in Iran and it is cheering your cause,” sponsor Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Calif., said in an address to the Organization of the Iranian American Communities on Wednesday.

WASHINGTON EXAMINER: ‘The world is watching’: Lawmakers tout bipartisan resolution condemning Iran

“The resolution HRES374 highlights foiled Iran-linked terrorist attacks against the NCRI… led by Maryam Rajavi that advocates for regime change in Iran.

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UPDATE: 3:45 PM CEST

Locals of different parts of the country suffer from lack of access to drinking water

Locals in a village of Razavi Khorasan province in northeast Iran protest not having drinking water.
Reports indicate the homes of more than 6,000 people in several villages of this province lack clean drinking water.

Locals in the Barval distrct of Ahvaz, southwest Iran, complain that their homes lack drinking water.
It is worth noting that this area is surrounded by 17 oil wells yet the locals are living in utter poverty due to the regime’s plundering.

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UPDATE: 3:30 PM CEST

Regime-Affiliated Factory Owners Embezzle $1.4 Billion as Workers Remain Unpaid

Regime-Affiliated Factory Owners Embezzle $1.4 Billion as Workers Remain Unpaid
Workers of Haft Tappeh Sugar Company in Khuzestan went on strike to protest the non-payment of their monthly salaries and corruption in the company

Embezzlement of $1.4 billion by the members of the Iranian regime who own the Haft Tappeh sugarcane factory in Khuzestan while workers’ salaries remain unpaid.

Haft Tappeh Sugarcane Company is located 14 km from Shush city and has factories as well as 24,000 hectares of goods land on the banks of the Dez River in Khuzestan Province, south-western Iran. The company was handed over to Omid Asadbeigi and Mehrdad Rostami, 28 and 31 yearold respectively, at a 2015 auction with a down payment of only 6 billion tomans. The price and manner of this transfer and the qualifications of these two young men were in a state of ambiguity from the very beginning and indicated the beginning of a major case of government corruption and plundering.

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UPDATE: 3:00 PM CEST

Shush, southwest Iran: Workers of the Haft Tappeh Sugar Cane Company protesting and demanding their delayed paychecks

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UPDATE: 2:30 PM CEST

Iran’s Labor Children, Victims of Mullahs’ Regime

June 12 marked the World Day Against Child Labor
but for Iranian labor children, it was another day of a miserable life under the mullahs’ regime.
The Labor Ministry’s Center for Statistics and Strategic Information says there are ½ million working children in Iran
The state-run Resalat daily wrote on June 29, 2019:
“A study by a faculty member of Tehran University found there were between 3-7 million working children in Iran in 2002”
Street and labor children are the most vulnerable in Iranian society. They are forced to work amid the COVID-19 outbreak
Yet, instead of using its vast resources to help them, the regime blames these poor children for the spread of COVID-19.
Thousands of Iranian street children are breadwinners, selling gum & flowers, cleaning car windows or scavenging garbage
Iranian children, particularly labor and street children, are under tremendous pressure.
Unlike children in other countries, they don’t experience the joy of a real childhood.
Child labor is an indicator of an explosive society. This problem won’t be resolved as long as the regime is in power.

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UPDATE: 11:00 AM CEST

Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 334 Cities Exceeds 52,800

Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 334 Cities Exceeds 52,800
Iran: Coronavirus outbreak in Golestan province, Gorgan city

  • In Hormozgan, the fatalities have quadrupled since May 21. Eighty-five percent of ventilator-assisted patients die. More than 250 Hormozgan health workers have contracted Coronavirus, and the rest are fatigued. 
  • In Bushehr, last week, the number of cases was more than the total in 4 months. This week in the province, several hundred Coronavirus patients were diagnosed daily, many in critical condition, and transferred to the ICU. 
  • In Golestan, the number of hospitalized patients has increased from 150 to 300 and 6 children have died due to Coronavirus.

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK) announced on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, that the Coronavirus death toll in 334 cities across Iran has increased to 52,800. The number of victims in Khuzestan is 4,315, Khorasan Razavi 3,295, Gilan 2,810, Isfahan 2,805, Sistan and Baluchestan 1,965, Lorestan 1,815, West Azerbaijan 1,485, Golestan 1,340, Kerman 705, Bushehr 505, and Hormozgan 410.

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UPDATE: 10:30 AM CEST

Video -Maryam Rajavi: The people of Iran are more determined than ever to continue the struggle for freedom

U.S. representatives and prominent political dignitaries participated in a virtual conference on Wednesday, June 17. In a video message to this conference, Maryam Rajavi hailed the Iranians and personalities taking part and said:
This resolution, co-sponsored by a bipartisan majority of members of Congress, reflects the American people’s support for Iranian people’s desire for a free Iran, a republic based on people’s free vote, separation of religion and state, gender equality, respect for the rights of ethnic groups, and a non-nuclear Iran.
The Iranian people are encouraged that this resolution supports one of their goals for a republic based on the separation of religion and state.

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UPDATE: 10:00 AM CEST

The U.S. House Majority Stands With Iran’s People and Resistance

Bipartisan Congressional Briefing in U.S: House Majority Stands With Iran’s People and Resistance
Bipartisan Congressional Briefing in U.S: House Majority Stands With Iran’s People and Resistance

The Organization of the Iranian American Communities (OIAC), held a virtual conference, attended by senior U.S. lawmakers and personalities, unveiling House Resolution 374 to counter Iranian regime’s threats, U.S policy, and necessary measures to be taken to support the Iranian people in their quest for freedom.  This resolution is being unveiled while the Iranian society grapples with the various crisis, including the COVID-19 pandemic, economic hardship, and particularly after the nationwide Iran protests in 2019 and the regime’s brutality which resulted in over 1500 deaths. Iran’s society has become more restive, awaiting a spark to explode and overthrow this regime.

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UPDATE: 9:30 AM CEST

“Raise your voice and protest in Iran everywhere you can” : MEK Resistance Units

The Iranian Resistance Units, a network of the 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 “The Iranian people’s wealth, which is under control of the IRGC & Khamenei must be wrested out of the mullahs’ control,” “Khamenei and Rouhani must face justice for crimes against humanity,” “Down with Khamenei,” “Viva Rajavi,” Hail to freedom,” and “Democracy and freedom with Maryam Rajavi.”
They wrote:
Tehran— “The brave people of Iran, raise your voices and protest”
Tehran— “The Iranian people’s wealth, which is under control of the IRGC & Khamenei must be wrested out of the mullahs’ control.”
Tehran— “Khamenei and Rouhani must face justice for crimes against humanity,”
Karaj— “The Iranian regime fears its overthrow”
Tehran— “Raise your voice and protest everywhere you can”
Tehran— “Down with Khamenei” / “The Iranian people will rise up and overthrow the regime”
Tehran— “The Iranian people will overcome the coronavirus and the virus of the Supreme Leader”
Tehran— “Democracy and freedom with Maryam Rajavi”
Tehran— “Down with the mullahs’ regime” / “Hail to freedom” / “Compatriots; rise”
Tehran— “Down with Khamenei”
Tehran— “Down with Khamenei” / “Viva Rajavi” / Hail to freedom”
Noshahr— “Down with the principle of the Supreme Leader’s rule”
Borujerd— “Down with Khamenei”
Borujerd— “Down with the principle of the Supreme Leader’s rule”
Borujerd— “Truly, tulips grow from the blood of the young generation”
Golpayegan— “Down with Khamenei” / “Viva Rajavi”

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UPDATE: 9:00 AM CEST

Two more honor killings less than a month after the brutal murder of Romina

Fatemeh Barahi ـReyhaneh Ameri

Less than a month after Romina Ashrafi’s murder, two more honor killings have shaken Iranian society. Two young women were brutally murdered by their father and husband on June 14 and 15 of 2020.

Reyhaneh Ameri, 22, from Kerman (southeast Iran), was killed by her father on June 15 when he struck her with an ax. Reyhaneh’s father had tried to kill her three years ago by breaking her arms and legs, but her sister intervened and saved her (The state-run ROKNA News Agency – June 16, 2020).

In another case, Fatemeh Barahi, 19, was beheaded by her husband in the southwestern city of Abadan on Sunday night, June 14, 2020.(The state-run ROKNA News Agency – June 16, 2020).

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Iran news in brief, June 18, 2020

Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 334 Cities Exceeds 52,800
U.S. Congress Condemns Iran Regime’s Terrorism, Human Rights Abuses
Iranian Resistance Units Continue Activities Across Iran

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WHAT ARE THE IRAN PROTESTS OF 2019?

Thursday, June 18, 2020, marks the 216th 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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