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Latest News in Brief – June 22, 2020

Latest News in Brief – June 22, 2020
Isfahan-Naghshe Jahan Square: The death toll in Isfahan is 3,095

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UPDATE: 7:30 PM CEST

Iran: Coronavirus Update, Over 60,000 Deaths, June 22, 2020, 6:00 PM CEST

NUMBER OF VICTIMS (AS OF June 22, 2020, 6:00 PM CEST):

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) announced this afternoon, June 22, 2020, that Coronavirus has taken the lives of more than 60,000 in 334 cities across Iran. Over 16000 in Tehran, 3390 in Khorasan Razavi, 2060 in Lorestan, 1570 in West Azerbaijan, 1440 in Golestan, 735 in Kerman, 370 in Ilam. This is in addition to reports obtained from other provinces.

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UPDATE: 7:00 PM CEST

MEK Resistance Units mark the day of martyrs & political prisoners & resistance agais

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. They celebrated the anniversary of June 20, 1981, which marks the day of martyrs and political prisoners and day for resistance. The Resistance Units bravely took to graffiti in public places with the slogans: “Tribute to the 1,500 martyrs of the November 2019 uprising,” “We celebrate June 20, 1981 the day of martyrs and political prisoners,” “Commemorating martyrs fallen for freedom,” “Truly, tulips grow from the blood of the young generation,” “We, the supporters of the MEK, commemorate 1,500 youth fallen on November 2019 nationwide uprising.”
MEK network mark the day of martyrs & political prisoners & resistance against mullahs in Iran

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UPDATE: 6:30 PM CEST

“No one can confront Iran’s rebellious youth and an arisen nation” : 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. They celebrated the anniversary of June 20, 1981 when the MEK tested the democratic environment a final time by launching a demonstration to remind the Khomeini regime of its responsibilities to respect the fundamental freedoms of the Iranian people. In Tehran, more than 500,000 people attended the demonstration, which hadn’t been publicly declared in advance. In response, Khomeini ordered the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), his personal army, to open fire on the unarmed and peaceful protesters.
In recent days, the Resistance Units bravely took to graffiti in public places with the slogans: “From June 20, 1981 until today, our resistance and persistence was to free our country and people,” “June 20, 1981, a historic turning point in the struggle for freedom,” “June 20, 1981 is the beginning of Iranian people’s nationwide resistance,” “We salute the martyrs fallen for freedom,” and “Down with the principle of the Supreme Leader’s rule.”
They wrote:
Tehran— “From June 20, 1981 until today our resistance and persistence was to free our country and people”
Tehran— “The uprising continues with the Resistance Units”
Tehran— “Your uprisings and demonstrations pave the way for the certain victory of the National Liberation Army”
Tehran— “On the anniversary of June 20, 1981, we are proud that we have said ‘down with fundamentalism’”
Kerman— “June 20, 1981, a historic turning point in the struggle for freedom”
Karaj— “The martyrs’ dream was to realize freedom, democracy and equality”
Isfahan— “No one can confront the rebellious youth and an arisen nation”
Mashhad— “From June 20, 1981 until today our resistance and persistence was to free our country and people”
Esfarayen— “We celebrate the anniversary of the creation of the National Liberation Army”
Nishapur— “June 20, 1981 is the beginning of Iranian people’s nationwide resistance”
Tehran— “Down with the principle of the Supreme Leader’s rule” / “Hail to the National Liberation Army”
Takestan— “June 20, 1981, a historic turning point in the struggle for freedom”
Zanjan— “Viva the National Liberation Army”
Qazvin— “To the mullahs’ regime; whatever you do against us, you are digging your own grave”
Bojnurd— “We celebrate June 20, 1981 the day of martyrs and political prisoners”
Qom— “We celebrate June 20, 1981 the day of martyrs and political prisoners”
Tehran— “We celebrate June 20, 1981 the day of martyrs and political prisoners”

“No one can confront Iran's rebellious youth and an arisen nation of Iran”:PMOI/MEK Resistance Units

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UPDATE: 6:00 PM CEST

New Revelation on Iran Regime’s Attack on Aramco Oil Refinery

Days after the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, in a report to the UN Security Council, confirmed that missiles used to attack Saudi Arabia last year were “of Iranian origin,” new information obtained by the Iranian Resistance sheds light on a new aspect of this attack.

The National Council of Resistance of Iran United States Representative Office (NCRI – U.S.), in its revelation last September about the Iranian regime’s attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil refinery, revealed that commanders of the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) navy from the city of Mahshahr, southwestern Iran, had gone to the Omidieh airbase (missile attack command operations command).

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UPDATE: 5:00 PM CEST

Iran Regime Blames Mansouri’s Murder on MEK to Evade Punishment

It also links former Deputy Judiciary Chief, lead defendant in massive fraud case to MEK

After the murder of Gholamreza Mansouri in Bucharest on June 20, 2020, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) immediately attributed the murder to the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK), in remarks published in Entekhab website on June 21.

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UPDATE: 4:00 PM CEST

Australian Senator Urges UN to Secure Release of Arrested Elite Iranian Students

Australian Liberal Senator Eric Abetz wrote a letter to Javaid Rehman, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Iran
Australian Liberal Senator Eric Abetz wrote a letter to Javaid Rehman, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Iran

Australian Liberal Senator Eric Abetz wrote a letter to Javaid Rehman, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Iran, urging him to take necessary action and increase pressure on the Iranian regime to release two elite students, Ali Younesi and Amir Hossain Moradi, along with other youth and political prisoners.

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UPDATE: 3:00 PM CEST

IRGC Appoints Hossain Nejat as Commander of Sarrallah Base: Sign of Regime’s Utter Fear of Iran Protests

Brigadier General Hossein Nejat as his deputy and acting commander of the IRGC’s Sarallah Base in Tehran
Brigadier General Hossein Nejat as his deputy and acting commander of the IRGC’s Sarallah Base in Tehran

Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) commander Hossein Salami appointed Brigadier General Hossein Nejat as his deputy and acting commander of the IRGC’s Sarallah Base in Tehran, which is tasked with confronting possible uprisings. This move shows the regime’s utmost fear of the restive Iranian society and another possible uprising.

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UPDATE: 11:00 AM CEST

Coronavirus Death Toll Increasing Throughout Iran Fatalities in 334 Cities Exceed 54,600

Coronavirus Death Toll Increasing Throughout Iran Fatalities in 334 Cities Exceed 54,600
Coronavirus Death Toll Increasing Throughout Iran Fatalities in 334 Cities Exceed 54,600

  • Saeed Namaki, regime’s Health Minister: We must live with this virus for at least two years. 
  • Alireza Zali: The new wave of patients puts more pressure on the healthcare system, especially nurses. 
  • President of Semnan University of Medical Sciences: So far, 30% of the people in this region have contracted the Coronavirus. 
  • In the last 15 days, the number of people with Coronavirus in Central Province has increased by fivefold

The death toll from the Coronavirus is rising across Iran. The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Sunday, June 21, 2020, that the Coronavirus death toll in 334 cities had exceeded 54,600. The death toll in Khuzestan is 4,490, Qom 3,765, Isfahan 3,095, Gilan 2,950, Lorestan 2,030, Golestan 2,016, Sistan and Baluchestan 1,995, Alborz 1,890, West Azerbaijan 1,545, Kurdistan 1,175.

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UPDATE: 10:00 AM CEST

Maryam Rajavi June 20, 1981, drew a line between two destinies and two historic prospects

Maryam Rajavi’s speech on the 40th anniversary of the start of the Iranian people’s nationwide resistance, Day of Martyrs and Political Prisoners.

Maryam Rajavi June 20, 1981, drew a line between two destinies and two historic prospects

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UPDATE: 9:30 AM CEST

NCRI’s June 20 Conference: 39 Years of Resistance for a Free Iran

NCRI’s June 20 Conference: 39 Years of Resistance for a Free Iran
NCRI’s June 20 Conference: 39 Years of Resistance for a Free Iran

The Iranian Resistance’s supporters and renowned western politicians from 2,000 locations across the globe joined a virtual conference held by the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) on June 20, marking the beginning of the 40th year of resistance against the mullahs’ regime.  

Participants, on the Day of Martyrs and Political Prisoners, paid tribute to over 120,000 martyrs fallen for freedom, mostly members and supporters of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), and political prisoners who have been persevering on the cause of democracy in the regime’s dungeons. The Participants emphasized their support for the Iranian Resistance and the Iranian people’s struggle for regime change in Iran, as well as the establishment of democracy and a republic based on universal suffrage. 

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UPDATE: 9:00 AM CEST

Former Senator Robert Torricelli

Iranians, supporters of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI or MEK) and the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), along with numerous renowned politicians from both sides of the Atlantic joined a virtual conference on June 20, commemorating the beginning of the 40th year of Resistance against the religious fascism ruling Iran.

Former Senator Robert Torricelli

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Iran news in brief, June 22, 2020

Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 334 Cities Exceeds 54,600
Women Political Prisoners Start Hunger Strike Over Basic Rights
Iran: Workers Protest Over 3 Months’ Unpaid Wages

Iran news in brief, June 22, 2020

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WHAT ARE THE IRAN PROTESTS OF 2019?

Monday, June 22, 2020, marks the 220th 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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