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Latest News in Brief – June 27, 2020

Latest News in Brief, June 27, 2020
Tomb of Khayyam, Neyshabur, Iran: On Tuesday and Wednesday, at least 103 people died in Mashhad, 28 in Neyshabur, 23 in Sabzevar, 14 in Quchan, and 32 in Bojnurd

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UPDATE: 6:30 PM CEST

Iran: Coronavirus Update, Over 61,800 Deaths, June 27, 2020, 6:00 PM CEST

Iran: Coronavirus Update, Over 61,800 Deaths, June 27, 2020, 6:00 PM CEST
Over 61,800 dead of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iran-Iran Coronavirus Death Toll per PMOI MEK sources

NUMBER OF VICTIMS (AS OF June 27, 2020, 6:00 PM CEST):

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) announced this afternoon, June 27, 2020, that Coronavirus has taken the lives of more than 61,800 in 340 cities across Iran. The death toll in various provinces include: 4720 in Khuzestan, 3670 in Khorasan Razavi, 3145 in Gilan, 2228 in Lorestan, 1575 in Golestan, 635 in North Khorasan, 580 in Hormozagan, 561 in Bushehr, 415 in Ilam. This is in addition to reports obtained from other provinces.

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UPDATE: 5:30 PM CEST

Iran: coronavirus update Over 61,500 deaths, many dying in villages without being registered

Over 61,500 people have died of the novel coronavirus in 340 cities in Iran.

The official death count declared by the regime stands at 10,239, less than a sixth of the actual figure.
The spokesperson of the regime’s Health Ministry—June 26, 2020: 109 people died during the past 24 hours, alongside 2,628 new cases. 2,912 of Iran’s patients are in dire conditions.
Physicians in the city of Mahabad in northwest Iran: The number of COVID-19 cases have doubled in this city from May 21 to this day.
COVID-19 deaths are on the rise, according to a report from a cemetery in the city of Zabol in southeast Iran.
Many of these fatalities are being registered as death due to chronic breathing disorder to reduce the coronavirus death toll.
Security authorities have threatened cemetery officials to remain silent about numbers.

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“The MEK will never give up the fight to overthrow the mullahs” : MEK network inside Iran

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 the day of resistance. The Resistance Units bravely took to graffiti in public places with the slogans: “We must rise to take back our legitimate rights,” “The Supreme Leader and the IRGC are nothing to be afraid of,” “Down with Khamenei, Viva Rajavi” and “Truly, tulips blossom from the blood of the young generation.”
They wrote:
Karaj— “The MEK will never give up the fight to overthrow the mullahs”
Karaj— “If you stand, the world will stand with you”
Hashtpar (Gilan)—Salute to the Iranian Resistance Leader Massoud Rajavi
Tehran— “To the brave people; raise your voice and protest” / “Viva Rajavi, Viva democracy”
Tehran— “We must rise to take back our legitimate rights”
Tehran— “We must rise to take back our legitimate rights”
Hashtpar (Gilan)— “Down with Khamenei, Viva Rajavi”
Bushehr— “Down with Khamenei”
Bushehr— “Down with Khamenei, Viva Rajavi”
Bushehr— “Truly, tulips blossom from the blood of the young generation”

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UPDATE: 3:30 PM CEST

Iran: Who is Ebrahim Raisi?

Iran: Who is Ebrahim Raisi?
Iranian regime’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei and Ebrahim Raisi

On June 2, 2020, the Iranian regime’s Judiciary Chief Ebrahim Raisi, known for his role in the 1988 massacre of over 30,000 political prisoners in Iran, defended the mullahs’ crimes against humanity and while referring to Khomeini, the regime’s founder, said:

“In fact, [Khomeini] was the hero of the struggle against the [Iranian opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK)]. He knew them well. They should not be provided any opportunity at all.”

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UPDATE: 2:30 PM CEST

June 27 – Isfahan, Iran: Steel industry retirees protesting not receiving their pensions for the past eight months and continuously hearinghollow promises from regime officials

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UPDATE: 12:30 PM CEST

U.S. Slaps New Sanctions on Iran Regime’s Metal Industry

U.S. Slaps new sanctions on Iran regime’s Metal Industry
US Treasury

On Thursday, the United States Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), in a press release announced that it has sanctioned four steel, aluminum, and iron companies operating within the Iranian regime’s metals sector, including one subsidiary of Mobarakeh Steel Company — Iran’s largest steel manufacturer.  

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UPDATE: 11:00 AM CEST

Iran: Coronavirus Fatalities in 340 Cities Over 61,500

• On Tuesday and Wednesday, at least 103 people died in Mashhad, 28 in Neyshabur, 23 in Sabzevar, 14 in Quchan, and 32 in Bojnurd.

• Seventeen new deaths were recorded in Bandar Abbas in one day.

• The Governor of Kalaleh (Golestan): A seven-fold increase in the Coronavirus epidemic in the city.

• In Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad, the number of patients has tripled the GHL standard; in Gilan, it rose to 3,110 and in Hormozgan to 525.

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UPDATE: 10:30 AM CEST

Rama Yade Nothing can put out the light of hope in your eyes

Madame President,
Excellencies,
Dear friends,
Forty years of fighting for democracy, for freedom, for equality… Your sacrifice has been great. It’s touching me, it’s talking to me.
It is not just for Iran that you have made that sacrifice. It’s for humanity.
Your emotion, your will, your sense of sacrifice, you don’t have to be Iranian to feel that.
The humanity we share is enough. History will remember that the Iranian Resistance is one of the greatest struggles that are changing the world.
By changing Iran, you will change the world. But do you know what upsets me the most? Your victory will be ours, but your sacrifices are only yours.
Let us be clear, these are not sufferings that belong to the past, but there’s present suffering. It is today, and every day, that the members of the MEK face terror.
The December 2017 uprising, you paid for it.
The November 2019 uprising, you paid for it.
The 2020 revolt after a Ukrainian plane was shot down by a missile or rather by the regime’s incompetence, 176 innocent passengers paid with their lives.
In the MEK, you paid for each of these events.

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UPDATE: 10:00 AM CEST

Explosion in Iran: The Iranian Regime is lying about Explosion of a Gas Tank

Explosion has occurred in the section of Parchin used for the production of ballistic missile warheads

IRGC Brig. Gen. Davood Abdi, the Director-General of public relations of the clerical regime’s Ministry of Defense and Logistics, claimed, “Around 11:30 PM or mid-night, a gas tank in the general area of Parchin exploded. The fire department extinguished the ensuing fire.”

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UPDATE: 9:30 AM CEST

Tehran’s poverty line surpasses 45 million rials

Poverty is rampant in Iran

The provincial governor of Tehran announced on Wednesday that the poverty line in the province has reached 45 million rial.

Anoushiravan Mohseni Bandepi said: “We must not look at the national poverty line. We should consider it by province and in this way, in Tehran, we will have a poverty line of 45 million rials. Single mothers are mostly among these people.”

He tried to downplay the issue and said “Of course, not all these women need. Of the 8.31 million families who are in the three lowest deciles of the society, 2,379,851 of them, equal to 29 percent, are single women. Also, 191,149 thousand families in Tehran are directed by single mothers and are among the three lowest deciles of society.”

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UPDATE: 9:00 AM CEST

Iran: Defiant Youth Target Centers of Repressive Basij in Various Cities

Khorramabad- Repressive Basij center- June 19, 2020
Khorramabad- Repressive Basij center- June 19, 2020

Simultaneous to the anniversary of June 20, 1981, marking the beginning of the Iranian people’s resistance, and the day of Martyrs and Political Prisoners, defiant youth torched the entrance signs of the paramilitary Basij centers and banners of Khamenei, and Qassem Soleimani in various cities across Iran.

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Iran news in brief, June 27, 2020

U.S. Slaps New Sanctions on Iran’s Regime Metals Sector
Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 340 Cities Exceeds 61,500
Iran: Defiant Youth Target Centers of Repression in Various Cities

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WHAT ARE THE IRAN PROTESTS OF 2019?

Saturday, June 27, 2020, marks the 225th 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

Read more: Latest News in Brief- June 26, 2020

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