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Latest News in Brief – June 28, 2020

Latest News in Brief – June 28, 2020
Iran, Rasht, the capital of Gilan province: Coronavirus fatalities in Gilan province surged past 3,145

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UPDATE: 18:30 PM CEST

Iran: Coronavirus Update, Over 62,100 Deaths, June 28, 2020, 6:00 PM CEST

Iran: Coronavirus Update, Over 62,100 Deaths, June 28, 2020, 6:00 PM CEST
Over 62,100 dead of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iran-Iran Coronavirus Death Toll per PMOI MEK sources

NUMBER OF VICTIMS (AS OF June 28, 2020, 6:00 PM CEST):

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) announced this afternoon, June 28, 2020, that Coronavirus has taken the lives of more than 62,100 in 340 cities across Iran. The death toll in various provinces include: 3725 in Khorasan Razavi, 2895 in Mazandaran, 2030 in Sistan and Baluchistan, 1690 in West Azerbaijan, 1535 in Kermanshah, 1362 in Hamedan, 1285 in Fars, 1270 in Kurdestan,  794 in Yazd, 595 in Hormozagan,405 in Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari. This is in addition to reports obtained from other provinces.

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UPDATE: 17:00 PM CEST

June 27 -- Yasuj, south-central Iran: Head of a local hospital says the facility is full of COVID19 patients

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UPDATE: 15:30 PM CEST

Iran officials call for severe crackdown on women who flout the hijab

Crackdown on women who flout the hijab

A member of the regime’s parliament called for State Security Force’s intensifying crackdown on women in reaction to their open opposition to the compulsory veil.

“In addition to promoting the culture (of Hijab), combating women who remove their Hijab requires the action of the State Security forces,” Ali Akbar Karimi, member of the regime’s parliament from Arak said while calling for more vicious crackdown on women.

Referring to the growing open opposition to the mandatory veil in public, he said, “There are more and more examples of women who flout the veil in the open and because they are not dealt with, these behaviors have become prevalent in society.”

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UPDATE: 13:45 PM CEST

Message of Prof. Dr. Rita Süssmuth to the International Conference at Ashraf 3

Prof. Dr. Rita Süssmuth, Speaker of the German Bundestag (1988-1998), and former Federal Minister, sent a message of solidarity to the International Conference at Ashraf 3 marking the 40th anniversary of the beginning of the Iranian Resistance. In parts of her message, Prof. Süssmuth said:
When I think of your life, it becomes clear that we are looking for examples which show a different kind of approach in relations between women and men.
Living in partnership and equality, such that it becomes possible for women to enjoy a different status in society, a different level of recognition that has been missing for a long time and is still not available in a number of countries.
Before you recognize someone as a man or a woman, you see them as a human being. The stereotypes of strong male and weak female would no longer be credible as both of them are human beings.

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UPDATE: 12:30 PM CEST

Iran: Ordering Death and Prison Sentences for Arrested Protesters to Prevent an Uprising

Isfahan Chief Justice: The MEK should know that if a breach [uprising] like the ones in 2009, 2017-2018 and last November happens, we would respond decisively. The verdict of “corruption on earth” has been approved for eight cases related to the mentioned incidents

In fear of widespread protests and uprising as well as the activities of the Resistance Units that break the regime’s atmosphere of terror and intimidation, the ruling religious dictatorship is desperately trying to prevent another popular uprising by creating an atmosphere of fear through executions, issuing long-term sentences, and arresting the youth.

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UPDATE: 11:30 AM CEST

Coronavirus Fatalities in 340 Cities Surge Past 61,800

  •  Specialist physicians: Coronavirus is spreading at a horrific rate in Tehran. Many hospitals are full of patients. Many patients die because of ICU shortage. If urgent action is not taken in Tehran, the number of infected who go to hospitals will exceed 100,000.
  •  Today, Khamenei reluctantly admitted the resurgence of Coronavirus and brazenly blamed it on “weakness among some people and officials” and while deliberately disregarding his previous remarks, criticized “those who believe the virus has ended.”
  • Deputy Health Minister Harirchi: “One person dies every minute, and one person is infected every 33 seconds nationwide.”

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK) announced today, June 27, 2020, that the number of Coronavirus fatalities in 340 cities in Iran surged past 61,800. The number of victims in Khuzestan is 4,720, Khorasan Razavi, 3,670, Gilan 3,145, Lorestan 2,228, Golestan 1,575, North Khorasan 635, and Hormozgan 580, Bushehr 561, and Ilam is 415.

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UPDATE: 11:00 AM CEST

Maryam Rajavi: The only path to salvation and freedom is for the Iranian people to take their destiny in their own hands

The people of Iran and their valiant children will rebel against the Coronavirus, and they shall overcome.

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UPDATE: 10:30 AM CEST

Iran Rises For Freedom

Time to stand up with Iranians who have risen up for regime change 

Every year, this is the largest gathering of Iranians abroad and one of the most significant political events. But what is the difference between this year and other years? Every observer is looking for the answer to this question.

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UPDATE: 10:00 AM CEST

The flood of poverty and misery will sweep Iran’s regime

Poverty has spread throughout Iranian society

In a letter to regime president Hassan Rouhani, the heads of the commissions of the Majlis (parliament) warned about the living conditions of the people. While shedding crocodile tears for the people, the unemployed, the hungry, and the garbage-collector children among others, these regime officials ended their letter by saying: “When the flood starts, you won’t be able to block it.”

With the Majlis being dominated by Rouhani’s rivals, the chairs of the Majlis commissions mostly blame the government’s inefficiency for the current situation in the society. But what the letter clearly shows is that regime officials are terrified of the “flood” of the unemployed and starved masses who, once mobilized, will sweep the regime in its entirety.

Also during this week’s Friday prayers, regime officials warned the Majlis and government about the current situation of the livelihood of the people.

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WHAT ARE THE IRAN PROTESTS OF 2019?

Sunday, June 28, 2020, marks the 226th 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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