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Latest News in Brief – June 29, 2020

Paveh County, Kermanshah Province: Locals gathered in memory of three environment activists



Iran: Coronavirus Update, Over 62,600 Deaths, June 29, 2020, 6:00 PM CEST

NUMBER OF VICTIMS (AS OF June 29, 2020, 6:00 PM CEST):

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) announced this afternoon, June 29, 2020, that Coronavirus has taken the lives of more than 62,600 in 341 cities across Iran. The death toll in various provinces include: 4785 in Khuzestan, 3790 in Khorasan Razavi, 3180 in Gilan, 2295 in Lorestan, 1990 in Alborz, 1415 in Hamedan, 780 in Kerman, 585 in Bushehr, 559 in Zanjan, 540 in Gazvin, 175 in South Khorasan. This is in addition to reports obtained from other provinces.



Paveh, western Iran: Gathering in memory of three environmentalists who recently lost their lives fighting forest fires

Locals continue to blame the regime’s failures.



Iran Regime Official: One to Two Million Iranians Will Die of COVID-19

As the COVID-19 death toll rapidly increases in Iran, the Iranian regime’s officials are forced to acknowledge some dimensions of this crisis.  

The state-run ISNA news agency quoted Mohammad Kakavandhead of Borujerd Health and Treatment Network, on Sunday as saying: “Our on-the-ground estimates show that 20 percent of the population in Borujerd (western Iran) have contracted COVID-19. We are on the verge of more than 50 percent of the Iranian people contracting this virusOf this amount, three to four percent will die, meaning more than one or two million Iranians.”  

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Iranian Resistance message to the World

Overthrowing the mullahs’ regime is the firm demand of the Iranian people.
Uprisings in November 2019 & January 2020 represent the people’s dire commitment to implement regime change.
With their protests, strikes, and activities of PMOI/MEK Resistance Units inside Iran, the people of Iran move closer to overthrowing the regime.
It is up to the international community to hear this message:
This regime should not be allowed to obtain even a single bullet to use against the Iranian people;
It should not pocket even a single dollar in oil revenues to fund terrorism & suppression;
It should not spend even a single dollar out of revenues that belong to the Iranian people.
The Iranian Resistance seeks the restoration of six UN Security Council resolutions against the regime.
The Iranian Resistance demands an extension of international sanctions against any form of arms trade with this regime.
Regime leaders must face justice in international courts for the killing of 120,000 Iranians, including:
30,000 political prisoners massacred in 1988;
Over 1,500 Iranian protesters killed in November 2019.
The world must prevent the mullahs in Iran from torturing political prisoners, including exposing them to the novel coronavirus.
The global community must recognize the right to resist against the religious tyranny by Iran’s rebellious youth, Resistance Units & the Iranian people.

Iranian Resistance message to the World



“We will bring back Maryam Rajavi to Iran” : MEK Resistance Units

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. The Resistance Units bravely took to graffiti in public places with the slogans: “Down with the principle of the Supreme Leader’s rule,” “We will bring back Maryam Rajavi to Iran,” “We can and we must free Iran,” “Down with Khamenei, Viva Rajavi,” and “Democracy and freedom with Maryam Rajavi.”
They wrote:
Karaj— “We will bring back Maryam Rajavi to Iran” / “I’m a supporter of the MEK and will stay a supporter until the end”
Tehran— “We can, and we must free Iran” / “Down with the principle of the Supreme Leader’s rule”
Nishapur— “With Maryam Rajavi, we can and we must overthrow the mullahs’ regime”
Qom— “Democracy and freedom with Maryam Rajavi”
Tabriz— “We will take back Iran”
Tehran— “The army of the poor must rebel and rise up.”
Tehran— “To overcome, we need to fight hundreds of times more” / “Down with Khamenei, Viva Rajavi”
Shahreza— “Down with the principle of the Supreme Leader’s rule, hail to the National Liberation Army”
Gorgan— “Iran will be free through uprisings and the Resistance Units”
Gorgan— “Rise up to overthrow the regime of the Supreme Leader”
Gorgan— “You have to rebel to take back your rights.”
Gorgan— “Down with Khamenei, Viva Rajavi” / “We will take back Iran”
Khorramabad— “Dear compatriots, the regime wants to use the coronavirus as a tool to maintain its rule. Therefore, we need to help the Resistance Units to get rid of this regime. This regime will be overthrown by the Iranian Resistance Units.”

“We will bring back Maryam Rajavi to Iran” : MEK Resistance Units



Women Civil Activists in Iran Targeted for Arrest, Imprisonment, and Ban

More women civil activists in Iran have been arrested and imprisoned in recent months.

Civil society organizations, trade unions, and human rights organizations are among the most organized and influential social organizations in free societies.

But the Mullahs’ regime prevents activists from forming and operating civil society organizations using tactics such as summoning, arresting, imprisoning, and banning free activity.

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Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 340 Cities Exceeds 62,100

Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 340 Cities Exceeds 62,100
Iran: Coronavirus Update, Over 62,100 Deaths, June 28, 2020,

Director of regime’s health services in Borujerd: 50 percent of Iranian people on the verge of contracting Coronavirus, three to four percent of which will die, i.e., one to two million people

The Health Ministry announced the death toll in the past 24 hours as 144, the highest in 85 days.
Health Ministry: Patients identified with Coronavirus outside are ten times those detected in hospitals
No hospital in Tehran is virus-free, and all hospitals are dealing in Coronavirus
Iraj Harirchi, Deputy Health Minister: 11 cities in West Azerbaijan are red. After reopening, we notice an increase in the number of patients
Regime TV: With the steep increase in hospitalization, Isfahan hospitals have entered another critical stage. Patients are hospitalized in the corridors.


People in Paveh, western Iran, gather in memory of three environment activists

Three environment activists lost their lives fighting a local forest fire in western Iran

Three environmental activists in the city of Paveh in Kurdistan province, western Iran, lost their lives Saturday evening local time, during efforts to control and contain a forest fire in the Markhil mountainous area near this citiy.

Mokhtar Khandani from the town of Nosud, Balal Amini from Paveh and Yasin Karimi from the village of Shamshir lost their lives as they bravely joined the effort to contain forest fires threatening their cities and towns. A colleague of theirs by the name of Souran Mahmoudi has also reportedly been severely injured.

Unofficial reports claim that sounds of gunshots were heard in the area where the three died, blaming the regime’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) for the deaths.

تجمع مردم پاوه برای سه فعال محیط زیستی کشته شده

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Rouhani describes 2020 as “difficult” for Iran

The remarks made by Iranian regime President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday, June 28, at the COVID-19 Task Force meeting were quite telling, describing 2020 as the toughest year in terms of economic pressure and the novel coronavirus pandemic. Rouhani compared this year with 1981, which he described as the toughest year in terms of security.

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More Blows to Iran Regime’s Strategic Depth in Iraq

The new Iraqi government’s raids on the Iranian regime’s terrorist proxy groups, along with the removal of the regime’s agents from key governmental positions, which are indeed the result of the Iraqi people’s ongoing uprising, are major blows to the regime’s so-called “strategic depth” in Iraq.

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Iran Regime’s Increasing International Isolation

The Iranian regime’s international isolation is increasing due to the mullahs’ malign activities and threats. The regime has received some heavy blows particularly within the last two weeks.  These developments could render an overall view of the regime’s increasing isolation.

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Iran news in brief, June 29, 2020

Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 340 Cities Exceeds 62,100
Senior Iran Regime Official: 8 Protesters Could Be Executed

Iran news in brief, June 29, 2020



Monday, June 29, 2020, marks the 227th 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.


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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