Monday, May 27, 2024
HomeIran News NowLatest News in Brief-Live UpdatesLatest News in Brief - March 28, 2020

Latest News in Brief – March 28, 2020

March 28, 2020: Latest News
March 28, 2020: Latest News

THE CONTENT OF THIS PAGE WILL BE UPDATED WITH THE LATEST NEWS

UPDATE: 6:30 PM CET

Iran: Coronavirus Fatalities, March 28, 2020, 6:00 PM CET

NUMBER OF VICTIMS (AS OF MARCH 28, 2020, 6:00 PM CET):

 

Iran Coronavirus Death Toll per PMOI MEK sources-13000
Iran Coronavirus Death Toll per PMOI MEK sources-13000

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) announced this afternoon, March 28, 2020, that Coronavirus has taken the lives of more than 13,000 in 231 cities across Iran. The number of victims in Alborz 520, in Gilan is 1300, in Mazandaran is 1030, in Hamadan is 290, in Semnan is 90, in Khorasan Razavi is 1070, in South Khorasan is 33, and in Hormozgan is 20. This is in addition to the figures in other provinces.

***

UPDATE: 5:30 PM CET

Australian NGO Urges UN to Pressure Iran Regime to Release All Prisoners Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Australian Supporters of Democracy in Iran's Letter to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Australian Supporters of Democracy in Iran, in a letter to Michelle Bachelet, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), while expressing solidarity with the coronavirus victims in Iran, which according to the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) have surpassed 12,400, urged the UN to put pressure on the Iranian regime in order to release all prisoners, particularly political prisoners, as the disease continues to spread across Iran because of the regime’s inaction and cover-up. 

Read more

***

UPDATE: 3:30 PM CET

Iran coronavirus news: situation in Iran’s hospitals is critical

News from Iran’s hospitals indicate that the situation is complicated and critical.
Medical staff risk their lives to send their message to the world.

Shariati Hospital nurse – Coronavirus section:

***

UPDATE: 3:00 PM CET

Iranian people ask for more sanctions on Iran by the West & the U.S. during Iran coronavirus crisis

An Internet taxi driver:

***

UPDATE: 9:30 AM CET

Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll Reaches 12,400 in 228 Cities

NCRI’s Committee on Security and Counterterrorism has obtained documents from the regime’s Emergency Organization, making it palpably clear that Rouhani’s claim about learning of the Coronavirus cases in Qom on February 19 and that he had immediately informed the public is utterly false. According to these documents, a significant number of infected patients had been hospitalized not only in Qom but also in Tehran in late January.

Coronavirus-Iran
Coronavirus-Iran

This afternoon, Friday, March 27, 2020, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced that the Coronavirus death toll has surpassed 12,400 victims in 228 cities across the country.

Read more

***

UPDATE: 9:00 AM CET

Iran: Rebellion in Saqqez Prison, Prisoners Escape

Iran - Saqqez Prison
Iran – Saqqez Prison

On Friday, March 27, 2020, prisoners in the Saqqez Prison in Kurdistan rebelled in protest against the mullahs’ refusal to release them amid the Coronavirus outbreak. A large number of prisoners managed to escape after clashes with the IRGC forces and prison guards.

The IRGC-affiliated Fars News Agency reported that the 80 prisoners had escaped. Subsequently, repressive forces were deployed across the city to recapture fugitive prisoners. The regime was forced to dispatch forces from nearby towns to Saqqez to control the situation.

Read more

***

UPDATE: 8:30 AM CET

Maryam Rajavi: The regime must be pressured through protests and international pressure to put the medical resources presently monopolized by the IRGC at the disposal of physicians, hospitals and the public

***

Iran news in brief, March 28, 2020

Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll Reaches 12,400 in 228 Cities
Iran: Rebellion in Saqqez Prison, Prisoners Escape
Two Female Prisoners Die in Qarchak Prison Due to COVID-19

******

WHAT ARE THE IRAN PROTESTS OF 2019?

Saturday, March 28, 2020, marks the 135th 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 moreLatest News in Brief- March 27, 2020