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Latest News in Brief – May 12, 2020

May 12, 2020: Latest News
May 12, 2020: Latest News

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UPDATE: 7:00 PM CEST

Iran: Coronavirus Update, Over 41,000 Deaths, May 12, 2020, 6:00 PM CEST

Iran: Coronavirus Update, Over 41,000 Deaths, May 12, 2020, 6:00 PM CEST
Iran, Qom

NUMBER OF VICTIMS (AS OF MAY 12, 2020, 6:00 PM CEST):

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) announced this afternoon, May 12, 2020, that Coronavirus has taken the lives of more than 41,000 in 317 cities across Iran.
The death toll in various provinces include: 3370 in Qom, 2510 in Mazandaran, 2320 in Khuzestan, 1280 in Golestan,  1140 in Hamedan, 1085 in Lorestan, 660 in Kurdestan, 582 in Markazi (Central), 460 in Kerman. This is in addition to cases registered in other provinces.

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UPDATE: 5:30 PM CEST

Maryam Rajavi: We commemorate the physicians and nurses who lost their lives to provide care to the Coronavirus patients

They risk their own lives while their basic rights have been trampled for years under the mullahs’ rule. All of us feel indebted to these selfless women and men.

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UPDATE: 3:30 PM CEST

7-magnitude quake in Tehran will leave 5 million dead: experts

Scenes after a recent earthquake in Iran

The state-run Mostaghel daily in Iran published a piece on May 11 titled, “Tehran will one day be destroyed!” warning about the consequences of a massive earthquake hitting the Iranian capital.

“Tehran will one day be destroyed. The title of this piece is not meant to be a catchy line, but in fact mirror the remarks of Professor Bahram Akashe, the most renowned earthquake expert in Iran. Specialists in this field all agree that a 7-magnitude earthquake in Tehran would logically leave behind around five million dead. This evaluation has been conducted considering the fact that Iran, and indeed the capital Tehran, are experiencing a number of low-magnitude earthquakes on a daily basis recently. Any of these lesser powerful quakes can in fact lead to a massive earthquake similar to that of Lisbon.”

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UPDATE: 12:30 PM CEST

Statement by the Italian Federation for Human Rights (FIDU)on the Arrest of Elite Students in Iran

Statement by the Italian Federation for Human Rights (FIDU)on the Arrest of Elite Students in Iran
Statement by the Italian Federation for Human Rights (FIDU)on the Arrest of Elite Students in Iran

The Italian Federation for Human Rights has issued a statement regarding the arrest of two elite students of the Sharif University in Iran, as well as 18 others, for opposing the Iranian regime. The Italian Federation for Human Rights expressed concern about the threats for the detainees, particularly amid the coronavirus outbreak in Iranian prisons, and called for the intervention of UN human rights bodies to ensure the rights of detainees. 

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UPDATE: 11:30 AM CEST

“The destruction of the Ali Khamenei’s rule is near” MEK Resistance Units

While over 40,200 people have died of the novel coronavirus in 315 cities, the Iranian people and the PMOI/MEK network inside Iran highlight the solution for Iran which is the overthrow of the mullahs’ rule. They took to graffiti in public places writing messages of Iranian Resistance leader Massoud Rajavi and NCRI President Maryam Rajavi.
They wrote:
Tehran—Massoud Rajavi: “The lost lives are like ticking timebombs for Khamenei’s overthrow”
Tehran—Maryam Rajavi: “We will resist and fight the coronavirus and the ruling theocracy”
Tehran— “It is time to rise up, to rebel and rise up and break the prison chains”
Gorgan— “Down with Khamenei”
Shiraz— “The army of the poor must rebel and rise up.”
Qom— “The destruction of the Supreme Leader’s rule is near”
Tehran— “Free political prisoners”
Tehran— “Free political prisoners”
Karaj— “Free political prisoners”
Bojnurd— “Free political prisoners”
Langaroud— “Free political prisoners”
Kashan— “Free political prisoners”
Gorgan— “Free political prisoners”
Tonekabon— “Free political prisoners. We ask the international community to support us”
“The destruction of the Ali Khamenei’s rule is near” MEK Resistance Units

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UPDATE: 11:15 AM CEST

“Free political prisoners” MEK Resistance Units

While over 39,500 people have died of the novel coronavirus in 314 cities, the Iranian people and the PMOI/MEK network inside Iran highlight the solution for Iran which is the overthrow of the mullahs’ rule. They took to graffiti in public places writing messages of Iranian Resistance leader Massoud Rajavi and NCRI President Maryam Rajavi.
“Free political prisoners”: MEK Resistance Units

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UPDATE: 11:00 AM CEST

“Hail to rebellion for freedom” MEK Resistance Units

While over 39,300 people have died of the novel coronavirus in 313 cities, the Iranian people and the PMOI/MEK network inside Iran highlight the solution for Iran which is the overthrow of the mullahs’ rule. They took to graffiti in public places writing messages of Iranian Resistance leader Massoud Rajavi and NCRI President Maryam Rajavi.
They wrote:
Shiraz— Maryam Rajavi: “The rebellious and defiant generation and the Resistance Units each day send a message of hope and revolt everywhere”
Tehran— “The army of the poor must rebel and rise up.”
Omidieh— Maryam Rajavi: “Hail to rebellion for freedom”
Tehran— “It’s time to rise up, it’s time to rebel and rise up and break the prison chains”
Omidieh— “The destruction of palace of the oppressor Supreme leader is near”
Kashan— “Down with Khamenei, hail to Rajavi”
Kashan— “It is time to rise up, to rebel and rise up and break the prison chains”
Behbahan— “It is time to rise up, to rebel and rise up and break the prison chains”
Tehran— “Political prisoners must be free”
Kashan— “Political prisoners must be free”
Tehran— “Political prisoners must be free”
Omidieh— “Political prisoners must be free”
“Hail to rebellion for freedom”: MEK Resistance Units

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UPDATE: 10:45 AM CEST

Iran: Coronavirus death toll exceeds 40,700 in 316 cities

Over 40,700 dead of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iran-Iran Coronavirus Death Toll
Over 40,700 dead of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iran-Iran Coronavirus Death Toll per PMOI MEK sources

Regime officials admit increase in number of infections in Khuzestan, Tehran, Gilan, Semnan, and Kermanshah

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK) announced this afternoon that the Coronavirus fatalities in 316 cities in Iran had exceeded 40,700. The number of victims in Tehran is 6,830, Khorasan Razavi 2,950, Khuzestan 2,260, Alborz 1,615, Golestan 1,261, Hamedan 1,100, Central Province 560, and Ilam 280.

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UPDATE: 10:30 AM CEST

Political Prisoners in Iran; Death Threats, Jail sentences, Economic Pressure

Sepideh Farhan and Rezvaneh Ahmad KhanBeigi

Political prisoners in Iran are currently facing life-threatening dangers, longer prison terms, and increasingly intense economic pressure.
Rezvaneh Ahmad Khan Beigi was sentenced to six years in prison by a Tehran appeals court. The political prisoner was charged with “assembly and collusion against national security” and “propaganda against the state.”
Earlier, Rezvaneh Ahmad Khan Beigi was sentenced by a Tehran court to 4 years and 5 months in prison, a verdict that was upheld in the Court of Appeals. In addition to the previous sentence, the political prisoner received a six-year prison sentence.

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UPDATE: 10:00 AM CEST

SW Iran Prison Organization confirms COVID-19 contagion in prison

The Prisons, Security, and Corrective Measures Organization in a southwestern Iranian province confirmed a COVID-19 contagion in the province’s prisons.
Despite numerous reports from human rights organizations over the infection and death of prisoners across Iran, this is the first time that prison officials and the Islamic Republic’s judiciary have officially confirmed a COVID-19 contagion in prisons.
The confirmation that a number of prisoners in Khuzestan Province were infected with COVID-19 came a day after the families of a number of prisoners gathered outside Sheiban Prison in the oil-rich city of Ahvaz to demand news on the fate of their loved ones.

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Iran sacks health officials for exposing regime’s COVID-19 cover-up

The Iranian regime dismissed two health officials for making comments that exposed the regime’s cover-up of the COVID-19 epidemic in Iran.
State-run news agencies said that the regime dismissed the head of the Medical Sciences University in Ardebil, northwestern Iran and the head of the Medical Sciences University in Qom, the epicenter of the country’s COVID-19 epidemic.

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Iran news in brief, May 12, 2020

Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll Exceeds 40,700 in 316 Cities
Political Prisoners’ Children Turn Homeless After Their House Confiscated
Iran news in brief, May 12, 2020

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WHAT ARE THE IRAN PROTESTS OF 2019?

Tuesday, May 12, 2020, marks the 180th 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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