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Latest News in Brief – May 14, 2020

May 14, 2020: Latest News
Behbahan was one of the cities in the yellow situation that after a 10-day period and free of coronavirus patients, the trend of contracting this virus is increasing again.

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UPDATE: 7:30 PM CEST

Iran: Coronavirus Update, Over 41,500 Deaths, May 14, 2020, 6:00 PM CEST

Over 41,500 dead of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iran-Iran Coronavirus Death Toll per PMOI MEK sources
Over 41,500 dead of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iran-Iran Coronavirus Death Toll per PMOI MEK sources

NUMBER OF VICTIMS (AS OF MAY 14, 2020, 6:00 PM CEST):

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) announced this afternoon, May 14, 2020, that Coronavirus has taken the lives of more than 41,500 in 317 cities across Iran.
The death toll in various provinces include: 2555 in Mazandaran, 2430 in Khuzestan, 1245 in West Azerbaijan, 1190 in Sistan and Baluchestan, 1185 in Hamedan, 1130 in Lorestan, 685 in Kurdestan, 455 in North Khorasan. This is in addition to cases registered in other provinces.

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UPDATE: 5:45 PM CEST

Maryam Rajavi: The Mullahs’ Ominous Regime Turned Iran Into the Epicenter of the Outbreak in the Middle East by Covering up and Failing to Cope With the Crisis

Maryam Rajavi expressed abhorrence at the statements of the regime’s leaders blaming the people of Khuzestan for the rise in infections in that Province.

She said, “The main culprit in the spread of the coronavirus is the ominous Velayat-e Faqih regime which turned Iran into the epicenter of the outbreak in the Middle East through its covering up of the outbreak, plundering the public’s wealth, ineptitude in handling the crisis and discrimination. As a result of this conduct, the tally of those losing their lives due to the coronavirus in Iran is far above the total of Covid-19 deaths in the Middle East countries with a population of 400 million, even according to the regime’s false data.”

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UPDATE: 4:15 PM CEST

Amnesty Iran: University student Ali Younesi has been detained by Iran’s security forces since 10 April and is at risk of torture or other ill-treatment

He is a prisoner of conscience who must be immediately and unconditionally released.

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UPDATE: 12:15 PM CEST

NCRI-US Briefing, 5/13/20: IRAN: Vulnerable Regime Dials Up Suppression, Aggression – P3 (Q&A – Q2)

Q & A Segment of NCRI-US Briefing, 5/13/20.
Q2: What do you make of the “friendly fire” hit on the IRGC navy ship, Konarak, in the Persian Gulf the other day? Another instances of military incompetence?
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UPDATE: 11:45 AM CEST

Why Iran’s Regime Is Going to Reopen Religious Sites?

As the coronavirus outbreak claims more lives in Iran,
The regime’s president, Hassan Rouhani, announced on Sunday: All the religious sites will open starting early May.”
The regime intends to use religious sites and sermon for political purposes and ripping worshipers”
Since the 1979, mosques and other religious sites have been a great source of income for regime
This money is exclusively used by the regime for funding terrorism”
Using this method, the regime has been able to create financial empires”
Astan-e Quds Razavi (AQR), a longstanding financial and religious foundations in Iran is among these organizations”
According to the National Council of Resistance of Iran”
AQR manages all the financial endowments accrued over centuries”
The organization enjoys tax exemption; its assets include 50 large companies and 43 percent of Mashhad real estate.”
Masshad is the second most-populated city in Iran
The Iranian regime has been using mosques and Friday prayers sermons to mobilize its forces
This decision will result in the spread of the COVID-19 across Iran and a rise in casualties”
But the regime needs it to confront possible social outrage”

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UPDATE: 11:30 AM CEST

NCRI-US Briefing: IRAN: Vulnerable Regime Dials Up Domestic Suppression, External Aggression

NCRI-US Online Briefing, May 13, 2020, Washington, DC – Alireza Jafarzadeh: “Terrified of looming uprisings, the religious fascism finds no option but to resort to intimidation, suppression, and increased aggression.”

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NCRI-US Briefing, 5/13/20: IRAN: Vulnerable Regime Dials Up Suppression, External Aggression – P 1

WASHINGTON, DC, May 13, 2020 — In an online video briefing on Iran, Alireza Jafarzadeh, the deputy director of the U.S. Representative Office of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI-US), said “Terrified of looming uprisings, the religious fascism finds no option but to resort to intimidation, suppression, and increased aggression.”

NCRI-US Briefing, 5/13/20: IRAN: Vulnerable Regime Dials Up Suppression, Aggression – P2 (Q&A – Q1)

Q & A Segment of NCRI-US Briefing, 5/13/20.

Q1: What does the recent firing of Iran‘s minister of industry mean? Incompetence? Crisis within the establishment?

Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P99sI…

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UPDATE: 11:00 AM CEST

Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 317 Cities Exceeds 41,200

Over 41,200 dead of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iran-Iran Coronavirus Death Toll
Over 41,200 dead of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iran-Iran Coronavirus Death Toll per PMOI MEK sources

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK) announced on May 13, 2020, that the Coronavirus death toll in 317 cities in Iran had exceeded 41,200. The number of victims in Tehran is 6,885, Mazandaran 2,535, Isfahan 2,490, Khuzestan 2,360, East Azerbaijan 1,465, Hamedan 1,165, Sistan and Baluchestan 1,110, Lorestan 1,105, and Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari 350.

Expressing outrage over the Iranian regime’s officials blaming the spread of the Coronavirus on the people of Khuzestan Province, Maryam Rajavi, said the primary factor responsible for the spread of COVID-19 is the mullahs’ despicable regime which has turned Iran into the epicenter for exporting the virus to the Middle East through cover-up, plunder, incompetence, and discrimination.

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UPDATE: 10:45 AM CEST

Iran: Resistance Units, Supporters of MEK Post Banners

Tehran – May 8, 2020

In recent days, the Resistance Units and youth supporting the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK / PMOI) posted messages of the Iranian Resistance leadership, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and Mr. Massoud Rajavi, leader of the Iranian Resistance, expressing solidarity with Coronavirus patients, and calling for protest and revolt as the only way to rid Coronavirus and Mullah’s virus, as well as stressing the need to release all prisoners.

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UPDATE: 10:30 AM CEST

Iran Regime’s Infighting and Its Policy of Massacring People Amid COVID-19 Crisis

The Iranian regime’ cover-up and deceit since the coronavirus entered Iran were the reasons for the spread of the virus across Iran and turning Iran into an epicenter of the disease.  

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UPDATE: 10:00 AM CEST

Political Prisoner Narges Mohammadi Rejects “Kangaroo Court”

Political Prisoner, Narges Mohammadi

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Iran news in brief, May 14, 2020

Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 317 Cities Exceeds 41,200
Inmates Protest Over the Spread of COVID-19 in Prison
Iran: Resistance Units, Supporters of MEK Post Banners

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WHAT ARE THE IRAN PROTESTS OF 2019?

Thursday, May 14, 2020, marks the 182nd 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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