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Latest News in Brief – May 16, 2020

Latest News in Brief – May 16, 2020
Iran, Tehran May 2020

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UPDATE: 7:00 PM CEST

Iran: Coronavirus Update, Over 42,100 Deaths, May 16, 2020, 6:00 PM CEST

Iran: Coronavirus Update, Over 42,100 Deaths, May 16, 2020, 6:00 PM CEST
Over 42,100 dead of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iran-Iran Coronavirus Death Toll per PMOI MEK sources

NUMBER OF VICTIMS (AS OF MAY 16, 2020, 6:00 PM CEST):

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) announced this afternoon, May 16, 2020, that Coronavirus has taken the lives of more than 42,100 in 318 cities across Iran.
The death toll in various provinces include: 3405 in Qom, 2750 in Khuzestan, 1265 in Sistan and Baluchistan, 1155 in Lorestan and 482 in North Khorasan. This is in addition to reports obtained from other provinces.

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UPDATE: 4:00 PM CEST

MEK Resistance Units continue to expose the Iranian regime’s crimes amid coronavirus

While over 41,500 people have died of the novel coronavirus in 317 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:
Isfahan— “We must rise to take back our legitimate rights”
Isfahan— “Coronavirus outbreak is the guilt of Khamenei and the IRGC”
Tehran— “Iran is blazing. The people of Iran want neither the Coronavirus nor the mullahs.”
Tehran— “The people of Iran will overcome both the coronavirus and the virus of the Supreme Leader”
Tehran— “The lost lives are like ticking timebombs for Khamenei’s overthrow” / “Down with the principle of the Supreme leader’s rule”
Tehran— “Down with Khamenei”
Tehran— “The coronavirus outbreak, new crimes of the mullahs”
Tehran— “The coronavirus outbreak, new crimes of the mullahs”
Tehran— “The lost lives are like ticking timebombs for Khamenei’s overthrow”
Mashhad— “Coronavirus outbreak is the guilt of the Iranian regime & mullahs.”
Mashhad— “The disaster of coronavirus outbreak is the guilt of Khamenei and Rouhani”
Semnan— “Coronavirus outbreak is the guilt of the Iranian regime & mullahs.”
Semnan— “Coronavirus outbreak is the guilt of the Iranian regime & mullahs.”
Hamadan— “Coronavirus outbreak is the guilt of the Iranian regime & mullahs.”
Hamadan— “The army of the poor must rebel and rise up.”
Hamadan— “Down with Khamenei”
Hamadan— “Down with Khamenei”
Shahr-e Kord— “Down with Khamenei”
Fuman— “It is time to rise up, to rebel and rise up and break the prison chains”
Fuman— “Free political prisoners”
Tehran— “Free political prisoners” / “Down with Khamenei”
MEK Resistance Units continue to expose the Iranian regime's crimes amid coronavirus

 

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UPDATE: 3:30 PM CEST

Ahvaz, southwest Iran: Locals are forced to purchase their drinking water during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic

Their homes lack even the basic necessities, raising health risks to dangerous levels.

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UPDATE: 11:30 AM CEST

Maryam Rajavi: I urge the UN Secretary General and the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of HumanRights in Iran to send fact-finding missions to visit the clerical regime’s prisons

I urge the UNSR to visit the political prisoners.

 

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UPDATE: 11:00 AM CEST

Iran: Coronavirus Fatalities in 318 Cities Exceeds 41,700

Regime Health Ministry: The number of patients in the last 24 hours was 2102, the highest in 40 days.

· Amid Coronavirus crisis, in fear of the people’s uprising, arrests of youth, students and supporters of the MEK and their families, and lengthy prison sentences for political prisoners continue.

· Maryam Rajavi again urged international delegations to visit Iran’s prisons and called on the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Iran to meet with the political prisoners.

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UPDATE: 10:30 AM CEST

Naval Accident Reveals Iran Regime’s Pattern of Disinformation

Naval Accident Reveals Iran regime’s Pattern of Disinformation
Konarak ship

On Monday, an Iranian regime’s ship was drowned by a missile fired from another ship during a Naval Maneuver, killing at least 20 crew members.

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UPDATE: 10:00 AM CEST

Associated Press: Doctors and nurses suffered as Iran ignored virus concerns

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Iran news in brief, May 16, 2020

Iran: Coronavirus Fatalities in 318 Cities Exceeds 41,700
Iran’s Regime Secretly Executes a Political Prisoner
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Iran news in brief, May 16, 2020

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WHAT ARE THE IRAN PROTESTS OF 2019?

Saturday, May 16, 2020, marks the 184th 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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