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Latest News in Brief – May 18, 2020

May 18, 2020: Latest News
Khorramabad, the capital of Lorestan province in western Iran, has recently seen an increase in patients with coronavirus.

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UPDATE: 6:30 PM CEST

Iran: Coronavirus Update, Over 42,600 Deaths, May 18, 2020, 6:00 PM CEST

Iran: Coronavirus Update, Over 42,600 Deaths, May 18, 2020, 6:00 PM CEST
Over 42,600 dead of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iran-Iran Coronavirus Death Toll per PMOI MEK sources

NUMBER OF VICTIMS (AS OF MAY 18, 2020, 6:00 PM CEST):

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) announced this afternoon, May 18, 2020, that Coronavirus has taken the lives of more than 42,600 in 319 cities across Iran.
The death toll in various provinces include: 6970 in Tehran, 2915 in Khuzestan, 1630 in Alborz, 1195 in Hamedan, 1190 in Lorestan, 760 in Kurdestan, 473 in Kerman. This is in addition to reports obtained from other provinces.

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UPDATE: 4:30 PM CEST

Iran: Mullahs’ Judiciary Admits Arrest of Amir Hossein Moradi and Ali Younesi, Sharif University of Technology Elite Students

Iran: Mullahs' Judiciary Admits Arrest of Amir Hossein Moradi and Ali Younesi.

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UPDATE: 3:30 PM CEST

Ahvaz, southwest Iran: Hospital waste is transferred to this site to be recycled

Workers are told to separate the plastics, placing them at grave risk of coronavirus.
Reports indicate the plastics are recycled to be sold again.

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UPDATE: 12:30 PM CEST

Nobel Laureates Call for Release of Elite Iranian Students

Nobel Laureates Call for Release of Elite Iranian Students
Letter of Nobel Laureates to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on two arrested elite Iranian students

In a joint letter to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, nine Nobel laureates warned that the arrest of two elite Iranian students, Amir Hossein Moradi and Ali Younesi, paves the way for widespread and brutal repression of dissidents and students in the months following the coronavirus outbreak.
They stressed that the Iranian regime, in fear of another uprising, has no choice but to resort to intimidation and repression of its citizens.
The letter also reads: “We, the Nobel Laureates signing this letter, urge you, to use your good offices in making every effort to ensure that political prisoners, in particular Ali Younesi and Amir Hossein Moradi, are released immediately.”

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UPDATE: 11:30 AM CEST

Iran: Coronavirus death toll in 319 cities exceeds 42,400

Shops closed in Bazar dueto coronavirus

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI /MEK) announced on Sunday, May 17, 2020, that the Coronavirus fatalities in 319 cities across Iran have exceeded 42,400. The number of victims in Khorasan Razavi is 2,985, Khuzestan 2,845, Mazandaran 2,615, Sistan and Baluchestan 1,300, Golestan 1,295, Lorestan 1,170, Central Province 595, North Khorasan 490, Ilam 290, Hormozgan 195, and South Khorasan 142.

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UPDATE: 10:30 AM CEST

Corruption in The Mullahs’ Regime Ruling Iran Part 4

 “Kerman Circle” and the IRGC

A thorough understanding of the Iranian regime leads to an understanding that its ruling principle, Velayat-e-Faqih, or absolute rule by clerics, is the main source of that regime’s widespread corruption.Working from that principle, the clerics and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps have developed institutions with the express purpose of building extremely reactionary views into the main support structure for the Iranian government.

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UPDATE: 10:00 AM CEST

Iran’s Supreme Leader and the medicine mafia

The rapid spread of the coronavirus epidemic in Iran and the severe shortage of drugs and medical equipment has put Iran’s Ministry of Health in the spotlight. In response, Iran’s President Rouhani blamed the shortage of medicine on US sanctions.

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Iran news in brief, May 18, 2020

Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 319 Cities Exceeds 42,400
Iran: Protests Reported in Numerous Cities
Iran: Defiant Youths Target Regime’s Centers of Plunder, Repression

Iran news in brief, May 18, 2020

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WHAT ARE THE IRAN PROTESTS OF 2019?

Monday, May 18, 2020, marks the 186th 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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