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Latest News in Brief – May 20, 2020

Latest News in Brief – May 20, 2020
Iran, coronavirus outbreak – May 2020

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UPDATE: 7:45 PM CEST

U.S. Sanctions Iran Regime’s Interior Minister for Human Rights Abuses

U.S. Sanctions Iran Regime’s Interior Minister for Human Rights Abuses
U.S. Treasury Building

In a press release on Wednesday, the United States Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned the Iranian regime’s Interior MinisterAbdolreza Rahmani Fazlifor his role in serious human rights abuses against Iranian people, along with seven senior officials of the Iranian regime’s Law Enforcement Forces (LEF) and provincial commander of the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC). In addition to these individuals, the U.S. Department of Treasury also targeted the Bonyad Taavon NAJA, which is translated as LEF Cooperative Foundation, along with its director and members of the board of trustees.  

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UPDATE: 7:15 PM CEST

Iran: Coronavirus Update, Over 43,100 Deaths, May 20, 2020, 6:00 PM CEST

Over 43,100 dead of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iran-Iran Coronavirus Death Toll per PMOI MEK sources

NUMBER OF VICTIMS (AS OF MAY 20, 2020, 6:00 PM CEST):

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) announced this afternoon, May 20, 2020, that Coronavirus has taken the lives of more than 43,100 in 319 cities across Iran.
The death toll in various provinces include: 7025 in Tehran, 3055 in Khuzestan, 3045 in Khorasan Razavi, 1315 in Sistan & Baluchistan, 1245 in Hamedan, 1235 in Lorestan, 805 in Kurdestan. This is in addition to reports obtained from other provinces.

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UPDATE: 6:45 PM CEST

Inside Iran’s Criminal Engineering of Coronavirus Stats

In fear of nationwide protests, the regime ruling Iran is covering up the true number of coronavirus deaths and cases.
Inside Iran’s Criminal Engineering of Coronavirus Stats

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UPDATE: 4:45 PM CEST

Maryam Rajavi: The fate of prisoners in the clerical regime’s Intelligence Ministry prisons remains obscure

Once again, I urge the UN Secretary General, Security Council, and High Commissioner for Human Rights to compel the clerical regime to release Iranian political prisoners.

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UPDATE: 4:30 PM CEST

No Sanctions Relief for Iranian Regime While It Refuses to Help Its Own People

No Sanctions Relief for Iranian regime While it Refuses to Help its Own People
Despite the high risks of coronavirus outbreak in Iran, the regime implemented a job reopening plan without considering the risks to people’s lives.

By: Dr. Alejo Vidal-Quadras

The Iranian dictatorship is desperate to re-start its economy. This was obvious on April 11 when the clerical regime sent tens of thousands of people back to supposedly “low risk” jobs, and it has become more obvious with every subsequent step toward a full-scale resumption of commerce and social activity.

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UPDATE: 11:45 AM CEST

Sale of kidney remains as the only way for a woman head of household

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UPDATE: 11:30 AM CEST

Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 319 Cities Exceeds 42,800

Iran: Coronavirus Update, Over 40,000 Deaths, May 8, 2020, 6:00 PM CEST

Rouhani’s endless lies contradict reports by regime experts and officials

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK) announced on May 19, 2020, that the death toll for Coronavirus in 319 cities across Iran had passed 42,800. The number of victims in is Khuzestan is 2,980, Mazandaran 2,640, Alborz 1,645, Lorestan 1,210, Fars 1,035, Kurdistan 790, North Khorasan 505, Zanjan 503, and Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad 260. The spokesman for the regime’s Health Ministry in his engineered report today acknowledged that 2,111 people had contracted the virus in the past 24 hours, 62 had died, and 2,698 patients were under intensive care.

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UPDATE: 11:00 AM CEST

What Is the Meaning of Iran Regime’s Unprecedented Fall in Oil Sales to 70,000 BPD?

What Is the Meaning of Iran Regime’s Unprecedented Fall in Oil Sales to 70,000 BPD? 

Mohammad Baqer Nobakht, head of the Program and Budget Organization of the Iranian regime, said in December 2019: “For 2020, the daily export of one million barrels of oil at the rate of $50 barrels per day (BPD) has been predicted.”  

on May 14 Reuters  reported  that Iran’s oil exports averaged 70,000 barrels per day in April, down from 287,000 BPD in March, according to Kepler, which tracks the flows. 

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UPDATE: 10:30 AM CEST

Maryam Rajavi: The Security Council should intervene to save the lives of prisoners and ensure their release, especially the political prisoners

The lives of prisoners are threatened by both the Coronavirus and the mullahs.

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UPDATE: 10:00 AM CEST

Resistance Units expand activities inside Iran as regime’s fear of MEK grows

Members of the Iranian Resistance Units, a network of People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) continued their activities across the country throughout the week, despite increased oppressive measure by the regime and an intensifying coronavirus crisis.

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Iran news in brief, May 20, 2020

Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 319 Cities Exceeds 42,800
Families of Those Killed in Iran Protests Pressured to Settle for Money

Iran news in brief, May 20, 2020

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WHAT ARE THE IRAN PROTESTS OF 2019?

Wednesday, May 20, 2020, marks the 188th 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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