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Latest News in Brief – May 21, 2020

Latest News in Brief – May 21, 2020
Iran, Mashhad, the capital of Khorasan Razavi province – The province has recently seen an increase in coronavirus patients

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UPDATE: 6:45 PM CEST

Maryam Rajavi: All the promises by the mullahs to the deprived and calamity-stricken people of Iran are hollow and worthless

The only way to end poverty, destitution, and unemployment is to end the mullahs’ evil dictatorship and establish freedom and people’s sovereignty.

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UPDATE: 6:30 PM CEST

Iran: Coronavirus Update, Over 43,300 Deaths, May 21, 2020, 6:00 PM CEST

Iran: A nurse in a Tehran hospital amid widespread outbreaks of coronavirus in the country
Iran coronavirus

NUMBER OF VICTIMS (AS OF MAY 21, 2020, 6:00 PM CEST):
The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) announced this afternoon, May 21, 2020, that Coronavirus has taken the lives of more than 43,300 in 319 cities across Iran.
The death toll in various provinces include: 3125 in Khuzestan, 3060 in Khorasan Razavi, 1520 in East Azerbaijan, 1330 in Sistan & Baluchistan, 1266 in Hamedan, 1265 in Lorestan, 815 in Kurdistan. This is in addition to reports obtained from other provinces.

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UPDATE: 5:30 PM CEST

Iran expert: Concern over social unrest led to easing of quarantine measures

The mullahs’ regime ruling Iran is extremely concerned over the possibility of a new nationwide uprising mirroring that of November 2019

Mohammad Reza Mahboub-Far, a viral epidemiologist and member of the Iranian regime’s Coronavirus Taskforce, shed light on the mullahs’ deep concerns about a new social uprising raging across the country. Sending people back to work and relaxing quarantine measures despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic was due to the regime’s deep concerns of growing unrest, he acknowledged in an interview with the state-run Setareyeh Sobh daily on Tuesday, May 19.

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UPDATE: 5:15 PM CEST

“Democracy with Maryam Rajavi” MEK Resistance Units

The Iranian Resistance Units, a network of activists of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) across Iran continued their activities on Tuesday. The MEK Resistance Units offer a breakthrough and are a beacon for uprising and freedom. They represent the rebellious and defiant generation and played a key role in the nationwide uprising of December 2017 and November 2019. They took to graffiti in public places writing messages of Iranian Resistance leader Massoud Rajavi and NCRI President Maryam Rajavi.
They wrote:
Tehran— “The army of the poor must rebel and rise up.”
Tehran— “You have to rebel and fight a hundred times more to take back Iran.”
Tehran— “Democracy with Maryam Rajavi”
Tehran— “We’ll answer fire with fire”
Tehran— “The army of the poor must rebel and rise up.”
Tehran— “Khamenei and Rouhani are forcing people back to work. People’s lives, have no value for the ruling mullahs.” / “Down with Khamenei”
Tehran— “The lost lives are like ticking timebombs for Khamenei’s overthrow”
Tehran— “The mullahs sow the seeds of hopelessness and passivity. We must rebel against it.”
Tehran— “Hail to Rajavi” / “Down with Khamenei”
Tehran— “The lost lives are like ticking timebombs for Khamenei’s overthrow” / “Down with Khamenei, Hail to Rajavi”
Hamadan— “Khamenei’s rule will be overthrown.”
Hamadan— Images of Khamenei and Qassem Soleimani
Andimeshk— “Coronavirus outbreak is the guilt of the Iranian regime & mullahs.”
“Democracy with Maryam Rajavi”: MEK Resistance Units

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UPDATE: 4:00 PM CEST

“Down with Khamenei” MEK Resistance Units 18 May

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 measures by the regime & an intensifying coronavirus crisis. They took to graffiti in public places writing messages of Iranian Resistance leader Massoud Rajavi & NCRI President Maryam Rajavi.
They wrote:
Tehran—Banner of Maryam Rajavi: “The tyrannical rule of the Mullahs’ regime must be overthrown”
Ahwaz—Poster of Maryam Rajavi: “The mullahs do not want Iran, & Iran & all Iranians do not want the mullahs.”
Gorgan— “We must rebel & take back our rights from mullahs. Khamenei’s rule must be overthrown.”
Masjed Soleiman— “The Iranian people will not give up to the coronavirus caused by the regime.”
Tehran— “We have to fight more to take back Iran. Down with Khamenei”
Tehran— “The army of the poor must rebel & rise.”
Tehran— “Down with Khamenei”
“Down with Khamenei”: MEK Resistance Units 18 May

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UPDATE: 11:45 AM CEST

Families of victims killed in Iran protests pressured to settle for money

November 2019-Iran Protests

A London-based Human Rights Organization says Iranian authorities have pressured the families of those killed in Iran protests in November 2019 to settle for proposals of money and “martyrdom”.
Six months after at least 1,500 Iranian protesters and civilians were killed in Iran protests during November 2019, the Iranian regime has not yet initiated any judicial investigations to prosecute those involved in the unlawful killings.
Instead of being provided answers, the victims’ families have had to settle for proposals of money and ‘martyrdom’.

Published on May 16, Justice for Iran’s report “Mockery of Justice: State’s Policies and Laws Regarding the Victims of Iran’s 2019 November Protests,” confirms that the Iranian authorities refused to undertake judicial investigations or criminal proceedings on the deaths of protesters who took to the streets after a sudden rise in the price of fuel on November 15, 2019.

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UPDATE: 11:30 AM CEST

Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 319 Cities Exceeds 43,100

Iran Coronavirus

Number of new patients doubled on daily basis
Rouhani: We have been progressing step by step in the past three months with no relapse anywhere
Maryam Rajavi: Rouhani’s ridiculous claims will not be taken seriously by anyone. He has set up a Party of Lies

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK) announced this afternoon, Wednesday, May 20, 2020, that the Coronavirus death toll in 319 cities across Iran has ached exceeded 43,100. The number of victims in Tehran is 7,025, Khuzestan 3,055, Khorasan Razavi 3,045, Sistan and Baluchestan 1,315, Hamedan 1,245, Lorestan 1,235, and Kurdistan 805.

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UPDATE: 11:00 AM CEST

Iran’s Regime Is Aware of Its Inevitable Destruction But Seeks to Delay It

Iran’s Regime Is Aware of Its Inevitable Destruction But Seeks to Delay It
Iran: Tehran, Sharif University Protests – 13 January 2020

Saeed Moidfar, a sociologist in Iran’s regime, told the state-run Etemad Online website that the mullahs’ regime is doomed. The convict is aware of himself and knows that nothing but destruction awaits him, and he only tries to delay his destruction by continuing his wrong path.

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UPDATE: 10:30 AM CEST

IRAN and IRAQ – TWIN REBELLIONS

Iraq protests – file photo

By Struan Stevenson

In an article published on the United Press International (UPI) Mr. Struan Stevenson the coordinator of the Campaign for Iran Change, and a former Member of the European Parliament, elaborated on the issue that how the social situation and uprising in Iran and Iraq are related.

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UPDATE: 10:00 AM CEST

Compulsory Veil for Women in Iran Extends to Instagram Privacy

Women who do not observe the compulsory veil on social media, especially Instagram, will be dealt with and arrested by the FATA (Iranian Cyber Police).
“Regarding the removal of the hijab in cyberspace, it should be noted that since it is in the set of abnormalities, it will definitely be dealt with, and the police will act decisively in this regard” announced Ramin Pashaei, the Social Deputy of FATA, the Iranian Cyber Police.
Earlier, FATA Police Chief Turaj Kazemi stated that it is a crime to publish personal images of women with improper clothing in social media (The state-run Asre Pouya website – May 19, 2020).

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Iran news in brief, May 21, 2020

Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 319 Cities Exceeds 43,100
U.S. Sanctions Iran Regime’s Interior Minister for Human Rights Abuses

Iran news in brief, May 21, 2020

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WHAT ARE THE IRAN PROTESTS OF 2019?

Thursday, May 21, 2020, marks the 189th 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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