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UPDATE: 7:30 PM CEST
Iran: Coronavirus Update, Over 44,000 Deaths, May 24, 2020, 6:00 PM CEST
NUMBER OF VICTIMS (AS OF MAY 24, 2020, 6:00 PM CEST):
The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) announced this afternoon, May 24, 2020, that Coronavirus has taken the lives of more than 44,000 in 320 cities across Iran.
The death toll in various provinces include:7100 in Tehran, 3435 in Qom, 3325 in Khuzestan, 1556 in East Azerbaijan, 1385 in Sistan and Baluchistan, 1330 in Lorestan, 512 in North Khorasan, and 510 in Zanjan. This is in addition to reports obtained from other provinces.
UPDATE: 6:30 PM CEST
Iran: Brother of a Political Prisoner Calls for Her Release
By: Hossein Farsi
I was a political prisoner in Iran for 12 years, through the 1980s, and now I live outside of Iran. I am aware of the brutal treatment of prisoners and their torture by Iranian regime agents. During my imprisonment, I was worried and anxious for many days and nights.
I call on the international community, human rights organizations, and the media to save my sister Marzieh. My sister Marzieh’s health is in danger.
UPDATE: 4:30 PM CEST
The logic behind Rouhani’s coronavirus lies
During Saturday’s Coronavirus Task Force meeting, Iranian regime president Hassan Rouhani declared plans to resume many operations and further lift restrictions. He also claimed that in at least 10 provinces, the situation is back to normal and the government has been able to contain the deadly virus.
Rouhani made the comments against the backdrop of the continued spread of COVID-19, which has so far claimed more than 43,800 lives.
UPDATE: 12:30 PM CEST
Maryam Rajavi: Congratulations on Eid Al Fitr to my fellow compatriots in Iran and all Muslims around the world
— Maryam Rajavi (@Maryam_Rajavi) May 23, 2020
UPDATE: 11:45 AM CEST
Ahvaz-Ghaizaniyeh in Protest of Water Shortage
Protesters shot, injured and arrested
On Saturday morning, the people and youth of Ahvaz in Khuzestan Province closed the Ahvaz-Mahshahr highway to protest the lack of drinking water. State Security Force (SSF) in riot gear and firing tear gas attacked the protesters, trying to disperse them. Met with the protesters’ defiance, the SSF opened fire, injuring several including a boy and arrested several protesters.
UPDATE: 11:00 AM CEST
Iran: Coronavirus Fatalities Exceed 43,800 in 320 Cities
The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK) announced this afternoon, Saturday, May 23, 2020, the Coronavirus death toll in 320 cities across Iran had exceeded 43,800. The number of victims in Khuzestan is 3,270, Khorasan Razavi is at least 3,085, Lorestan 1,315, Fars 1,050, Kurdistan 826, Kerman 538, and Qazvin 505.
UPDATE: 10:30 AM CEST
The Iranian Regime Is Losing a Propaganda War on at Least Two Fronts
Iranian regime’s propaganda has been losing steam for years. Efforts to downplay the coronavirus outbreak have only accelerated that process. There is an ever-widening gulf between the official infection rates and fatality figures on one hand, and independent assessments of the situation on the other. This, of course, means that it is increasingly difficult to sell the regime’s official narrative to the public since doing so requires them to deny the evidence of their own eyes and ears.
UPDATE: 10:00 AM CEST
Syria spending comments trigger new round of infighting among Iranian officials
Recent remarks by former Majlis member Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh have triggered a new wave of infighting among Iranian officials, which further highlights the disarray plaguing the senior ranks of the Iranian regime.
Most notable among the reactions to Falahatpisheh’s remarks, who acknowledged that the regime might have spent $20-30 billion on the war in Syria, was a piece written by Hossein Shariatmadari, the editor-in-chief of Keyhan daily, known for reflecting the views and opinions of regime supreme leader Ali Khamenei.
In remarks published by the state-run Etemad Online, Falahatpisheh, who formerly chaired the National Security and Foreign Affairs Commission of the Majlis, said, “We may have given $20-30 billion to Syria. The money of this nation was spent there.”
Sunday, May 24, 2020, marks the 192nd 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
Read more: Latest News in Brief- May 23, 2020