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Latest News in Brief – May 25, 2020

May 25, 2020: Latest News
Iran, Coronavirus Outbreak – The death toll from Corona in Qom has so far exceeded 3,435

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UPDATE: 7:30 PM CEST

Iran: Coronavirus Update, Over 44,300 Deaths, May 25, 2020, 6:00 PM CEST

May 25, 2020, that Coronavirus has taken the lives of more than 44,300 in 320 cities across Iran
May 25, 2020, that Coronavirus has taken the lives of more than 44,300 in 320 cities across Iran

NUMBER OF VICTIMS (AS OF MAY 25, 2020, 6:00 PM CEST):

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) announced this afternoon, May 25, 2020, that Coronavirus has taken the lives of more than 44,300 in 320 cities across Iran.
The death toll in various provinces include: 7180 in Tehran, 3390 in Khuzestan, 2755 in Gilan, 1402 in Sistan and Baluchistan, 1365 in Lorestanand, 1010 in Kermanshah, 545 in Kerman, 525 in North Khorasan. This is in addition to reports obtained from other provinces.

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UPDATE: 6:00 PM CEST

Maryam Rajavi: Emphasizing the need for international campaigns to release detained students and other arrestees, I call on international missions to visit Iranian jails, and the UNSR to visit political prisoners

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UPDATE: 4:30 PM CEST

Iran’s Regime Arrests Youth and MEK Supporters in Fear of Uprising

Reports published by the Iranian Resistance from Iran indicate the Iranian regime has started a new wave of arrests of youth and supporters of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) 

Reports from prisons indicate the regime is using physical and psychological torture to break detainees and force them to make TV confessions. 

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UPDATE: 2:30 PM CEST

Shocking Statistics: 10,000 Medical Staff in Iran Infected with Covid-19

Shocking statistics released by an official of the regime’s Ministry of Health indicate that more than 10,000 medical staff in Iran are infected with the Coronavirus.

Qassem Jan Babaei revealed these shocking statistics on May 21, 2020, during a ceremony honoring Iranian doctors and nurses.

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UPDATE: 1:30 PM CEST

Ali Khamenei calls for hardline government, voices concern over Mojahedin MEK popularity in Iran

Time codes:
00:00 Justifying the regime’s approach to the coronavirus
00:39 Ali Khamenei’s fear of students joining the PMOI/MEK in Iran
01:24 Khamenei’s fear of protests
03:17 Seeking a Hezbollahi and hardline administration in Iran
04:42 Khamenei’s concern about MEK
05:02 Ordering more suppression under the pretext of Hijab in Iran’s universities
05:49 Khamenei fears MEK’s growing ranks
Ali Khamenei calls for hardline government, voices concern over Mojahedin MEK popularity in Iran

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UPDATE: 11:45 AM CEST

MEK Resistance Units mark the memory of PMOIMEK founders

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) internal network, known as Resistance Units, continued their activities across the country on Friday. They took to graffiti in public places writing messages of Iranian Resistance leader Massoud Rajavi and NCRI President Maryam Rajavi and remembered the founders and heroes of the MEK who were executed on May 25, 1972, by the Shah’s regime.
MEK Resistance Units mark the memory of PMOIMEK founders

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UPDATE: 11:15 AM CEST

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UPDATE: 11:00 AM CEST

Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll Exceeds 44,000 in 320 Cities

Over 44,000 dead of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iran
Over 44,000 dead of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iran

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK) announced on Sunday, May 24, 2020, that the Coronavirus fatalities in 320 cities across Iran exceeded 44,000. The number of victims in Qom is 3,435, Khuzestan 3,325, East Azerbaijan 1,556, Sistan and Baluchestan 1,385, Lorestan 1,330, North Khorasan 512, and Zanjan 510.

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UPDATE: 10:45 AM CEST

A New Wave of Arrests of Youth, Families, and Supporters of MEK Across the Country

Iran Regime’s Treating Prisoners Alone Debunks Mullahs’ Effort to Depict U.S. Sanctions for Coronavirus Epidemic

In recent weeks, terrified of the expansion of the activities of the Resistance Units and the new wave of popular uprisings, the regime’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) and the IRGC Intelligence Organization have begun arresting and summoning large numbers of young activists, especially the families and supporters of the Mojahedin-e Khalq (MEK). Many have been sent to prisons, and some have been temporarily released on bail while signing a form pledging not to participate in any anti-regime activities.

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UPDATE: 10:30 AM CEST

Remarks by Soona Samsami, US Rep. of the NCRI, at OIAC 5/21/20 Nationwide Virtual Conference on Iran

On May 21, 2020, Soona Samsami, the U.S. Representative of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) delivered a speech as a guest speaker at the nationwide virtual conference, entitled “IRAN: Global Threat, Domestic Repression, Prospects for Change,” organized by the Organization of Iranian American Communities (OIAC).
Remarks by Soona Samsami, US Rep. of the NCRI, at OIAC 5/21/20 Nationwide Virtual Conference on Iran
 

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UPDATE: 10:00 AM CEST

Alireza Jafarzadeh discusses Iran’s growing regional aggression & terrorism on Alhurra TV, 5/23/20

On May 23, 2020, Alireza Jafarzadeh, the deputy director of the U.S. Representative Office of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI-US), and Matthew Brodsky, Senior Fellow at the Security Studies Group, appeared on Alhurra TV to discuss Iran’s growing regional aggression and terrorism. Jafarzadeh also detailed the list of terror operations conducted by Iran’s intelligence ministry and the Quds Force, in tandem with the foreign ministry, targeting the leadership and the rank-and-file of the main opposition, the MEK, and the democratic coalition and Iran’s parliament-in-exile, the NCRI, in recent years.
Alireza Jafarzadeh discusses Iran's growing regional aggression & terrorism on Alhurra TV, 5/23/20
 

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Iran news in brief, May 25, 2020

A New Wave of Arrests of Youth and MEK Supporters Across Iran
Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll Exceeds 44,000 in 320 Cities
Iran: Regime Forces Open Fire on Villagers Asking for Drinking Water

Iran news in brief, May 25, 2020

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WHAT ARE THE IRAN PROTESTS OF 2019?

Monday, May 25, 2020, marks the 193rd 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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