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Latest News in Brief – May 26, 2020

May 26, 2020: Latest News
Iran, Zanjan: According to the regime officials positive cases of the COVID-19 have increased in the Zanjan province

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UPDATE: 6:45 PM CEST

Iran: Coronavirus Update, Over 44,500 Deaths, May 26, 2020, 6:00 PM CEST

Burial and mourning ceremony for the victims of Coronavirus in Mazandaran province of northern Iran – Coronavirus has taken the lives of more than 2695 in Mazandaran.

NUMBER OF VICTIMS (AS OF MAY 26, 2020, 6:00 PM CEST):

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) announced this afternoon, May 26, 2020, that Coronavirus has taken the lives of more than 44,500 in 323 cities across Iran. 3435 in Khuzestan, 2695 in Mazandaran, 1595 in East Azerbaijan, 1265 in West Azerbaijan, 1380 in Lorestanand, 1045 in Kermanshah, 702 in Yazd. This is in addition to reports obtained from other provinces.

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UPDATE: 5:45 PM CEST

OIAC Online Conference: “Iran: Global Threat, Domestic Repression, Prospects for Change”

OIAC 2020, virtual conference – U.S. May 21, 2020

The Organization of Iranian-American Communities (OIAC) in the United States held a virtual conference, titled “Iran: Global Threat, Domestic Repression, Prospects for Change,” on Thursday. 

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UPDATE: 5:00 PM CEST

Instead of Controlling COVID-19 Crisis in Iran, Officials Blame the People

Hassan Rouhani

As the coronavirus death toll continues to surge, instead of helping people, the Iranian regime’s officials are trying to shift the blame to poor people. 

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UPDATE: 3:45 PM CEST

Lawyer Soheila Hejab Violently Transferred to Qarchak Prison

Lawyer Soheila Hejab

Human rights lawyer Soheila Hejab was violently taken to the notorious Qarchak Prison after an appeals court session on Sunday, May 23, 2020.

Soheila Hijab was summoned to the Court of Appeals on May 23, 2020. She was arrested and beaten by IRGC intelligence agents after the court session, as she was leaving the justice department building.

Agents of the Sarallah base, a division of the intelligence unit of the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) punched and kicked Ms. Soheila Hijab in the head, face, and sides.

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UPDATE: 3:30 PM CEST

New wave of arrests in Iran targeting opposition PMOI/MEK supporters

The mullahs’ regime in Iran is deeply concerned about the Iranian opposition PMOI-MEK’s growing influence, especially among the country’s younger generation

In the past few weeks the Iranian regime’s Ministry of Intelligence & Security (MOIS) and the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) have been summoning and arresting a large number of active and rebellious youths, especially supporters of the Iranian opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK). Relatives of PMOI members are also among those being targeted in this latest wave of nationwide crackdown. Many individuals have been sent to prison and some have been temporarily released after being threatened, paying bail and providing written obligations. This further indicates the regime’s utter fear of a new uprising sweeping the country and specific concerns regarding the MEK network of “Resistance Units” throughout Iran.

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UPDATE: 3:15 PM CEST

May 25 – Khoy, northwest Iran: Severe rainfalls and flash floods engulfed many homes in this city

No emergency teams have been dispatched and locals are in dire need of aid.

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UPDATE: 11:00 AM CEST

Maryam Rajavi: Once again, Rouhani blamed the people of Iran for new virus outbreak and threatened to re-impose the restrictions

Insolence and projecting blame on others is a well-known method of the inhuman mullahs and will go on until the regime is overthrown

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UPDATE: 10:30 AM CEST

Iran: Coronavirus Fatalities in 320 Cities Exceed 44,300

Over 44,300 dead of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iran-Iran Coronavirus Death Toll per PMOI MEK sources

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK) announced on Monday, May 25, 2020, the Coronavirus death toll in 320 cities across Iran had exceeded 44,300. The death toll in Tehran is 7,180, Khuzestan 3,390, Gilan 2,755, Sistan and Baluchestan 1,402, Lorestan 1,365, Kermanshah 1,010, Kerman 545, and North Khorasan 525.

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UPDATE: 10:00 AM CEST

MEK Resistance Units honor the memory of MEK founders

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

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UPDATE: 9:30 AM CEST

Iran’s young generation commemorates MEK founders

Poster of MEK founder Mohammad Hanifnejad

This week marked the 48th anniversary of the death of Mohammad HanifnejadSaeid Mohsen and Ali Asghar Badizadegan, the founders of People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK). Hanifnejad, Moshen, and Badizadegan, who had founded the PMOI/MEK in September 1965, were executed by the Shah regime on May 25, 1972.

In this regard, members of the Iranian Resistance Units, MEK’s network inside Iran, commemorated the fallen founders of the MEK across the country throughout the week, in cities such as Tehran, Isfahan, Mashhad, Khoramabad, Beluchestan, Yazd, Rasht, Islam Abad, Karaj, Ahwaz, Shiraz, Qom, Urmia, Qazvin, Gorgan, Bandar Deylam, Ardabil, Mahshahr, Rafsanjan, Babolsar, Lorestan, Behbahan, Shahr-e Rey, and Kerman.

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UPDATE: 9:00 AM CEST

Iran’s Regime Reopens Religious Sites: There Will Be More COVID-19 Casualties

As the Iranian regime’s president Hassan Rouhani had previously ordered, religious sites in Iran were reopened today. This decision which follows the regime’s criminal order of sending people back to work amid the coronavirus outbreak will only result in more casualties.  

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Iran news in brief, May 26, 2020

Iran: Coronavirus Fatalities in 320 Cities Exceed 44,300
Human Rights Lawyer Violently Transferred to Prison
Iran: Three Porters Shot, One Killed by Security Forces

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WHAT ARE THE IRAN PROTESTS OF 2019?

Tuesday, May 26, 2020, marks the 194th 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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