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Latest News in Brief – May 8, 2020

May 8, 2020: Latest News
May 8, 2020: Latest News – Iran, Tabriz

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UPDATE: 7:30 PM CEST

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

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

NUMBER OF VICTIMS (AS OF MAY 8, 2020, 6:00 PM CEST):

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) announced this afternoon, May 8, 2020, that Coronavirus has taken the lives of more than 40,000 in 314 cities across Iran.
The death toll in various provinces include: 6690 in Tehran, 2935 in Khorasan Razavi, 2480 in Mazandaran, 2470 in Isfahan, 2055 in Khuzestan, 1599 in Alborz, 1030 in Lorestan, 535 in Markazi (Central), 442 in North Khorasan.This is in addition to cases registered in other provinces.

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UPDATE: 5:30 PM CEST

Maryam Rajavi: Today, regime change in Iran is indispensable not only to freedom and democracy in Iran but also to the health of each and every individual in Iran and to the protection of their houses, cities and villages against natural disasters

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UPDATE: 4:30 PM CEST

New wave of Coronavirus in Iran

May 8, 2020—The latest COVID-19 death toll in Iran, published by the MEK on, May 7, 2020, is over 39,800.
Despite numerous warnings by regime officials and medical experts
Hassan Rouhani declared he has ordered the Health Ministry to “examine the conditions of resuming medium-risk businesses”
Meanwhile, concerns about social uprisings continue to rise among regime officials and media.
He warned about the re-emergence of widespread protests such as the November 2019 nationwide uprising.
The regime’s health officials have tried to pretend that the number of cases is declining
The regime fears a new nationwide uprising that can end their dictatorship.
New wave of coronavirus in Iran

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UPDATE: 3:30 PM CEST

Ali Khamenei wants to use the coronavirus as a tool to save its regime, MEK Resistance Units

Gachsaran— “The Supreme Leader wants to use the coronavirus as a tool to save its regime. The people of Iran want the virus, caused by the mullahs, to be destroyed”
Tehran— “We must rise to take back our legitimate rights”
Tehran— “Khamenei and the IRGC are the cause of the coronavirus outbreak, they must be targeted”
Tehran— “Paying tribute to thousands of innocent lives lost due to the coronavirus caused by the mullahs.”
Urmia— “We remember 60 martyrs and heroes of the MEK fallen for freedom on May 1982.”
Qazvin— “The army of the poor must rebel and rise up.”
Arak— “The Supreme Leader’s lair of oppression will soon be destroyed”
Arak— “The mullahs’ rule shakes under their feet”
Karaj— “Down with Khamenei, we will overthrow you”
"Ali Khamenei wants to use the coronavirus as a tool to save its regime,": MEK Resistance Units

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UPDATE: 3:00 PM CEST

MEK Resistance Units install banner of Maryam Rajavi in Iran’s cities

Isfahan—Banner of Massoud Rajavi & Maryam Rajavi: “It is time to rise up. It is time to rebel and rise up and break the prison chains”
Tehran— “The army of the poor must rebel and rise up.”
Tehran— “The army of the poor must rebel and rise up.”
Tehran— “We’ll answer fire with fire”
Hamedan— “Coronavirus outbreak is the guilt of the Iranian regime & mullahs.”
MEK Resistance Units install banner of Maryam Rajavi in Iran's cities

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UPDATE: 12:05 PM CEST

Press Release: British MPs urge the UK Government to act urgently for the release of arrested students in Iran

The British Committee for Iran Freedom (BCFIF) condemns Iran’s regime for intensifying its domestic repression by stepping up crackdown on dissenting voices and unleashing a new wave of executions instead of helping the Iranian people during the devastating coronavirus pandemic in the country.
During a press briefing on 5 May, a spokesperson for Iran’s Judiciary acknowledged the arrest of two renowned Iranian students. The spokesperson also alleged that the arrested students were in contact with the organised Iranian opposition, the People’s Mojahedin Organisation of Iran (PMOI/MEK), and accused them of inciting violence.

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UPDATE: 11:45 AM CEST

Iran: 5.1 magnitude quake shakes Tehran and nearby town.

At least two reported killed; 21-year-old woman and 60-year old man. Dozens are reported injured in various cities and towns.

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UPDATE: 11:30 AM CEST

Iran: Coronavirus Fatalities in 314 Cities Exceeds 39,800

Iran: Coronavirus fatalities in 314 cities exceeds 39,800
Over 39,800 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 May 7, 2020, that the Coronavirus death toll in 314 cities in Iran had exceeded 39,800. The number of victims in Tehran is 6,650, Qom 3,290, Gilan 2,690, West Azerbaijan 1,215, Sistan and Baluchestan 1,091, Lorestan 1,005, Hamedan 985, North Khorasan 433, and South Khorasan 135.

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UPDATE: 11:00 AM CEST

Iran: Resistance Units, MEK Supporters Post Messages of Resistance Leadership in Various Cities

Various cities – May 6, 2020

Khamenei, Revolutionary Guards cause of COVID-19 spread

In recent days, the Resistance Units and youth supporting the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK / PMOI) posted messages of the Iranian Resistance leadership, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and Mr. Massoud Rajavi, leader of the Iranian Resistance in solidarity with those infected with the Coronavirus in various cities including Tehran, Isfahan, Shiraz, Karaj, Behbahan, Neyshabur, Chaboksar, Hamedan, Gachsaran, Urmia, Qazvin, and Arak. They also wrote graffiti on various locations.

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UPDATE: 10:30 AM CEST

Maryam Rajavi: I condemn the inhuman treatment of infected women in Ahvaz Prison.

I urge Mrs. Bachelet, UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights,to take steps to secure the freedom of female prisoners.

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UPDATE: 10:00 AM CEST

Reflection of Iran’s news in the international press

Iran chief’s link to 1988 massacre raises obstacles in crash probe: Cotler | CBC News

Iran’s Khamenei Demands ‘Robust Production’ to Cure Sanctions ‘Virus’

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Iran news in brief, May 8, 2020

Iran: Resistance Units, MEK Supporters Activities Across Country
Iran: Coronavirus Fatalities in 314 Cities Exceeds 39,800

Iran news in brief, May 8, 2020

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WHAT ARE THE IRAN PROTESTS OF 2019?

Friday, May 8, 2020, marks the 176th 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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