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Latest News in Brief – September 8, 2020

Tehran has the highest number of coronavirus victims. The death toll in this city is 24,345

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UPDATE: 9:00 PM CEST

Iran, Khuzestan – Haft-Tappeh strike – day 86

Workers continue their strike by holding a rally in front of the Shush governorate. They demand to return to the work and being hired by the company. They announced that “Our urgent demand is to abolish privatization.”

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Disastrous state of literacy of women and girls in Iran

Disastrous state of literacy of women and girls in Iran

As the world celebrated International Literacy Day, basic literacy remains a distant dream for many girl children and women in Iran.

International Literacy Day, celebrated annually on 8 September, is an opportunity to highlight improvements in world literacy rates, and reflect on the world’s remaining literacy challenges. Universal access to quality education and learning opportunities is among the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, with SDG4 seeking to ensure that all young people achieve literacy and numeracy and that adults who lack these skills are given the opportunity to acquire them. The 2019 theme focuses on “Literacy and Multilingualism” as multilingualism is crucial to development in today’s globalized and digitalized world and has serious implications for literacy in policies and practice.

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UPDATE: 6:30 PM CEST

Iran: Workers, college students and employees protest regime’s corruption

Tehran University students protesting in front of the Iranian Privatization Organization building—September 7, 2020

A group of Tehran University students gathered in front of the Privatization Organization building on Monday, September 7, protesting unwarranted forfeitures to the private sector.

The students showed their protests by holding placards reading “Evict corrupt managers from the Haft Tappeh Sugarcane Company,” “Corrupt privatization is a disaster for national production,” and “Corrupt privatization is the cause of unemployment,” according to the HRANA news agency.

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Iran: Three political prisoners transferred to quarantine section of notorious jail

Reporting by PMOI/MEK: Political prisoners Majid Assadi, Mohammad Amir Khizi, and Payam Shakiba have been transferred by authorities from ward 209 of Tehran’s Evin prison to Gohardasht prison of Karaj, a city located west of Tehran. This transfer took place on Monday, September 7, and the three political prisoners are placed in the quarantine section of Gohardasht prison. It is also worth noting that ward 209 of Evin prison is under the control and authority of the regime’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS).

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Major online conference by Iranian associations, keeps attention focused on violent repression in Iran, expresses support for organized opposition

Maryam Rajavi, MEK, NCRI

Saturday’s conference was organized in part as a celebration for the 56th anniversary of the founding of the NCRI’s main constituent group, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI), also known as the MEK. That group has been credited as a major driving force behind the uprisings in January 2018 and November 2019. As such, it has also been a particular target of repression both during those uprisings and in their aftermath.

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Posted by EU Reporter on Monday, September 7, 2020

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Political prisoner Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee: Life does not exist in Qarchak Prison

Political prisoner Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee sent a letter from the notorious Qarchak Prison on the anniversary of the executions of three Kurdish political prisoners, Zanyar and Loghman Moradi and Ramin Hossein Panahi.

Describing Qarchak Prison as “the largest women’s prison in the Middle East,” she wrote in this shocking letter, “Life does not exist” in this prison and “this is what could be said in a nutshell.”

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UPDATE: 9:30 AM CEST

To fend off protests, Iran regime is handing down death penalties for protesters arrested during Iran Protests

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Torture of Political Prisoners for Forced Television Confessions

In a tweet on September 5, 2020, the sister of political prisoner Ali Younesi, an award-winning student at the Sharif University of Technology who has been in prison for the past five months, wrote, “On Wednesday (September 2), my brother Ali Younesi was told to accept the charges against him in a televised confession, and in which case he will receive a life sentence instead of the death penalty. After five months of detention, solitary confinement, and public interrogation, they have been insisting for a TV interview, by threatening and pressuring (him) for the past three weeks.”

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Iran State Media Fear a Repeat of “Bitter Incidents”

Iran, Coronavirus

A glance at the Iranian regime’s state media outlets once again shows the regime’s utter fear of a repeat of the major Iran protests, calling them “bitter incidents.”

The regime’s wrong economic policies, the coronavirus outbreak and the mullahs’ intention to use COVID-19’s rising casualties to prevent an uprising have increased the possibility of another nationwide uprising.

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Iran: The Staggering Coronavirus Death Toll in 427 Cities Exceeds 100,000

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Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the NCRI

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi: This tragedy is the result of Khamenei and Rouhani’s policies. They will cause a greater tragedy by reopening schools

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Monday, September 7, 2020, that the Coronavirus death toll in 427 cities across Iran has tragically exceeded 100,000. The number of victims in Tehran is 24,345, Khorasan Razavi 7,164, Mazandaran 4,854, Isfahan 4,574, Lorestan 4,402, Semnan 1,307, Yazd 1,249, Qazvin 874, and Ilam 852.

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In memory of 100,000 unknown victims of the Coronavirus in Iran

Since the virus spread to Iran and the first instances of fatalities were seen, the mullahs for political reasons covered it up. There has been a systematic campaign of deception, lying, and downplaying of the scope. Security apparatus, namely the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), took control of the dissemination of information.

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Iran news in brief, September 8, 2020

Iran news in brief, September 8, 2020

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WHAT ARE THE IRAN PROTESTS OF 2019?

Tuesday, September 8, 2020, marks the 297th 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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