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Iran News in Brief – September 21, 2020

Sanandaj is the capital of Kurdistan Province in Iran. With a population of 414,069, Sanandaj is the twenty-third largest city in Iran. The coronavirus death toll in Kurdistan Province is 2,051

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Human Rights Groups Urge UN to Investigate Iran’s 1988 Massacre

Twenty-one human rights groups have issued an appeal to the United Nations to launch an investigation into the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran.

The 1988 massacre, which led to the execution of more than 30,000 political prisoners, primarily members of the opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI or MEK), has never been investigated, and the perpetrators have never been brought to account.

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Local Hit Squads, a Last Resort Solution to Crush Widespread Iran Protests

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‘Iran cannot be appeased’: British MP urges harder line against Tehran

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UPDATE: 9:00 AM CEST

Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 440 Cities Surpasses 106,200

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The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Sunday, September 20, 2020, that the Coronavirus death toll in 440 cities had exceeded 106,200. The number of victims in Tehran is 25,535, Khorasan Razavi 7,758, Isfahan 4,994, Qom 4,780, Lorestan 4,728, East Azerbaijan 3,168, Alborz 2,986, West Azerbaijan 2,816, Kurdistan 2,051, Kerman 1,680, Semnan 1,396, Zanjan 1,011, and Ilam 889.

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Iran: We Are Eating Our Flesh and Blood

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In Iran, the national currency is devaluated; the stock market has lost its value; gold prices have increased; the oil price has decreased; inflation has broken the people’s back; unemployment adds salt to families’ injuries; producing sector is shut down… poverty engulfed the country; rich individuals are getting richer; the coronavirus has knocked out citizens; officials’ children (Aghazadeh) take the national asset to Canada to hold Muharram mourning ceremonies.

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Political prisoner Saba Kord Afshari returned to prison without being treated

Political prisoner Saba Kord Afshari

Political prisoner Saba Kord Afshari was returned from a civic hospital to Evin Prison without receiving her needed medical treatment.

Saba Kord Afshari was transferred to Tehran’s Taleghani Hospital on Saturday, September 19, 2020, as her health badly deteriorated in the women’s ward of Evin.

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The bitter tragedy of child laborers is a consequence of poverty under the mullahs

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Iran: 17 Nobel Laureates Sign Statement Condemning Navid Afkari’s Execution

Nine more Nobel Laureates have signed onto a statement condemning the execution of Navid Afkari, an Iranian wrestling champion, joining eight other Nobel Laureates. This statement was originally published on September 13, 2020.

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Iran news in brief, September 21, 2020

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WHAT ARE THE IRAN PROTESTS OF 2019?

Monday, September 21, 2020, marks the 310th 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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