Sunday, November 22, 2020

 


Over 164,000 people have died of the Coronavirus in 465 cities across Iran’s 31 provinces, according to reports tallied by the Iranian opposition People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) as of Sunday afternoon local time, November 22. 

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A woman set herself ablaze after state forces razed her home in Bandar Abbas. Forces of the municipality of Bandar Abbas, capital of Hormozgan Province in southern Iran, razed the shelter of a woman head of household. The footage of this cruel and inhuman measure was disseminated on the social media on November 19, 2020. One can hear the screams of a young girl and see her mother confronting the agents who demolish her home. In recent weeks, too, the clerical regime’s forces destroyed the houses of residents of Zardoui Village of Paveh (Kermanshah Province), Golshahr district of Chabahar (Sistan and Baluchestan Province), Hajiabad village in Hormozgan, and Ismailabad village in Mashhad (Razavi Khorasan Province). In addition to razing the houses, they attacked and brutalized women and youths. https://tinyurl.com/y67rj6h6

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Teenage Kurdish girl Aynaz Zare’e has been sentenced to five years in prison. The First Branch of the Penal Court of Urmia in Iran, which specially examines cases of teenagers and minors, sentenced Aynaz Zare’e, 17, to five years in prison on Monday, November 16. She is charged with “acting against national security” for membership in a Kurdish party. She did not have access to a lawyer during her prosecution. Aynaz's mother Shahnaz Sadeghifar is also imprioned with her daughter. https://tinyurl.com/y65oj6n5

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The branch 15 of the Revolutionary Court of Tehran sentenced Marjan Es’haghi to 1 year in prison and 4 years of suspended jail sentence on November 11. Marjan Es’haghi a student of political sciences at Theran University was arrested after participating in a student gathering at Tehran University on November 17, 2019 as she was leaving the campus.

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Mehrnoush Tafian, married with a young son, a freelance journalist who reported on environmental issues and problems of workers and slum dwellers appeared before Branch 13 of the Revolutionary Court of Ahvaz on October 29, and since she did not afford to deposit her bail, security forces took her to Prison where she remains incarcerated. https://tinyurl.com/y2lx5tr4


Sunday, November 15, 2020

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Over 155,500 people have died of Covid-19 in 465 cities across Iran’s 31 provinces, according to reports tallied by the Iranian opposition People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) as of Sunday afternoon local time, November 15.

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Kurdish political prisoner Zeinab Jalalian has been transferred to Yazd Prison; this is her fourth relocation in only six months. In a phone call to her family, Kurdish political prisoner Zeinab Jalalian said she had been transferred to the Prison of Yazd, in central Iran. She made the two-minute phone call to her family on November 10, 2020. Ms. Jalalian said she was brutalized, threatened and insulted on the way to the Prison of Yazd. Zeinab Jalalian who is sentenced to life in prison, is serving her 13th year in prison. https://tinyurl.com/y6azzwme 

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Another Kurdish political prisoner Sakineh Parvaneh has been transferred to solitary confinement on the orders of the authorities of the Prison of Quchan on Monday Nov 9. This move was in response to her hunger strike since October 31 in protest of Sakineh's possible relocation again to the Prison of Isfahan. On the eighth day of her hunger strike she sewed her lips. Kurdish political prisoner Sakineh Parvaneh is also suing prison authorities for torturing and transferring her to Aminabad psychiatric hospital in Shahr-e Rey. She has been badly brutalized seveal times so far in Evin and Qarchak prisons. https://tinyurl.com/y2znrz3t

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Branch 15 of the Iranian regime's Revolutionary Court of Tehran sentenced student activist Soha Mortezaii to six years in prison. She is charged with "association and collusion against national security." Intelligence agents arrested Soha Mortezaii on November 17, 2019, during the November 2019 protests. They interrogated her in Ward 2A of Evin Prison and set a bail bond of 500 million tomans for her. https://tinyurl.com/yxcpr2mx

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Branch 28 of the Iranian regime’s Supreme Court has rejected a request for a retrial by lawyers of political prisoner Saba Kord Afshari. The court thus endorsed a 24-year sentence for Saba Kord Afshari for protesting the mandatory Hijab.

Saba is 22 years old. https://tinyurl.com/y526bvs5

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One the protesters arrested during the protests in November 2019 and detained in the Central Prison of Urmia has started a hunger strike. Detained protester Fatemeh Davand began her hunger strike on November 12, 2020, protesting the prison authorities’ decision not to grant her leave with an electronic leg tag. Fatemeh Davand, 42, is from Bukan in Kurdistan Province and she has three children. https://tinyurl.com/y2swgnjw

Sunday, November 08, 2020

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Over 147,600 people have died of the Coronavirus in 462 cities across all of Iran’s 31 provinces, according to reports tallied by the Iranian opposition People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) as of Sunday afternoon local time, November 8. 


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Over 160 physicians and nurses have died due to COVID-19; some 30,000 nurses in Iran infected. The spread of Coronavirus in Iran is hitting new highs and some cities are in “black state.” According to the sources of the Iranian Resistance, the COVID-19 death toll in Iran exceeded 146,500 by the evening of Saturday, November 7, 2020. Since October 30, between 1,000 and 1,200 persons have died due to Coronavirus in Iran. Physicians, nurses, and healthcare workers who are in the frontline of the fight against the virus, are also among the dead. https://tinyurl.com/y39pb6fj

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The political prisoners Zahra Safaei and Golrokh Iraee were once again threatened to death by an ordinary inmate on Monday night Nov. 2nd. The woman, hired and provoked by the warden of Qarchak Prison, swore at, attacked, and threatened to kill them. https://tinyurl.com/yybzff7l

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Women of Chabahar held a protest gathering denouncing demolition of their homes by city agents on Oct. 31. They gathered outside the Governorate of Chabahar. The women held placards which read: One must gain her right! We will stand to the end! Who will support us, the impoverished? Hear our cries!! https://tinyurl.com/y5upr29m


Sunday, November 01, 2020

 

Over 139,400 people have died of the novel coronavirus in 462 cities checkered across Iran’s 31 provinces, according to reports tallied by the Iranian opposition People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) as of Sunday afternoon local time, November 1. The official death toll declared by the regime stands at 35,298, around a fourth of the actual figure.

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Some 300 female prisoners have been relocated to the Central Prison of Urmia from across West Azerbaijan Province of Iran. The relocation has been carried out on the orders of the clerical regime’s Judiciary but the reason is still unknown. The relocation of some 300 female prisoners took place on October 23. The Central Prison of Urmia is plagued with the coronavirus. In March 2020, Fatemeh Alizadeh, 53, lost her life after contracting the disease. Female prisoners held a hunger strike in protest of the death of their inmate. https://tinyurl.com/y3nxncrg

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Zahra Safaei suffered heart stroke after being harassed and mistreated by Qarchak Prison officials. She was taken to the prison’s dispensary but quickly returned to the ward after a brief examination. Reports optained by the women's committee of the Iranian resistance NCRI, on October 27, indicated that Mirzaii, the deputy warden of Qarchak Prison, and Asgari, head of the prison’s workshop, had collected signatures on a letter from 13 ordinary prisoners against women political prisoners and specifically against Zahra Safaei. Born in 1962, Zahra Safaei is the daughter of a renowned merchants of Tehran Bazaar, Hassan Ali Safaei. He was a political prisoner under the Shah's regime and was executed by the Mullah's regime in the summer of 1981. Zahra Safaei is currently imprisoned along with her daughter, Parastoo Mo’ini, in Qarchak Prison and their lives are in danger. They were arrested in March 2020 and were tortured in Ward 209 of Evin for several months. https://tinyurl.com/y3nxncrg

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Political prisoner Maryam Banou Nassiri has been transferred to Qarchak Prison in Varamin, after her interrogations were completed. Agents of the Intelligence Ministry arrested Ms. Nassiri on August 17, at her home in Qods City, also known as Qal’eh Hassan Khan. They imprisoned her in a solitary cell in Ward 209 of Evin Prison. Political prisoner Maryam Banou Nassiri is charged with “collaboration with an opposition organization (i.e. the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran, PMOI/MEK).” She was transferred to Qarchak Prison on October 22, 2020. Ms. Nassiri, 62, is a lawyer with four children. She was imprisoned for three years during the 1980s for supporting the PMOI/MEK. Two female civil activists, Shahla Jahanbin and Shahla Entesari were called on October 14 and verbally summoned to the Evin Courthouse to begin serving their sentences. Each of the two civil activists are sentenced to 6 years in prison on charges of “association and collusion” and “propaganda against the state.” https://tinyurl.com/y54yxg95

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The Court of Behbahan issued a total of 109 years of prison sentence, 2,590 lashes, and 3.3 million Tomans- cash fines for 36 protesters including two women arrested during November 2019 protests in this city. Behbahan was one of the hotbeds of protest in the southwest province of Khuzestan in November 2019. Ms. Roghieh Taherzadeh was ordered to pay 3.3 million Tomans in cash to replace her three-month prison sentence. She is accused of insulting government agents while on duty. Maryam Payab was sentenced to 1 year in prison and 74 lashes on the charge of “disruption of public order.” Another one of the women arrested during November 2019 protests was Fatemeh Khoshrou. She and 69 other citizens were arrested in Khorramabad on November 16, 2019. https://tinyurl.com/y4b8e3xx