Sunday, July 25, 2021


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Over 337,500 people have died of the novel coronavirus in 547 cities across Iran provinces, according to reports tallied daily by the Iranian opposition People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) as of Thursday July 25. 



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Iran, July 25, 2021—Protests over severe water shortages continued in Khuzestan and other parts of Iran for the tenth day on Saturday as the regime is scrambling to maintain its hold on the increasingly explosive state of the society. The regime has imposed a mass internet blackout on Khuzestan to prevent reports of the protests from reaching the world. The few reports and footage obtained from the province indicate intense protests continue across the province despite brutal repression. In Mahshahr, security forces were directly firing at protesters to disperse them. According to Mojahedin Khalgh aka PMOI/MEK 12 people have been killed by the regime's forces during Khuzestan Uprising. They were all under 30 years of age. https://tinyurl.com/48mad7f7

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Iranian resistance official website(ncr-iran.org) reported on July 22 that despite promises in Tehran and crackdown on the ground, the Uprising in Khuzestan Goes On. As the unrest in the oil-rich southern province is marking its eighth night(On Thursday), almost all the regime’s officials in the highest echelons have expressed concerns and tried to appease the population into calmness and obedience. The people of Khuzestan province have been protesting the lack of water during the hot summer months. As the protests began against water shortage, it quickly accelerated into an anti regime uprising. On the ground, the regime has mobilized and dispatched security forces to prevent more protests. But as the regime fails to fulfill its promises and truly care for the people, this movement is becoming unstoppable. Despite the regime trying to restrict and shut down the internet in Khuzestan, the few reports and footage that have been leaked out of the country expose a highly mobilized campaign to suppress every protest from the very spark. Protests continues in Ahvaz, Masjid Soleyman, Susangerd, Bander Ganaveh, Mahshahr, Behbahan, Mollasani, Darkhovein, Khowr-e Musa, Shush, Dezful, Shushtar, Izeh, Shadegan and Elhayi to name a few. People in other cities and provinces are beginign to support the rise of Khuzestan. 


Sunday, July 18, 2021


Over 332,100 people have died of the novel coronavirus in 547 cities across Iran, according to reports tallied daily by the Iranian opposition People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) as of Thursday July 18.


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Reporting by PMOI/MEK- Iran, July 17, 2021—On Friday, people in different cities of Khuzestan province held demonstrations in protest to water shortages. The people are struggling to carry out their lives in an especially hot summer season and the regime is doing next to nothing to solve their problems. While protests were raging across the province and videos of demonstrations were being posted on social media, the governor of Khuzestan claimed that reports about protests were fake. Protests were seen in Susangerd, Ahvaz, Hoveizeh, among other cities. The regime dispatched security forces to quell the protests. The protesters, who are fed up of the regime not addressing their problems, resisted security forces. In Ahvaz, the people blocked the Ahvaz-Shush-Andimeshk road. In South Ahvaz, the protesters lit fires and blocked roads. Protesters in Shadegan also blocked roads. According to other reports, the regime’s security forces opened fire on protesters. Several people were injured in the attacks of security forces. Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejei, the regime’s new chief of judiciary, has ordered more forces to be dispatched to the area. Khuzestan is faced with a severe water crisis, mainly due to the regime’s destructive policies. In recent weeks, reports from Khuzestan show the Hur ol-Azim marsh drying up and livestock dying due to lack of water. At the same time, the province’s inhabitants are facing additional problems due to electricity outages. Last week, the people have held protests over power blackouts. According to the official IRNA news agency, the governor of Khuzestan claimed that videos being posted on social media are outdated and out of context and meant to incite the people to protest against the government. In response people recorded new videos and explicitly stated that these protests are taking place in Khuzestan’s cities. “The governor said videos posted on social media are fake. Hear the voices of protesters,” a local said in a video that shows a large protest in Susangerd. The unjustified creation of dams on the Karun river in the region is the main reason the people are facing water shortages. Khuzestan is one of several provinces that are faced with water shortages due to government policies. In May, the Arman newspaper published a column about hte water shortage crisis and wrote, “This is a struggle that, according to some, is rooted in the inefficiency of government officials in managing water sources and has resulted in the destruction of the lives of many citizens who rely on these water sources to make a living.” https://tinyurl.com/6kmmfx63

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The Public and Revolutionary Prosecutor of Mahabad announced the arrest on July 12 of four female models who appeared in a drapery shop’s opening ceremony the week before. On July 11, the Public Relations of the Department of Justice in West Azerbaijan had announced the arrest of the shop owner and the sealing of the shop until further notice. The case is currently under investigation. The shop owner and the four female models are charged with failure to observe the moral norms, engaging in unconventional propaganda, and breaking religious norms. Modeling has been banned in Iran since October 2016 when the State Security Force stepped up its clampdown on women and other people associated with the modeling business. Dozens of women were arrested and thousands of stores were sealed. https://tinyurl.com/3ffryhhp

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A political prisoner’s mother has slammed the Iranian regime Judiciary’s effort to make prisoners repent to commute their sentences. Fatemeh Maleki’s son, Ali Nourizad, as well as her husband, Mohammad Nourizad, are political prisoners detained in the Greater Tehran Penitentiary and Evin Prison, respectively. Ali is detained for participating in the protests against the IRGC’s downing of the Ukrainian airplane PS752 in January 2020.  Excerpts from an audiotape published by this political prisoner’s mother on July 13, 2021: Just in recent days, I have learned that the authorities of the Greater Tehran Penitentiary have taken repentance letters to these children and asked them to sign their repentance. They have told them to repent for what they have done and for their humanitarian move. Imagine during this pandemic!! Last week they took Amir Hossein Moradi who is positive for Covid-19 to a civic hospital, and he is in critical condition. Three days ago, they hospitalized Mr. Vahabzadeh. All the kids there has some kind of illness. My son had chills and fever, body ache, and a bad cold last week… The place seems to be a quarantine but it really is not. They have extended Ali’s quarantine time due to his illness. Ali came out for a five-day furlough, which was extended for one week. Now he has to stay for 24 days in the quarantine where Covid-19 patients are detained. So, there is a chance that he might also contract the disease. Then under such circumstances, the authorities have given them letters of repentance to sign. What do they have to repent from? What have they done to repent? You (the authorities) are the ones who need to repent from your ways! These kids have done nothing but taking humanitarian action. They took part in a protest. My son participated in solidarity with the families of those killed in the downing of the Ukrainian plane. He protested and chanted in solidarity with his fellow human beings. Is he the one to repent, or is it you who have imprisoned so many innocent people? It is really shameful. It’s a real disgrace. I am very sorry… You are driving these children mad with what you do. I talk to them and I know that you are making rebels out of them. https://tinyurl.com/9665t7fm

Sunday, July 11, 2021

 Over 327,000 people have died of the novel coronavirus in 547 cities across Iran, according to reports tallied daily by the Iranian opposition People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) as of Thursday July 11.



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Saturday July 10, 2021 marked the first day of the Iranian Resistance’s three-day Free Iran World Summit, a virtual event that brought together people from more than 50,000 locations in 105 countries around the world. The message of the event, whose audience included 1,029 politicians, 11 former Prime Ministers including Stephen Harper from Canada and 70 former ministers, was that Iran is ruled by criminals that are in their weakest state, and the people of Iran are ready for change. In her keynote address to the summit, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the president-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, described Iran’s current situation as “distinguished by three major developments.”  “First, the regime is politically and socially in a state of emergency, grappling with rampant crises;  “Second, Iranian society has entered a phase of upheavals and uprisings since December 2017.  “And third, a nationwide network has emerged, which is comprised of courageous, selfless rebels who keep alight the flames of the Resistance Units’ fight against symbols of religious fascism,” Mrs. Rajavi said. Madam Rajavi stressed that the past 40 years have proven numerous times that “the threat for government policies has always been complacency with this regime; the danger of giving in to the regime's blackmail and sacrificing the Iranian people’s Resistance and human rights for commercial and political interests.” Rajavi also reiterated that the regime “will not change unless it is overthrown through an uprising.”  “Our will and that of our people can be summed up in these three words: freedom, democracy, and equality,” she said. “As far as the international community is concerned, we ask it to recognize the struggle of the Iranian people to overthrow this regime and recognize these three concepts.”Former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who addressed the conference for the first time, said that the most important conflict in Iran is “the divide between the people and the organized opposition seeking freedom and democracy on the one side, and the entirety of the regime on the other.” Pompeo stressed that the idea of “moderates” within the regime is misplaced. He also said that the U.S. can play a leading role in weakening the regime, as was proven by the “maximum pressure” policy during his tenure. “The regime is at its weakest point in decades,” Pompeo said. “Engagement with the regime will make lengthen the time that the regime has to behave as it has for these past decades denying basic human dignity and opportunity to the Iranian people,” Pompeo warned. “We must continue to support the Iranian people as they fight for a freer and more democratic Iran in any way that we can.” https://tinyurl.com/498y2bva 

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Inmates in the women’s ward of Urmia Prison revolted on Thursday, July 8, 2021, to protest the transfer of a woman to a high-security ward. Arezoo Rouhinejad had been transferred six days earlier to a high-security ward after the women in this ward celebrated withdrawal of the death sentence of another one of their fellow inmates. According to sources inside the Central Prison of Urmia, the protesting women broke the doors and shattered the windows. Following the protest, security forces raided the women’s ward of Urmia Prison and beat several women prisoners protesting the transfer of Arezoo Rouhinejad. After the angry protests of prisoners in the women’s ward of Urmia Prison, Arezoo Rouhinejad was returned to the ward after six days. In this way, the protesting prisoners achieved their demand. https://tinyurl.com/26rw5jze

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The IRGC Intelligence and Intelligence Ministry forces arrested Nahid Kamangar in Kamyaran, Arezoo Rahimkhani, a university professor in Andimeshk, and 16-year-old Gina Hassani Moghaddam in Sanandaj. https://tinyurl.com/975zbxfx

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Protests over economic conditions and power outages continue in different cities across Iran during last week. On Thursday, oil, gas, and petrochemical workers held the twentieth day of their strike. Workers from five new companies joined the strike on Thursday, including the Oil Design & Construction Company (ODCC) in Abadan, Pisa in Iranshahr, Behdad Madan Pasargad in Isfahan, and Darya Sahel in Qeshm. On Wednesday, a group of dismissed workers of the Abadan petrochemical company held a rally in front of the city’s governorate, protesting the government’s refusal to enforce labor law that would ensure their job security.

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Power outages in Tehran and other Iranian cities have caused mass protests in the past few days. Night demonstrations on Sunday and Monday night slammed the Iranian regime for its destructive policies. In several areas, the demonstrators called for the ouster of the regime and its supreme leader Ali Khamenei. The night rallies are taking place while the regime’s security forces are on full alert to prevent potential protests following the sham presidential election. The Iranian society is on the verge of explosion and the regime is rallying all its might to prevent nationwide uprisings similar to 2018 and 2019. Mark Dubowitz the CEO of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies in a tweet on July 8 wrote: “In Tehran, in the midst of the outages, people chanted “Death to Khamenei”, “Death to the dictator”, and “Death to the Islamic Republic”…Most Iranians sense the misery will continue as long as the regime does.”

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Saba Kord Afshari and her mother, Raheleh Ahmadi Asl, have declared that they refrain from going to the visitation hall as an act of protest against being deprived of having inter-prison calls and visits. Amin Vaziri, the assistant prosecutor who oversees the cases of political prisoners, who has also interrogated Saba Kord Afshari, has ordered the ban. The ban is in breach of the Iranian regime’s prison laws which foresee visits between family members, even if they are detained in separate prisons. Saba Kord Afshari is detained in Ward 6 of Qarchak Prison among dangerous criminals, in violation of the principle of separation of crimes. Raheleh Ahmadi Saba's mother was arrested to put pressure on her daughter. She is sentenced to 31 months in prison and has been imprisoned since February 15, 2020. She suffers from thyroid malfunctions which affect her immune system, making her more vulnerable to COVID-19. https://tinyurl.com/tdaxaa4r


Sunday, July 04, 2021

 

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Over 322,600 people have died of the novel coronavirus in 547 cities across Iran, according to reports tallied daily by the Iranian opposition People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) as of Thursday July 4.


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The Iranian regime supreme leader Ali Khamenei has appointed Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Ejei as the new head of judiciary, according to state-run media. Ejei will replace Ebrahim Raisi, the regime’s new president. Like his predecessor, Ejei comes with a background of violence, crime, and persecution against protesters and dissidents. Ejei has been blacklisted by the US and European Union for his human rights violations. Since the founding of the regime in 1979, Mohseni-Ejei has constantly served in important judicial and security posts, and has played a key role in cracking down on opposition members. https://tinyurl.com/h9mrt9u6

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The strikes by Iranian oil-sector workers, which began on June 19, marked its thirteen day on Thursday July 1. The striking workers are demanding better wages and working conditions as they are facing increasing pressure as a result of a declining economy caused from government corruption and the regime’s poor response to the Covid-19 outbreak. This strike has the supports of the Mothers of the uprising specially in 2017-2018, the families of the Ukrainian airplane and world workers organizations. The protesters stressed that they will continue their strike and will further expand them if their demands are not met. Since the beginning of the strike June 19, the movement has expanded to more than 70 companies in more than a dozen cities, including Tehran, Arak, Isfahan, Ahvaz, Abadan, Mahshahr, Jask, Gachsaran, Damavand, Behbehan, Bushehr, Kangan, Qeshm, Khark, Urmia, Kerma, Bandar Abbas, and Ilam. https://tinyurl.com/njzc2kxk

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On Sunday, retirees and pensioners held protest rallies in several cities across Iran, including Shush, Ahvaz, Isfahan, and Khorram Abad. The rallies were held in front of the offices of the Social Security Organization in different cities. After a short hiatus during the sham presidential election, the pensioners are back in the streets to claim their demands. https://tinyurl.com/pa9t3dsc

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Prison guards harass the women detainees in Amol Prison, said political prisoner Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee in a message from this prison. To protest this situation, Mrs. Iraee refuses to make telephone calls or go for visitations as an act of protest. In a brief message from Amol Prison, Golrokh Iraee declared that since the women detainees in Amol Prison are deprived of their minimum rights, “I will refuse to use the telephone or go for visitations –which are accompanied every time by the guards’ insults– until the current miserable condition is ended.” https://tinyurl.com/77d9cdps

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The clerical regime’s Judiciary continues to hand down prison sentences to Iranian women activists and imprison them despite terrible prison conditions during the pandemic... the Public and Revolutionary Prosecutor of Islamabad-e Gharb objected to the dismissal of Anisa Jafari-Mehr, a cultural activist. The Revision Court of Kermanshah is now processing her case. https://tinyurl.com/ycycw9zd