Sunday, April 11, 2021

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Over 249,00 people have died of the Coronavirus in 535 cities across Iran, according to reports tallied daily by the Iranian opposition, People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) as of Thursday April 11. 


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23 days after her forcible exile, political prisoner Atena Daemi was transferred to the general ward of Lakan Prison of Rasht, the capital of northern Gilan Province, on April 8. She was detained longer than usual in the quarantine ward. This is while new arrivals are not quarantined before being sent to the wards. Political prisoner Atena Daemi was abruptly banished to Lakan Prison of Rasht on Tuesday night, March 16, 2021. The forcible relocation of Atena Daemi took place on the eve of the Persian New Year on March 20. Atena Daemi had not been informed in advance, and she was not allowed to pack her belongings or contact her family. Prison guards put cuffs on her hands and feet and removed her from the women’s ward of Evin Prison. Atena Daemi was among the signatories of a letter protesting the forcible relocation and banishment of political prisoner Maryam Akbari Monfared to the Prison of Semnan. https://tinyurl.com/u7yet8pc

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On April 11, and on their 3rd protest, the retirees and pensioners of the Social Security Organization in Iran took to the streets again and held protest rallies across Iran. Protests took place in more than a dozen cities, including Tehran, Karaj, Khorram Abad, Ilam, Behshahr, Tabriz, Noshahr, Zanjan, Shiraz, Ahvaz, Isfahan, Neyshabur, Qazvin, Arak, Kermanshah, Bojnurd, Rasht, Shushtar, Mashhad, and Shush. In Tehran, the demonstrations took place in front of the headquarters of the Social Security Organization. In other cities, the protesters gathered in front of the local offices of the Social Security Organization. https://tinyurl.com/323y7x6d


Sunday, April 04, 2021

 

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Over 243,300 people have died of the novel coronavirus in 532 cities across Iran’s 31 provinces, according to reports tallied daily by the Iranian opposition People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) as of Thursday April 4, 2021.


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Two Baha’i women were transferred to the Prison of Bandar Abbas on Saturday, April 3, 2021, to serve their sentences. The Revolutionary Court of Bandar Abbas sentenced Maral Rasti and Mahnaz Jan-Nesar to 2 years in prison, each, on the charge of “assembly and collusion against national security.” The two Baha’i women had been initially arrested in spring 2017 along with six other Baha’i citizens, but were later released temporarily on bail. Bandar Abbas is the capital of Hormozgan Province in southern Iran. Five Baha’i women summoned to serve their year-long sentences in Mashhad. From left to right: Naghmeh Zabihian, Nika Pakzadan, Nakisa Hajipour, Farzaneh Daneshgari, and Sanaz Es’haghi. In a similar development, the Directorate for the Implementation of Verdicts in Mashhad summoned five Baha’i women on March 27, 2021, only days after the start of the Persian New Year. The directorate instructed them to report to the agency within 10 days, otherwise, it will issue warrants for their arrest. https://tinyurl.com/w8hp3n9h

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Iranians continued their protests against the Iranian regime’s treacherous 25-year contract with China which auctions off Iranian people’s wealth and assets. On Wednesday, March 31, more Iranian women and men took to the streets and showed their disapproval of the regime’s conduct. They held placards which read: “Iran is not for sale.” In Tehran, a group of women held a protest gathering outside the regime's parliament- Majlis- despite heavy presence of security forces and plainclothes agents. Security forces which included non-Iranians, attacked the protesters and beat people up with batons. They had no mercy. They brutalized even the elderly and young children. The security forces beat a young girl around 10-12 years of age who had taken part in the protest with her mother. They wanted to hit the mother in the head when she charged to take her daughter away from the clutches of the troops, but other people in scene prevented it. The repressive forces also beat a large number of women, taking away or breaking their mobile phones. The State Security Force packed three vans and one mini bus with those arrested and took them away. Also in Mashhad, the second largest Iranian city, a large number of people held a protest in Abdul-Motalleb Intersection. There were reports of protests in Kazerun, Fars Province (southern Iran), Qorveh, Kurdistan and Kermanshah (western Iran).


Sunday, March 28, 2021

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Over 239,100 people have died of the Covid 19 and its variants in 526 cities across Iran, according to reports tallied daily by the Iranian opposition People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) as of Thursday March 28.



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Nafiseh Pakmehr was hanged in the Prison of Taybad in eastern Iran on Sunday, March 14, 2021. Nafiseh had been imprisoned for 8 years on death row before her exeuction. Nafiseh is the 116th woman hanged in Iran since Hassan Rouhani became the mullahs’ president in summer of 2013. https://tinyurl.com/4jw93ntd

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Political prisoner Sommayeh Qoraishi has been jailed since 6 months ago without the news of her detention being reported by the Iranian regime’s authorities or media. Sommayeh is charged with “cooperation with the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK).” In Autumn of 2020, the 2nd Branch of the Revolutionary Court of Urmia sentenced Sommayeh to 18 months in prison for “cooperating with the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK)” and readily took her to the Central Prison of Urmia to serve her sentence in the women’s ward. Somayyeh from Urmia, had been initially arrested and detained last summer. She was temporarily released on bail after a month. https://tinyurl.com/kjt9m65c

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Reports from inside the Central Prison of Mashhad indicate that political prisoner Shokouh-oz Zaman Majd has contracted the Coronavirus and is in dire health condition. Mrs. Majd, 61 years old, from Neyshabur, was taken to jail on March 5, 2021 without prior notice, and without being allowed to take her personal items of need. She is sentenced to 2 years’ imprisoned on charges of “propaganda against the state” and supporting the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran. https://tinyurl.com/4stra8sr


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Sunday, March 14, 2021


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Over 231,300 people have died of the novel Coronavirus in 518 cities across Iran, according to reports tallied daily by the Iranian opposition People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) as of Thursday March 14. 


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According to news on March 9, political prisoner Maryam Akbari Monfared has been abruptly relocated from the women’s ward of Evin Prison and banished to the Prison of Semnan in the 12th year of her imprisonment. Her cellmates protested her banishment and intervened to prevent her relocation. But prison guards violently broke into the ward and took her out of the ward by force. Maryam Akbari Monfared has been in prison since December 2009 without a single day of furlough. This mother of 3 girls, has been deprived of access to medical treatment as well. Maryam was arrested on December 31, 2009, after the tremendous uprising on December 27 that year which shook the pillars of the regime. In June 2010, the Revolutionary Court of Tehran handed down a 15-year prison sentence for Moharebeh on the alleged charge of “membership in the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran,” a charge which Mrs. Akbari has never accepted. She suffers from Thyroid malfunction and joint rheumatism. Maryam Akbari’s sister and brother were executed during the massacre of political prisoners in the of summer 1988. Another two of her brothers were executed during the mass executions in the early 1980s. The reason for her imprisonment is that Maryam wants to know where her siblings are buried. https://tinyurl.com/yhrxxcj9

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The Iranian regime's Revolutionary Court of Tehran, Branch 28, handed down a 5-year sentence for Forough Taghipour, imprisoned for supporting the opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) on March 7. The court convened on January 5, and examined charges of “propaganda against the state” and “complicity with opposition groups” leveled against Forough Taghipour and her mother. The Sharia judge had threatened Ms. Taghipour to hand down a verdict for Moharebeh (waging war on God), but she rejected this charge and announced that she was not guilty. Under the clerical regime’s laws, Moharebeh (waging war on God) is punishable with the death penalty. Political prisoner Forough Taghipour and her mother, Nassim Jabbari, were arrested on February 24, 2020. Forough contracted the COVID-19 while in detention in Qarchak. Born on May 10, 1994, Forough Taghipour has graduated in accounting with a bachelor’s degree. https://tinyurl.com/yh4u78wz