Latest News on Iran – February 20, 2020
Written by Hamideh Taati
THE CONTENT OF THIS PAGE WILL BE UPDATED WITH THE LATEST NEWS OF THE IRAN PROTESTS.
MULLAHS’ ADVERTISING BANNERS ON FIRE
The network of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI, Mujahedin-e-Khalq or MEK) reported that late Tuesday, February 18, 2020, residents of Dahmetri Street in Alvand city, the eastern province of Qazvin, torched the advertising banners of one of the mullah’s parliamentary elections.
On the same day, citizens of the eastern city of Sanandaj, Amin Square, in Kurdistan, tore the banners of another regime candidate.
MEK sources also reported that on Tuesday, February 18th, the brave youth of Kazerun, attacked the headquarters of the regime’s candidate in Kazerun city, province of Fars. The defiant youth broke the windows, tore and torched the advertising banners.
In another event, yesterday, February 19, angry people torched the advertising banners of the regime’s parliamentary candidate in western city of Miandoab.
IRANIAN REGIME SENTENCES ENVIRONMENTALISTS TO 58 YEARS IN PRISON
Reporting by PMOI/MEK
Iran, February 19, 2020—The spokesperson for the Iranian regime’s judiciary declared on Tuesday that a court of appeals has upheld the prison sentences of eight environmentalists who have been collectively sentenced to 58 years in prison. The prisoners had been in detention since 2018. The move is seen as a bid by the Iranian regime to intimidate the public before the parliamentary elections, due on Friday.
Gholamhossein Esmaili, the judiciary spokesperson, said in a press conference that the sentenced environmentalists were involved in “a case of acting against national security” and are charged with espionage against the regime. The Iranian regime’s judiciary has a long history of using dubious “national security” and “waging war against god” charges to dole out heavy punishments to prisoners, especially political dissidents.
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IRAN NEWS IN BRIEF, FEBRUARY 20, 2020
November 2019 Arrestees Receive Long Prison and Flogging Sentences.
Minor Arrested During November Protests Held Among Adults in Prison.
Iranian Regime Sentences Environmentalists to 58 Years in Prison.
Iranian Political Prisoner Deprived of Family Visits for Three Weeks.
Maryam Akbari Monfared
WHAT ARE THE IRAN PROTESTS OF 2019?
Thursday, February 20, 2020, marks the 98th day since the beginning of the nationwide Iran protests.
The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) has identified 724 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
Read more: Latest News in Brief- February 19 2020