International media outlets cover MEK’s announcements on death toll of Coronavirus outbreak in Iran
Written by Hamideh Taati
While the Iranian regime continues to cover-up the extent and actual casualties of the Coronavirus outbreak, international media outlets have published the actual number announced by the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI, Mujahedin-e Khalq or MEK).
In an article published on Monday, the Washington Times referred to the MEK’s announcement of the COVID-19 death tally which exceeds 1000 people and wrote: “MEK said that a citizen sentenced to death for his part in the November street protests has contracted the disease. MEK said there have been 300 deaths in the city of Qom and 209 in Tehran.”
Referring to the regime’s inaction and the call by Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the president-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), on Iranian youth to protest the regime’s cover-up and inaction, the Washington Times wrote: “Maryam Rajavi, who heads the National Council of Resistance of Iran, called on Iranians to stage protests and strikes until the IRGC relinquishes control of hospitals and doctors.”
Breitbart, while citing the MEK’s earlier announcement of the Coronavirus death toll, as of Sunday, which was over 650, wrote: “The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), which advocates against the Islamic revolutionary regime internationally, announced in a press release Monday that, using its sources within hospitals in the country, it estimated that as many as 650 people had died in Iran since the outbreak there began in February. A little less than half of those deaths, about 300, allegedly occurred in Qom, the city to first confirm a case of novel coronavirus, PMOI/MEK officials stated.”
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Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll Exceeds 1,000
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While referring to the statements published by the NCRI and the MEK, Breitbart wrote: “‘The mullahs’ regime has failed to take any effective preventive measures to deal with the spread of the virus, including the quarantine of cities affected by the virus,’ PMOI/MEK asserted in its Monday statement. ‘Preventive medical resources are essentially in the possession of the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) and regime officials. Ordinary patients are deprived of many basic necessities.’”
Britain’s Daily Star also cited figures announced by the MEK and NCRI on Monday, adding: “Opposition groups have claimed the amount of people killed by the virus in Iran is being covered up “
The alarming and rising number of deaths in Iran, once again confirms the huge dimensions of this crisis, which will ultimately lead to more death, due to the regime’s inaction and secrecy.
Therefore, as Mrs. Maryam Rajavi said: “The United Nations, World Health Organization, and other international human rights organizations must compel the religious fascism ruling Iran to make public all the facts and figures regarding COVID-19 and provide them to relevant international organizations in order to save the lives of the people of Iran and other countries in the region.”