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Monthly Archives: February 2020

Grave Concerns for Prisoners in Iran Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

iranhumanrights – February 28, 2020 – The Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) is extremely concerned by reports that prisoners in Iran lack access to medicines as well as hygiene and sanitary products amid a rapidly rising death toll from a coronavirus outbreak in the country. “We’re receiving disturbing reports that Iranian authorities are neglecting their domestic and international legal obligations to …

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Pro-Iranian regime activist Hamed Jalali Kashani dies from coronavirus: Report

alarabiya – pro-Iranian regime activist who had previously said reports of the coronavirus outbreak in Iran were a ploy to lower voter turnout in the country’s general election, has died from the disease on Friday, according to a semi-official news agency report. Iran’s death toll from the outbreak has reached 43, a health official told state TV on Saturday, adding …

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Family Of Imprisoned British-Iranian Concerned About Coronavirus Infection

radiofarda – The husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe who has been in prison in Iran since April 2016 says she is badly ill and not improving. They suspect she may have been infected with coronavirus (COVID-19) in prison. In a statement published on February 29, the Free Nazanin Campaign said they could confirm that she now believes she has contracted coronavirus …

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Iran’s President Proposes Hosting Syria Meeting With Putin, Erdogan

radiofarda – The Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday discussed the crisis in Syria with his Turkish and Russian counterparts by phone and proposed to host a trilateral meeting in Tehran. Tensions are high between Moscow and Ankara over fighting in Syria. According to Iran’s state TV, Rouhani told his Turkish counterpart that innocent people should be protected in Syria’s …

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Iran: Three Prisoners At Risk of Execution

amnesty – Amirhossein Moradi, Mohammad Rajabi and Saeed Tamjidi have been sentenced to death in connection with acts of arson that took place during protests in November 2019. Their trial was grossly unfair. They were denied access to lawyers during the investigation phase and say they were tortured. Amirhossein Moradi says he was coerced into giving a “confession” that was …

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Alarming Situation of Iranian Prisons Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

iran-hrm – Despite claims of taking action, the regime officials have not adopted any effective measures to prevent the COVID-19 outbreak from spreading in Iranian prisons. In Rajai Shahr Prison prisoners suspected of contracting the Coronavirus are kept in public wards without any preventive measures. Even prisoners with fever and severe coughs received a quick check-up and returned to the …

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Iran Refutes BBC Persian Report Of At Least 210 Coronavirus Deaths

radiofarda – The fast-spreading coronavirus has killed at least 210 people across Iran, the BBC’s Persian service reported on Friday, citing hospital sources, far more than reported by the Health Ministry which put the number at 34. Ministry spokesman Kianush Jahanpur rejected the BBC report in a tweet. Even at 34, Iran has had the highest death rate from the …

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WHO Chief Says 97 Cases of Coronavirus In 11 Countries Originated From Iran

radiofarda – World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Friday said a total of 97 cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) originated from Iran reaching 11 countries, raising the risk level of global spread and impact of the virus to the highest level. New Zealand, Azerbaijan and Belarus on Friday reported their first coronavirus cases originating from Iran. A first …

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Pompeo Says US Has Offered Iran Help With Coronavirus

radiofarda – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday the United States has offered to help with the coronavirus response in Iran, where the outbreak has killed 34 people, infected hundreds, and raised doubts about Tehran’s willingness to share information. “We have made offers to the Islamic Republic of Iran to help,” Pompeo said in a hearing at …

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Iran Cut Off From World Banking, Says Member Of Chamber Of Commerce

radiofarda – A member of Iran’s Chamber of Commerce has said the lack of willingness by foreign banks to deal with Iran is so severe that the decision of FATF, an international watchdog to place the country on its black list will not make much of difference. The Financial Action Task Force, a multilateral organization overseeing compliance with anti-money laundering …

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