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Monthly Archives: February 2020

Iran Executions: At Least Four People Hanged in Zahedan

Iran Human Right (IHR) – At least four people were hanged in Zahedan city, capital of Sistan and Baluchestan province, on February 4 and 5, 2020. According to a news piece published by HRANA and confirmed by IHR sources, at least four prisoners were hanged on Tuesday, February 4, and Wednesday, February 5, 2020, at Zahedan prison. They were reportedly …

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Coronavirus in Iran: Health Experts Question Officially Reported Infection Numbers

CHRI – Grave Concerns Mounting Amid Rising Death Toll, Fears of Regional Outbreak Amid a rising death toll in Iran from the COVID-19 coronavirus strain, public health experts are suggesting that the number of infections in the country is significantly higher than those officially reported by the Iranian government. “[Iranian authorities] don’t want to admit that they’re facing a major outbreak,” said public …

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Coronavirus: Citing Crowded Prisons, Renowned Attorney Nasrin Sotoudeh’s Husband Calls for Release of Political Prisoners

CHRI – Reza Khandan, a women’s rights activist and the husband of prominent imprisoned human rights attorney Nasrin Sotoudeh, has called on Iranian authorities to release his wife and other prisoners to the extent possible to protect them from contracting the potentially deadly COVID-19 coronavirus in overcrowded prisons and detention centers. “After my detention last year, I was incarcerated with 60 people inside …

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Israel’s Election: What Do the Iranians and Palestinians Want?

gatestoneinstitute.org – The Palestinian Authority (PA) in the West Bank and Hamas in the Gaza Strip seem to have endorsed the banner of Netanyahu’s political rivals in Israel: “Anyone but Bibi (Netanyahu’s nickname).” The two Palestinian groups ‘ perceive Netanyahu as a major threat to their dream of destroying Israel and as someone who has further strengthened Israel’s standing in …

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Iran’s Election Result Has Seriously Undermined the Ayatollahs’ Credibility

gatestoneinstitute.org – In many respects the ayatollahs only have themselves to blame for this dire outcome. Prior to the poll they attempted to fix the election in their favour by refusing to allow large numbers of potential candidates, many of whom were highly critical of how the country is being run, even to contest the election. This maneuver meant that …

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How Iran became a hot zone for coronavirus in Middle East

LA Times – Like many Iranians scared about contracting the deadly coronavirus, Omid Rahimi has been reading the news, tracking rumors and watching television for updates, which, in these unsettled times, has left him only more confused over what to believe and whom to trust. With fears over a rapidly rising death toll, along with disclosures that a top Iranian …

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Iranian rial plunges as coronavirus threatens export lifeline

Reuters – Iran’s rial hit a one-year low against the dollar on Wednesday as a sharp rise in coronavirus cases forced the closure of most of its borders, threatening the non-oil exports that are its main economic lifeline.FILE PHOTO: Iranian women wear protective masks to prevent contracting coronavirus, as they walk in the street in Tehran, Iran February 25, 2020. …

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Iran Takes Measure To Prevent Coronavirus Spreading To Prisons

Radiofarda – The Head of Iran’s Prisons Organization on Wednesday ordered prison wardens to take special measures to prevent the coronavirus outbreak from spreading to prisons. Addressing prison wardens across the country Ali-Asghar Jahangir said prisoners should not be sent to courts unnecessarily and without due coordination. He also said all visits to prisons except for judicial and health officials …

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Rouhani Again Blames ‘Enemies’, Resists Closures To Prevent Coronavirus

Radiofarda – The implications of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak in Iran for Iranian authorities seem to go far beyond only a national health issue. Officials, including the President himself, now allege that the outbreak has become a propaganda tool in the hands of Iran’s enemies, and first and foremost, the United States to bring the Iranian economy to a standstill. …

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Canadian Researchers Say 18,000 People Might Be Infected With Coronavirus In Iran

Radiofarda – A group of University of Toronto scientists and doctors have published an article offering an estimate that based on Coronavirus cases traveling from Iran to other countries it is statistically possible that 18,000 people are infected in the county. The research results were published on February 24 based on information available until that date. Researchers focused on volume …

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