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Monthly Archives: March 2020

Radiofarda: Report Shows Higher Coronavirus Infection, Death Rates In Iran

Radiofarda – An exclusive report by Radio Farda puts the number of those who have been hospitalized with coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms in Iran at over 70,000 people, will over the official figure of positive cases. The report which sums up the figures released by local officials and the Health Ministry in Tehran as well as media reports says 70,108 patients …

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US Tells Khamenei To Use ‘Billions In Hedge Fund’ To Combat Coronavirus

Radiofarda – In a tweet on Monday, the U.S. Department of State spokesperson replied to Iranian authorities’ allegations that the United States has waged a war of “medical terrorism” against Iran and said the regime could access the billions in Khamenei’s “tax-free hedge fund” to fight the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic. “It’s not the sanctions. It’s the regime,” Morgan Ortagus wrote …

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Iran Journalists Protest Coronavirus Taskforce Ban On Print Media

Radiofarda – Iranian journalists have protested to the decision taken by a committee of Iran’s Coronavirus Combat Taskforce which on Monday banned all print media. The ban will be in place as long as coronavirus-related restrictions are in effect. Continuation of publication of newspapers and other print media requires journalists, print workers and distribution agents to continue their activities which …

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How Khamenei’s Office Makes Billion Dollar Profits From Iran’s State TV

Radiofarda – A video leaked from a meeting of the COVID-19 Control Task Force highlighted the power and influence of the economic conglomerate that operates under the aegis of the office of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. In the video President Hassan Rouhani tells state TV Chief Ali Asgari to air free of charge advertising for online retailers to encourage Iranians …

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Official Says Coronavirus Pandemic Could Kill Tens Of Thousands In Iran

Radiofarda – According to Iran’s Health Ministry, 117 Iranian COVID-19 patients passed away in Iran in 24 hours pushing the death toll to 2,757 as of March 30. In the same period 3,186 new cases were identified which brought officially confirmed cases to 41,495. In his daily report Dr. Kianoush Jahanpur, Spokesman of the Iranian Health Ministry, said so far …

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Babak Dadbakhsh sentence was increased to 25 years imprisonment

HRANA – Branch 28 of Tehran’s Revolutionary Court presided by Judge Moghiseh sentenced Babak Dadbakhsh to 17 years in prison for the charges of “corruption on earth” and “waging war against God (Moharebeh)”. He did not request an appeal because his public defender convinced him to accept his sentence. On March 29, 2020, he was summoned and informed that there …

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Dozens of Iranian Doctors Died During Iran’s Coronavirus Crisis

Iran-HRM – As Iran’s coronavirus death toll rose to 14,200 over the weekend, 78 healthcare workers were confirmed to have died in Iran’s coronavirus crisis. The deaths of the Iranian healthcare workers from Covid-19 have shed light on severe lack of necessary medical items and standard protective gear in under equipped hospitals across the country.Even before the coronavirus outbreak, Iran stood way …

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Prison riot in southwest Iran over coronavirus fears

Iran-HRM – Violence erupted during a riot and escape attempt at a prison in the southwest city of Ahvaz amid the spread of the coronavirus in crowded lockups. The unrest was sparked on Monday by unsanitary conditions inside Sepidar Prison of Ahvaz, where is unprepared to handle the coronavirus outbreak that has seen more than 14,000 deaths in the country. …

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Five Killed in Prison Riot Over Mismanagement of Coronavirus Outbreak

Iran-HRM – At least five inmates were killed in a prison riot triggered by the authorities continued refusal to grant leave to the prisoners despite coronavirus outbreak. Inmates in Adel Abad Prison launched a riot on Sunday night, March 29. Reports indicate a large number of prisoners are infected with coronavirus and authorities have not been providing any medical care …

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U.S. Extends Sanctions Waivers On Iranian Nuclear Program

RFL/RE – The U.S. government has extended for another 60 days sanction waivers that allow Russian, Chinese, and European countries to continue nonproliferation work at Iranian nuclear sites.Secretary of State Mike Pompeo approved the waiver extensions on March 30 but maintained that the decision restricts Iran’s atomic work.“Iran’s continued expansion of nuclear activities is unacceptable. The regime’s nuclear extortion is …

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