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Monthly Archives: March 2020

Iran Extends Furlough For Thousands Of Prisoners As Epidemic Rages on

Radiofarda – To stem the spread of the virus in crowded jails, Iran’s judiciary on Sunday extended furloughs for 100,000 prisoners. On March 17, Iran said it had freed about 85,000 people from jail temporarily, including political prisoners. “The second wave of (the) temporary release of prisoners had already started and their (100,000 prisoners) furloughs have been extended until April …

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Turkish officials say Iranian diplomats instigated killing of dissident in Istanbul

Al-Arabia – Two intelligence officers at Iran’s consulate in Turkey instigated the killing last November of an Iranian dissident in Istanbul who criticized the Islamic Republic’s political and military leaders, two senior Turkish officials told Reuters. The accusation is likely to strain ties between Turkey and Iran, two regional powers which had grown closer under the government of Turkish President …

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COVID-19: Uzbekistan Remains Under Lockdown; Iran Frees Prisoners Amid Pandemic

RFL/RE – The global death toll has surpassed 33,800 with over 718,000 infections confirmed, causing mass disruptions as governments continue to try to slow the spread of the new respiratory illness. Here’s a roundup of developments in RFE/RL’s broadcast countries. Russia Authorities in Moscow will impose on March 30 tighter restrictions on residents in an attempt to contain the spread …

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Radiofarda: 67,000 Suspected Coronavirus Cases Hospitalized In Iran

Radiofarda – Data collected by Radio Farda show that 66,657 persons have so far been hospitalized or quarantined in 31 provinces of Iran for having Covid-19 symptoms, while the government reports 35,000 tested cases in the country. Furthermore, the same data also indicates that 4,298 people have so far fallen victim to the Covid-19. The government figures indicate around 2,500 …

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‘Unrest’ In Iran’s Hamedan Prison Amid Coronavirus Crisis

Radiofarda — Iran’s official government news agency IRNA has reported “clashes” in Hamedan prison, following reports of unrest in other prisons in recent days. The report did not provide much detail about the “unrest” in the Hamedan prison, in Western Iran, except saying there were “clashes between prisoners” and authorities in the province bringing back calm in the facility. IRNA …

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Regional Headquarters Of The IRGC: Tasked With Asymmetrical Warfare; Crushing Dissent

Radiofarda – Iranian news agencies for the first time revealed the names of IRGC Ground Force’s 10 Regional Headquarters on Thursday March 26. These 10 headquarters, along with the Sarallah HQ in Tehran, constitute the IRGC’s nationwide network of operational command. Individual headquarters and their commanders were known to experts, but this was the first time all the headquarters mentioned …

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Iran Health Official Says Coronavirus Present In Iran Since Late-January

Radiofarda – The Head of the Epidemiology Committee of Iran’s Coronavirus Combat Taskforce on Saturday said coronavirus (SARS-2-CoV) was spreading in Iran without being noticed since around January 20. In a video conference with reporters, Dr. Ali-Akbar Haqdoust said there was a delay in detection of the virus in Iran. Iranian Health Ministry officials have until now insisted that the …

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Coronavirus Pandemic Costs Iran’s Tourism And Airline Industries $400 Million

Radiofarda – A senior official of Iran’s Ministry of Cultural Heritage has said that the cotronavirus epidemic will cost $200 million to the country’s tourism industry in three months. Mr. Vali Taymuri, the ministry’s deputy in charge of tourism, told the official IRNA news website on March 28 the government has tried to help hotels by cancelling their insurance and …

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