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Monthly Archives: April 2020

UN High Commissioner ‘Horrified’ At Death Of Young Man In Iran Prison

Radiofrada – A United Nations human rights official on Friday voiced concern over prisoners after reports of unrest in facilities prompted by worries over a coronavirus outbreak in countries including Iran, one of the worst-hit in the world. Iranian media have reported unrest in several prisons, and a mass escape from a facility in the west of the country, despite …

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Iran records 134 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours: Health official

Al-Arabia – Iran’s death toll from the new coronavirus rose on Friday to 3,294 as it claimed 134 lives in the past 24 hours, according to Health Ministry Spokesman Kianoush Jahanpur.Read the latest updates in our dedicated coronavirus section.The total number of people confirmed to be infected is 53,183, he said on state television, adding that 4,035 were “under observation.” a …

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Trump Says Ready To Help Iran But ‘They Haven’t Even Asked’.

Radiofarda – President Donald Trump says the United States would think about the issue of sanctions to help Iran fight the coronavirus if Tehran asked for it. Responding to a reporter’s question during the White House briefing on Thursday April 2 if he would consider easing the sanctions on Iran to allow medical supplies reach the country, Trump said: “They …

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Lawmaker Says Iran Should Have Delayed Elections To Limit Covid-19 Epidemic

Radiofarda – An Iranian lawmaker says the interior minister rejected his advice to postpone the February 21 parliamentary elections in Iran to prevent the quick spread of the coronavirus. Bahram Parsaee who represents the city of Shiraz says as soon as there was evidence of infections, he asked the interior minister Abdolreza Rahmani-Fazli to postpone the elections or at least …

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Iran’s Parliament Speaker Quarantined After Testing Positive For Covid-19

Radiofarda – Iranian parliament speaker Ali Larijani has tested positive for COVID-19, parliament’s department of public relations announced in a statement on Thursday, April 2. Responding to several members of parliament inquiring about Larijani’s health, the statement has affirmed that following the detection of some symptoms, Mr. Larijani was tested positive, and immediately quarantined. A former commander of the Islamic …

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Families of Victims Of Ukrainian Plane Shot Down By Iran Form Association

Radiofarda – The relatives of the 176 victims of the Ukrainian airliner shot down by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard over Tehran on January 8 have set up an association to seek justice for the death of their loved ones. In a video circulated on social media, Hamed Esmaeilion, a Canadian-Iranian dentist from Toronto, says members of the board of directors of the association …

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More Evidence Suggests Iran’s Nuclear Shopping Sprees Persist

Radiofarda – When it comes to the regime in Iran, the adage “old habits die hard” could not be truer. Even amid a negligent and botched response to the coronavirus pandemic, Tehran’s leaders are investing precious resources to further their nuclear program in violation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear deal. Some of these violations, like Iran’s …

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Rouhani Says US Sanctions No Obstacle For Iran’s Fight Against Coronavirus

Radiofarda – President Hassan Rouhani says U.S. sanctions have not curbed Iran’s ability to cope with the COVID-19 outbreak. Meanwhile, for the first time he acknowledged that there is no end in sight for the current crisis. The remark made at the cabinet’s economic meeting on Thursday April 2 contradicts Rouhnai and his Foreign Minister Javad Zarif’s weeks-long propaganda campaign …

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Juvenile death row convict murdered by prison guards

Iran-HRM – Juvenile death row convict, Danial Zeinol-Abedini, was killed under torture in a western Iran prison before being executed. In the wake of riots in Mahabad Prison on Sunday, March 29, 2020, juvenile death row convict Danial Zeinol-Abedini and several other prisoners accused of instigating the riots were transferred to solitary confinement.Danial Zeinol-Abedini was brutalized by Mahabad Prison guards and banished …

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