Wednesday , 24 July 2019

Health and Hygiene

Kurdish-Iranian Political Prisoner Denied Hospitalization for Stomach Tumor

CHRI – Imprisoned for more than 25 years, Kurdish-Iranian political prisoner Mohammad Nazari has been denied hospitalization to receive tests for a tumor in his stomach, his lawyer told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) on July 19, 2019.  “Sometime ago, Mohammad started having really bad coughs,” said attorney Mohammad Hossein Aghasi. “A month and a half ago, at …

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Detained Iranian Journalist Rushed to Hospital while Seizing

Radiozamaneh – An Iranian journalist who was arrested during the May Day pro-labor protest in Tehran more than two months ago was rushed to the hospital from women’s ward of Evin prison while seizing with internal gastrointestinal issues. Photo: Social Media Marzieh Amiri was transferred to Taleghani Hospital from Evin Prison on 15 July, according to her sister Samira Amiri’s …

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Zaghari-Ratcliffe Transferred to Psychiatric Ward, Held Incommunicado

CHRI – Revolutionary Guards Blocking Outside Contact, Says Free Nazanin Campaign  Imprisoned Iranian-British citizen Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been held in the psychiatric ward of the Imam Khomeini Hospital in Tehran since July 2015, 2019, according to the Free Nazanin campaign. Throughout this time she has been denied contact with her family and guarded by agents of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). …

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Only Intelligence Organs Can Comment On Detained Ecologists – Iran Judiciary

Radiofarda – While eight Iranian ecologists have been under “temporary detention” since January 2018, the head of the Islamic Republic’s judiciary says only intelligence authorities are allowed to “comment” on their legal case, and “the judge will decide their fate.” In a meeting with several ecologists on Saturday, July 13, the mid-ranking cleric Ebrahim Raeesi (Raisi) responded to questions concerning …

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UN Seriously Concerned Over Iran’s “Consistent Pattern” of Denying Prisoners Medical Treatment

CHRI – UN Press Release, GENEVA (10 July 2019) – UN human rights experts today expressed serious concern that Iran continues to deny appropriate healthcare to detainees, despite repeated calls. “Over several months we have communicated to the Iranian government our deep concerns about the physical and mental integrity of detainees,” the experts said.  “Despite Government assurances, we are frustrated to …

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Iran Faces ‘Serious Shortage’ Of Doctors Due To Emigration

Radiofarda – The Islamic Republic’s Deputy Health Minister says Iran is suffering from a “serious shortage of physicians,” since thousands of local doctors have emigrated. Speaking to the state-run Iran Students News Agency (ISNA), Iraj Harirchi disclosed, “For every 1,000 Iranians, there are only 1.6 general practitioners, dentists, and specialists, while the least ratio to meet the country’s demands should …

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Amnesty Calls On Iran To Provide Medical Care For Ailing Scientist In Jail

Radiofarda – Amnesty International has urged Tehran’s Prosecutor General to allow an imprisoned Swedish-Iranian scientist to receive specialized medical care after months of suffering from serious health problems. In a letter to the prosecutor, Ali Alghasi Mehr, the international human rights organization has noted that Ahmadreza Jalali (Djalali), who has been in prison since 2016, suffers from a low white …

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Despite Having The Funds, Tehran Denies Relief To Flood Victims

Iran-HRM – Despite having the funds, Tehran denies relief to flood victims Massive flood damage  Since mid-March, flash floods have hit 25 of Iran’s 31 provinces, forcing mass evacuations, ravaging infrastructures, and inflicting heavy losses on the agricultural sector. Citing the European Commission, the United Nations estimated that at least 12 million citizens across Iran have been affected by the …

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Latest Wave of Bootleg Alcohol Abuse in Iran Kills One, Poisons 45 Others

Radiofarda – Home-made vodka has killed at least one and poisoned 45 others in Poldasht, in West Azerbaijan Province, northwest Iran. Reports from Iran say so far 11 of those poisoned have been taken to the hospital in serious conditions. Poisoning by bootleg booze has been on the rise in recent month in various parts of Iran. Legal production of …

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Iran pioneer in stem cell knowledge, technology: Royan Institute’s Director

PayvandNews – Iran is one of the most pioneering countries in the world and the second country in the region based on stem cell knowledge and technology, Hossein Baharvand, director of Royan Institute for stem cell biology and technology, has said. Baharvand is a distinguished professor of stem cells and developmental biology at Royan Institute. Hossein Baharvand Baharvand received his …

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