Saturday , 29 January 2022

Health and Hygiene

Iran denying medical care to political prisoner with COVID-19 symptoms

Iran-HRM – Political prisoner Payam Shakiba has been denied access to proper medical treatment despite contracting Covid-19 at Tehran’s notorious Evin Prison. The activist was arrested on January 3, after apearing before the Implementation Unit of Evin Prison’s Court, and was transferred to the prison to start serving a 13-month prison sentence. In September 2021, Shakiba was sentenced by Branch …

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Iran’s ‘Smart’ Covid Pass System Blighted by Low Resourcing

It’s now been around six weeks since Iran’s “Smart Covid Management” project first got under way. The basic premise was to use an online data processing system, dubbed Omid (Hope), to track vaccination rates across Iran. Implemented in phases, a digital QR code system was meant to give the fully-vaccinated graduated access to government buildings, public transport and other key facilities, with the unvaccinated …

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Iranian political prisoner’s plea to human rights organizations: the full letter

Iran-HRM – In a letter from Kamyaran Prison, political prisoner Salar Sediq Hamedani referred to the torture he and his father had endured. In the letter, political prisoner Salar Sediq Hamedani, who was recently banished to Kamyaran Prison, wrote about his fathers’ illness and inability to endure imprisonment. He also explained that the confinement of political prisoners in Iran together …

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Iranian Officials Promote Disinformation About Hybrid Covid-Flu ‘Super-Virus’

Iranwire – As the weather grows colder in Iran, the official figures indicate that flu cases are on the rise as usual. Simultaneously the spread of the Omicron variant has prompted as-yet unfounded rumors on Persian-language social media and in the media about the emergence of a “super-virus”. Some users are calling it “Flurona”: a combination of flu and coronavirus. …

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Child Malnutrition on the Rise in Sistan and Baluchistan

Iranwire – The number of children aged under five in Sistan and Baluchistan who are underweight or have stunted growth is on the rise, health officials have warned. In a report on issues of malnutrition in the province, ILNA news agency put the official figure, which only counts those youngsters who have registered with a health center, at 12,000. Seyed …

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Political prisoner Nejat Anvar Hamidi may go blind if not treated

Iran-HRM – Political prisoner Nejat Anvar Hamidi Karoun, who is serving a five-year sentence at the Sepidar Prison of Ahvaz, is at risk of losing her eyesight in prison. The Department of Intelligence of Ahvaz has prevented the 66 year old political prisoner, from going on medical leave despite her dire physical condition. Political prisoner Nejat Anvar Hamidi is suffering …

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Keyvan Samimi Transferred to Bleaker Prison Despite Failing Health

Iranwire – “I’ve always said and I’ll say again, we justice-seekers and freedom-seekers shouldn’t make imprisonment a red line, and mustn’t be afraid of the detention of others. We shouldn’t make it a rule to protect workers’ rights only up until the point where we are not harmed. Do we wait for benefits without spending spending money? Whoever wants a …

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Political prisoner in critical condition after being wrongly injected

Iran-HRM – Political prisoner Mehdi Salehi Ghaleh Shahrokhi suffered a stroke after he was wrongly injected in prison. Prison authorities delayed his transfere to the hospital, putting him at grave risk of death. He went to the prison health center on Tuesday, December 11, 2021, due to heart and head problems. He suffered a stroke the same day after being …

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Ahvaz and Qom Hit by Spike in Omicron Cases

Iranwire – The Omicron Covid-19 variant is spreading at a rapid pace in the cities of Ahvaz and Qom, local health officials have warned. “The number of patients with coronavirus in the east has increased fivefold in the past week,” Amrollah Mardani, director of the East Ahvaz Health Center, told the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) on Tuesday, January 11, adding that the spike in …

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