Tuesday , 17 May 2022

Health and Hygiene

Iran lifts COVID-related travel bans

Al-Monitor – The Iranian government Wednesday removed coronavirus-related restrictions on citizens entering the country.  The Civil Aviation Authority made the decision following a meeting with the Islamic Republic’s COVID-19 task force. There are no more travel bans from any country related to the virus. Travelers can enter Iran provided they have received at least two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine …

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More Than 4,000 Iranian Doctors Applied for Emigration Paperwork Last Year

Iranwire – Close to 4,000 Iranian doctors applied for a Certificate of Good Standing in order to emigrate to and work in other countries last year, a spokesman for the Iranian Medical System Association has said. Dr. Reza Laripour, a clinician, vice-chancellor at the military’s AJA University of Medical Sciences and the Association’s head of PR, told reporters on Monday …

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Iranian-Australian Grandfather Shokrollah Jebeli Dies in Evin Prison

Iranwire – An Iranian-Australian grandfather has died in Evin Prison after being denied adequate medical care by prison officials. Shokrollah Jebeli, 82, who had multiple serious health conditions, was jailed in Iran in January 2020 over a financial dispute. His son Peyman tweeted the news on Sunday, adding: “I couldn’t save him.” Jebeli’s death came barely a week after Amnesty International issued …

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Iran’s Ministry of Defense and IRGC Cash in on Covid-19 Vaccines

Iranwir – Iranian health and industry officials have long boasted about Iran’s vaccine production capabilities, claiming the country is making six brands of Covid-19 jab. Several of these are owned and being developed by security bodies, in line with the “securitization” of public health observed in Iran since the beginning of the pandemic.  In recent weeks and to great fanfare, the Noora …

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Iranian political prisoner with leukemia denied medical treatment

Iran-HRM – Kasra Bani Amerian, a political prisoner with cancer, has been deprived of medical care for about a year and a half in Tehran’s notorious Evin Prison. Kasra Bani Amerian can not withstand incarceration due to his health condition. The 26-year-old political prisoner has previously undergone chemotherapy. He currently has symptoms of leukemia and should be monitored by a …

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Kurdish political prisoner’s health in serious danger if not treated immediately

Iran-HRM – Kurdish political prisoner Naib Asgari held in Urmia Prison fainted on Thursday, March 10, and prison officials refused to provide him medical care. The political prisoner, who has been suffering from a kidney disease for the past few months, has been experiencing seizures and anesthesia due to the pressures caused by his hunger strike and long-term detention in …

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Unprecedented Lawsuit Filed Against Supreme Leader, Top Iranian Officials

CHRI – Two lawyers in Iran, Arash Keykhosravi and Mohammad Reza Faghihi, filed an official complaint against Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and 18 other state officials on March 6, 2022, alleging gross negligence in the officials’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although not explicitly outlawed, suing the supreme leader, the most powerful official in the Islamic Republic of Iran, is unprecedented. …

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Iran Authorities Deliberately Endangering Political Prisoner Lives by Denying Medical Furlough

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO) – Several political prisoners, including Sepideh Gholiyan, Soheila Hejab, Zeinab Jalalian, Arsham Rezaee, and Abbas Vahedian-Shahroudi, who are reported to be in bad physical condition, are deprived of medical care and denied medical furlough. Iran Human Rights demands all prisoners, including political prisoners, are granted access to medical care and medical furlough. Director, Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam said: …

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Plea to UN to Demand Freedom for Gravely Ill Sepideh Qoliyan

CHRI – Two months after two political prisoners died in Iranian state custody, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) has sent a letter to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet urging her to call for the immediate release of prisoner of conscience Sepideh Qoliyan, who is gravely ill and in need of urgent medical care. Qoliyan, 27, is being …

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USCIRF Commissioner expresses concerns on reports that Mr. Abdi and other Gonabadi Sufis imprisoned in Iran is being denied medical leave or hospital transfers.

Shabtabnews – In a Twitter statement USCIRF Commissioner expressed concerns on reports that Mr. Abdi and other Gonabadi Sufis imprisoned in Iran is being denied medical leave or hospital transfers. USCIRF Commissioner @Skleinbaum: "We are concerned by reports that Mr. Abdi and other Gonabadi Sufis imprisoned in Iran on the basis of their religious identity are contracting COVID-19 and being …

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