Tuesday , 28 June 2022

Health and Hygiene

Government Admits Failure to Procure Vaccines from Overseas

Iranwire -The Iranian government has admitted its Covid-19 vaccine rollout has failed and placed the blame on COVAX, the global initiative to ensure vaccines are shared fairly around the world. From now on, a government spokesman has said, the country will mostly rely on domestic vaccine production.  Kianoush Jahanpour, speaking for the Food and Drug Administration, announced on Thursday that …

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Political prisoner denied hospital transfer despite serious health condition

Iran-HRM – The warden of Urmia Central Prison has refused to authorize hospital transfer for political prisoner Ebrahim Khalil Sedighi Hamedani who has diabetes and urgently needs to be sent to a hospital outside prison. The 62-year-old political prisoner suffers from diabetes and its complications. The necessary insulin is not available to him in prison. His toes are blackened and …

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Prison authorities deny medical care to political prisoner Afshin Baymani

Iran-HRM – Political prisoner Afshin Baymani has been denied medical treatment despite experiencing heart complications. Vaziri, the Prosecutor’s special assistant for political prisoners’ affairs has refused to authorize his transfer to a hospital against doctors’ advice. On Saturday, March 20, 2021, the political prisoner who is serving a life sentence in Raja’i Shahr Prison of Karaj, was transferred to the …

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Iranian-Dutch citizens show disappointment, during discussions on human rights abuses in Iran with the Dutch Foreign Affairs Ministry

Shabtabnews – According to reports received, a group of Iranian-Dutch citizens expressed disappointment in regards to their discussions with the Dutch Foreign Affairs Ministry on the 25th November and 11th March 2021 in relation to the Dutch government’s response to human rights violations in Iran. In these meetings a small delegation of Dutch Iranians met with the Foreign Affairs Ministry …

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IOPHR’s Statement regarding the Dire Health Condition of Teachers’ Rights Activist Mr. Hashem Khastar

Shabtabnews – IOPHR issued a statement regarding the Dire Health Condition of Teachers’ Rights Activist Mr. Hashem Khastar. The statement declared: “Once again, the IOPHR would like to draw the attention of all international organisations to the plight of prisoners of conscience and political prisoners in Iranian prisons, especially Mr. Hashem Khastar – the imprisoned teacher and activist, who has …

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Medical Negligence in Prisons Violates Iran’s Domestic Laws

Iranwire – The recent news that Iranian journalist and political activist Mohammad Nourizad had threatened suicide and had harmed himself in prison as a protest against being denied treatment for heart disease has again highlighted the appalling human rights violations that routinely take place in Iran’s prisons. The journalist’s lawyer, Mohammad Hossein Aghasi, told IranWire’s sister site Journalism is Not …

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Iran: Ahmadreza Djalali nearing death in solitary confinement, torture must end now

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – In a statement issued earlier today, UN Human Rights experts demanded the immediate release of Iranian-Swedish scientist Ahmadreza Djalali.  Full text below: GENEVA (18 March 2021) — UN human rights experts today demanded that Iranian authorities immediately release arbitrarily detained Iranian-Swedish academic Ahmadreza Djalali who is reportedly in a critical condition and near death after months of …

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Women’s Rights Activist Contracts Covid-19 in Prison

Iranwire – Women’s rights activist Saba Kord Afshari has tested positive for coronavirus and has been transferred to the quarantine ward of Qarchak Prison. She had developed symptoms of Covid-19, including fever, chest pain and a dry cough, six days earlier. In the past week a number of prisoners in Cell Block Six of the notorious women’s penitentiary have presented with …

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Acid Attack Victim Can’t Pay for Medical Treatment

Iranwire – Three years ago in Tabriz, Masoumeh Jalilpour, then 26 years old, was sprayed with acid on her face and body by a man known as Muhammad N after she rejected his marriage proposal. The burns severely disfigured Jalilpour and changed her life forever. Following media coverage of the incident, many officials and agencies promised to pay for her …

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