Tuesday , 17 May 2022

Health and Hygiene

Travel Rules Released for Iran’s Third Nowruz With Covid-19

Iranwire – The sixth wave of coronavirus in Iran appears to have reached its peak a week earlier than predicted and is now subsiding. The official daily number of fatalities, which stood at 241 on February 27, fell to 172 at the end of the week. Persian new year, or Nowruz, arrives on March 21. The Nowruz holidays are traditionally a time …

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Jailed dervish activist denied medical access despite deteriorating condition

Iran-HRM- Despite the deteriorating condition of prisoner of conscience Mostafa Abdi his father says he was prevented from being transferred from prison to a hospital after contracting Covid-19. Mostafa Abdi is a member of Iran’s Gonabadi Dervish religious minority and editor of a news outlet focused on the Gonabadi dervish community. Hassan Abdi, father to the jailed dervish activist tweeted …

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Denial of Medical Treatment for Ailing Political Prisoners in Iran Aimed at Crushing Dissent

CHRI – The continued denial of proper medical treatment to ailing political and civil rights activists in Iran is setting the stage for deliberate crimes against the many political prisoners in the country, including Sepideh Qoliyan, Soheila Hejab, Zeinab Jalalian, Arsham (Mahmoud) Rezaee, and Abbas Vahedian Shahroudi. “These activists represent the voices of many Iranians, which the Iranian government is trying to silence,” said Hadi Ghaemi, executive …

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Covid-19: Lawyers Sue Ali Khamenei as Accessory to Manslaughter

Iranwire – On Sunday, February 27, two lawyers based inside Iran, Mohammad Reza Faghihi and Arash Keykhosravi, filed a lawsuit against Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and other senior officials of the Islamic Republic for negligence related to failures to contain Covid-19 in Iran. According to the news website Emtedad, the two lawyers lodged a 22-page complaint against Khamenei, ex-President Hassan Rouhani and members …

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Sepideh Gholian Seriously Ill in Prison

Iranwire – Sepideh Gholian, a young civil rights activist jailed twice for her peaceful defense of Haft Tappeh Sugar Factory workers, has contracted Covid-19 in Evin Prison. According to news sources inside Iran, the prisoner of conscience has been unwell for more than two weeks, suffering from a fever, body aches and vomiting. She has also experienced diarrhoea, vomiting, kidney …

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Grave Concern over Condition of Human Rights Defender Hossein Ronaghi Amid Dry Hunger Strike

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO) – Expressing grave concern over the situation of human rights defender Hossein Ronaghi-Maleki who is on a dry hunger strike in Evin Prison, Iran Human Rights demands his immediate release. “Hossein Ronaghi’s continued unlawful detention by security forces could cost the human rights defender his life. We call on the international community and the United Nation …

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Recorded Covid-19 Deaths Jump 30 Percent in a Day

Iranwire – The Iranian Ministry of Health reports that 16,967 more people tested positive for Covid-19 on Sunday, February 2022 while 242 were known to have died: a 30 percent rise on the previous day, and likely a fraction of the total due to low testing capabilities in Iran. For the time being the Iranian government still holds that the …

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Iranian political prisoner denied medical treatment

Iran-HRM – Prison authorities in Rajai Shahr Prison have prevented the continuation of treatment and surgery of the gums of political prisoner Hassan Sadeghi. Hassan Sadeghi went to the hospital for several sessions and his gums were operated on and sutured, but he was told that he was no longer allowed to be sent to a hospital outside prison. “Political …

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Omicron in Iran: “We’re Burying Our Heads in the Sand”

Iranwire – Health officials believe the sixth wave of coronavirus infections in Iran is now close to reaching the peak. The Health Ministry anticipates the daily number of newly-detected cases will soon top 100,000, driven in large part by the Omicron variant; the dearth of testing in Iran means this is probably only the tip of the iceberg. As yet, however, the …

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