Friday , 30 October 2020

Health and Hygiene

Tehran On Lockdown After Covid Spike

Radiofarda – Following an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in Tehran, the Tehran Governor’s Office announced new closures and restrictions in the surrounding province beginning Saturday, October 3. The Tehran Governor’s Office ordered the closure of educational centers, mosques and Prayer sites, cinemas, theaters, museums and museum-gardens, reception halls, hairdressers and beauty salons, social and cultural events and …

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Covid-19 Positive Female Political Prisoner Denied Medical Treatment

Iran-HRM – A female political prisoner held ad Tabriz Prison has tested positive for Covid-19 disease. Masoumeh Senobari contracted the virus after the authorities refused to quarantine infected prisoners. An informed source about the condition of this political prisoner said: “Masoumeh Sanobari coughs badly. She also has a high fever, and suffers from fore throat, dry mouth, lung pain and …

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IOPHR’s open letter to the UN Human Rights Rapporteur in regards to the critical situation of Mr. Behnam Mahjoubi

Shabtabnews – In an open letter the IOPHR draws the attentions of Javaid Rehmanthe the United Nations Human Rights Rapporteur for Iran to the “wave of widespread detentions, without any explanation from the Iranian security officials, and the emergence of a growing dissatisfaction amongst Iranian citizens. Especially, amongst the millions of Gonabadi Sufis.” The letter also points to the cases …

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Iran’s coronavirus strategy divides health experts, government

DW.com – Public health experts have said Iranians must prepare for mounting COVID-19 infections and deaths in the coming months. The warning comes amid media reports of preferential access to drugs and treatment for lawmakers. Speaking at a cabinet meeting last week, Deputy Health Minister Iraj Harirchi warned that Iran “must prepare for a third coronavirus wave.” According to official …

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Iran to issue fines for those not wearing masks

Al-Monitor – In an effort to slow down the third wave of the coronavirus in Iran, President Hassan Rouhani said the country would fine those not following the health guidelines that have been recommended by the Health Ministry. Rouhani announced the fines Oct. 1 at a meeting of the National Headquarters for Combatting Coronavirus. He said the fines would be applicable to offices, private …

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Prominent Iranian charity leader fights worsening health in detention

Al-Monitor – Held in solitary without a formal charge for nearly 100 days, Sharmin Meymandi-Nejad, the founder of a reputable Iranian charity, is facing deteriorating health as interrogators protract his indefinite detention. Members of Iran’s civil society have raised serious concerns about the prolonged detention and worsening health condition of Sharmin Meymandi-Nejad, a prominent activist, outspoken government critic and founder of one of …

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Tested Positive Sunni Prisoners Denied Medical Treatment

Iran-HRM – Some 45 Sunni prisoners in Rajaei Shahr Prison of Karaj who have contracted coronavirus are being denied medical care and admittance to hospital. Prison authorities have also refused to provide medicine and oxygen capsules to sick prisoners who are being held in Hall 11 of Ward 4. Only one of the sick prisoners, Abdol Wakil Rahmani, was taken …

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Instagram used as a market place for illegal organ trafficking

Radiozameh – Organ trafficking is increasingly taking place online, including on Instagram, according to an investigation by the Iranian exile media Zamaneh.Instagram is only obliged to remove content that the service becomes aware of.Experts call for legislation on digital liability. “Hi Sister, do you want to sell your kidney?”  This is the question posed by an eager middleman when the …

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Abysmal Sanitary Conditions and Rampant Addiction in Qezel Hessar Prison

Iran-HRM – Abysmal sanitary conditions and rampant addiction in Qezel Hessar Prison in Karaj have surpassed the boundaries of disaster. Prisoners are detained under critically inhuman conditions in this prison. Iran Human Rights Monitor has received an exclusive report about the horrible sanitary conditions and rampant addiction in Qezel Hessar Prison. The report by one of the prisoners in this …

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