Monday , 27 June 2022

Health and Hygiene

Azeri Rights Activist in Critical Condition After Starting Second Hunger Strike in Tabriz Prison

Iranhumanrights.org – Imprisoned Azeri rights activist Rasoul Razavi has received emergency medical treatment on several occasions since he started a hunger strike in Tabriz Prison on October 3, 2016, an informed source told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. Iranian Azerbaijanis, also known as Azeris and Turks, are Iranians of Azerbaijani ethnicity who come from East Azerbaijan Province, …

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Lima Wins Best Animation Award at Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival

PayvandNews – Animation Lima directed by Afshin Roshanbakht and Vahid Jafari received the best animation award at the 10th Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival. “A gorgeous stop motion short about a son’s struggle to keep the memory of his father alive, with an evocative score by Icelandic composer Stein Thor.” – Festival’s website Lima (2015) Written and Directed …

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Acid victim accuses producer of the film “Lanturi” of plagiarism

PayvandNews  – Amaneh Bahrami, an Iranian woman who was disfigured in an acid attack by a man she refused to marry, has accused the producer of the acclaimed drama “Lanturi” of plagiarism. Bahrami has recently appeared in Tehran court and has filed a lawsuit against Reza Dormishian, the Persian daily Sharq announced in its Tuesday edition. “Lanturi” Bahrami has said, “I …

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Could Iran have a model commercial kidney donation scheme?

SBS – Organ donation in many countries, including Australia, is altruistic – meaning donors are not paid for their organs. But waiting lists are often long. In a unique system, Iran operates a commercial donor scheme for kidney patients. While critics say this can lead to exploitation, waiting lists for kidneys in Iran are almost non-existent. Without Iran’s kidney program, dialysis …

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Families Commemorate Victims of Mass-Executions of Summer 1988 in Khavaran

HRANA News Agency – Some survivors and families of political prisoners who were executed in summer 1988, gathered in Khavaran cemetery for the 28th anniversary of this massacre and commemorated their beloved family members and friends by laying flowers and singing songs. Security forces asked them to leave after a while. According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency …

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Golden Cells campaign in Iran aims to promote stem cell donation

PayvandNews – “Golden Cells” is another public-led campaign in Iran with the aim of promoting stem cell donation. The campaign was initiated by those who have one way or another dealt with cancer and diseases that can be cured by stem cells and started to let others know about the stem cell bank, the campaign spokesperson Sameen Razavi told Fars …

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Documentation: Pictures of the 12 Prisoners Executed On August 27 (+18)

IRAN HUMAN RIGHTS –  Iran Human Rights (IHR) reported on the execution of 12 prisoners for drug offences in Karaj Central Prison on Saturday August 27. These executions haven’t been announced by the authorities. A local source in Iran has provided Iran Human Rights with photos of the bodies of these prisoners (see below) after they were hanged to death. …

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Iranian researchers develop new method for breast cancer treatment, replacing chemo

ISNA- Iranian researchers at Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, in Tehran, along with scientists at the country’s Pastor Institute have conducted a study on effects of plasma in treating breast cancer. The pink ribbon is a symbol to show support for breast cancer awareness The results of the study showed that cold plasma is capable of killing cancer …

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