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Eighty Prisoners Escape In Iran Amid Coronavirus Epidemic

Radiofarda – A Judiciary official of Kurdistan Province in Iran on Saturday said seven of the 70 inmates who had broken out of a prison in Saqqez on March 27 have been arrested and two more have surrendered. On Friday evening Iranian media reported that around 80 inmates who were serving terms for common crimes had broken out of the …

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Guards Attack Prisoners at risk of Coronavirus Infection In Bid To Suppress Protest

Iran-HRM – Security forces have reportedly attacked inmates at risk of coronavirus infection at Tabriz Prison in southwestern Iran to stop their protest against prison conditions. Inmates staged a protest on Thursday to protest not being given leaves and sending new prisoners to the wards without going through the quarantine period. The protest was resumed on Thursday with some prisoners …

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Coronavirus Fatalities on the Rise in Iran’s Prisons

Iran-HRM – Coronavirus fatalities are on the rise in Iran’s prisons. The number of prisoners suspected or infected with coronavirus have been increasing as the regime refuses to provide prisoners with the means to protect themselves. There have been at least six coronavirus fatalities in the Greater Tehran Penitentiary (GTP) since the onset of the outbreak in Iran. According to reports, wards in GTP …

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Iranians Turn to Good Deeds in Dark Times

RFL/RE – As Iran battles the coronavirus epidemic, people across the country have been working to ease the impact of the crisis. Volunteers are distributing food aid to poor families, sterilizing surfaces in public places, and sewing extra face masks for health workers.

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Iranians Push Boundaries Of Social Freedoms Amid Coronavirus Crisis

Radiofarda – Videos showing Iranian health workers in their coronavirus protective suits dancing in hospitals flooded social media timelines recently and now taking their cue from Italians in quarantine, people in a Tehran neighborhood have begun playing music at night and singing to it from their windows. The singing and dancing at the time of coronavirus epidemic in Iran is …

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Iran’s Second Largest City At Risk Of Coronavirus Disaster

Radiofarda – Iran’s second largest city and a pilgrim destination, Mashhad, is facing the threat of turning into a new coronavirus (COVID-19) hotspot if immediate measures including a lockdown are not put into effect, local officials warned on Saturday. The situation seems critical enough to have forced the powerful ultraconservative religious and political establishment of the city to capitulate and …

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Several physicians and nurses die in Iran due to Corona infection

Iran-HRM – Another physician died in Rasht due to Corona infection. The number of physicians and nurses who have died in Iran due to Covid-19 so far reaches 12. Saturday night, March 7, the official IRNA news agency reported the death of Mohammad Mohammadi, an experienced physician in Rasht, due to Corona infection. A general physician, Mohammad Ali Rabii, who …

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