Iranian activist Shiva Nazar Ahari: Solitary confinement and quarantine both isolate you from society

Shiva Nazar Ahari during a protest in Iran. (Supplied) By Aida Ghajar April 02, 2020 The term "home quarantine" has now been added to the daily vocabulary of people around the world. Authorities in cities and countries around the world have required people to stay home to fight the deadly coronavirus disease by limiting [...]

By |April 2nd, 2020|Iran, Woman|

Drugs in Iran: Inside the government-sponsored “treatment camps”

A drug addict in Sistan & Balouchestan province using drugs in front of his family. December 20, 2015. (Tasnim) By Dariush Farahani April 02, 2020 Back in 2010, the Iranian Expediency Council amended Iran’s anti-narcotics law in a manner that drastically altered the status of drug users. The law now identified and discerned between [...]

By |April 2nd, 2020|Iran|

Iran executed at least 280 in 2019, Iran human rights reports

A police officer standing in a stadium before a public execution in city of Neyriz in Southern province Fars, on September 23, 2016. (Supplied) By Maryam Sinaiee April 02, 2020 Iran Human Rights (IHR) has reported that the Islamic Republic of Iran carried out at least 280 death penalties in 2019 including at least [...]

By |April 2nd, 2020|Iran|

Iran floods leave 21 dead

An aerial view of flooding in Khuzestan province, Iran, April 5, 2019. (Reuters) April 01, 2020 Flooding in Iran caused by heavy rainfall has left 21 people dead and one missing, an emergency services spokesman said Wednesday, even as the country battles the coronavirus pandemic. Mojtaba Khaledi told Iran's ISNA news agency that [...]

By |April 1st, 2020|Iran|

An annual review of lies: Voter turnout in Iran was “excellent”

Poll workers are seen during parliamentary elections at a polling station in Tehran, Feb. 21, 2020. (Reuters) By H Rastgoo April 1, 2020 On the eve of the elections to the 11th Islamic Republic’s parliament on February 21, estimates by critics of the government, as well as various polls carried out by government agencies themselves, [...]

By |April 1st, 2020|Iran|

Parliament remains shut as 23 Iranian lawmakers tested positive for coronavirus

Iranian MPs attend a parliament session in Tehran. (AFP) April 1, 2020 The Spokesman of the Iranian Parliament's Presidium on Tuesday confirmed that 23 out of the 290 lawmakers have tested positive for the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) out of the 100 that have been tested. The Iranian Parliament (Majles) has not held any sessions [...]

By |April 1st, 2020|Iran|

Coronavirus death toll in Iran rises to 3,036: Health ministry official

Iranian men bury a dead body who passed away due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at Behesht Zahra cemetery in Tehran, Iran, March 24, 2020. (REUTERS) April 1, 2020 Iran’s death toll from the novel coronavirus crossed the 3,000 mark, the health ministry said Wednesday as it reported 138 new fatalities within 24 hours. Ministry [...]

By |April 1st, 2020|Iran|

Drugs in Iran: A meeting with narcotics anonymous

Heroin and methamphetamine are widely available in Iran, and Narcotics Anonymous works across the country to help addiction to these drugs. (Supplied) By Dariush Farahani April 1, 2020 A constellation of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and community groups provide treatment services and psychosocial support to drug users in Iran. For the most vulnerable, these organizations are [...]

By |April 1st, 2020|Iran|

Exclusive report shows higher coronavirus infection, death rates in Iran

Iran's Health Ministry announced the new figures at a news conference Wednesday in Tehran. (ISNA) March 31, 2020 An exclusive report by Radio Farda puts the number of those who have been hospitalized with coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms in Iran at over 70,000 people, will over the official figure of positive cases. The report [...]

By |March 31st, 2020|Iran|

Prisoners killed in major disturbances at two prisons in Iran

Rebellion in Shiban prison in Ahvaz. March 31, 2020. (Radio Farda) March 31, 2020 Reports received by Radio Farda indicate during rebellions in two prisons in the city of Ahvaz, southwestern Iran, at least three inmates were killed and several others injured. The first disturbance took place in Sepidar prison on Monday, March [...]

By |March 31st, 2020|Iran|