Iran’s coronavirus death toll rises to 3,294

Disinfecting buses in Tabriz to counter the outbreak of coronavirus on Monday, February 24, 2020. (MEHR) April 3, 2020 Iran's death toll from the new coronavirus rose on Friday to 3,294 as it claimed 134 lives in the past 24 hours, according to Health Ministry Spokesman Kianoush Jahanpur. The total number of people [...]

By |April 3rd, 2020|Iran|

Iran’s head of judiciary demands lower coronavirus numbers

FILE- In this Friday, file photo, Iran’s head of judiciary  Ebrahim Raisi looks at media in Tehran, Iran. (AP) By Aida Ghajar April 03, 2020 According to information obtained by IranWire, on March 26, 2020, Ebrahim Raeesi, head of the judiciary of the Islamic Republic of Iran called on the Ministry of Health and [...]

By |April 3rd, 2020|Iran|

Iran warns of months of crisis as virus deaths reach 3,160

A city worker disinfects a bus stop sign because of the new coronavirus in Tehran, March 5, 2020. (AP) April 03, 2020 Iran on Thursday reported 124 new deaths from the coronavirus, raising its total to 3,160, as President Rouhani warned that the country may still battle the pandemic for another year. Health [...]

By |April 3rd, 2020|Iran|

Iran’s parliament speaker tests positive, is in quarantine

Iran's parliament speaker Ali Larijani holds a news conference in Istanbul January 22, 2015. (REUTERS) April 02, 2020 Iran’s parliament says speaker Ali Larijani has tested positive for the new coronavirus and is in quarantine. Larijani is the highest-ranking official within Iran’s government to test positive for the virus and the COVID-19 illness [...]

By |April 2nd, 2020|Iran|

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|