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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|

Iran’s vehicle production down 25 percent in 2019

Iran still produces some of its own home-designed vehicles with help from Chinese manufacturers. (IRNA) March 31, 2020 Iran’s motor vehicle manufacturing sector produced 25 percent less units in 2019, compared with the previous year, figures from the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers show. Iran produced 821,000 vehicles, with private cars constituting the bulk [...]

By |March 31st, 2020|Iran|

Iran’s death toll from coronavirus climbs to 2,898: health official

Disinfecting buses in Tabriz to counter the outbreak of coronavirus on Monday, February 24, 2020. (MEHR) March 31, 2020 Iran’s death toll from coronavirus has reached 2,898, with 141 deaths in the past 24 hours, Health Ministry spokesman Kianush Jahanpur told state TV on Tuesday, adding that the total number of infections has [...]

By |March 31st, 2020|Iran|

How Khamenei’s office makes billion dollar profits from Iran’s state TV

One of the ways Iran’s media are linked to human rights abuses of the regime is through forced confessions. (FDD) By Reza Haqiqatnezhad March 31, 2020 A video leaked from a meeting of the COVID-19 Control Task Force highlighted the power and influence of the economic conglomerate that operates under the aegis of the [...]

By |March 31st, 2020|Iran|

Drugs in Iran: Hopelessness, drug use and “Parti Bazi”

A drug addict smokes cigarette at drop-in center and shelter south of Tehran, Iran. Feb. 3, 2015. (AP) By Dariush Farahani March 31, 2020 Iran has consistently ranked second in the world in terms of the rate of adults dependent on opiates. Its proximity to Afghanistan, the biggest global producer of opium and heroin, has [...]

By |March 31st, 2020|Iran|

Difficulties facing IAEA’s inspection of Iran’s nuclear sites are tempting Tehran to increase violating the nuclear deal  

The flag of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) flies in front of its headquarters in Vienna, Austria, May 28, 2015. (Reuters) By Track Persia, March 30, 2020 Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, the Iranian regime appears to have been exploiting the impacts of the virus crisis on the work of the [...]

By |March 30th, 2020|Iran|

Official says coronavirus pandemic could kill tens of thousands in Iran

Iranian women wearing protective masks walk in a street in the capital Tehran on February 20,2020. (AFP) March 30, 2020 According to Iran's Health Ministry, 117 Iranian COVID-19 patients passed away in Iran in 24 hours pushing the death toll to 2,757 as of March 30. In the same period 3,186 new cases [...]

By |March 30th, 2020|Iran|