On Monday, Tehran announced the highest number of COVID-19 fatalities since the virus outbreak in Iran. As the coronavirus death toll rises, state media acknowledge how the regime’s inaction and mismanagement have worsened the crisis.
On October 12, Iranian Health Ministry Spokesperson Sima Sadat Lari acknowledged that the coronavirus death toll in Iran had broken all records with 272 deaths in 24 hours. A day earlier, she had announced that the country’s Covid-19 death toll broke the record with 251 deaths.
At least 120 prisoners were confirmed to have tested positive for coronavirus in Rajai Shahr Prison. Political prisoners are also among those contracted Covid-19.
The pandemic has affected many sectors and activities around the globe, and we are still unsure how long it will stay with us. One area that is barely noticed, yet most heavily affected, is human rights, writes Mohsen Behzad Karimi.
Iran’s state-run daily Shahrvand interviewed Dr. Minoo Mohrez, a member of the National Anti-Coronavirus Headquarters. Her remarks showed the extra-severe situation in Iran, in the sense of the coronavirus epidemy. Below are parts of this interview:
The Abdorrahman Boroumand Center for Human Rights in Iran (ABC), an international human rights organization, has accused Iran of hiding facts about the dire conditions in prisons across Iran amid the deadly coronavirus pandemic.
The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on August 31, 2020, that the Coronavirus fatalities in 410 cities across Iran had passed 97,300. The number of victims in Khorasan Razavi is 6,900, Khuzestan 6,492, Mazandaran 4,708, Qom 4,565, Isfahan 4,385, Gilan 4,018, Sistan and Baluchestan 3,054
After pushing for holding the Muharram mourning ceremonies despite the coronavirus outbreak and its rising death toll, the Iranian regime’s Supreme Leader will not physically attend these ceremonies.
In its latest update published on August 23, Johns Hopkins University announced in considerable detail the Covid-19 mortality rate of the world’s most affected countries.
Iran’s death toll from the novel coronavirus had passed the 20,000 mark and confirmed infections passed 302,000, Tehran announced Wednesday, as the government’s pandemic policies continue to spark public criticism. In a videoconference briefing, spokesperson for Iran’s Health Ministry Sima Sadat Laari said that transmission of the illness is at alarming levels in 26 out of 31 provinces. She also claimed virus has been found to be 10 times more potent than it was in the onset of the outbreak back in February.
A glance at the Iranian regime’s approach toward people during the COVID-19 outbreak alone shows how the mullahs are using this virus to achieve their sinister goals. Meanwhile, the mullahs are careful not be infected by this virus.