Coronavirus Archives - KHRN

June 15, 2021

Covid-19: Detained Kurdish activist tests positive for virus

Kurdish civil rights activist Sakar Eini has contracted Covid-19 and has been taken to a cell in the safe ward of Orumiyeh Central Prison on 14 June. Eini was transferred to Orumiyeh Central Prison on 1 June after being held in the detention centre of the Intelligence Organisation of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) for nearly five months. A source close to the activist’s family...

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August 31, 2020

Holding Muharram Mourning Ceremonies at Prison Despite Doctor’s Warnings

Despite the widespread outbreak of the coronavirus in the women's ward of Orumiyeh Central Prison and the transfer of several prisoners with the virus symptoms to the hospital, a mass mourning ceremony is being held in this prison daily by order of prison officials. "By the order of the officials of Orumiyeh Central Prison, mourning ceremonies are being held every day in the prison yard...

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August 15, 2020

Second Wave Coronavirus Outbreak at Women’s Ward of Orumiyeh Prison

Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has obtained information that four women prisoners -Mohabbat Mahmoudi, Fatemeh Mirabi, Simin Seidi, and Donya Piri- who have been infected with the Coronavirus in recent days, are still being held in one of the Women's Ward of Orumiyeh Central Prison without medical attention. KHRN announced news of the second wave of Coronavirus in the Women's Ward of Orumiyeh Central Prison...

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July 13, 2020

Kurdish Political Prisoner Diagnosed with Coronavirus

Kurdish political prisoner Reza Mollazadeh has been diagnosed with the Coronavirus in Borazjan Prison in Bushehr Province, a reliable source told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN). Mollazadeh, serving a 16-year sentence in Borazjan prison, was diagnosed with the Coronavirus in recent days. The source added that prison officials had refused to send the political prisoner to a hospital outside the prison and he had...

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April 6, 2020

New Rules of the Judiciary; Kurdish Political Prisoners Excluded

Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): An increasing number of people with coronavirus in different cities of Iran have raised concerns about the health of prisoners. Although the Judiciary has issued a new rule with regard to granting furlough to prisoners on February 24, KHRN's investigation has revealed that not even a single Kurdish political prisoner has been included in this new rule. In recent days,...

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March 7, 2020

Two Prisoners of Orumiyeh Central Prison Suspected of Coronavirus Transferred to Quarantine

Two prisoners suspected of suffering from coronavirus, who had been transferred to a hospital in the past few days, were transferred to a special quarantine facility yesterday. Currently, five inmates suspected of having Coronavirus are held in quarantine."In recent days, following the increase in the number of prisoners suspected of having Coronavirus at the Orumiyeh Central Prison, a special quarantine section has been arranged in...

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March 6, 2020

Orumiyeh Central Prison: Prisoners Reject Prison Food in Protest Against Not Being Granted Temporary Release

Prisoners held at Ward 15 of Orumiyeh Central Prison rejected prison food in protest against not being granted leave yesterday afternoon. Mohammad Ghanbardoust, a religious prisoner who had been taken to a hospital outside the prison recently, has also been taken back to the political prisoner ward. "Despite the Judiciary's order to release prisoners due to growing concerns about the spread of Coronavirus in Iranian...

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March 2, 2020

One Inmate Dead and 4 Persons Suspected of Coronavirus Transferred to a Hospital Out of Prison

A prisoner who had been taken to the hospital from Orumiyeh Central Prison two weeks ago due to suffering from asthma and heart problem, died in hospital on Feb 28. Farigh Mohammadi was in prison for drug-related crimes. He was initially sentenced to life imprisonment but his prison term was later reduced to 25 years. Although there have been speculations about the death of this prisoner...

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