COVID-19 Archives - KHRN

February 22, 2022

Dozens of woman prisoners contract Omicron in Iran’s Orumiyeh

Dozens of prisoners in the women's ward of Orumiyeh Central Prison, in northwestern Iran, have contracted Covid-19 over the past several days. Reportedly, the situation of the prisoners is critical due to the spread of the Omicron variant of the virus in the ward and the lack of proper medical services in the prison. "A few days ago, the Omicron [variant of the corona] virus spread...

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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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October 30, 2020

Prisoners Suspected of Covid-19 Handcuffed and Detained in Quarantine

The inmates of Ward 2 of Bukan Prison refused to take prison food at noon today in protest to the closure of the prison store and announced that they had gone on a strike. Also, on the orders of the prison authorities, prisoners suspected of coronavirus are transferred to the club hall and locked in bed in handcuffs and leg-cuffs for a week. An informed source...

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June 16, 2020

A Prisoner Died from Coronavirus

A prisoner Seyed Kamal Hosseini died in Saqqez prison due to suffering from Coronavirus. "Seyed Kamal Hosseini, 36, from Saqqez, was arrested by police on Wednesday, June 10, 2020, and transferred to the city's prison the next day. He was taken to hospital two days later due to his deteriorating condition and died two days ago.”, an informed source in Saqqez confirmed the news to...

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June 9, 2020

A Number of Employees and Officials of West Azerbaijan Province Prisons Contract COVID 19

26 officers and employees of the West Azerbaijan Prisons Organization had contracted Qovid-19 disease, an informed source in Orumiyeh, who did not want to be named for security reasons, has told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN).  According to this source, following the increase in the number of prison inmates in this province, all employees and officers of Orumiyeh Central Prison have been wearing masks since...

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June 4, 2020

Three Prisoners of Orumiyeh Central Prison Suspected of COVID 19 Transferred to Hospital

Three prisoners suspected of suffering from coronavirus have been transferred to Taleghani hospital, informed sources told Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN). The source identified the prisoners as Majid Chenarandeh, Hossein Sarvari and Fardin Sayad Mavaneh. According to this source, the prisoners were first transferred to the prison's medical centre and then to the Taleghani Hospital in Orumiyeh on Saturday, May 30, 2020, due to severe shortness...

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April 16, 2020

Two other Prisoners with Symptoms of COVID-19 Died at Orumiyeh Central Prison

At least two prisoners have died in Orumiyeh Central Prison over the past week with symptoms of COVID-19, informed sources told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN). Families of a number of prisoners described the situation at Orumiyeh Central Prison as critical following the spread of the Coronavirus. "The prison officials and Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) have taken extra security measures in the prison...

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