Sunday, May 03, 2020


The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran
(PMOI/MEK) announced on Sunday, May 3, that the Coronavirus death toll in 310 cities in Iran had exceeded 38,700. Hassan Rouhani, who, despite the requests by Tehran’s city council, still refuses to announce the fatality figures for each Province separately, again made the absurd claim, “Most hospital beds … are empty. Our country’s statistics (on Coronavirus fatalities) show our success has been significant compared to other countries … The conditions of those contracted the virus, those hospitalized, recovered, and those who’ve lost their lives is as desired.”
On the other hand Health Minister Saeed Namaki told Khamenei’s website, “Some think that we have many hospital beds. The ratio of hospital beds for every 1000 people is 1.6. The most underdeveloped European countries have five times more beds than we have. The number of nurses compared to beds in worst cases in Europe and the US is two to three times more than ours
In Babol, Dr. Alireza Jalali, head of the Medical Sciences University, told Khabar-e Dagh (Hot News), that “Coronavirus has taken on a new life in the city, and the number of hospitalized patients has increased. So far, 109 patients are in the ICU.” In Birjand, Dr. Kambiz Mehdi-zadeh, deputy head of the Medical School in South Khorasan Province, told Mehr News Agency on April 28, “We have witnessed an upward trend in the number of infected patients in the Province. These days, we see two-digit infections daily.” According to physicians in Tehran, in just four hospitals out of 138 public and private hospitals that receive Coronavirus patients, 1,400 have died so far. The number of fatalities in Yaft-Abad, Khomeini, Sina, and Alam hospitals is at least 750, 450,120, and 80 people, respectively.

The Amol Revolutionary Court issued jail sentences of a total of 88 months for 11 people in Iran for attending protests over the downing of a Ukrainian passenger plane in January 2020. One of the reasons given for the guilty verdict is that they lit a candle in sympathy with the families of the victims of the Ukrainian plane.

According to Women committee of the Iranian resistance, on Tuesday morning, April 27, security forces took political prisoner Zeinab Jalalian to Khoy Prison without giving specific reasons. Her parents went to Khoy Prison as soon as they learned of their daughter’s transfer and demanded an explanation. Prison officials responded by saying that they were considering opening a new case against Zeinab. Zeinab Jalalian has served 13 consecutive years of her life sentence in Khoy Prison. She is in poor physical condition and suffers from verities of ailments and infections such as pterygium, oral thrush (oral candidiasis), and other severe infections. She also suffers from intestinal and gastric diseases and severe hypertension.

Six Baha’i women Atieh Salehi, Farzaneh Dimi, Nasrin Ghadiri, Banafsheh Mokhtari, Arezoo Mohammadi, and Roya Maleki were put on trial on April 20, in Birjand, the capital of South Khorasan province in Iran. Followers of the Baha’i faith are systematically harassed and persecuted in Iran. They are denied equitable access to employment, education, and political office. In addition, they are not allowed to exercise any economic, social, or cultural rights.