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Iran hiding coronavirus cure and prosecuting doctors for speaking out

Iran hiding coronavirus cure and prosecuting doctors for speaking out

There have been 20,400 deaths in Iran due to the coronavirus outbreak, according to the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK). 

This horrific news comes while we find out that the regime may be hiding a cure from patients.

An Iranian doctor – Mohammad Reza Hashemian from the Masih Daneshvari Hospital in Tehran -reportedly had a dispute with the regime’s Ministry of Health on April 1 over a Japanese drug that supposedly had a positive effect on coronavirus patients.

Hashemian said that the reason it has not been used to treat patients is that the regime is using it to treat their own officials. Something that the state-run Hamshahri news agency reported on April 3, noting that the criminal mullah Ali-Akbar Velayati was treated.

After Hashemian’s comments were posted on Telegram, the Ministry of Health accused him of breaking the law for speaking out about the drug.

This fits in with the regime’s behaviour regarding the coronavirus, which is inaction, cover-up, and prosecution of those who speak truth to power. This includes Dr Rahim Yousefpour from Saqqez in Iranian Kurdistan Province, who warned about coronavirus early last month.

He said: “I warned about COVID-19 a month ago. For this reason, the authorities summoned me eight times. I have to appear in court for telling the truth… If you don’t see me again, it’s not because of being infected with coronavirus or a road accident.”

The regime first spoke about a cure on March 22, only to deny it on April 4. This smacks of hiding something to benefit themselves. New evidence from the Iranian Resistance shows that the regime has been hoarding medications and preventive equipment, keeping them away from the people.

After all, the regime has already turned down aid from the US and expelled Doctors Without Borders, before asking for sanctions relief, even though the sanctions don’t stop aid coming in. The regime essentially took the Iranian people hostage.

The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), wrote: “The truth is that the regime has never cared and will never care for the people’s lives. This regime is both incapable and not willing to help the Iranian people, and as long as it is in power every natural disaster in Iran could take the lives of hundreds of thousands of people.”

While NCRI President-elect Maryam Rajavi said that this proved the case for regime change more than ever before.

She said: “Today, regime change in Iran is indispensable not only to freedom and democracy in Iran but also to the health of each and every individual in Iran and to the protection of their houses, cities and villages against natural disasters.”