Iran freed the 54 000 prisoners to «combat the spread of coronavirus»

Iran has temporarily released 54 thousand prisoners with low risk to stop the spread of coronavirus. Encased in a prison of the British Nazanin of Sagari Ratcliff may also be temporarily released.

It is expected that Nazanin, imprisoned in Iran on charges of espionage will be one of the released prisoners, according to a member of Parliament Tulip Siddiq. It is reported by the SUN.

According to a statement from her husband on Saturday, Zagari Ratcliff contracted the virus in Evin prison in Tehran, where she contains. However, the representative of the Iranian judicial system Gholamhossein Esmaeili on Tuesday rejected the claim, stating that Nazanin good health.

According to the British Embassy, Tehran is not checked for the presence of virus and refused to allow medical professionals to assess the woman’s condition.

Esmaeili told reporters that 54 thousand prisoners, approximately 22.5% of the total, were «provisionally released» following a negative test result for coronavirus and Deposit.

Sentenced to more than five years will not be released.

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Zagari Ratcliff was imprisoned for five years in 2016 after she was jailed on charges of espionage. The woman denied the allegations.

Iran currently has one of the worst outbreaks since the coronavirus has infected about 2,500 Iranians. Of them died from this infection at least 77 people in less than two weeks. Iranian authorities have also been accused of hiding the real figures.

On the cases of Iran, also reported by Afghanistan, Canada, Lebanon, Pakistan, Kuwait, Bahrain, Iraq, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.

The Iranian Parliament was suspended after a number of senior Iranian officials, including about 10% of Iranian legislators, contracted the coronavirus.

Among the famous people who contracted — the head of the ambulance service Mirhossein Coliand.

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A group of experts from the world health organization (who) arrived in Iran on Monday, provides support to local health authorities.

Who said that «will review the readiness and response, will visit designated medical institutions, laboratories and points of entry and provide technical leadership.»

The plane, which was attended by experts, was a batch of medical supplies and protective equipment to support more than 15,000 health workers, as well as a sufficient number of laboratory kits for testing and diagnosis of nearly 100 000 people.