Iran has extended visas and stay permits for foreign nationals in order to help contain the spread of the coronavirus.
Head of the Iranian Prisons, Security and Corrective Measures Organization says more than 93,000 eligible prisoners across the country have been granted leave amid the outbreak of coronavirus.
Dozens of inmates have broken out of a prison in western Iran, but some of them have handed themselves over to authorities after the jail break.
Iran’s foreign minister has lambasted the United States for refusing to grant medical furlough to several Iranian scientists held in US prisons without any charges despite an outbreak of the novel coronavirus.
The Islamic Republic of Iran's High Council for Human Rights says the Iranian nation is the biggest victim of blatant violation of human rights by the US and Europe.
France has released an Iranian engineer who had been detained in Nice over alleged violations of the US sanctions in a prisoner swap for a French national convicted of espionage in Iran.
Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has agreed to pardon or commute the sentences of a large number of Iranian convicts on the occasion of the Muslim festive days in the lunar month of Rajab and also the Nowruz holidays.
Spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran has rejected the US State Department’s annual report on Iran’s human rights situation, describing it as invalid.
Iran has granted furloughs to approximately 70,000 prisoners due to the coronavirus outbreak in the country.
Iran’s Judiciary Chief Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi has ordered the courts across the country to grant the eligible prisoners leave for the new Iranian year’s holidays (mid-March) until April 3, also as a precautionary measure to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus epidemic.