(Newsweek) No one is more at risk of coronavirus infection than prisoners in Iran. On March 24, Fox News reported that Iran‘s theocratic rulers have temporarily released some 85,000 prisoners, including political prisoners, in an effort to prevent the spread of the Middle East’s worst coronavirus outbreak. But they have refused to free many Iranian Christians jailed for practicing their faith.
On Tuesday, March 24, the death toll in the Middle East’s worst-affected country climbed to 1,934. More than 24,811 Iranians are currently infected.