In search of the murder: Making sense of Iran’s reported deaths

Mahan Ghafari and Kaveh Madani

Iran had an unusual rate of death in fall 2019 before the COVID-19 outbreak.

Victims of Covid-19 being buried in Hamadan, Iran with special percussions (Photo by: Behzad Alipour).

Iran was among the first countries to report COVID-19 infections. With 97 exported cases to 11 countries by Feb 28, it has since been the epicentre of the outbreak in the Middle East. The country has been widely accused by…