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8/10/2020: Great news! Iranian human rights defender Narges Mohammadi has been released from prison! She should never have been unjustly jailed for over 5 years for her peaceful human rights activism. Many thanks to everyone across the globe who worked tirelessly for her release!

15/07/2020: Narges is showing COVID-19 symptoms,  including coughing, shortness of breath, and the loss of smell. The Iranian authorities have denied her health care, and are refusing to inform her of the results of her COVID-19 test.

Narges already suffers from a lung disease and has difficulties breathing. She is also at risk of blood clots forming in her lungs. She must be provided with the health care she needs outside prison - take action and call for her immediate release. 

In 2016 the Iranian government sentenced Narges Mohammadi to 16 years in prison because she campaigned against the death penalty and condemned acid attacks against women. 

After years of imprisonment, Narges’s health is failing. She suffers from a blood clot in her lungs and a neurological disorder that means she is at risk if she contracts COVID-19.

People in Iran’s prisons are at extreme risk of contracting COVID-19, due to the overcrowded and unsanitary conditions.

In the face of COVID-19, the Iranian government has released thousands of people from prisons, including prisoners of conscience like British charity worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe.

If we apply enough pressure we can push the government to release Narges. We need to again show Iran that the world is watching, and that we won’t stay silent in the face of injustice. 

Call for Narge’s immediate release, so she can have her freedom and the medical care that she desperately needs.

 

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Prosecutor General of Tehran Ali Alghasi Mehr
Head of the Judiciary Ebrahim Raisi

Your Excellencies,

Narges Mohammadi is serving a 16-year jail sentence in relation to peaceful human rights work. This is not the first time she has been imprisoned, and years of detention are seriously affecting her health. The most recent incident being an urgent hysterectomy.

We call on you to release Narges immediately and unconditionally, as she is imprisoned solely for peaceful human rights work. Pending her release, please ensure she is granted the specialised medical care she requires from outside of prison, including ongoing care and treatment following her surgery, while ensuring her rights to informed consent, confidentiality, and privacy.

Yours sincerely,

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