Iranian rights defender Narges Mohammadi’s health is failing. She suffered several heart attacks earlier this year, and she is now being denied the health care she desperately needs.

Iran’s authorities convicted Narges of several trumped-up offences in connection with her human rights work and sentenced her to 16 years in prison in 2016. She was finally released from prison in 2020 after tens of thousands of people called for her release.

But she was once again sentenced to over 10 years in prison and 154 lashes in April 2022, and charged with “spreading propaganda against the system”.

Narges should not be detained in the first place, let alone while suffering serious health complications.

Iran’s rights defenders face incredible danger. Prisoners in Gharchak, where Narges is imprisoned, have reported overflowing sewage, putting prisoners at risk of disease. Despite this, Narges doesn’t give up. She keeps fighting for human rights, even in prison. She needs you to keep fighting too.

We must 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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  Our Petition


Head of the Judiciary
Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei

Your Excellency,

I call on you to immediately and unconditionally release Narges Mohammadi as she is a prisoner of conscience detained solely for her peaceful human rights activities, quash her unjust convictions and sentences, and drop any criminal proceedings against her in relation to the peaceful exercise of her human rights.

Pending her release, she must be provided with adequate healthcare, including treatment unavailable in prison, and with all the medication she requires. She must also be protected from further torture and other ill-treatment. A prompt, independent, effective and impartial investigation into her allegations of torture and other ill-treatment must be conducted, with a view to bringing those responsible to justice in fair trials.

Yours sincerely,

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