After years of imprisonment, Iranian rights defender Narges Mohammadi’s health is failing.

At the urging of doctors, the authorities allowed Narges to be admitted to hospital for an urgent hysterectomy in May. 

Her family is now asking that they allow Narges to be hospitalised long term to recover, or granted medical leave.

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.

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

This is not the first time she has been imprisoned for being a peaceful voice for human rights. In 2012 she began serving a 6 year sentence, but was released on medical grounds due to her worsening health.

Iran’s rights defenders face incredible danger. They are harassed and jailed. Prison sentences can be extended, and conditions can be dire. But our collective voices can help. Recently thousands of supporters like you called for Iranian rights defender Golrokh to be released; she walked free in April.

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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  Our Petition


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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