Urgent appeal for Narges
Appello completo in allegato:
"The Observatory has been informed by the League for the Defence of Human Rights in Iran (LDDHI) that Ms. Narges Mohammadi, a journalist and Vice-President of the Defenders of Human Rights Center (DHRC), may have contracted COVID-19 in Zanjan prison, Zanjan Province, where she is currently serving a 16-year prison sentence.
The Observatory expresses its strong concern over the deteriorating health of Ms. Narges Mohammadi while in prison, and recalls that her health was already of high concern, as she has been suffering from several serious health conditions, including a pulmonary embolism and a neurological disorder that resulted in partial paralysis. Her health condition has worsened as a result of the authorities’ refusal to provide adequate medical care to her.
The Observatory calls on the Iranian authorities to immediately and unconditionally allow Ms. Narges Mohammadi’s immediate access to adequate medical care and to release her, as her detention is arbitrary since it only aims at punishing her for her human rights activities."