Narges Mohammadi - Human Rights Activist
Narges Mohammadi is the Vice President of the Defenders of Human Rights Center in Iran and an Iranian human rights activist. On 5th May 2015, she was illegally arrested by intelligence agents at her home without a judicial warrant and subsequently transferred to Evin Prison.
In May 2016, Nargs was sentenced for 16 years imprisonment for her human rights activities against the death penalty in Iran.
The Iranian courts charged Narges with "founding an illegal group" sentencing her to 10 years imprisonment, and a 6 year combined sentence for "gathering and colluding to commit crimes against national security" and "spreading propaganda against the system" - charges which are trumped up due to Narges' passionate activism against the death penalty.
This atrocious prison sentence is on the back of numerous years of harassment and detention by the Iranian authorities, which has amounted to a form of psychological torture. Narges has two children aged 9 years old. The prison authorities have on numerous times denied Narges from having access to her children.
Narges' health has deteriorated significantly, suffering from a lung disease named pulmonary embolism and seizures due to a neurological disorder.