Update 27/04/16: Narges was taken to court on 20 April to face new charges during a closed session, including “spreading propaganda against the system” and “gathering and colluding to commit crimes against national security”, all of which stem from her peaceful human rights activism. Her court hearings had been postponed several times in the past few months without explanation. Narges remains ill - please keep taking action while we wait to hear the outcome.

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Narges Mohammadi is a human rights activist who has been a vocal advocate against the death penalty in Iran. She’s a prisoner of conscience, held solely for peacefully exercising her right to freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly.

On 1 August 2015, she suffered partial paralysis and was taken to Taleghani Hospital. Doctors advised that she needed to be examined by a specialist, however the next day she was returned to prison.

She was also taken to hospital on 27 July 2015 and returned to prison without receiving treatment for a possible blood clot in her lungs. The next day, prison officials refused to take her to another medical appointment.

As well as being denied urgent medical care, Narges Mohammadi is not allowed to make phone calls to her children, eight-year old twins who recently moved to live with their father, a refugee abroad, as they had no caregiver in Iran.

Tell Iran to release Narges Mohammadi immediately and unconditionally, and in the interim grant her access to medical care, regular visits and phone calls.