Rights activist Narges Mohammadi summoned to serve out 6-year jail-term

Prominent human rights activist Narges Mohammadi has been summoned to serve out a six-year prison sentence, according to the semi-official Fars news agency.

Mohammadi had initially been sentenced to eleven years in prison for acting against “national security,” her membership of a human rights organisation and “propaganda” against the Islamic Republic. Her sentenced was recently commuted to six years in prison.

The activist was arrested in the city of Zanjan on Saturday. Her mother Ozra Bazargan told opposition site Rooz that the agents failed to provide identification and carried no arrest warrants. “Narges’s father went to Zanjan’s Intelligence Bureau but was told that she had been transferred to Tehran,” Bazargan added.

Narges Mohammadi, 40, is the deputy head of Iran’s Defenders of Human Rights Centre (DHRC), an organisation headed by Nobel peace laureate Shirin Ebadi. She is also the recipient of the 2009 Alexander Langer award for her role in promoting human rights.

Her husband Taghi Rahmani is a political activist and has spent fourteen years bars because of his activism.

Since mid-March, Rahmani has been residing in Paris. His wife and two children Ali and Kiana are still in Iran.

Source: irangreenvoice

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