Amnesty International has called for the release of jailed human rights activist Narges Mohammadi.
The Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA) reports that according to Amnesty International, Mohammadi’s court appearance is scheduled for April 22.
The report adds that Mohammadi has had no contact with her children in the past eight months and is suffering from serious health complications.
Mohammadi, a prominent human rights activist and member of the Centre for Human Rights Defenders and the Campaign Against Capital Punishment, was released in 2012 because of her medical condition. She was arrested again last year at her home, which forced the family to send her two minor children abroad to live with their father, activist Taghi Rahmani, who was forced into exile because of his political activities.
Mohammadi is sentenced to 11 years in prison for her human rights activities and her connection with the Centre for Human Rights Defenders. She was found guilty of “assembly and collusion against national security and propaganda against the regime”.