Jailed Iranian human rights activist Nargess Mohammadi has been hospitalized since Monday, the Melli-Mazhabi website reported today.
The report indicates that Mohammadi is currently in critical condition and her family had been urging the authorities to transfer her to a hospital for several weeks.
During their last visit, Mohammadi was said to have had a swollen and bruised face, explaining that she had fainted and fallen on the prison bathroom floor.
Mohammadi was first arrested in 2009 and released on bail. Later sentenced to 11 years in prison, she was arrested in May and taken to Zanjan Prison to serve out her sentence.
Mohammadi was sentenced for her human rights activities and her connection to the Human Rights Defenders Centre. She is charged with “threatening national security and propaganda against the regime.”
Mohammadi’s two underage children are currently in the care of their grandparents. Her husband, Taghi Rahmani, another Iranian activist, had to flee the country earlier this year to avoid further persecution.