Nargess Mohammadi

Nargess Mohammadi, the jailed Iranian human rights activist, has informed her family that she lost her vision and then recovered it after five days of hospital care.

The deputy head of the Centre for the Defenders of Human Rights in Iran contacted her family after 12 days of being kept incommunicado, saying she had fallen in jail and her face was badly injured, the Melli-Mazhabi website reports.

The report adds that she was transferred to the hospital despite the reluctance of prison authorities following recommendations of the prison physician.

Mohammadi reportedly suffers from periodic muscle paralysis, which causes her to sporadically collapse to the ground.

The report warns against the consequences of keeping her in jail despite her medical condition and states that she needs specialized medical care away from any stress, but officials in charge of her case are refusing to provide her with this vital care.

Mohammadi’s family also reports that officials recently increased the amount of her bail from 500-million toumans to 600-million toumans.

Mohammadi was arrested in 2010 for her human rights activities and has been sentenced to six years in jail for the charges of “assembly and collusion against national security, membership in the Centre for Defenders of Human Rights and propaganda activities against the Islamic Republic.”