Evin Prison authorities refuse to allow jailed human rights activist Nargess Mohammadi to be hospitalized despite recommendations from neurologists.

Nargess Mohammadi

Nargess Mohammadi

The Human Rights Defenders Centre reports that on Sunday August 30, Mohammadi’s family visited her in jail and realized the authorities have not complied with doctors’ recommendations to have Mohammadi hospitalized for her serious health complications.

Mohammadi was taken to Taleghani Hospital in late July, where the specialists indicated her need for continued care at the hospital.

Taghi Rahmani, Mohammadi’s husband who is currently in exile in Paris, reports that she is taking 12 different kinds of medication and says the refusal of the authorities to have Mohammadi hospitalized could lead to her paralysis.

Mohammadi is a prominent human rights activist and deputy head of the Human Rights Defenders Centre. She was caught in the wave of arrests of progressive forces after the 2009 election and was released due to her health complications. She was arrested again in May, and the return to jail has exacerbated her pulmonary embolism and paresis.