Joint statement by the Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Luise Amtsberg and the French Ambassador for Human Rights Delphine Borione on the renewed sentencing of the Iranian human rights defender Narges Mohammadi

27.01.2022 - Press release

It was with dismay that we learned that Narges Mohammadi has been sentenced to eight years in prison and 70 lashes. Narges Mohammadi’s peaceful campaign for women’s rights and the improvement of the human rights situation in Iran, in particular for the abolition of the death penalty, is not a criminal offence. We are extremely concerned that detention in Quarchak Prison may further worsen her health. We call on Iran’s political leaders to comply with the country’s obligations under international law and to release Narges Mohammadi immediately.


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