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Ailing woman journalist arrested, government decrees new media controls - Reporters Without Borders

Ailing woman journalist arrested, government decrees new media controls - Reporters Without Borders | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Reporters Without Borders strongly condemns the arrest of Narges Mohammadi, a journalist and spokesperson of Nobel peace laureate Shirin Ebadi's Centre for Human Rights Defenders.

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Life Of Human Rights Activist Narges Mohamadi Is In Danger

Life Of Human Rights Activist Narges Mohamadi Is In Danger | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Following is a translation of a statement released by the Committee of the Human Rights Reporters warning about imprisoned human rights activist Narges Mohamadi’s dire health. Narges Mohamadi...

 

In the past, and after the 2009 presidential election, prison officials have repeatedly ignored serious health problems of political prisoners and have denied necessary medical furlough, causing irreversible damage to health of many prisoners.

According to the Bureau of Prison’s regulations, they are responsible for the safekeeping and the life of the prisoners and should provide a safe and secure environment for them.

The Committee of the Human Rights Reporters expressed serious concern for this human rights activist, and is asking for an urgent review of her situation.

Narges Mohamadi is only a human rights activist that has tried to improve the situation of human rights in the society.

This sort of conduct by the Judicial system only damages the reputation and dignity of the Iranian judiciary.

The Committee of the Human Rights Reporters warns about the consequences of holding Narges Mohamadi under the current situation in Zanjan prison and asks for her immediate and unconditional release.

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