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iran women human rights defender #freenarges

    May 13, 2017

    Narges Mohammadi is one of the most prominent human rights activists in Iran. Narges has campaigned in support of women’s rights and gender equality, run an organization calling for abolishment of the death penalty, served as president of the National Council of Peace in Iran, and is vice-president of the Center for Human Rights Defenders. She is a physicist, an engineer, and an avid mountain climber. She is also a prisoner of conscience serving a 22 year sentence in Iran’s notorious Evin Prison, and she desperately needs you to write a letter to Iranian authorities calling for her immediate and unconditional release.  

    Narges is 45 years old, and she has been in and out of prison for the past 20 years solely because of her peaceful activism. Her belief in justice and equality is so strong that she has continued to publicly advocate for justice and equality despite the risks. She has given up her liberty, is separated from her family, and her health is at risk.

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