International Condemnation of Violation of Human Rights in IranPublished by International Liberty Association on October 7, 2016
Confirmation of the prison sentence of Narges Mohammadi in Iran
Statements by the Spokesperson
Statement by the spokesperson on the confirmation of the prison sentence of Narges Mohammadi in Iran.
The recent Court verdict confirming the prison sentence of Narges Mohammadi sends a worrying signal about the human rights situation in the country. Freedom of expression and peaceful advocacy of human rights should be protected and not penalized. The EU reiterates its call on the Iranian authorities to respect its international human rights obligations.
Daily Press Briefing
Mark C. Toner
September 30, 2016
MR TONER: I really want to get the flavour of it for you. No, just one second. I apologize. We’re deeply troubled by reports that Iranian courts have upheld the 16-year prison sentence of Iranian journalist and human rights defender, Narges Mohammadi. No one should be jailed for peaceful civic activism. We are further concerned about reports that Mohammadi’s health is rapidly deteriorating while in prison, and that she’s been cut off from communicating with her two young children. Given these circumstances, the imposition of this prison sentence is particularly harsh and unjustified, and we call on the Government of Iran to provide Mohammadi with adequate medical care and to release her on humanitarian grounds.