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Open letter of the “Women’s Citizenship Organisation†to the President’s deputy for women and family affairs to object to Nargess Mohammadi’s arrest

translated by: Sahar Mofakham

Friday 15 May 2015, by admin

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feministschool: The text below is the open letter of the Women Citizenship organisation to Shahindokht Molaverdi, President’s deputy for women and family affairs:

To the President’s Deputy for Women and Family affairs

On the morning of Tuesday 5th of May 2015 , Nargess Mohammadi , one of the members of the Women’s Citizenship organisation and a well-regarded human rights activist, was arrested unexpectedly without any previous official notice,2 days prior to this she attended her court hearing at which point the judiciary system could easily have taken any legal action such as issuing a court order or recall.

Previously, Nargess Mohammadi was imprisoned in 2012 to serve her 6 years verdict but after a few months because of her medical condition it was advised for her to be released on bail in order to continue her treatment outside of prison. Her illness is muscular paralysis and epilepsy which with no constant medical supervision can be harmful and dangerous that is why her doctors have decided she is incapable to serve her sentence.

Nargess Mohammadi has never had any intention other than advancing civil society and following up on Women’s and Human rights issues

We should also add that Nargess Mohammadi is a single parent who is the sole caregiver of her 8 year old twins Kiana and Ali, these two kids are in a very fragile situation especially as their father is not around and they are dependent upon their mother.

Considering all these issues we in the Women’s citizenship organization are demanding the unconditional release of Nargess Mohammadi because there is no doubt that having activities to achieve equality and justice in society is not a crime, and when an activist like Nargess Mohammadi is in prison it shows the obvious injustice and is an open violation of the citizenship rights act which your government is pledged to support.We would like to ask you to use all your possible means to demonstrate your reaction to this injustice and demand the freedom of Nargess.

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