Iran has released the country’s most prominent human rights activist, Nargis Mohammadi, from prison due to deteriorating health. Nargis Mohammadi, 48, was arrested in 2015 and sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Nargis Mohammadi has been the most active activist against the death penalty in Iran and has repeatedly gone on a hunger strike against the abuse of political prisoners.
At the time of her arrest, she was a spokeswoman for the Human Rights Center set up by Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi in Iran.
He was sentenced to 10 years in prison for setting up and running an illegal group. His family says he contracted the coronavirus in prison.
Due to Nargis Mohammadi’s deteriorating health, Iranian authorities reduced her sentence and released her.