Human rights activist Nargess Mohammadi who is in solitary confinement in Iran. File photo

Human rights activist Nargess Mohammadi who is in solitary confinement in Iran.

Iranians Launch Twitter Campaign For Activist In Solitary Confinement


Twitter users have started a campaign to protest the detention of Iranian rights activist Narges Mohammadi as she is being held in solitary confinement for 42 days.

Her husband, Taghi Rahmani, said in a tweetthat she is being interrogated since November 24, adding that espionage for Saudi Arabia has been added to her charges.

Mohammadi, who has been arrested several times in the past, was detained again in mid-November this year at the death anniversary of a citizen, Ebrahim Ketabdar, who was shot dead by security forces during the November 2019 protests.

Cofounder and chair of the Defenders of Human Rights Center, Mohammadi has been to jail several times over the past two decades. She was freed from Evin Prison in September 2020 after serving five and half years on trumped up charges, without due process of law.

She was detained twice before this year, once for participating in a rally in front of the interior ministry during week-long water protests in Khuzestan and again at an anti-Taliban rally outside the Pakistan embassy in Tehran in September. She was freed both times after a few hours.

In March, the chairman of Amnesty International in Norway announced that two members of the Norwegian parliament have nominated the Iranian human rights activist for the Nobel Peace Prize.

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