The Law Society is deeply concerned by the reports that Narges Mohammadi, a well-known defender of human rights in Iran and Spokesperson and Vice-President of the Defenders of Human Rights Centre (DHRC), was arrested on 5 May 2015 and incarcerated in Evin Prison. The Law Society is particularly alarmed at Ms Mohammadi’s incarceration given that she has a medical condition that is intensified in closed spaces such as a prison cell and we understand that the Evin prison lacks the necessary facilities to provide her with the proper medical care in detention. Ms Mohammadi has already been released from Evin prison on two prior occasions, in 2010 and 2012, due to her medical condition.
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