On February 20, Taghi Rahmani, husband of Narges Mohammadi, was informed that Branch 26 of Tehran’s Revolutionary Court issued their definitive verdict of eight years imprisonment, 74 lashes and other social deprivations against his wife. From her eight year sentence, Mohammadi will be imprisoned in exile for two years.
According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, Mohammadi is a human rights activist and spokesperson of the Defenders of Human Rights Center. Rahmani commented to HRANA that following Mohammadi’s refusal to request for appeal, the initial verdict was upheld definitively.
In recent days, she was hospitalized for a few days due to respiratory problems and then sent back to jail.
On November 16, 2021, she was arrested by security forces during her attendance at a ceremony honouring Ebrahim Ketabdar, who was killed by security forces in Karaj during the November 2019 protests. She was detained in a solitary confinement cell in Ward 209 of Evin Prison. On November 22, 2021, she was notified about the charges in Evin Courthouse.
On December 29, 2021, security agents raided and searched her house and confiscated some of her personal belongings.
She has already faced other arrests and convictions and was imprisoned from May 5, 2015, until October of last year, Mohammadi was imprisoned.
In January of this year, she was transferred from Ward 209 of Evin Prison to Qarchak Prison in Varamin City.