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Iran: COVID-19 fears for detained human rights defender and writer Narges Mohammadi

Narges Mohammadi @ PEN International

21 July 2020 – PEN International is alarmed by reports that writer, journalist and human rights defender, Narges Mohammadi may have contracted COVID-19 in Zanjan prison where she is serving sentences totaling 16 years for her rights activism. She suffers from underlying health conditions for which she has been denied adequate treatment, further increasing concerns for her welfare. Continue reading