Iran Human Rights (IHR); October 8, 2020: Narges Mohammadi, a human rights activist and political prisoner, was released from Zanjan Central Prison early this morning.
According to ISNA, and quoting Esmail Sadeghi Niaraki, the Chief Justice of Zanjan Province, human rights activist, Narges Mohammadi was released from prison in Zanjan Central Prison.
In his speech, Niaraki said that Narges Mohammadi's sentence was reduced and she was released from prison after applying new legislation aimed at sentence reductions.
Taghi Rahmani, Narges Mohammadi’s husband tweeted that Narges Mohammadi was released from Zanjan Prison at 3am.
Narges Mohammadi had been detained since 5 May 2015 and had served out her sentence in Evin and Zanjan Prisons.
Narges Mohammadi who was the deputy director of the Defenders of Human Rights Centre (DHRC) prior to her arrest, continued her human rights activism in prison. She protested against the brutal suppression of the November 2019 nationwide protests in Iran which led to the death of hundreds of protesters. Following her protest along with several other women in Evin’s women’s ward, she was transferred to Zanjan Prison on 25 December 2019.
Despite suffering from severe illnesses, Narges Mohammadi was only granted three days leave over her five-year detention.