Narges Mohammadi in Undisclosed Location

Prominent human rights defender Narges Mohammadi was arrested this Sunday and is currently in an unknown location. In an interview with the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, Mohammadi’s husband Taghi Rahmani said that the family’s efforts to find our her location have been fruitless.

“Narges has not called home since yesterday and her family’s calls and follow-ups have also gone unanswered. But we heard from families of other prisoners that she has been transferred to Evin Prison’s Women’s Ward. I don’t know how reliable the news is, but some prisoner families said that they saw her when she was getting out of car in front of Evin Prison,” he told the Campaign.

Rahmani told the Campaign that on 22 April at 11:30 a.m., security forces went to Narges’ mother’s home in Zanjan:

Apparently there was a man and a woman, and they asked Narges to go with them, but Narges asked to see their identification cards, which they refused to present. They struggled for a half an hour until at 12:00 p.m., she went with them. The reason she went with them was that the forces wanted to enter the house, and she agreed to go with them because she didn’t want the children to be frightened. At 5:00 p.m., Narges’ parents went to Zanjan Intelligence Office and were told by officials that she had been transferred to Tehran. Since then we have no more news on her, except for what prisoner families told us.

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