Human rights: Iranian Nobel Prize winner taken to hospital

Human rights: Iranian Nobel Prize winner taken to hospital

Until recently, the human rights activist was not allowed to visit a hospital because she did not want to wear a headscarf. Now she was apparently allowed to leave prison after all.

Nobel Peace Prize winner Narges Mohammadi, who was imprisoned in Iran, has been taken to hospital for a heart examination. Mohammadi was allowed to leave prison to continue medical treatment, it said on Thursday on the human rights activist’s Instagram account, which is run by relatives abroad. Only the day before, Mohammadi was not allowed to go to the hospital again for the reason that he was not wearing the mandatory headscarf, his relatives said. It was not immediately clear how long Mohammadi would remain in the hospital.

51-year-old Mohammadi, one of Iran’s best-known human rights activists, is currently serving a long prison sentence in Tehran’s notorious Ewin Prison. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize this year “for her fight against the oppression of women in Iran and her fight to promote human rights and freedom for all.”

Source: Stern

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