Human rights: Family: German-Iranian woman back in custody

Human rights: Family: German-Iranian woman back in custody

After a short prison leave due to health problems, the German-Iranian Nahid Taghavi returned to the prison in Tehran despite wearing an electronic ankle bracelet.

According to her daughter, the German-Iranian Nahid Taghavi has returned to prison from prison leave. On the platform X, formerly Twitter, Mariam Claren wrote on Thursday that her mother had returned to the notorious Ewin detention center in the capital Tehran “arbitrarily and without reason.”

Taghavi was unexpectedly granted prison leave in January due to health problems. During this time, however, she had to wear an electronic ankle bracelet and was not allowed to move more than one kilometer from her apartment in Tehran, as her daughter explained at the time.

In the afternoon, the German Foreign Ministry in Berlin also announced that the Iranian ambassador had been summoned to the Foreign Office because of the Taghavi case. The appointment of an ambassador is considered a strong diplomatic tool.

The architect Taghavi has been imprisoned since October 2020. According to her lawyer, Iran’s judiciary sentenced her to ten years in prison for, among other things, “leading an illegal group.” Human rights activists accuse the Islamic Republic of holding foreigners hostage in order to free Iranian officials convicted abroad. Tehran denies this.

Source: Stern

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