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European Union External Action

Statement by the Spokesperson on the condemnation of Human rights defender N. Mohammadi in Iran

The recent condemnation of the Iranian Human Rights defender Mrs Narges Mohammadi to ten years imprisonment is a worrying development.

Mrs Mohammadi has been working in a peaceful manner to improve human and women's rights in Iran and for the gradual abolition of the death penalty.

The right to express opinion in a non-violent manner is at the very core of the universal declaration for Human Rights and the International Covenant of Civil and Political Rights, to which Iran is a party.

The EU also calls on the Iranian authorities to take into account her deteriorating health conditions.

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