European Union External Action

Confirmation of the prison sentence of Narges Mohammadi in Iran

30/09/2016 - 12:48
Statements by the Spokesperson

Statement by the spokesperson on the confirmation of the prison sentence of Narges Mohammadi in Iran.

The recent Court verdict confirming the prison sentence of Narges Mohammadi sends a worrying signal about the human rights situation in the country. Freedom of expression and peaceful advocacy of human rights should be protected and not penalised. The EU reiterates its call on the Iranian authorities to respect its international human rights obligations.