Brussels, 27/05/2021 - 10:20, UNIQUE ID: 210527_6
Statements by the Spokesperson
The recent sentencing of the Iranian human rights defender Mrs Narges Mohammadi to prison term and flogging is a worrying development. Mrs Mohammadi has devoted her life to the cause of human rights.
Fundamental rights such as freedom of expression must always be respected. The EU calls on Iran to review Mrs Mohammadi’s case in compliance with the applicable international human rights law and taking into account her deteriorating health condition.