Political prisoner and human rights defender Narges Mohammadi celebrated her 45th birthday in the notorious Evin prison on April 21, 2017.
Mohammadi was convicted in 2016 of “association and collusion to commit crimes against national security”, “disseminating anti-government propaganda” and “creating a group to disrupt national security.”
After serving her six-year sentence in prison, her second sentence of 10 years began in March for her involvement with the Campaign for Step by Step Abolition of the Death Penalty, known by its Persian acronym, LEGAM.
Mohammadi has a 9-year-old twin who live in France with their father. She was allowed only once last year to speak to her two children on the phone, after she staged a 20-day hunger strike and protested being denied the right to call her children.