Jailed Iranian human rights activist Narges Mohammadi has cried out after she was allegedly assaulted by prison guards in Iran.
Mohammadi, who has been classified as a political prisoner by rights groups, was allegedly threatened with “vulgar and insulting” language for not wearing the compulsory hijab. The prison officers resulted in using force to make her comply, leaving marks and bruises on her body.
According to the post on Instagram, “men from the Intelligence Ministry and prison officials” later transported her back to her cell via an ambulance.
The human rights activist has been kept in the poor conditions of Evin prison.
In March 2022, the hacktivist group Edalat-e Ali, which claims to work inside Iran exposed the poor condition of Evin prison.
The footage, provided exclusively to RFE/RL’s Radio Farda by Edalat-e Ali (Ali’s Justice), showed prisoners lying wall to wall on floors and stacked three high on metal bunk beds.
Previous videos, which were hacked from CCTV cameras and published by Radio Farda among other media outlets in 2021, have shown prison guards assaulting detainees in the facility.
Mohammadi has written letters to human rights groups over the past months, exposing the inhumane conditions of the prison.