Raheleh Ahmadi requires medical attention
On 9 December 2020, woman rights defender Raheleh Ahmadi had a nervous breakdown and as a result has lost movement in her left leg.
Raheleh Ahmadi, is a women’s rights defender who campaigns against mandatory veiling in Iran. Raheleh Ahmadi is also the mother of human rights defender Saba Kord Afshari, who is serving a 15 year sentence for “promoting corruption and prostitution through appearing without a headscarf in public”. In an attempt to further harass Saba Kord Afshari while in prison, the 26 Branch of Tehran Revolutionary Court sentenced Raheleh Ahmadi to 31 months in prison on 16 December 2019. Raheleh Ahmadi is currently serving her sentence in Evin prison, and had been alongside her daughter until they were separated on 9 December 2020 when Saba was transferred to Qarchak prison.
On 9 December 2020, woman rights defender Raheleh Ahmadi had a nervous breakdown and as a result has lost movement in her left leg. The doctor in Evin prison examined her and requested she be referred to hospital to undergo an electromyography (EMG). To date, the Raheleh Ahmadi has not been transferred to a hospital and is reliant on a walking frame.
In early December, Saba Kord Afshari, Raheleh Ahmadi’s daughter, was transferred to Qarchak prison. Raheleh requested that she be transferred with her daughter however her request was refused by the prison officials.