Iranian human rights activist and Nobel Prize laureate Narges Mohammadi, who is incarcerated in Tehran’s Evin prison, has been taken for a third time in two weeks to a hospital without a mandatory headscarf.
According to a post on Mohammadi's Instagram account, which is run by her family, the 2023 Nobel Peace Prize winner was “wearing a coat and skirt” during her hospital visit on November 21.
For several weeks, Mohammadi required medical attention outside the prison but was denied a transfer due to her refusal to wear a hijab. In response, she embarked on a hunger strike on November 6.
Medical tests conducted two days later revealed critical health concerns, including the blockage of two heart arteries and severe complications.
Mohammadi was brought back to a hospital on November 16 to undergo an angiography, a type of X-ray used to check blood vessels.
She was taken back to prison after the three hospital visits.
Mohammadi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize last month for keeping up her fight against the “oppression of women” in her country despite numerous arrests and spending years behind bars.