On Tuesday, April 10, Human Rights Watch asked the Iranian regime for the immediate release of human rights defender hospitalized in Tehran, Golrokh Iraee.The statement reminds that Ms. Iraee was transferred to a hospital from prison on April 3, suffering medical complications due to the hunger strike.“Iranian authorities are apparently so threatened by human rights

defenders that they imprison them for years,” said Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East director at Human Rights Watch. “Instead of making prison conditions worse, Iran should start listening to defenders’ demands for more rights and freedom for all citizens.”

Formerly, Amnesty International had issued a statement calling for the release of Golrokh Iraee.

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