CCS requests that you participate in this campaign.
On 11 July, Narges Mohammadi enters her third week of hunger strike, which she began on Monday 27 June to protest the judicial authorities’ persistent refusal to allow her telephone contact with her nine-year-old twins. Her children had to move abroad one year ago to live with their father, as there was nobody to look after them in Iran after her arrest in May 2015. Since then, she has been allowed only one phone call with them.
To mark this occasion, an Iranian human rights campaign called the Campaign in Support of Imprisoned Mother, which was launched last year by Noble Peace Prize Laureate Shirin Ebadi and a collective of Iranian human rights defenders and civil society activists, has organised a global twitter storm. For more information about this campaign, please check their Facebook page at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/C4SIM/
The Iran Team has supported this solidarity action with Narges Mohammadi, and we would be grateful if you could also lend your support and join the twitter storm. The twitter action is scheduled to begin on Monday 11 July at 16:30 (Central European Time), 15:30 (Greenwich mean time) and 11:30 (Washington Time).
Please find below a number of suggested tweets with the hashtag #FreeNarges:
Narges Mohhammdi is on hunger strike bc #Iran has barred her from talking to her children. #FreeNarges @khamenei_ir https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/mde13/4401/2016/en/
@HassanRouhani Why is human rights defender Narges Mohammadi denied the right to speak to her children? #FreeNarges https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/mde13/4401/2016/en/
“There is no way left for me but to stage a hunger strike to make my cry that ‘I am a mother’ & ‘I miss my children’ heard” #FreeNarges
#Iran: It is cruel to deny Narges Mohammadi phone calls from her children. #FreeNarges NOW @JZarif https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/mde13/4401/2016/en/
Human rights defender on hunger strike: “My only way of contact with my children is through our dreams” #FreeNarges https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/mde13/4401/2016/en/
“Not only have my imprisonment &16-year sentence not made me feel any regret, they have actually strengthened my convictions” #FreeNarges
“Here I am, in my own homeland, convicted & imprisoned 4 the crime of being an HRD, a feminist & an opponent of death penalty” #FreeNarges
#Iran: Stop tormenting Narges Mohammadi and her children. Let this mother hear the voices of her children @JZarif #FreeNarges
“I am asking these pious men ruling the country, ‘Isn’t [the pain] already inflicted against me and my children not enough?” #FreeNarges