Who is Narges Mohammadi?
Narges Mohammadi is an Iranian human rights defender, physicist, and mother of twins. In 2016, she was sentenced to 16 years prison (of which she must serve 10 years), solely for her work supporting civil and human rights. For similar reasons, she had previously received another 6-year sentence, so the total of her sentences amounts to 22 years. One of the charges against Narges Mohammadi involves “establishing and running the illegal splinter group Legam“. The acronym stands for “step by step to abolish the death penalty”, a group that Narges Mohammadi founded along with other human rights defenders.
Who are we?
We are a group of independent human rights supporters who are connected on social media, especially twitter. We do not officially represent Narges Mohammadi or her family, and act only in our own names. To connect, please follow @UnitedForNarges and the hashtag #FreeNarges on twitter.
How does this campaign work?
In order to send a message of solidarity and raise awareness for Narges Mohammadi’s case, we kindly ask you to share pictures of mountains or hills on social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram etc.), using the hashtags #Mountains4Narges and #FreeNarges.
Just a few guidelines: Please use your own pictures, or pictures taken by friends and family members. In any case, make sure you do not violate copyright laws. There is no specific deadline for this campaign, so you can continue posting pictures whenever you like.
Narges Mohammadi’s hobby used to be mountain climbing. When she was a university student, she was banned from mountaineering due to her political and human rights-related activities (Source).
What text should I add to my post?
You may add a message of support, motivational quote, or Haiku (inspired by the Haikus for Nazanin campaign) to your picture. A Haiku is a short, three-lined poem, for example:
On the mountain slope
our minds connect, explore
paths to freedom.
Please also use the hashtag #Mountains4Narges in your post. (The hashtag does not have to be on the picture.)
What else can I do?
Just the fact that you are informed about Narges Mohammadi’s case, and tell others about it, already makes a difference. Here you can find more background information:
- Iran Appeals Court Upholds 16-Year Prison Sentence Against Rights Activist Narges Mohammadi
- Narges Mohammadi: Iranian human rights activist
You can also sign and share the following petitions: