On 21 April this year, security agents arrested her from her home in Zanjan, before the eyes of her elderly mother and two young children and took her to serve her six year prison sentence.
Narges Mohammadi has developed an unexplained disease, likely to be due to the stresses of her interrogations, where she suddenly loses the control of her muscles and becomes temporarily paralysed.
Her arrest and the manner in which she was taken away from her children, has prompted Dr. Mohammad Maleki, Tehran University’s first Post-Revolution chancellor, who himself has spent several prison sentences in the Islamic Republic, to write an open letter to the Chief Prosecutor, Abbas Jafari-Dolatabadi.
In his damning letter to the Chief Prosecutor, titled "Be Afraid of People's Coming Fury", he says "It is clear how anyone with a grain of humanity would feel if he or she learned that your agents had entered the home of a sickly mother and had arrested her before the eyes of her elderly mother and two infants. Indeed, Mr Prosecutor, how did it make you feel? You must have felt you had achieved a huge victory!”
“What have the likes of Narges Mohammadi done to deserve the brutal behaviour of your agents? Was she an armed guerilla or a human rights activist?” Maleki adds. “You and your like-minded [associates] in the Judiciary, the Intelligence Ministry and other intelligence bodies have demonstrated that you are the enemies of freedom and tolerate no criticism in any shape or form from anyone.”
"Until when do you think you, your masters and other tyrants will be able to continue with your criminal acts?” the letter went on to add.
Maleki, a former political prisoner himself, said the Judiciary was merely a tool at the hands of Iran’s hardliners and intelligence ministry. He called on Jafari-Dolatabadi to draw “lessons from the fate of other tyrants.”
“Mr Prosecutor, we know that you, your judges and the Judiciary are powerless, and receive orders from above and carry them out. But be warned that tomorrow, it is you who will be held accountable. Take a look at history and learn lessons from the fate of others.”
“Over the past 33 years, you’ve set our beloved Iran ablaze. Look around you, do you see anything other than corruption, theft, deceit, addiction and enmity? Rest assured that the Iranian people’s spring of freedom is near, and it will be too late for the oppressive rulers to be remorseful,” Maleki continued.
Narges Mohammadi's case is yet another testimony to the insincerity of the peaceniks in the West. Surely if their true agenda was against military intervention and war only, they would have campaigned for the release a fellow peace activist in Iran like Narges Mohammadi. Instead they continue to remain silent on the human rights abuses by the tyrannical regimes and allow themselves to be used as a propaganda tool for the likes of regimes who imprison other fellow peace activists.