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Nobel Peace Prize laureate Narges Mohammadi goes on a hunger strike while imprisoned in Iran

Associated Press

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A campaign urging Iran to free Nobel Peace Prize laureate Narges Mohammadi says the activist has begun a hunger strike over the conditions of her imprisonment and the country’s requirement that women wear headscarves. The Free Narges Mohammadi campaign sats she sent a message from Evin Prison on Monday to inform her family that she started a hunger strike several hours earlier. The campaign says Mohammadi and her lawyer for weeks have sought her transfer to a specialist hospital for heart and lung care. Days earlier, Mohammadi’s family described her as suffering from blockages in three veins and lung pressure. Iranian officials have not acknowledged that Mohammadi has gone on a hunger strike.

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