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Jailed Iranian Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Hospitalized

Jailed Iranian rights activist Narges Mohammadi, who went on a hunger strike earlier this week, has been admitted to a hospital, the husband of the Nobel Peace Prize laureate told VOA.

Taghi Rahmani revealed that Mohammadi had been moved from Tehran’s Evin Prison to the hospital for medical evaluation.

Mohammadi, 51, had gone on a hunger strike after being blocked together with other inmates from getting medical care and to protest the country’s mandatory hijab law.

In the wake of her hunger strike, the Nobel Committee, the Olof Palme Foundation, and the American PEN Association voiced their deep concerns about her health.

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