07/05/2018

LAWYER JAILED FOR DEFENDING WOMEN’S RIGHTS (Iran: UA 126.18)


Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh has been held in Tehran’s Evin prison since her arrest on 13 June. She is facing charges including “spreading propaganda against the system” in connection with her work as a lawyer defending women who have peacefully protested against compulsory veiling (hijab). She is a prisoner of conscience.

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Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh has been held in Tehran’s Evin prison since her arrest on 13 June. She is facing charges including “spreading propaganda against the system” in connection with her work as a lawyer defending women who have peacefully protested against compulsory veiling (hijab). She is a prisoner of conscience.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Release Nasrin Sotoudeh immediately and unconditionally as she is a prisoner of conscience detained solely for her work as a human rights lawyer, including her defence of women protesting against compulsory veiling in Iran;
  • Ensure that Nasrin Sotoudeh has regular access to her family and to a lawyer of her own choosing;
  • Ensure that lawyers in Iran are able to carry out their work without intimidation, hindrance, harassment, or prosecution, and protect their rights to freedom of expression and to take part in public discussion of matters concerning the law, the administration of justice, and the promotion and protection of human rights.

Contact these two officials by 16 August, 2018:
Head of the Judiciary
Ayatollah Sadegh Larijani

c/o Public Relations Office
Number 4, Deadend of 1 Azizi
Above Pasteur Intersection
Vali Asr Street, Tehran, Iran
Salutation: Dear Head of the Judiciary

H.E. Gholamali Khoshroo,
Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations

622 Third Avenue, 34th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Phone: 212 687-2020 | Fax: 212 867 7086
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Permanent Representative 

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
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