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Nasrin Sotoudeh

Nasrin, imprisoned Human-Rights lawyer, in handcuffs

Prominent Iranian Human-Rights lawyer, Nasrin Sotoudeh (Persian نسرین ستوده), finished her Master's Degree in International Law and passed the bar exam in 1995 but was not permitted to practice law for another eight years.

She is the winner of numerous prestigious international awards, including PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write (2011), Southern Illinois University School of Law Rule of Law Citation (2011) and Sakharov Prize (2012). She was also the finalist for Martin Ennals Award (2012). On 21 September 2018, she was awarded the annual Tribute for a Lawyer, the 23rd Ludovic-Trarieux International Human Rights Prize initially bestowed on Nelson Mandela in 1986 while in jail. www.RadioFarda.Com

Nasrin joined the Center for the Defense of Human Rights, which offered pro bono representation to political prisoners, and the Society for the Protection of the Rights of Children. She defended children held on death row – although it’s illegal under international law to execute those under 18, some 73 children have been put to death in Iran between 2005 and 2015 – and actively campaigned against the death penalty. - www.NobelWomensInitiative.Org

Nasrin is also known for her criticism of the judiciary's decision to force detainees facing politically motivated charges to choose their counsel from a list of lawyers approved by the judiciary. She criticized the new amendment, indicating that it "not only undermines due process rights, it also undermines lawyers' independence". www.Pen.Org

Nasrin has been in Jail since June 2018 on a five-year prison sentence for defending Human-Rights activists in Iran. The regime has impose a heavy sentence on Nasrin: 38 years in prison & 148 lashes. Being denied a lawyer of her choice, neither Nasrin nor her lawyer were present in court to defend her for this sentencing, she was tried in absentia, and this sentence was delivered to Nasrin in her prison cell. - RezaKhandan.NasrinSotoudeh.Com

Nasrin, a human rights lawyer, has represented opposition activists including women prosecuted for removing their mandatory headscarf known as #GirlsOfRevolutionStreet

"Nasrin was forced to navigate a Kafkaesque legal system in which she was denied the right to choose her own lawyer and tried in absentia. The Iranian judiciary prosecuted Nasrin under national security charges to send a clear message that it will not tolerate the peaceful defense of Human Rights by activists or their lawyers. We should all speak out against this travesty of justice." - www.IranHumanRights.Org

"Worrying patterns of intimidation, arrest, prosecution, and ill-treatment of human rights defenders, lawyers, and labour rights activists signal an increasingly severe state response." - The UN investigator on human rights in Iran, Javaid Rehman

"Wearing the Islamic hijab outside Iran is to support this injustice!" - TD

Reza Khandan

Nasrin with husband, Reza & daughter Mehraveh

The regime is now about to imprison Nasrin's husband, Reza Khandan (Persian رضا خندان), as well for being Nasrin's voice while she is in prison. Nasrin is also denied prison visits from her two children because the Islamic government deems her modest head scarf a not-good-enough hijab.

Reza Khandan, was sentenced to six years in January for illicitly posting updates about his wife's case on Facebook, but he has yet to be imprisoned on that charge. The couple have two young children. - New York Times

Reza Khandan is sentenced to six years in prison and banned from leaving the country or engaging in online activities for two years for protesting the mandatory hijab law in Iran. - www.Pen.Org

Reza Khandan's webpage http://RezaKhandan.NasrinSotoudeh.Com

Film Portrait

Nasrin film portrait, Martin Ennals Award

#GirlsOfRevolutionStreet

Women protest compulsory Hijab law by removing their head scarves

Nasrin Sotoudeh, the Iranian human rights lawyer defending Iranian girls peacefully protesting Iran's compulsory hijab law, was thrown in the notorious Evin prison; so were the Girls of The Revolution Street; so was the lawyer of their lawyer!

Girls of Revolution Street / Shelaagh Street (Persian: دختران خیابان انقلاب) is a series of protests against the compulsory Hijab in Iran. The protests were inspired by Vida Movahed (Persian: ویدا موحد‎), an Iranian woman known as the Girl of Revolution Street (Persian: دختر خیابان انقلاب‎), who stood on an utility box on Enghelaab Street (Revolution Street) in Tehran on 27 December 2017, tied her Hijab, a white headscarf, to a stick, and waved it to the crowd as a flag.

Maryam Shariatmadari (Persian مریم شریعتمداری) www.MaryamShariatmadari.Com one of the Girls of Revolution Street injured during compulsory hijab protest was denied post-surgery care by prison officials. Her mother had to disobey the hijab law to get arrested and be jailed so that she could care for her injured daughter in prison. - www.IranHumanRights.Org

Shaparak Shajarizadeh (Persian شاپرک شجری زاده), one of the Girls of Revolution Street, recently named by the BBC as one of the 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for 2018, is part of a growing wave of activists pushing back against Iran's compulsory hijab law and participating in protest campaigns known online as #WhiteWednesdays and #TheGirlsofRevolutionStreet.

Forty five members of the European Parliament call on EU Foreign Policy Chief, Federica Mogherini, on 28 February 2018 to support the Iranian Women's Anti-Compulsory-Hijab Protests. www.MarietjeSchaake.Eu

Girls of Revolution Street protest ignites debate on Iran's compulsory hijab. - www.IranHumanRights.Org

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Nasrin on G7 Advisory Council

French President Invites Nasrin Sotoudeh to G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council

French President, Emmanuel Macron, invited Nasrin Sotoudeh to be part of G7 advisory council on gender equality. Nasrin being in prison, a seat was left "empty" for her at a meeting of the council at the Elysee Palace in Paris with Macron on February 19, 2019. - www.IranHumanRights.Org
DW in Persian

French President invites Nasrin to G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council


News

38 years in prison & 148 lashes
The Islamic regime has imposed a very heavy sentence on Nasrin
Being denied a lawyer of her choice, neither Nasrin nor her lawyer were present in court to defend her for this sentencing, she was tried in absentia, and this sentence was delivered to Nasrin in her prison cell. - Reza Khandan, Facebook

The Islamic regime knows they don't have to imprison every Iranian, they just need to get their leaders.

Let us start a
Twitter #FreeNasrin
Facebook #FreeNasrin
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Amnesty International Condemns the Sentence
This is the harshest sentence Amnesty International has documented against a human rights defender in Iran in recent years, suggesting that the authorities – emboldened by pervasive impunity for human rights violations – are stepping up their repression. - Amnesty International

Amnesty International wants Nasrin freed immediately & unconditionally
Governments with influence over Iran should use their power to push for Nasrin Sotoudeh's release. The international community, notably the European Union, must take a strong public stand against this disgraceful conviction and urgently intervene to ensure that she is released immediately and unconditionally. - BBC Persian

Center for Human Rights in Iran Condemns the sentence
The Iranian Judiciary is punishing Sotoudeh for trying to uphold the rule of law and the right to a fair defense in cases involving defendants facing politically motivated charges. - Center for Human Rights in Iran

EU Foreign and Defence Ministry Condemns Conviction of Nasrin Sotoudeh
The diplomatic service and foreign and defence ministry of the EU, European Union External Action (EEAS), has condemned the conviction of prominent Iranian attorney Nasrin Sotoudeh and urged Iran to guarantee her and her husband Reza Khandan, who was sentenced to six years in prison in January 2019, a fair appeal process.Eeas.Europa.Eu

The New York Times Opinion suggests Nasrin should win the Nobel Peace Prize for her courageous advocacy of Women's Rights & bravely challenging misogyny & fighting cruel dictatorship NYT Opinion @NytOpinion

Foreign Policy Canada: Canada is deeply disturbed by reports that Iranian human rights lawyer and campaigner Nasrin Sotoudeh has been sentenced to 38 years in prison and 148 lashes. Defending #HumanRights is not a crime. This appalling sentence cannot stand.@CanadaFP Foreign Policy Canada

She Defended Iranian Women Who Removed Their Head-Coverings. Now She Is a Convict: The Iranian authorities have never specified why they seized her in June, but at the time Ms. Sotoudeh was defending women arrested when they removed their hijabs, or Islamic head scarves, in public protests. Ms. Sotoudeh may also have angered the judicial authorities by publicly criticizing their decision to limit legal representation for defendants in political cases to a list of 20 state-approved lawyers. Ms. Sotoudeh was not on that list. - New York Times

The regime is about to impose a heavy sentence on Nasrin - www.DW.Com in Persian

Sotoudeh is reportedly convicted on multiple charges but her sentence in writing has not been issued yet. According to news reports, the charges for which she has been convicted are not yet clear, but the charges she was facing since her arrest in June 2018 could result in imprisonment up to 33 years and 148 lashes. These charges are, assembly and collusion against national security, propaganda against the state, membership in the Defenders of Human Rights Center, the Legaam group [against capital punishment], and the National Peace Council, encouraging corruption and prostitution, appearing at the judiciary without Islamic hijab, disturbing public peace and order and publishing falsehoods with the intent to disturb public opinion. - www.Pen.Org

No amount of spin will be able to conceal the fact that Sotoudeh is being persecuted for her peaceful defense of Human Rights in Iran, including a woman's right to choose whether to wear a hijab. - www.IranHumanRights.Org

European Parliament: "Free Nasrin!" - www.Hra-News.Org

The International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) calling for Nasrin's immediate release. - www.IBAnet.Org

The UN reiterated its concern at the in-absentia conviction and subsequent imprisonment of Nasrin and called on Iran to guarantee her right to a fair trial along with her husband, as well as ensure that they are not deprived arbitrarily of their liberty. - www.IranHumanRights.Org

Constraints on Challenging Iran's Religious Rule - VOA Persian


Poetry for Nasrin

Hadi Khorsandi's poem for Nasrin (Persian)


خطرناک است نسرین ستوده

معظم توپ دارد تانک دارد
دلار نفت در صد بانک دارد

همه دورش بسیجی، پاسدار است
ره بیت اش حصار اندر حصار است

در اوج سِکوریتی منزلش هست
برای روز وحشت، تونلش هست

ندانم علت ضعفش چه بوده
که ترسیده ز نسرین ستوده!

نه نسرین ستوده لشکرش هست
نه فکر کودتائی در سرش هست

نه اسرائیل زد دستی به پشتش
نه غرب او را گرفته توی مشتش

نه دارد یوزی و خمپاره انداز
نه میگیرد دلار از نفت و از گاز

نه مأمور و نه بادیگارد دارد
نه در جیب و به دندان کارد دارد

نه میخواهد که بنشیند به جایش
نه میباشد رقیب مجتبایش

ولیکن هرچه هست و هرچه بوده
خطرناک است نسرین ستوده!

Hadi Khorsandi
www.HadiKhorsandi.Com

Nasrin's Memory

Nasrin, imprisoned Human Rights lawyer, in handcuffs

Till Nasrin's freedom, let us change our profile photo & avatar to hers and keep her memory alive

#FreeNasrin Campaign

38 years in prison & 148 lashes
The Islamic regime has just imposed a very heavy sentence on Nasrin; the harshest sentence Amnesty International has documented against a human rights defender in Iran in recent years, suggesting that the authorities - emboldened by pervasive impunity for human rights violations - are stepping up their repression. - Amnesty International
Being denied a lawyer of her choice, neither Nasrin nor her lawyer were present in court to defend her for this sentencing, she was tried in absentia, and this sentence was delivered to Nasrin in her prison cell. - Reza Khandan, Facebook

"Nasrin Sotoudeh has dedicated her life to defending women's rights and speaking out against the death penalty - it is utterly outrageous that Iran's authorities are punishing her for her human rights work" - Amnesty International

The Islamic regime knows they don't have to imprison every Iranian, they just need to get their leaders.
Let us start a
Twitter #FreeNasrin
Facebook #FreeNasrin
# storm campaign to free Nasrin.

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