Iran Human RightsIRAN: Prominent human rights lawyer arrested in Tehran

IRAN: Prominent human rights lawyer arrested in Tehran

-

Los Angeles Times: Iranian authorities on Saturday arrested the prominent lawyer and women’s rights activist Nasrine Sotoudeh, her husband told Babylon & Beyond.

latimes.com

Babylon & Beyond

Iranian authorities on Saturday arrested the prominent lawyer and women’s rights activist Nasrine Sotoudeh, her husband told Babylon & Beyond.

Sotoudeh, in her 40s, is among the small cadre of courageous and outspoken lawyers who risk liberty and their careers to take the country’s politically motivated court system to defend political dissidents, activists, women and religious and ethnic minorities.

Sotoudeh, also a mother, has been frequently quoted in the domestic and international media. Earlier this year, she voiced her outrage when one of her clients, Arash Rahmanipour, was executed at dawn without her notification. She is the winner of several international human rights awards for her ardent efforts on behalf of those facing off against the country’s legal system.

Sotoudeh represents the prominent political activist and journalist Issa Saharkhiz, who has been jailed since Iran’s disputed presidential elections.

This week government henchmen stormed her home and office, seizing her files and computers, her husband said.

Her family has no news about her current whereabouts.

— Borzou Daragahi in Beirut

Latest news

Growing Disintegration Among Iran Regime’s Forces

Iran has been shaken by a wave of nationwide protests since mid-September. The trigger was the death of the...

Grim Tidings for Iran’s Regime After Approval of UN Fact-Finding Mission

After many discussions and debates, the United Nations Human Rights Council has approved a fact-finding mission to investigate the...

Iranian People’s Resistance Changed the Appeasement Policy

Soon after the new US government started its obligations in January 2021, hand in hand with the European governments...

Khamenei’s Disgraceful Campaign Against Piranshahr and Javanrud, Who Will Be the Loser?

On the 67th day of Iran’s revolution, the Iranian regime attempted to put a halt to the protests in...

Iran: Expensive Medicine, Cheap Human Life

A look at the equipment and weapons that the Iranian regime has been using against its people to suppress...

Who Is Abolqasem Salavati Iran Regime’s Killer Judge?

Last week, it was announced that the case of several people who were arrested during the Iranian People's uprising...

Must read

Rice rejects link of Iran arrests and captures of guards in Iraq

New York Times: Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on...

U.S. dismisses Iran’s nuclear tour invitation as ‘public relations stunt’

Bloomberg: The U.S. dismissed as a “public relations stunt”...

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you