Nasrin Sotoudeh  Iran

Married with two children.

Nasrin is one of Iran’s most prominent human rights and women’s rights  lawyers. She has been in detention in Evin prison since September 4th 2010. She is charged with “acting against national security, assembly and collusion against national security and collaboration with the Human Rights Centre”.

Nasrin has been active in defending men and women who participated in the peaceful post election demonstration and those who collated signatures to change discriminatory laws.

In 2nd December 2010  Nasrin was in solitary confinement and due to deteriorating health has now broken her hunger strike.

Nasrin was awarded the 2008 Human Rights Prize from the International Committee of Human Rights, Italy.

In April 2011 Nasrin was awarded the PEN Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award.

For more insight into the situation of Nasrin and Iran click on the following lin


Nobel Prize Winner SHIRIN EBADI on freedom of speech in Iran:


oil on canvas  150cm x 110cm

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SEPTEMBER 2020  Nasrin is currently seriously ill in Evin prison hospital because of her hunger strike against conditions of fellow prisoners since 11th August 2020.

NOVEMBER 7th 2020 Nasrin is temporarily removed from prison hospital and sent home. A few days later she tested positive to Covid 19.

APRIL 5th 2019         The Law Society has formally called for the release of Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, who has been sentenced to 38 years in prison and 148 lashes after defending women protesting against Iran’s headscarf laws.

Nasrin Sotoudeh IRAN oil on canvas 157cm x 103cm email