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.

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

Nadsrin Sotoudeh  IRAN

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JUNE 13 2018 "On Wednesday, Iran’s leading human rights lawyer, Nasrin Sotoudeh, was arrested again." Washington Post.  


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.