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

A SAFER WORLD FOR WOMEN

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

http://freespeechdebate.com/en/media/until-we-are-free-shirin-ebadi-on-the-fight-for-free-speech-and-human-rights-in-iran/

Nadsrin Sotoudeh  IRAN

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18th September 2013 Under Hassan Rouhani, the new president of Iran, Nasran Sotoudeh was released from prison along with twelve others.

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