Imprisoned Human Rights Attorney Refuses Food to Demand Release of Prisoners Endangered by COVID-19

 Husband: “Nasrin has become extremely weak”

August 31, 2020—The health of imprisoned human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh has become critically threatened by a hunger strike she began on August 11, 2020 to call for the release of political prisoners severely endangered by the rapid spread of COVID-19 in Iran’s overcrowded prisons. Continue reading “Imprisoned Human Rights Attorney Refuses Food to Demand Release of Prisoners Endangered by COVID-19”

MEPs demand Iranian authorities to listen to Nasrin Sotoudeh who puts her life at risk to save political prisoners

Leading MEPs express concern for the health of Sakharov Prize laureate Nasrin Sotoudeh and call for Iranian authorities to listen to her claim for justice.

08.18.2020- European Parliament Press Releases

Heidi Hautala, Vice President in charge of Democracy, Human Rights and the Sakharov Community, and Maria Arena, Chair of the Sub-Committee on Human Rights issued the following statement on Nasrin Sotoudeh’s renewed hunger strike and increased pressure on her family:

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Arrest of Mehraveh Khandan Aimed at Forcing Sotoudeh to End Her Hunger Strike in Prison

August 18, 2020—Mehraveh Khandan, the 20-year-old daughter of imprisoned human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, was arrested at her home in Tehran on August 17, 2020, and detained in order to force her mother to end her hunger strike in Evin Prison, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) has learned. Continue reading “Arrest of Mehraveh Khandan Aimed at Forcing Sotoudeh to End Her Hunger Strike in Prison”

Twelve Test Positive, Many Others with Symptoms, None Receiving Proper Treatment

Prominent Labor Activists, Lawyer and Journalist Among Those Falling Ill 

August 11, 2020—Political prisoners in Iran—including prominent labor leaders Esmail Abdi and Jafar Azimzadeh, the human rights attorney Amirsalar Davouudi, the journalist Majid Azarpey and others—are contracting the COVID-19 virus at alarming rates.

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