Lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh Started a Hunger Strike

Nasrin Sotoudeh, a human rights activist and a lawyer detained in Evin Prison, started a hunger strike today.

According to the Campaign for the Defense of Political and Civil Prisoners, Nasrin Sotoudeh, a human rights activist and lawyer who has been detained since June 13th, started her hunger strike on August 25th and published a letter for the reason of not processing her requests.

Nasrin Sotoudeh’s husband, Reza Khandan, says: “After sending numerous correspondence, warnings, and not processing her requests in prison, Nasrin started her hunger strike on the morning of August 25th, 2018.”

Nasrin Sotoudeh announced her hunger strike with a letter published on Reza Khandan’s Facebook page. In part of her letter, she wrote to her fellow citizens/compatriots: “Since all of my correspondence with officials has been fruitless so far, I have to protest against arrests and numerous judicial pressures on my family, relatives, and friends. On August 25th, 2018, I started my hunger strike, with the hope for establishment of law and justice in our beloved country Iran “

Read Nasrin Sotoudeh’s letter text:

Dear Fellow Citizens,

Following my arrest two months ago, the Ministry of Intelligence officials illegally not only arrested a well-educated citizen, Dr. Farhad Meysami, but also searched my house and relatives and friends to discover! pin of protest forced veil

The agents did not find anything when they searched my sister-in-law’s house, but at the last minutes, they seized their satellite receiver

Since all of my correspondence with officials has been fruitless so far, I have to protest against arrests and numerous judicial pressures on my family, relatives, and friends. On August 25th, 2018, I started my hunger strike, with the hope for establishment of law and justice in our beloved country Iran with the hope for establishment of law and justice in our beloved country Iran

Nasrin Sotoudeh

Hoping for the establishment of law and justice in our beloved Iran

August / 2018

Payam Derafshan, one of Sotoudeh’s lawyers, believes his client’s detention is due to the absence sentence by Revolutionary Court Branch 28.

Recently, in a letter to Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani, 60 European Parliament members have expressed their deep concern over the continued arrest of Nasrin Sotoudeh, a rewarded Sakharov prize and human rights activist, calling for her unconditional release.

Nasrin Sotoudeh won the European Parliament Sakharov Prize for her human rights activities in 2012, along with Jafar Panahi.

It is worth noting that earlier, Amnesty International has warned about the detention of this lawyer and said, “The arrest of Nasrin Sotoudeh, a prominent human rights lawyer, is a brutal attack on brave and powerful human rights defenders in Iran.”

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