Abdolfattah Soltani Returned to Prison

Abdolfattah Soltani, a lawyer who had temporary prison leave for his daughter’s death, returned to Evin Prison.

According to the Campaign for the Defense of Political and Civil Prisoners, Abdolfattah Soltani, a lawyer who was granted temporary prison leave on August 4th, 2018, for his daughter’s death, returned to Evin Prison to continue serving his prison term on October 28th, 2018.

Homa Soltani, daughter of teacher Masoumeh Dehqan and detained lawyer Abdolfattah Soltani, died of a heart attack at the age of 27, on August 3rd, 2018.

Abdolfattah Soltani, an Iranian human rights lawyer, was arrested on Saturday, September 10th, 2011. He was sentenced to 18 years imprisonment and 20 years of deprivation of practicing law. He was charged for accepting the German Nuremberg Human Rights Award, interviewing with the media about his clients’ cases, and participating in the establishment of the Center for Human Rights Defenders. The ruling was reduced to 13 years by the appeals court and later was reduced to 10 years imprisonment by applying the law of aggregation of crimes and Article 134. His deprivation of attorney license was also reduced to two years.

Abdolfattah Soltani suffers from heart disease, anemia, fluctuations in blood pressure, and acute neuropathic colitis. Many times, he has been transferred to a prison health clinic. His first temporary prison leave was on January 17th, 2016 and last was December 25th, 2017. During his first seven years of imprisonment, he had the lowest number of temporary prison leave. During this time, he was only able to convince the judicial authorities to agree with his temporary prison leave 4 times, and his request for leave were repeatedly rejected for various reasons.

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