December 3, 2018
Davoudi Eighth Human Rights Attorney to Be Jailed in Iran in Last Six Months
Lawyer and civil rights activist Amirsalar Davoudi has not been heard from since his arrest by the judiciary’s security agents on November 20, 2018, a source close to him informed the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) on November 28th.
Davoudi is the eighth human rights attorney to be sent to prison in Iran in the last six months.
“It’s not clear where he’s being held but because he was detained by the judiciary’s security wing, he’s probably in Ward 241 in Evin Prison,” said the source who requested anonymity for fear of reprisals by state forces for speaking to a foreign media outlet.
The security agents also searched Davoudi’s home and office and took away some of his personal belongings. He had been taken in for questioning on previous occasions and had been warned not to inform the public about politically sensitive cases, the source added.
The 27-year-old lawyer has defended many human rights activists in Iranian courts and runs a Telegram channel for Iranian lawyers, “Without Retouch,” which focuses on civil rights issues. The channel has not been updated since November 21.