Iran: Shocking 33-year prison term and 148 lashes for women’s rights defender Nasrin Sotoudeh

March 11, 2019

The sentencing of prominent Iranian human rights lawyer and women’s rights defender Nasrin Sotoudeh to 33 years in prison and 148 lashes in a new case against her is an outrageous injustice, said Amnesty International today.

The sentence, reported on her husband Reza Khandan’s Facebook page, brings her total sentence after two grossly unfair trials to 38 years in prison. In September 2016, she had been sentenced in her absence to five years in prison in a separate case.

“It is absolutely shocking that Nasrin Sotoudeh is facing nearly four decades in jail and 148 lashes for her peaceful human rights work, including her defence of women protesting against Iran’s degrading forced hijab (veiling) laws. Nasrin Sotoudeh must be released immediately and unconditionally and this obscene sentence quashed without delay,” said Philip Luther, Amnesty International’s Middle East and North Africa Research and Advocacy Director.

“Nasrin Sotoudeh has dedicated her life to defending women’s rights and speaking out against the death penalty – it is utterly outrageous that Iran’s authorities are punishing her for her human rights work. Her conviction and sentence consolidate Iran’s reputation as a cruel oppressor of women’s rights.”

This is the harshest sentence Amnesty International has documented against a human rights defender in Iran in recent years, suggesting that the authorities – emboldened by pervasive impunity for human rights violations – are stepping up their repression.

Nasrin Sotoudeh was arrested at her home on 13 June 2018. This week, she was informed by the office for the implementation of sentences in Tehran’s Evin prison where she is jailed that she had been convicted on seven charges and sentenced to 33 years in prison and 148 lashes. The charges, which are in response to her peaceful human rights work, include “inciting corruption and prostitution”, “openly committing a sinful act by… appearing in public without a hijab” and “disrupting public order”.

https://www.amnesty.ca/news/iran-shocking-33-year-prison-term-and-148-lashes-women%E2%80%99s-rights-defender-nasrin-sotoudeh?fbclid=IwAR1MGuI4qv7QCun-x346bY3wkmGG9kOmyphp8F0LOm_UAKSYl-qc2uVqb9M

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https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-47531312

https://www.thenational.ae/world/mena/world-condemns-iran-rights-lawyer-s-sentence-as-prison-time-extended-to-10-years-1.836584

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/11/human-rights-lawyer-nasrin-sotoudeh-jailed-for-38-years-in-iran

https://www.iranhumanrights.org/2019/03/eu-foreign-and-defence-ministry-condemns-conviction-of-nasrin-sotoudeh/?fbclid=IwAR2aacxdm1nC8yuJP-GzkefcfX9Vuf7BDqQ4_gSvN50-ZIVIyn3PIcyzISI

https://www.protect-lawyers.com/en/lawyer/nasrin-sotoudeh-3/?fbclid=IwAR15m4ZVAHbUt4I-7oGUakW_xgN6nilHjPHp105yCCQYe9eUMebP18RNwfA

Iran cracks down on Nasrin Sotoudeh and other human rights defenders

https://lawyersforlawyers.org/nasrin-sotoudeh-jailed-for-38-years/?fbclid=IwAR1VNCYzEpsmSJBTU7ZQcZh-tbWKoitDQfLuvfQbxh88CrlVjzaaAOcwCg8

https://iranhumanrights.org/2019/03/iranian-human-rights-lawyer-nasrin-sotoudeh-says-she-has-been-sentenced-to-38-years-in-prison/?fbclid=IwAR2rBr-iTvZP3PWXLiIpJn-zwdU2pkGXjJOYHr4kCqhjZnT8Ifb4XNKtIsw

http://www.arabnews.com/node/1464951/middle-east?fbclid=IwAR1LK5M_k70pqQ_5AHg6WdaI8DaPtAV1UajjveR_f1dr3NiAuKhwUmbc9uI

https://iranhumanrights.org/2019/03/french-president-invites-nasrin-sotoudeh-to-g7-gender-equality-advisory-council/?fbclid=IwAR34j8v8pTFKDocTAB4KLNP-WUxHgaBWZZ-KlM10puUrVbOeITZv4ykNiDc

https://www.rferl.org/a/iranian-human-rights-lawyer-sotoudeh-gets-seven-years-in-prison/29814974.html

https://www.gc4hr.org/news/view/2087

https://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/iran/59465/statement-spokesperson-conviction-iranian-human-rights-lawyer-nasrin-sotoudeh_en?fbclid=IwAR0qQSqnxmGN31F9rPfvBDs51NW9sch8KAczUXav3q641yET6LWmbEYxCyg

https://en.radiofarda.com/a/amnesty-internation-highlights-recent-human-rights-abuses-in-iran/29795770.html

https://www.fidh.org/en/issues/human-rights-defenders/iran-nasrin-sotoudeh-sentenced-to-38-years-in-jail-and-148-lashes-in?fbclid=IwAR0VhQJ2w8v6n1x_E2NvevfsuN62ctz-8ERgdojTq37i4hEJlqz5jsuLHT8

https://www.lrwc.org/iran-lawyer-nasrin-sotoudeh-release-and-quash-sentences-letter/?fbclid=IwAR2N3e9O-cMJOKXjIZJmJMqhgi0gr_ulolSprzv-UJDP8COv1eFDG_2ekQQ

https://www.lrwc.org/iran-oral-statement-to-the-human-rights-council-ongoing-and-intensified-wrongful-treatment-of-lawyers-in-the-islamic-republic-of-iran/?fbclid=IwAR2N3BotnjSIDIlksQ-GirhN9s5ubv1NwOaF3nVlJV2PqACDeEyV2rN0f9I

https://lso.ca/news-events/news/latest-news-2019/le-barreau-tres-preoccupe-par-les-violations-des-d

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http://www.omct.org/human-rights-defenders/urgent-interventions/iran/2019/02/d25250/?fbclid=IwAR05f2lQUpGd-17mHDoPocjPsKOnxph-ahm_zWB52ZD31JwLIBoZHQzIv7Y

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nasrin_Sotoudeh

http://www.ludovictrarieux.org/nasrinsotoudehsentencedUK.htm (SIGN URGENT PETITION!)

https://www.amnesty.org/en/get-involved/take-action/iran-free-nasrin-satoudeh-now/?fbclid=IwAR3pVnpNhxyW0805bi5kiAzl7NPd24lVSIohqJNTzCF75qHDoUJF8mWJijo (TAKE ACTION NOW!)

https://www.hrw.org/fa/news/2019/03/12/328066 (FARSI)

https://www.dw.com/fa-ir/iran/a-47867186?tg_rhash=eda96f36fc80e0&fbclid=IwAR07hBvjJB9494KCN9zClIoLFsmXZYsENLj10PhX60mSZCXPXoZKk-QLOyo (FARSI)

http://www.irna.ir/fa/News/83242582?fbclid=IwAR20AIEi20APjDJ06yyhhg2EYZSUUZLGwUBrbSOeMB8BWqmIWGglGj_cEaM (FARSI)

https://defendlawyers.wordpress.com/2019/03/13/iran-shocking-33-year-prison-term-and-148-lashes-for-womens-rights-defender-nasrin-sotoudeh/ (FRANCAIS)

https://www.mediapart.fr/journal/international/120319/iran-nasrin-sotoudeh-punie-de-38-annees-de-prison?fbclid=IwAR3Fz1w_zO7fNdNj-BsXo8T5yA3B8YzIoY0C1prWl4F8wNLv2w_xjLSf-tM (FRANCAIS)

https://www.hrw.org/fr/news/2019/03/12/iran-une-militante-des-droits-des-femmes-condamnee-une-lourde-peine-de-prison?fbclid=IwAR2icwiFMpNInKMO8_Pk3doU0l6-MWNCSk4sfdZ3pHyDnFqI2b_Qz4ed95k (FRANCAIS)

http://www.rfi.fr/asie-pacifique/20190311-iran-sept-ans-prison-militante-droits-homme-nasrin-sotoudeh (FRANCAIS)

https://www.letemps.ch/monde/freenasrin-indignation-face-condamnation-lavocate-nasrin-sotoudeh (FRANCAIS)

https://www.courrierinternational.com/article/portrait-nasrin-sotoudeh-avocate-iranienne-condamnee-33-ans-de-prison-et-148-coups-de-fouet?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook&Echobox=1552469652&fbclid=IwAR0DUPl-PKnldv1Q6E2XA2toXEwCMNsiKbh6t_nAmVrnoCo96oFCDAhdm0E (FRANCAIS)

https://www.ncr-iran.org/fr/actualites/femmes/21497-iran-la-commission-des-femmes-du-cnri-condamne-l-acharnement-des-mollahs-contre-nasrin-sotoudeh?fbclid=IwAR2JlhLRo2d7ZvQYrqhZ7a7VYG9SW89rEOm2_V4ZkGuJoye60g2EFbo5crc (FRANCAIS)

https://infolettres.cnb.avocat.fr/a/s/2094950-fd9404dc0a2e97b0a3939d8d1116abfb/294066?fbclid=IwAR26DmRsMcR15-D83tR9fBAVFzHLgK6PEnJB2NTsSTxOFCLQQDr6G88FdkY (FRANCAIS)

https://www.francetvinfo.fr/societe/prisons/iran-le-barreau-de-paris-soutient-l-avocate-nasrin-sotoudeh-et-ne-la-laissera-pas-tomber_3231549.html?fbclid=IwAR0QupYRYSnHmir8-muLmi0MoLjjMiw55TfI2ah3Rz24gEJH9UO-Ep-isRY (FRANCAIS)

https://lso.ca/news-events/news/latest-news-2019/le-barreau-tres-preoccupe-par-les-violations-des-d?lang=fr-ca (FRANCAIS)

https://www.lesinrocks.com/2019/03/13/actualite/qui-est-nasrin-sotoudeh-la-militante-des-droits-humains-emprisonnee-en-iran-111173219/?fbclid=IwAR0X6AKCSJgOk4J-LFa4Nr55H1HgeFjq_vRI1LGwn4BezVVSm0VVa1vcIHc (FRANCAIS)

http://www.ludovictrarieux.org/nasrinsotoudehsentencedFR.htm (SIGNEZ LA PETITION!)

https://www.cnb.avocat.fr/fr/actualites/demandez-la-liberation-de-nasrin-satoudeh-signez-la-petition?fbclid=IwAR2zF3bbCdtEXAazPByQAuobM8_1BNNVZvCMtcSFB2KPubYiAKpmZ9dKD3M (SIGNEZ LA PETITION!)

https://www.change.org/p/cnb-lib%C3%A9rez-l-avocate-iranienne-nasrin-sotoudeh?fbclid=IwAR2CRo2oMhKhNW_JhMTZLLW8OvoQWBcLNdaPEhPUdND-DoOC2hyUJLoLzk4 (SIGNEZ LA PETITION!)

#Iran : Mme Nasrin Sotoudeh, avocate iranienne condamnée à 33 ans d’emprisonnement et 148 coups de fouet est élue, à l’unanimité, membre d’honneur du barreau de Paris. #FreeNasrin #NasrinSotoudeh

(Barreau de Paris / Ordre des avocats de Paris Facebook, 12/03/19)

Le Prix International des Droits de l’Homme “Ludovic-Trarieux” 2018
“L’hommage des avocats à un avocat ”
Sera remis officiellement à
Nasrin Sotoudeh
à Bruxelles
vendredi 24 mai 2019

Nasrin Sotoudeh avocate des journalistes de nombreux militants des droits des femmes et des prisonniers politiques en Iran, actuellement détenu à la prison d’EVIN au nord de Téhéran

Les 25 avocats européens membres du Jury, représentant les barreaux de Amsterdam, Barcelone, Berlin Bordeaux, Bruxelles, Genève, Luxembourg, Paris,Venise, Rome, Porto l’Institut des Droits de l’Homme des Avocats européens (IDHAE) et l’Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA) ont lancé un appel aux autorités pour qu’elles libèrent immédiatement et sans condition

Le « Prix International des Droits de l’Homme – Ludovic-Trarieux « est attribué à « un avocat sans distinction de nationalité ou de barreau, qui aura illustré par son œuvre, son activité ou ses souffrances, la défense du respect des droits de l’Homme, des droits de la défense, la suprématie du droit, la lutte contre les racismes et l’intolérance sous toutes leurs formes «.

Le Prix est décerné chaque année conjointement par l’Institut des Droits de l’Homme du Barreau de Bordeaux, l’Institut de Formation en Droits de l’Homme du Barreau de Paris, l’Institut des Droits de l’Homme du Barreau de Bruxelles, l’Unione forense per la tutela dei diritti dell’uomo (Rome) la Rechtsanwaltskammer de Berlin, le barreau de Luxembourg, le barreau de Genève, le barreau d’Amsterdam ainsi que l’Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA) et l’Institut des Droits de l’Homme des Avocats Européens (IDHAE), qui contribuent à la dotation du prix (20 000 €).
Il est la plus ancienne et la plus prestigieuse des récompenses réservées à un avocat puisqu’il trouve sa source dans le message de Ludovic Trarieux (1840-1904), fondateur, en 1898, au moment de l’Affaire Dreyfus, de la « Ligue des Droits de l’Homme et du Citoyen .

Le Prix avait été attribué, en 1985, à Nelson Mandela alors qu’il était en emprisonné en Afrique du Sud.

(Ludovic Trarieux Facebook 19/02/19)

http://ordineavvocati.padova.it/comunicato-sulla-condanna-dellavvocato-iraniano-nasrin-sotoudeh/?fbclid=IwAR2GxyuLel8BU0S1bDRPU7Sq-Ly91YJwRuQqQEL_hd1opvWLWTl2R4YcUnA (ITALIANO)

https://www.ilpost.it/2019/03/11/nasrin-sotoudeh-iran-carcere/?fbclid=IwAR3Kxa1AxsMI8wL_YHdSFijcJzaReLjQvzlQF5SKv18lH5g_EDYqMHClQyU (ITALIANO)

https://www.articolo21.org/2019/03/in-difesa-di-nasrin-e-dei-difensori-dei-diritti-umani-perseguitati/?fbclid=IwAR21ww-02vducuTtQhFShNkIQbyGw6eY-WiK7GUv5HEAwG1rG7XCU_-2oDQ (ITALIANO)

https://www.bbc.com/mundo/noticias-47564364?SThisFB&fbclid=IwAR3plCGkcuU6fu8pDSuH9l7xZOxkKCNFHJ96RNe6orTpI05_CBGNyqDdeeY (ESPANOL)

https://deutsch.rt.com/international/85625-urteil-ohne-gnade-iranische-menschenrechtsanwaltin/ (DEUTSCH)

https://www.telegraaf.nl/nieuws/3278576/eu-wil-herziening-straf-iraanse-advocate (NEDERLANDS)

https://www.maxima.pt/culturas/detalhe/ativista-iraniana-nasrin-sotoudeh-condenada-a-38-anos-de-prisao-e-148-chicotadas (PORTUGUES)

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(Ludovic Trarieux Facebook 13/03/19)

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