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Iran/France: France urges Iran to free human rights lawyer

March 21, 2019

Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh won the European Parliament's prestigious Sakharov Prize in 2012

France on Thursday called for Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh to be released and warned Tehran that its adherence to a nuclear accord does not give it a blank cheque on human rights.

“We will do all we can to secure the release of Mrs Sotoudeh”, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told the upper chamber Senate.

“She was condemned under astonishing conditions,” for “defending the rights of women, in particular those who contest the obligation to wear the Islamic veil,” he added.

Sotoudeh’s husband Reza Khandan told AFP on Sunday that his wife had been sentenced to a total of 33 years in prison over a case with seven charges, but she is to only serve the longest sentence, 12 years imposed on Sunday for “encouraging corruption and debauchery”.

She has also been convicted of espionage.

Sotoudeh has also been sentenced to a total of 148 lashes for appearing in court without the hijab Islamic head covering and for another offence.

According to Khandan, Sotoudeh has refrained from choosing a lawyer as attorneys on her previous cases have faced prosecution for representing her.

https://www.france24.com/en/20190321-france-urges-iran-free-human-rights-lawyer

https://www.euronews.com/2019/03/21/france-says-nuclear-deal-no-blank-cheque-for-rights-abuses-in-iran

http://www.arabnews.com/node/1470556/middle-east

https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/letters/iran-and-the-jailing-of-nasrin-sotoudeh-1.3832875

https://www.frontlinedefenders.org/en/case/nasrin-sotoudeh-arrested?fbclid=IwAR1kUpWztKLYWvOZYCZfK-XWH_jZsFQ7UIvLEo_rT-oh6UAlblx4I7Hjxlo

https://almezmaah.com/english/2019/03/21/severe-punishment-against-nasrin-sotoudeh-for-defending-opponents-of-the-iranian-regime/

http://www.barhumanrights.org.uk/uk-barristers-urge-secretary-of-state-jeremy-hunt-to-call-on-iran-to-immediately-release-human-rights-lawyer/

https://www.protect-lawyers.com/en/news/

https://en.radiofarda.com/a/iran-attacks-u-n-human-rights-rapporteur-says-it-is-largest-democracy-in-the-world-/29839337.html

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

http://www.leparisien.fr/international/la-france-demande-la-liberation-de-l-iranienne-nasrin-sotoudeh-21-03-2019-8037282.php#xtor=AD-1481423553 (FRANCAIS)

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

https://www.protect-lawyers.com/fr/nasrin-sotoudeh-elue-membre-dhonneur-du-barreau-de-paris-par-un-vote-a-lunanimite/ (FRANCAIS)

https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nasrin_Sotoudeh (FRANCAIS)

https://www.abogacia.es/2019/03/21/la-fundacion-de-la-abogacia-espanola-muestra-su-apoyo-a-la-abogada-irani-nasrin-sotoudeh/?fbclid=IwAR3gvc5s-MqRwEHrpeCE4gcrqOP1A1bjytUzFev9Z5VUvkaaC7O42rRuW58 (ESPANOL)

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Turkey: Judicial farce must end with acquittal of human rights defenders

March 20, 2019

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Almost two years after they were first arrested, two prominent figures from Amnesty International Turkey and nine other human rights defenders must be acquitted of the absurd charges they still face, said Amnesty International ahead of their trial which resumes tomorrow in Istanbul.

Taner Kılıç, Amnesty Turkey’s Honorary Chair, and İdil Eser, the organization’s former Turkey Director, are being tried alongside nine other activists on baseless allegations of “membership of a terrorist organisation”.

“After almost two years and without a shred of credible evidence presented to substantiate the absurd charges made against them, it is now time to end this judicial farce and acquit Taner and the Istanbul 10,” said Kumi Naidoo, Amnesty International’s Secretary General.

“Over the course of six trial hearings, the prosecutor’s case against the human rights defenders has been comprehensively disproven. The court must now finally lift the threat of conviction that needlessly hangs over their heads and put an end to their ordeal.”

Taner Kılıç spent more than 14 months in prison before his release on bail in August 2018. Eight of the Istanbul 10 spent almost four months each behind bars before they were bailed in October 2017.

“Taner and the Istanbul 10 have dedicated their lives to defending the rights of others and are potent symbols of what is happening under the government’s relentless crackdown in Turkey today,” said Kumi Naidoo.

https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2019/03/turkey-judicial-farce-must-end-with-acquittal-of-human-rights-defenders/

https://www.amnesty.org.uk/press-releases/turkey-amnesty-staff-accused-terrorism-must-be-acquitted-tomorrow

https://www.euronews.com/2019/03/21/amnesty-international-denies-terror-related-charges-against-its-turkish-team

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taner_K%C4%B1l%C4%B1%C3%A7

https://www.evrensel.net/haber/376038/buyukada-davasi-16-temmuza-ertelendi (TURKCE)

https://www.amnesty.org.tr/icerik/turkiye-hak-savunuculari-davasi-hakkinda-bilmeniz-gerken-8-sey?fbclid=IwAR13Aq930SxTbiOPBzfbqLm7o4HoQVk8xNwhRrCuKT1yAdjFDXgsZeXfyC0 (TURKCE)

http://www.agos.com.tr/tr/yazi/22214/buyukada-davasi-caglayan-adliyesi-nde-devam-ediyor (TURKCE)

https://www.amnesty.it/turchia-fine-farsa-giudiziaria/ (ITALIANO)

https://anistia.org.br/noticias/turquia-defensores-de-direitos-humanos-devem-ser-absolvidos-imediatamente/ (PORTUGUES)

South Sudan: Rights groups call to investigate disappearance of two South Sudanese activists

February 12, 2019

Dong Samuel Luak (Photo HRW)

Rights groups Monday have called on Kenya and South Sudan to investigate into the enforced disappearance of two South Sudanese activists in Nairobi more than two years ago.

Dong Samuel Luak, a prominent South Sudanese lawyer and human rights activist, and Aggrey Idri, a member of the SPLM-IO were kidnapped in the Kenyan capital on January 23 and 24, 2017, respectively.

Despite multiple reports about their arrest by the Kenyan police forces country and deportation to Juba, authorities in the two neighbouring denied any collusion in their disappearance.

On January 17, 2019, a Kenyan High Court ended its 24-month oversight of the police investigation and advised the families to pursue alternative administrative remedies such as filing a complaint with the Internal Police Oversight Authority.

In a joint statement issued on Tuesday, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch called on the two countries to ensure “effective, transparent, and impartial investigations” into their disappearance, stressing such a decision may lead to a denial of justice.

“The families of Dong Samuel Luak and Aggrey Ezbon Idri have waited patiently for the truth for two years, their lives in limbo,” said Jehanne Henry, associate Africa director at Human Rights Watch.

“But this decision which lets Kenyan police off the hook risks sending this case into oblivion and denying the families justice,” Henry further said.

https://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?article67059

https://africandailyvoice.com/en/2019/02/12/amnesty-international-and-human-rights-watch-calls-for-investigation-of-activists-disappearance/

https://www.amnesty.ca/news/kenya-south-sudan-investigate-critics%E2%80%99-disappearance

https://www.hrw.org/news/2019/02/12/kenya-south-sudan-investigate-critics-disappearance

https://eyeradio.org/unmiss-human-rights-directors-wants-the-parliament-to-find-dong-and-aggrey/

https://www.amnesty.fr/actions-mobilisation/disparition-forcee-aidez-nous-a-les-retrouver (FRANCAIS)

https://www.amnesty-ladenburg-schriesheim.de/gleich-aktiv-werden/ (DEUTSCH)

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(L’Observatoire des Avocats Facebook, 19/03/19)

Iran: She defended Iranian women who removed their hijabs. Now she’s been given 38 years in prison.

March 17, 2019

IN AN authoritarian system, it takes a tremendous amount of personal nerve to stand up for one’s rights. Many who do so suffer imprisonment, physical abuse and painful family repercussions. They also often rely on a few courageous lawyers who fight for them through arduous journeys in court and prison. But the authoritarians have figured this out and are punishing the lawyers, too. This is what is behind the shockingly severesentence given to Nasrin Sotoudeh, an Iranian human rights lawyer, who told her husband she has been given 38 years in prison and 148 lashes.

The prosecution of Ms. Sotoudeh is outrageous. Her crime? She defended women being prosecuted for peacefully protesting Iran’s compulsory hijab law by removing the head covering in public. The regime is clearly set on making an example of her. “First they went after the journalists, activists and dissidents. Now they’re going after their only line of defense,” said Hadi Ghaemi, executive director of the Center for Human Rights in Iran. A root-and-branch attack on rights defenders has also been waged in recent years by dictators in China and Turkey. In a genuine rule-of-law system, no one is above the law, but these tyrants and their security services have turned the notion on its head and created a black hole in which anyone who challenges authority can be incarcerated on flimsy accusations. According to the human rights group, Ms. Sotoudeh is among at least seven human rights attorneys who were arrested in Iran in 2018.

She was tried in absentia in a Revolutionary Court in Tehran. She refused to appear in court, after she was denied the right to choose her own lawyer. The actual length of the sentence is not definitively clear; she has not been informed in writing, she told her husband, Reza Khandan, in a brief phone call from Evin prison. She said the term was five years in one case and 33 in another case involving nine charges, although it could be reduced. The charges are of the bizarre and politically motivated type that dictators often throw at those who protest. According to her husband, they include: “assembly and collusion against national security,” “propaganda against the state,” membership in various human rights groups, “encouraging corruption and prostitution,” “appearing at the judiciary without Islamic hijab,” “disturbing public peace and order” and “publishing falsehoods with the intent to disturb public opinion.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/global-opinions/she-defended-iranian-women-who-removed-their-hijabs-now-shes-been-given-38-years-in-prison/2019/03/17/b1720fea-45b1-11e9-aaf8-4512a6fe3439_story.html?utm_term=.9d0ea18fe1d1

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/iran-rights-lawyer-won-t-appeal-new-jail-ruling-11353278

https://www.indiewire.com/2019/03/nasrin-sotoudeh-prison-sentence-jafar-panahi-taxi-1202051530/

http://www.lavocedinewyork.com/en/news/2019/03/17/nasrin-sotoudeh-in-irans-black-hole-europe-usa-and-un-raise-your-voices/

https://norskpen.no/nb_NO/2019/03/18/nordic-pen-statement-on-nasrin-sotudeh/?fbclid=IwAR0OD-1rCC0xaCTdYsQ48NC6BFfc73_WHDdUYhJpjXkD7qE1fWBRK7-sebA

https://www.eureporter.co/frontpage/2019/03/18/human-rights-breaches-in-iran-kazakhstan-and-guatemala/

https://edition.cnn.com/2019/03/18/opinions/saudi-arabia-iran-repression-of-women-maltby/index.html

https://www.amnesty.org/en/get-involved/take-action/iran-free-nasrin-satoudeh-now/?fbclid=IwAR2Rc8sZ3mmUg2dUQ-blN1IddNgONHttL6pqlnI2hj0dm0lLQqbeRsCC3Fk

http://www.payvand.com/news/19/feb/1018.html

https://www.rferl.org/a/activists-in-armenia-call-for-prominent-iranian-rights-lawyer-s-release/29830536.html

https://hetq.am/en/article/101945

http://www.barhumanrights.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/BHRC_BAR-COUNCIL-letter-to-Sof-S-FCO-Iran-20.3.19-FINAL.pdf

https://www.hrw.org/news/2019/03/20/harsh-sentence-rights-lawyer-threatens-activism

https://iranhumanrights.org/2019/03/iran-harsh-sentence-for-rights-lawyer-threatens-activism-nasrin-sotoudeh/

http://time.com/5554133/nasrin-sotoudeh-iran-prison/

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

https://fa.euronews.com/2019/03/18/france-conseil-national-des-barreaux-petition-for-nasrin-sotudeh?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter&fbclid=IwAR2SvpwyZAI6yR0x-MtTvRVfy0EovY1YChJoXEhOHcBzya7vQnIkg_yOYsg#Echobox=1552927094 (FARSI)

https://persian.iranhumanrights.org/1397/12/iran-harsh-sentence-for-rights-lawyer-threatens-activism-nasrin-sotoudeh/?fbclid=IwAR3Mhcaw_KC-4GQxRZX8cT0OSVkogDdF3dNiYswZjcCED55JXwgKLcUehAM (FARSI)

http://www.leparisien.fr/international/iran-condamnee-l-avocate-des-droits-des-femmes-nasrin-sotoudeh-ne-fera-pas-appel-17-03-2019-8033781.php (FRANCAIS)

http://www.lefigaro.fr/flash-actu/iran-l-avocate-nasrin-sotoudeh-ne-fera-pas-appel-dit-son-mari-20190317 (FRANCAIS)

https://www.lemonde.fr/idees/article/2019/03/18/farhad-khosrokhavar-en-iran-les-femmes-sont-les-boucs-emissaires-d-un-regime-aux-abois_5437718_3232.html?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook&fbclid=IwAR1Jzf42GpXmkmc3yS_HIUniyjy1FgRyd0qB19gVWPfXVVmmIoBajq8WpXg#Echobox=1552906003 (FRANCAIS)

https://www.radio.cz/fr/rubrique/infos/une-manifestation-de-soutien-a-lavocate-iranienne-nasrin-sotoudeh-punie-par-la-justice-de-son-pays (FRANCAIS)

https://www.lesnouvellesnews.fr/fouet-et-prison-pour-nasrin-sotudeh-liran-siege-a-lonu-pour-les-femmes/ (FRANCAIS)

https://www.franceinter.fr/emissions/la-chronique-de-giulia-fois/la-chronique-de-giulia-fois-19-mars-2019?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook&fbclid=IwAR3OGskHY_-gCDlvTGMAuHZvHo0hifyKI6XZEHDKPG-IetS83C8vJdX_Jes#Echobox=1553086790  (FRANCAIS)

https://www.huffingtonpost.it/luciana-borsatti/nasrin-sotoudeh-le-voci-di-condanna-e-quelle-della-canea_a_23694313/ (ITALIANO)

https://www.agenpress.it/notizie/2019/03/17/oltre-100-000-firme-in-cinque-giorni-allappello-di-amnesty-international-italia-per-lavvocata-iraniana-sotoudeh/ (ITALIANO)

http://www.c7nema.net/producao/item/50447-ativista-iraniana-que-surgiu-em-taxi-de-jafar-panahi-condenada-a-prisao-e-148-chicotadas.html (PORTUGUES)

https://acileylem.org.tr/eylem/insan-haklari-savunucusu-nesrin-sutude-34-yil-hapis-cezasi-ile-karsi-karsiya?fbclid=IwAR2Fe_uWe3ZX4mHHftTVUkZYCizCYH3tlSkU3BjZGX_b3W1XZyCE-VslA7c (TURKCE)

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Turkey: NGOs unite to defend civil society from destruction

February 27, 2019

 

Leading NGOs in Turkey have come together to call for the dropping of absurd allegations levelled against Osman Kavala and 15 other prominent figures and demand an end to the escalating crackdown and criminalization of civil society.

The open letter, signed by the organisations including Amnesty International, Reporters Without Borders and eight other NGOs, calls for an end to the orchestrated campaign of intimidation and judicial harassment of civil society activists in Turkey.

FULL TEXT OF LETTER

We stand united against efforts to destroy civil society

In response to the absurd allegations levelled against Osman Kavala and Yiğit Aksakoğlu, who are both imprisoned pending trial, as well as 14 other civil society figures, all of whom are accused of “attempting to overthrow the government”, we, the undersigned human rights organizations, call for the escalating crackdown on and criminalization of civil society to end.

For the last five days, alleged details of an indictment against these 16 civil society actors have been leaked through the mainstream media in Turkey in a coordinated campaign of misinformation. According to purported leaks from the indictment, which has yet to be seen by lawyers representing the accused, the allegations focus on the 2013 Gezi Park protests, an overwhelmingly peaceful protest movement that was suppressed by the government amidst widespread police violence.

https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2019/02/turkey-ngos-unite-to-defend-civil-society-from-destruction/

https://www.dailysabah.com/investigations/2019/03/13/turkish-court-sentences-feto-linked-firm-lawyer-to-12-years-in-prison?fbclid=iwar1kxai43gd4lzb8kqfx6_9n69ch-y40gtdok4b2z5fad7fain_djx71_ye

https://www.thecanary.co/uk/analysis/2019/02/15/78-lawyers-academics-and-union-leaders-blast-council-of-europes-abject-failure-to-hold-turkey-to-account/

https://www.thecanary.co/uk/analysis/2019/02/15/78-lawyers-academics-and-union-leaders-blast-council-of-europes-abject-failure-to-hold-turkey-to-account/

https://www.frontlinedefenders.org/en/case/hanifi-baris-arrested?fbclid=IwAR0sikxXaAmvOSLg9tME9a0F7d-hLvZ0Rfxohl7XVt1GTrKVTgklWW6VDcE

http://asbarez.com/177872/prophetic-death/

https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/new-open-source-investigation-sheds-light-2015-killing-turkish-human-rights-lawyer

https://www.france24.com/en/20190208-strong-suspicion-turkey-police-shot-rights-lawyer-local-bar-association

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/no-justice-while-you-persecute-lawyers-turkey-told-xhrbbgw5p

https://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-turkey-rights-lawyer-slaying-20190220-story.html

UN Committee against Torture blasts Turkey over wide-spread torture, and institutional negligence on investigating torture incidents

https://www.ibanet.org/Article/NewDetail.aspx?ArticleUid=f61c45b8-38d6-4615-8509-e687ae4750ad&fbclid=IwAR3gzEmv5ruBIWkWWzARC6G07TCyJOQODLCbYZ71Q4SfGkxYg0totQET-YE

https://www.frontlinedefenders.org/en/case/14-lawyers-arrested-and-charged?fbclid=IwAR2q0U2ejrqg_-5TWQjzkkJPfHg_sN0eH0yi3Tbf_mtpRw–0Y2tt2YKnnM

An Awareness Raising Campaign by the Arrested Lawyers Initiative

http://www.doganpresse.com/articles-detail?article-no=3810&nf=SOUTIEN+ET+LIB%C3%89RATION++DES+AVOCATS++EMPRISONN%C3%89S+EN+GR%C3%88VE+DE+LA+FAIM+EN+TURQUIE&fbclid=IwAR1Yh88jSapiv4x4EeuYH7wQSF9g0Etyq6CWpwInL76dB-72qLMp2k2tZXA

https://stockholmcf.org/us-2018-human-rights-report-restrictions-on-fundamental-freedoms-continued-in-turkey/

http://kurdistanhumanrights.net/en/human-rights-lawyer-released-on-bail/?fbclid=IwAR3LcRC1FKFvO0CxjcWBfOC0lNEmoOnVUJIRJPogKeYO7oVN1uNko-Na71Q

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/no-justice-while-you-persecute-lawyers-turkey-told-xhrbbgw5p

https://www.gazeteduvar.com.tr/gundem/2019/03/04/kanadadan-selcuk-kozagacli-ve-11-avukat-icin-erdogana-mektup/?fbclid=IwAR105_0B72nGdwXnu-kmxTDID1BjB_39UMWItpyfLlB0hdEGxwtUxyPTHE0 (TURKCE)

 

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Egypt: Calls for Egypt to release disappeared lawyer after ‘nervous breakdown’

March 12, 2019

Egyptian lawyer Azouz Mahgoub [Facebook]

The Egyptian Coordination for Rights and Freedoms (ECRF) has appealed to Egyptian authorities to release lawyer Azouz Mahgoub, after they discovered he has suffered a nervous breakdown in prison.

Mahgoub has been missing since 14 September, with family members suspecting that he had been forcibly disappeared alongside ECRF head Ezzat Ghoneim, having last been seen at Al-Haram police station.

Nothing was heard of Mahgoub for five months, despite some 21 local and international NGOshave signed a letter calling for his and Ghoneim’s release, stating that the security services will be held responsible for their safety.

However two weeks ago, Mahgoub suddenly reappeared in an Egyptian criminal court, before being sent again to Al-Giza prison. Last Tuesday, his family was informed that he had suffered a nervous breakdown while in detention, prompting concern over his physical wellbeing.

“We send an urgent appeal to the Egyptian public prosecution for Azouz to be released and to check his health and mental condition,” Ahmed El-Attart of ECRF told MEMO earlier today.

In an ironic twist, in October, Egypt issued arrest warrants for Mahgoub and Ghoneim, despite it being widely known that the men were in the custody of the security services. At the time, their lawyer argued that the men’s disappearance was intended to prompt their re-arrest for violating release orders, such that they could be tried anew.

Mahgoub has now been in custody for over a year; he and Ghoneim were arrested in March 2018 for representing Mona Mahmoud Mohamed, who was detained after featuring in a BBC documentary on enforced disappearances in which she recounted the repeated kidnapping and rape of her daughter, Zubeida Ibrahim.

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20190312-calls-for-egypt-to-release-disappeared-lawyer-after-nervous-breakdown/

https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/mde12/9847/2019/en/

https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2019/02/egypt-release-human-rights-lawyer-detained-for-wearing-yellow-vest/

https://www.france24.com/en/20190218-amnesty-urges-release-egyptian-lawyer-held-over-yellow-vests

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfB4AfTRqCaAar9r4xfXvKsNGwHud-jM0BzWfws-uLSrAi4rA/viewform?fbclid=IwAR1p8-uAkPXVqP4UomJl0SvkURNkdrz6qcrCjTjYpRBKyt6O3AiT6UoAFmw (SIGN URGENT APPEAL!)

https://www.lemonde.fr/afrique/article/2019/02/18/un-avocat-egyptien-jete-en-prison-pour-un-gilet-jaune_5425003_3212.html?fbclid=IwAR1HVteHrKxjtGQPZHwzoSvnq5YaXAtXOBt8OvDsWIMmPzWSyBoBzgoF47M (FRANCAIS)

https://www.liberation.fr/planete/2019/02/18/egypte-amnesty-demande-la-liberation-d-un-avocat-arborant-un-gilet-jaune_1710160 (FRANCAIS)

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

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/03/amnesty-sentencing-iran-lawyer-sotoudeh-outrageous-190312102532646.html

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

https://www.newsweek.com/trump-iran-human-rights-saudi-arabia-activists-1361471

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)