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Iran/Belgium: Le Prix Ludovic-Trarieux remis vendredi à Bruxelles à Nasrin Sotoudeh

le 21 mai, 2019

Le Prix international des droits de l’Homme Ludovic-Trarieux sera symboliquement remis ce vendredi à 16h45, dans la salle des audiences solennelles de la Cour de cassation au palais de justice de Bruxelles, à Me Nasrin Sotoudeh, annonce mardi l’ordre français des avocats du barreau de Bruxelles. Nasrin Sotoudeh, avocate iranienne, est actuellement détenue à la prison d’Evin à Téhéran. Elle a été condamnée en mars dernier à une peine de 38 ans de prison et à 148 coups de bâton pour s’être notamment illustrée dans la défense des droits des femmes, dont celles qui refusaient de porter le hijab. Elle a aussi assuré la défense de journalistes et de militants politiques. Elle avait déjà reçu en 2012 le Prix Sakharov “pour la liberté de l’esprit” décerné par le Parlement européen, rappelle l’ordre dans un communiqué. Créé en 1984, le “Prix International des droits de l’Homme – Ludovic-Trarieux” est décerné 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”, expliquent les organisateurs. Il est décerné par un jury composé de représentants de barreaux européens.



Le Prix Ludovic-Trarieux remis vendredi à Bruxelles à Nasrin Sotoudeh




https://www.theepochtimes.com/united-states-and-iran-at-the-brink_2930889.html (ENGLISH)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nasrin_Sotoudeh (ENGLISH)

https://www.eltiempo.com/mundo/mas-regiones/que-son-los-presos-de-conciencia-y-cuantos-hay-en-el-mundo-segun-amnistia-internacional-364860 (ESPANOL)

http://www.camerepenali.it/cat/9920/nasrin_sotoudeh,_una_vita_per_difendere_alessandria,_29_maggio_2019.html (ITALIANO)


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Iran/France: Nasrin Sotoudeh, the fight by the voice

April 11, 2019

(The portrait of Nasrin Sotoudeh displayed on the facade of the headquarters of the National Council of the Bars of France, Paris, March 28, 2019. REUTERS / Charles Platiau)

The prominent Iranian lawyer, newly appointed citizen of honor of the City of Paris, is currently serving a sentence of thirty-eight years in prison. She is also sentenced to 148 lashes for “contempt of court”.Over time, Nasrin Sotoudeh has emerged as the face of the struggle for human rights in a country where they are often flouted. A petition seeking his release has collected nearly 300,000 signatures.

” A beating “, ” a model of obstinacy “, ” a symbol of resilience “. At the mention of Nasrin Sotoudeh, one only gets praise and flattering formulations. It must be said that through her battles, at the head of which are the fight against the compulsory wearing of the hijab and the defense of political opponents, the Iranian lawyer has built a solid reputation in her country. Its notoriety was quick to cross the borders of the Islamic Republic: the jurist has become a standard bearer of the struggle for human rights in the eyes of the international community. Witness the reward that was awarded on April 1: the honorary citizenship of the City of Paris. The Paris Council believes that ” its struggles bring it closer to the values ​​of the capital “.

Her activism, however, led her to multiple stays in prison. Since June 2018, she has been imprisoned in a prison in Evin, north of Tehran. A petition , launched by the National Council of Bars of France , calling on Iran to release it, has collected nearly 300,000 signatures to date. A request reiterated by Emmanuel Macron during his meeting with President Rohani Tuesday, April 9.

The strong character of the 55-year-old lawyer arises from her youth. Nasrin Sotoudeh comes from a traditional family, as is plethora of Iran in the 1960s. If her mother wore the veil, neither she nor her husband made it an imperative for their daughter Nasrin. ” If I had to put it on, I would have refused, ” she said simply to Sara Saidi, correspondent for the daily Libération in Tehran between 2016 and January 2019, in an interview. And the journalist to clarify: ” This is the proof of a certain strength of conviction .”



https://www.le-tout-lyon.fr/me-nasrin-sotoudeh-membre-d-honneur-du-barreau-de-lyon-10923.html (FRANCAIS)

http://www.camerepenali.it/cat/9920/nasrin_sotoudeh,_una_vita_per_difendere_alessandria,_29_maggio_2019.html (ITALIANO)

https://pt.globalvoices.org/2019/05/20/por-que-a-republica-islamica-do-ira-tem-medo-de-nasrin-sotoudeh/ (PORTUGUES)


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Iran: Proposed law restricting access to lawyer would be crushing blow for justice

May 16, 2019

A contemptible amendment to Iran’s code of criminal procedure could effectively strip detainees who are facing punishments such as the death penalty, life imprisonment and amputation, of the right to access a lawyer while they are under investigation, said Amnesty International.

An analysis of the bill published by the organization today details how, if passed, the amended law would permit the prosecution to immediately deprive individuals arrested on “national security” and certain other serious criminal charges of access to a lawyer for 20 days, which could be extended to cover the whole investigation phase. In Iran, those charged with “national security” offences include human rights defenders, journalists and political dissidents targeted solely for the peaceful exercise of their human rights.

“This is a regressive piece of draft legislation which would effectively remove the right to a lawyer in a wide range of criminal investigations and contravene Iran’s obligations under international law. If passed by MPs it would be a crushing blow to Iran’s already deeply defective justice system and could further consolidate patterns of torture and other ill-treatment against detainees to extract forced confessions during interrogations,” said Philip Luther, Research and Advocacy Director for the Middle East and North Africa at ‎Amnesty International.

“Denial of prompt access to a lawyer is a serious violation of the right to a fair trial in all circumstances, but it is particularly shocking in cases where individuals are at risk of being sentenced to severe or irreversible punishments such as execution, amputation and life imprisonment.”





https://www.le-tout-lyon.fr/me-nasrin-sotoudeh-membre-d-honneur-du-barreau-de-lyon-10923.html (FRANCAIS)

https://derstandard.at/2000103064214/Proteste-von-iranischen-Studierenden-gegen-Kopftuchzwang (DEUTSCH)

https://www.fr.de/politik/iraner-leiden-unter-armut-repression-12287039.html (DEUTSCH)

https://bologna.repubblica.it/cronaca/2019/05/13/news/l_avvocata_iraniana_anti-hijab_cittadina_onoraria_di_bologna-226185986/ (ITALIANO)

http://www.artearti.net/magazine/articolo/nasrin-sotoudeh-una-vita-per-difendere/ (ITALIANO)

https://portal.oa.pt/comunicacao/comunicados/2019/comunicado-condenacao-da-advogada-iraniana-nasrin-sotoudeh/ (PORTUGUES)

https://pt.globalvoices.org/2019/05/20/por-que-a-republica-islamica-do-ira-tem-medo-de-nasrin-sotoudeh/ (PORTUGUES)


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Tour de France des Barreaux/ action de Mobilisation libérez Nasrin SOUTOUDEH : les membres de notre Conseil de l’Ordre témoignent de leur solidarité#FreeNasrin

(Barreau de Lyon Facebook, 17/05/19)

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Après avoir, pour la plupart, adopté des motions de soutien,comme c’est le cas du barreau du Val d’Oise, les barreaux se passent le relai de la mobilisation pour soutenir notre Consoeur iranienne Nasrin SOTOUDEH écopant une peine de prison de 38 ans, relai matérialisé par une banderole partie du barreau de DOUAI, comme pour garder vivante la flamme de l’espoir.

(Ordre AvocatsduVal d’Oise Facebook, 14/05/19)

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Le bureau du CNB reçoit une délégation de manifestants qui se sont rassemblés sous le portrait géant de #NasrinSotoudeh, devant le siège du CNB, pour réclamer, une rose 🌹 à la main, sa libération.

(CNB Conseil National des Barreaux Facebook, 16/05/19)

Iran/Italy: Nasrin Sotoudeh cittadina onoraria di Bologna


Il Consiglio comunale di Bologna ha approvato all’unanimità il conferimento della cittadinanza onoraria a Nasrin Sotoudeh, l’avvocata iraniana 55enne in carcere a Evin a Teheran per il suo impegno a tutela dei diritti umani. Conosciuta per avere difeso le donne che hanno protestato contro l’obbligo di indossare l’hijab, il velo islamico, la donna è stata condannata a 33 anni e 148 frustate per diversi capi di accusa tra cui quello di ‘avere complottato contro la sicurezza nazionale.
Sotoudeh, in carcere dal 2018 e vincitrice nel 2012 del Premio Sakharov per la libertà di pensiero assegnato dal Parlamento europeo, diventerà quindi cittadina di Bologna “per essersi schierata a costo dell’incolumità personale – si legge nella delibera comunale – a tutela dei diritti di cittadini e cittadine iraniane vittime di soprusi giudiziari e dell’arbitro politico, secondo principi e idealità che rispecchiano i valori fondanti della città di Bologna”.

Nasrin Sotoudeh cittadina onoraria di Bologna


Nasrin Sotoudeh cittadina onoraria di Bologna


Nasrin Sotoudeh socia della Camera Penale di Patti

https://www.voanews.com/a/iranian-students-protest-mandatory-headscarf-rule/4915075.html (ENGLISH)

https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/news/2019/5/13/scuffles-erupt-during-student-protest-against-irans-mandatory-headscarf (ENGLISH)

https://www.iranhumanrights.org/2019/05/appeals-court-upholds-lengthy-sentence-against-female-activist-for-criticizing-chief-justice/ (ENGLISH)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nasrin_Sotoudeh (ENGLISH)

https://www.varmatin.com/vie-locale/le-barreau-de-draguignan-soutient-l-avocate-iranienne-emprisonnee-381803 (FRANCAIS)

http://www.lefigaro.fr/flash-actu/port-du-voile-heurts-entre-etudiants-a-l-universite-de-teheran-20190513 (FRANCAIS)

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

https://derstandard.at/2000103064214/Proteste-von-iranischen-Studierenden-gegen-Kopftuchzwang (DEUTSCH)

https://www.nacion.com/el-mundo/interes-humano/estudiantes-de-iran-chocan-por-obligacion-a/4W52MJOXEVCLHGPCEYCKBM2PNM/story/ (ESPANOL)

https://www.noticiasaominuto.com/mundo/1251449/estudantes-iranianos-protestam-contra-pressao-para-uso-do-veu-obrigatorio (PORTUGUES)

https://www.jn.pt/mundo/interior/alunos-protestam-em-teerao-contra-pressao-para-uso-do-veu-obrigatorio-10894397.html (PORTUGUES)

https://www.15min.lt/naujiena/aktualu/pasaulis/irano-studentai-protestuoja-pries-reikalavima-moterims-dengtis-galvas-57-1144082 (LITHUANIAN)

https://www.jagran.com/world/middle-east-iranian-human-rights-lawyer-nasrin-sotoudeh-sentenced-to-38-years-in-prison-and-148-lashes-jagran-special-19218344.html (HINDI)




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France/Iran: Douai Un soutien à l’avocate iranienne Nasrin Sotoudeh

le 10 mai, 2019

Nasrin Sotoudeh, une avocate iranienne, défend les droits de l’homme dans un pays où, c’est peu de le dire, cet engagement est risqué. Prix Sakharov pour la liberté de l’esprit en 2012 (un prix décerné par le Parlement européen), Me  Sotoudeh s’est signalée dernièrement en défendant les femmes qui ont enlevé leur voile en public, revendiquant le droit de sortir tête nue. La provocation de trop pour la justice iranienne qui l’a condamné à cinq ans…


Liberté pour Maître Nasrin Sotoudeh – آزادی برای وکیل نسرین ستوده



https://www.dw.com/fa-ir/interview/a-48685775?fbclid=IwAR0Eee7Ph6X9NflZeD6yNX9hNAn-xnRBA8J3-Hwj6quumNCKhLXYlKx-Nz4 (FARSI)

https://www.iranhumanrights.org/2019/05/proposal-aims-to-allow-authorities-to-hold-detainees-for-at-least-20-days-without-counsel/ (ENGLISH)

https://observatoryihr.org/news_item/canada-challenges-iranian-culture-of-impunity-at-ottawa-conference/ (ENGLISH)

https://www.voanews.com/a/iranian-students-protest-mandatory-headscarf-rule/4915075.html (ENGLISH)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nasrin_Sotoudeh (ENGLISH)

https://www.amnotizie.it/2019/05/10/nasrin-sotoudeh-socia-della-camera-penale-di-patti/ (ITALIANO)

https://www.emiliaromagnanews24.it/lunedi-13-maggio-riunione-del-consiglio-comunale-di-bologna-106532.html (ITALIANO)

https://palermo-24h.com/patti-nasrin-sotoudeh-socia-onoraria-della-camera-penale/ (ITALIANO)

https://www.jagran.com/world/middle-east-iranian-human-rights-lawyer-nasrin-sotoudeh-sentenced-to-38-years-in-prison-and-148-lashes-jagran-special-19218344.html (HINDI)


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Iran: The Iranian Mullahs Are Nervous

May 7, 2019

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif’s appearance over the weekend on CBS’s Face the Nation showed him trying to convince someone — his minders at home, perhaps — that Iran is a moderate, trustworthy, and terror-fighting country.

The designation of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a terror organization and the end of oil waivers, he said, would “show the Iranian people that the US is not worthy of being a negotiating partner” and the Trump administration is “squeezing the Iranian people, not the government.”

He added: “When the Iranian people are pressured, they do not respond with submission, they respond with resistance. They want us to represent them.”

That last one is a dead giveaway that the mullahs are nervous.

There is also “White Wednesday,” the women’s protest against laws mandating the wearing of the hijab. Shaparak Shajarizadeh, the iconic woman who stood on a utility box and waved her scarf, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. But women across the country have carried on, removing their headscarves and dancing in public — something also forbidden to women. They are supported by husbands, brothers, and fathers. They too face arrest and imprisonment.

Nasrin Sotoudeh, a lawyer who defended White Wednesday women in court, has been sentenced to 38 years in prison and 148 lashes.

By the end of 2018, Amnesty International said that Iran had arrested more than 7,000 people.

The Iranian Mullahs Are Nervous

Tweets Against Iran’s Compulsory Hijab Law Land Male Activist in Prison

New Chief Justice Appoints Proponent of Public Executions as Tehran Prosecutor General



https://www.amnistiepdm.org/centre-de-presse/iran-vous-me-manquez-mes-chers-enfants-les-lettres-que-nasrin-sotoudeh-a-ecrites-a-ses-enfants-depuis-la-prison (FRANCAIS)

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

http://www.cesenatoday.it/cronaca/ai-giardini-savelli-una-manifestazione-per-la-liberazione-di-nasrin-sotoudeh.html (ITALIANO)

https://www.amnesty.org/es/latest/campaigns/2019/05/nasrin-sotoudeh-letters-to-her-children-from-prison/ (ESPANOL)

https://amnistia.org.pe/noticia/nasrin-detenida-madre-carta-hijos/ (ESPANOL)

https://www.mujerhoy.com/vivir/protagonistas/201905/08/nasrin-sotoudeh-condenada-latigazos-activista-irani-20190507171855.html (ESPANOL)

https://www.nieuwsblad.be/cnt/dmf20190507_04381644 (VLAAMS)

http://www.dewereldmorgen.be/artikel/2019/05/08/amnesty-opgetogen-over-mechels-ereburgerschap-voor-iraanse-advocate-nasrin-sotoudeh (VLAAMS)

https://www.amnesty.se/aktuellt/jag-saknar-dig-min-alskade-nasrin-sotoudehs-brev-till-sina-barn-fran-fangelset/ (SVENSKA)


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Cérémonie de Remise du XXIIIème
Prix Internationale des Droits de l’Homme
“L’Hommage des Avocats à un Avocat”


(Ludovic Trarieux  Facebook, 07/05/19)

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Iran: “I miss you my dearest” – Nasrin Sotoudeh’s letters to her children from prison

May 2, 2019

Iranian lawyer and women’s rights activist Nasrin Sotoudeh’s heartbreaking letters from prison reveal the trauma inflicted on families by the government that claims to protect them.

Nasrin Sotoudeh is a lawyer who has never shied away from doing what’s right in Iran. In her long and impressive career, she has exposed the injustices of the death penalty and campaigned for children’s rights. Most recently, she defied degrading laws that force girls as young as nine to wear a hijab or face prison, flogging or a fine. Nasrin has been sentenced to a total of 38 years and 148 lashes after two unfair trials because she demanded choice for women and girls. She will have to serve 17 years of this sentence.

Nasrin Sotoudeh is also a mother of two. Her commitment to justice and equality for her clients set Iran’s authorities against her. They have thrown her in jail twice: once in 2010 and now again in 2018. Both times, Nasrin was torn from her beloved children – and her children from their brave and loving mother. Over that period, she wrote a number of letters from prison to her son Nima, now aged 11 and her daughter Mehraveh, now 19. As these excerpts show, Nasrin’s anguish at being what she is – someone who must defend what’s right at all costs – makes her question her own choices as a mother. It is an unjust situation wrought not by her choices, but by a repressive government determined to break her. As many would agree, Nasrin is being the best mother she can be, by showing her children that truth and justice are principles worth fighting for – and that being a good mother doesn’t mean choosing between your values and your kids.



Iranian lawyer who defended women’s right to remove hijab gets 38 years, 148 lashes

The Iranian Mullahs are Nervous


https://www.francebleu.fr/infos/faits-divers-justice/affaire-sotoudeh-les-avocats-mayennais-invites-a-bombarder-de-mails-l-ambassade-d-iran-en-france-1556867100 (FRANCAIS)

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

https://www.corriere.it/esteri/19_maggio_03/lettere-miei-figli-un-carcere-iraniano-460e89cc-6dd9-11e9-a640-9ee483a15261.shtml?fbclid=IwAR2_aVDF1BxARpE3r-qhg6DRHxtFRVdbxmnSrWKlAA5CIwasWSqDqbDRdok (ITALIANO)

https://www.ilmattinodifoggia.it/news/basilicata/43310/nasrin-sotoudeh-iscritta-come-socia-onoraria-della-camera-penale-lucana.html (ITALIANO)

http://www.sassilive.it/cronaca/istituzioni-cronaca/nastrini-rossi-per-nasrin-sotoudeh-lavvocata-iraniana-socia-onoraria-della-camera-penale-della-basilicata/ (ITALIANO)

https://www.virgilio.it/italia/sant-angelo-a-fasanella/ultima-ora/nastrini_rossi_per_nasrin_sotoudeh-58688077.html (ITALIANO)

http://www.ansa.it/basilicata/notizie/2019/05/02/nastrini-rossi-per-nasrin-sotoudeh_7ac76b1f-ac5c-4e20-9514-ac524ed6c9d6.html (ITALIANO)

https://internapoli.it/difende-donne-che-hanno-tolto-il-velo-in-pubblico-avvocato-condannata-a-38-anni-di-carcere-e-148-frustrate/ (ITALIANO)

https://www.girodivite.it/Nasrin-potrebbe-marcire-in-carcere.html (ITALIANO)

https://www.cittanuova.it/liberta-clandestina/ (ITALIANO)

https://www.adnkronos.com/fatti/cronaca/2019/05/04/iran-butera-mete-concedere-grazia-nasrin_v5pwvAN8JEmIVoXyIY0ifP.html (ITALIANO)

https://www.elmundo.es/yodona/lifestyle/2019/05/04/5cc6d90efc6c8374678b4594.html (ESPANOL)

https://www.lavozdelsur.es/no-somos-indiferentes/ (ESPANOL)

https://www.amnistia.pt/sinto-a-tua-falta-minha-querida-cartas-de-uma-mae-presa-por-lutar-pela-justica/ (PORTUGUES)

https://ionline.sapo.pt/artigo/655695/envio-te-as-minhas-lagrimas-de-amor-o-relato-emocionado-de-nasrin-sotoudeh?seccao=Mundo (PORTUGUES)

https://www.amnesty.gr/news/articles/article/22144/moy-leipete-agapimena-moy-ta-grammata-tis-nasrin-sotoudeh-sta-paidia-tis (GREEK)

https://www.amnesty.fi/vetoomukset/38-vuotta-vankeutta-ja-148-raipaniskua-iranilainen-ihmisoikeusaktivisti-vapautettava/ (SUOMALAINEN)


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