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Iran/Hong Kong: In Pictures – Activists ‘flash mob’ Iranian concert to protest jailing of rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh

March 25, 2019

A Hong Kong concert organised by the Iranian Consulate on Monday evening was met with protesters who decried the jailing of human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh.

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Around 20 activists staged a silent protest at the City Hall foyer in Central at around 7:45pm, just before the start of a concert titled “Songs of Persia.”

Venue staff did not intervene, as the protesters revealed black t-shirts stating “Free Nasrin Sotoudeh”

The event was presented by the Iranian Consulate as part of a week-long cultural celebration.

Last June, Sotoudeh was arrested and charged with spying, spreading propaganda and insulting Iran’s supreme leader.

Sotoudeh, who has argued in favour of women’s rights and opposed the death penalty, was given a 38-year jail sentence on March 11. She was also sentenced to receive 148 lashes.

https://www.hongkongfp.com/2019/03/25/just-pictures-protesters-decry-jailing-iranian-rights-lawyer-nasrin-sotoudeh-hong-kong-concert/

https://eaworldview.com/2019/03/iran-daily-tehran-assails-special-rapporteur-human-rights/

https://www.amnesty.org/en/get-involved/take-action/iran-free-nasrin-satoudeh-now/ (SIGN THE PETITION!)

https://www.change.org/p/mehdi-amini-free-nasrin-sotoudeh-now?recruiter=848525859&utm_source=share_sponsor_thank_you&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=share_twitter_responsive&utm_term=psf_combo_share_initial.pacific_post_sap_share_gmail_abi.gmail_abi&recruited_by_id=29233110-f5d9-11e7-a4f4-4565933534d3 (SIGN THE PETITION!)

https://defendlawyers.wordpress.com/2019/03/26/iran-hong-kong-in-pictures-activists-flash-mob-iranian-concert-to-protest-jailing-of-rights-lawyer-nasrin-sotoudeh/ (ENGLISH/FARSI)

https://actu.fr/normandie/val-de-reuil_27701/amnesty-international-donne-rendez-vous-val-reuil-foire-livres_22241868.html (FRANCAIS)

https://le-peuple.ca/societe/article-4902-1553250781 (FRANCAIS)

http://www.elle.fr/Societe/News/Nasrin-Sotoudeh-indignation-planetaire-apres-la-condamnation-de-l-avocate-iranienne-3784230 (FRANCAIS)

https://www.change.org/p/lib%C3%A9rez-l-avocate-iranienne-nasrin-sotoudeh-freenasrin (SIGNEZ LA PETITION!)

https://contrainformacion.es/abogada-irani-condenada-a-38-anos-de-carcel-y-a-recibir-148-latigazos-por-defender-la-libertad-de-las-mujeres/ (ESPANOL)

https://www.barilive.it/news/attualita/799519/ordine-degli-avvocati-solidale-con-sotoudeh-melini-litalia-e-lue-facciano-la-loro-parte (ITALIANO)

http://espresso.repubblica.it/opinioni/l-antitaliano/2019/03/21/news/nasrin-sotoudeh-saviano-1.332877 (ITALIANO)

https://www.catanzaroinforma.it/notizia123897/L-avvocato-Sotoudeh-agli-arresti-si-mobilita-anche-il-Comune.html (ITALIANO)

https://news.mingpao.com/pns/%E6%B8%AF%E8%81%9E/article/20190326/s00002/1553538197316/%E9%9F%B3%E6%A8%82%E6%9C%83%E5%A4%96%E9%9D%9C%E9%BB%98-%E8%81%B2%E6%8F%B4%E4%BC%8A%E6%9C%97%E8%A2%AB%E5%9B%9A%E7%B6%AD%E6%AC%8A%E5%BE%8B%E5%B8%AB (CANTONESE)

https://hk.news.appledaily.com/local/realtime/article/20190325/59411230 (CANTONESE)

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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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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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Iran: European Parliament Urges Iran To Release Sotoudeh, Other Jailed Rights Defenders

March 14, 2019

Nasrin Sotoudeh was the co-winner of the European Parliament's 2012 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought.

The European Parliament has urged Iran to stop criminalizing the work of women’s rights activists and reiterated its call on the country’s authorities to “immediately and unconditionally” release prominent human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh.

In a resolution adopted on March 14, the lawmakers urged Iran to release “all human rights defenders, prisoners of conscience, and journalists detained and sentenced merely for exercising their right to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly.”

It also called on the authorities to “stop the surveillance, arrest, harassment, and prosecution of journalists, online activists and their families, and to put an end to online censorship.”

Sotoudeh, the co-winner of the European Parliament’s 2012 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, last year represented several of the women detained for removing their head scarves in public to protest against the country’s Islamic dress code.

She has reportedly been sentenced to a total of 38 years in prison and 148 lashes after what Amnesty International called two “grossly unfair” trials.

The activist was arrested in June and ordered to serve a five-year sentence imposed on her in absentia in 2016.

And in February, the Iranian authorities allowed Sotoudeh to read the verdict in her most recent court case, which showed that she had been convicted of seven charges and sentenced to an additional 33 years in prison and 148 lashes, London-based Amnesty International said on March 14.

https://www.rferl.org/a/european-parliament-urges-iran-to-release-sotoudeh-other-jailed-rights-defenders/29821398.html

https://agvilvelino.it/article/2019/03/14/iran-ocf-calls-on-the-italian-government-to-save-atty-nasrin-sotoudeh/

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO1903/S00120/iran-un-experts-shocked-at-prison-sentence-for-lawyer.htm

https://www.dw.com/en/there-is-no-light-on-the-horizon-in-iran/a-47892751

https://www.idhbb.org/nasrinsotoudehsentencedUK.htm?fbclid=IwAR2Z4l-oguPwKdH_vapFP13ljdoTRfdmSx3QkxmOzDQaxHSWUI8XVXRA1c8

https://www.article19.org/resources/iran-irans-harsh-sentencing-of-nasrin-sotoudeh-sets-a-new-tone-for-judicial-repression-of-human-rights/?fbclid=IwAR2VOrXD9pWyF6-BVBK2aUJrWUFeXT1puUm9YXiEgM57W8obQoNMNUzOeZE

http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Iranian-lawyers-protest-conviction-of-human-rights-activist-Nasrin-Sotoudeh-46511.html

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/detained-human-rights-leader-vulnerable-to-torture-7k5lbkppt

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

https://www.france24.com/fr/20190314-oeilmedias-iran-droits-homme-femme-nasrine-sotoudeh-brexit-theresa-may (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=IwAR3t_G_gndq6mE0xIzOS60kA_00RsAoc7KDqqBo8KNLuIP5IMyiRqv6B0ms (FRANCAIS)

https://www.nouvelobs.com/monde/20190314.OBS1799/qui-est-nasrin-sotoudeh-la-militante-des-droits-humains-emprisonnee-en-iran.html (FRANCAIS)

https://www.marianne.net/monde/l-iran-geolier-de-nasrin-sotoudeh-et-membre-de-la-commission-pour-la-condition-des-femmes-de-l (FRANCAIS)

https://www.amnesty.fr/actions-mobilisation/agir-pour-nasrin-sotoudeh?utm_medium=reseaux-sociaux&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR2c2yp43aK8S2ZrzJ64A_Ea7U1oKanTnIKFobd_1Meqo6mKKBsfRFrlH5E (FRANCAIS)

https://blogs.mediapart.fr/carol-mann/blog/160319/pourquoi-il-est-urgent-de-sauver-nasrin-sotoudeh?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=Sharing&xtor=CS3-66&fbclid=IwAR3-i7hXs3VawSqPa_FTS-1uT4YfYzGBRWklDtJUi7YQODwaX3rmT71EJg8 (FRANCAIS)

https://www.franceculture.fr/societe/nasrin-sotoudeh-une-vie-de-combats?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook&fbclid=IwAR0HGK59Cyw4zyRLqhoQNCPjoT0S469q5Vm0tpbQkuUJorxKwHs3lOuXBow#Echobox=1552815799 (FRANCAIS)

https://www.bbc.com/mundo/noticias-47564364?SThisFB&fbclid=IwAR3hv1EEIS5Pk1fwBP4vq9U6LVKZgSBVuPx2RfmX3wTQVie9XvdrtRzrfaU (ESPANOL)

https://www.es.amnesty.org/actua/acciones/iran-nasrin-sotoudeh-mar19/?utm_source=FBPAGE&utm_medium=social&utm_content=Web_petition-Human+Rights+Defenders-nasrin-Iran-20190315-2190830421-FBPAGE&utm_campaign=Web_petition-Human+Rights+Defenders-nasrin-Women%27s+Rights (ESPANOL)

https://it.aleteia.org/2019/03/14/nasrin-sotoudeh-iran-condanna-carcere-frustate-diritti-donne/ (ITALIANO)

http://italians.corriere.it/2019/03/15/lettera-1513/ (ITALIANO)

https://www.welt.de/politik/ausland/plus190328525/Iran-Mann-von-Nasrin-Sotoudeh-beklagt-schlechte-Versorgung-in-Haft.html (DEUTSCH)

https://expresso.pt/dossies/diario/2019-03-12-Nasrin-nao-merece-estar-na-cadeia-nem-um-segundo-que-seja.-E-no-entanto-foi-condenada-a-38-anos-de-prisao-e-148-chicotadas-1?fbclid=IwAR3mYhGnAW72jmehjp3c5B9sCQSqPYqkcBY7VUG9_azvRKXsZ3CvTYDrKB0#gs.1c4as6 (PORTUGUES)

https://secure.amnesty.nl/urgentaction/nasrin-sotoudeh (NEDERLAND)

https://www.change.org/p/%D0%BE%D1%82%D0%BC%D0%B5%D0%BD%D0%B8%D1%82%D0%B5-%D0%BF%D1%80%D0%B8%D0%B3%D0%BE%D0%B2%D0%BE%D1%80-%D0%B2%D1%8B%D0%BD%D0%B5%D1%81%D0%B5%D0%BD%D0%BD%D1%8B%D0%B9-%D0%BD%D0%B0%D1%81%D1%80%D0%B8%D0%BD-%D1%81%D0%BE%D1%82%D1%83%D0%B4%D0%B5?recruiter=1716644&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=psf_combo_share_initial.pacific_post_sap_share_gmail_abi.gmail_abi&utm_term=signature_receipt&recruited_by_id=b40dff50-10a5-0130-5b4e-404067ca6a7a (RUSSIAN)

La pétition lancée par le CNB et l’appel des organisations internationales qui demandent la libération de #NasrinSotoudeh en boucle sur FRANCE 24 FRANCE 24 >> https://youtu.be/NaSms9uDdAU?t=217

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(CNB Conseil National des Barreaux Facebook, 15/03/19)

 

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Argentina/Iran/Israel: Buenos Aires Jewish Center Bombing, 25 Years (and No Convictions) Later

March 6, 2019

At 9:53 a.m. on July 18, 1994, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, a suicide bomber in a Renault van detonated more than 600 pounds of explosives near the entrance to AMIA (Argentine Israelite Mutual Association in English), a five-story center that has, for generations, provided and sponsored a variety of crucial services for the largest Jewish community in Latin America. 

The terrorist killed himself and 85 people who were in or near the Jewish center and injured hundreds. In the nearly 25 years since, there have been trials, accusations, public demonstrations, private lawsuits, volumes of testimony, videotaped bribery, at least one suspicious death and countless articles about Argentine malfeasance and the suspected involvement of Iranian, Hezbollah and Hamas officials. To date, no one has been convicted. 

“Justice” and “impunity” were key words in a symposium about the incident, held on Feb. 21 at Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles. The event, “25 Years After Argentina’s AMIA Bombing: Justice vs. Impunity,” featured American and Argentine speakers, mostly attorneys, many of whom have been personally involved in unsuccessful attempts to fully learn the facts and hold the perpetrators and their allies responsible, whether in Iran, Lebanon, Syria or Argentina. 

The first half of the symposium took place in a large classroom. Around 50 people attended. Each presentation was followed by critiques from experts and questions from the audience. One of the presenters was Gastón Chillier, an Argentine attorney and human rights activist, who spoke from Buenos Aires via Skype. He summed up the current state of the investigation, saying, “As of this day, Argentines do not know what happened.” 

https://jewishjournal.com/news/los_angeles/community/294823/buenos-aires-jewish-center-bombing-25-years-and-no-convictions-later/

http://www.jwire.com.au/25-years-after-the-amia-bombing-justice-is-again-denied/

http://www.thetower.org/7272-in-argentina-five-convicted-ex-president-and-7-others-acquitted-for-obstructing-amia-probe/

https://www.euronews.com/2019/02/28/argentine-court-clears-ex-president-menem-in-jewish-bombing-cover-up-case

https://www.dw.com/en/ex-argentine-president-cleared-in-1994-jewish-center-bombing-cover-up/a-47734089

https://www.jewishpress.com/news/middle-east/hezbollah/former-argentine-president-acquitted-of-interference-in-amia-bombing-investigation/2019/03/01/

https://worldisraelnews.com/forensic-expert-who-declared-amia-investigators-death-not-a-suicide-found-dead/

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-47409716

http://www.israelhayom.com/2019/03/19/key-argentinian-pathologist-in-nisman-case-found-dead/

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

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

https://www.elciudadanoweb.com/el-periodista-pablo-duggan-presenta-su-libro-quien-mato-a-nisman/ (ESPANOL)

https://www.lanacion.com.ar/politica/la-corte-dejo-firme-prision-cristina-kirchner-nid2226329 (ESPANOL)

https://www.clarin.com/politica/amia-confirmaron-esteche-seguira-preso-juicio-oral_0_4-g7qicVV.html (ESPANOL)

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

https://www.juedische-allgemeine.de/juedische-welt/freispruch/ (DEUTSCH)

https://internacional.estadao.com.br/noticias/geral,perito-do-caso-nisman-e-encontrado-morto-em-buenos-aires,70002759728?utm_source=estadao%3Afacebook&utm_medium=link&fbclid=IwAR00MDHPk6EBSOBrT21Vy6nenOg2KjLVoObAkbU2UeK50mn6q2tyHtPQElk (PORTUGUES)

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)

Iran: Human Rights Lawyer Mohammad Najafi Facing 19 Years Behind Bars in Iran

January 28, 2019

Najafi Jailed for Demanding Justice for Detainee Who Died in State Custody

Imprisoned human rights attorney Mohammad Najafi was sentenced to two more years in prison in Iran on January 22, 2019—bringing the total number of years he has been condemned to serve to 19.

The sentences have been issued over the course of several trials held over the last few months. In the latest trial at Branch 102 of the Criminal Court in Shazand, Markazi Province, the 43-year-old was also fined four million tomans (approximately $950 USD), his lawyer Payam Derafshan told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI).

Derafshan noted that the sentence was based on comments Najafi had posted on Instagram for which he had already been found guilty and sentenced.

In addition to the three-year prison sentence Najafi has been serving since October 2018, he has also been issued preliminary sentences totaling 14 more years behind bars.

On December 11, 2018, Najafi was sentenced to 13 years in prison for the charges of “collaboration with enemy states through transferring news and information in interviews” (10 years), “propaganda against the state” (two years) and “insulting the supreme leader” (one year) by Branch 1 of the Revolutionary Court in Arak.

On December 15, Branch 102 of the Criminal Court in Shazand also sentenced Najafi to one year in prison for the charge of “publishing falsehoods in cyberspace with a phone and computer with the intention to disturb public opinion.”

On January 15, 2019, Najafi was transferred from Arak Central Prison to the nearby city of Shazand to face the charge of “disturbing public opinion” in connection with a letter he posted on Facebook on September 8, 2018, criticizing Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei,

https://www.iranhumanrights.org/2019/01/human-rights-lawyer-mohammad-najafi-facing-19-years-behind-bars-in-iran/?fbclid=IwAR36vQh6FR_p09V2qRH-N0g9JUKz_w7R5GFiyZRnBBMjJ1CTbgAZpIBRXh0

https://iran-hrm.com/index.php/2019/01/24/imprisoned-attorney-mohammad-najafi-faces-more-jail-time-while-case-is-under-appeal/

https://iran-hrm.com/index.php/2019/01/29/sufi-woman-locked-up-with-drug-offenders-in-critical-health-condition/

https://en.radiofarda.com/a/iranians-speak-about-what-happened-to-freedom-after-revolution/29748478.html

https://www.facebook.com/events/749617858748886/ (FRANCAIS)

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IRAN – 22 janvier 2019
Mohammad Najafi
Condamné quatre fois en quatre mois à un total de 19 ans de prison.

Le 22 janvier 2019, Mohammad Najafi, 43 ans, avocat à Arak, la capitale de la province de Markazi, a été condamné par la chambre 102 du tribunal pénal de Shazand, à deux ans de prison pour avoir «troublé l’opinion publique», dans une lettre publiée sur Facebook le 8 septembre 2018, critiquant le guide suprême Ali Khamenei. Il a également été condamné à une amende de quatre millions de tomans (environ 950 USD).

Cette dernière condamnation porte à 19 ans le nombre total d’années de prison auxquelles il a été condamné en quatre mois.

(L’Observatoire des Avocats Facebook, 29/01/19)