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Iran/France: Hautes-Alpes : les avocats du barreau des Hautes-Alpes solidaires envers l’Iranienne Nasrin Sotoudeh

le 23 juillet, 2019

Nasrin Sotoudeh est une avocate iranienne. Elle a été condamnée à de la prison et des coups de fouet pour avoir défendu les droits des femmes dans son pays. Bien évidemment la communauté internationale se lève contre cette décision à l’image des avocats des Hautes-Alpes et de leur bâtonnier Philippe Lecoyer. A l’occasion du passage du Tour de France à Gap, ils espèrent bien se faire entendre :



https://www.nessunotocchicaino.it/notizia/iran-arrestate-e-condannate-a-morte-spie-della-cia-50308477 (ITALIANO)


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Le Barreau des hautes alpes mobilisé pour soutenir,à l’occasion du passage du Tour de France notre consœur iranienne, condamnée par la justice de son pays à 38 années de prison et 148 coups de fouet pour avoir défendu la cause de femmes ayant refusé de porter le voile. La banderole « Nasrin free » fait actuellement le tour des Barreaux de France à l’instar des coureurs cyclistes

(Philippe Lecoyer Facebook, 23/07/19)

Iran: Join the global campaign to free Iranian human rights activist Nasrin Sotoudeh

July 19, 2019

Nasrin Sotoudeh

Prominent defender of women’s rights, Nasrin Sotoudeh, has been sentenced to seven years in prison by the Iranian justice system. Help us advocate for her freedom by signing our petition today.

A global campaign is pushing for the release of Iranian human right’s activist and lawyer, Nasrin Sotoudeh, who is currently being punished by the legal system in Iran for stringently defending women’s rights.

Sotoudeh was arrested in June 2018, and has consequently been sentenced to seven years in jail by an Iranian court, having already spent three years behind bars.

In a letter penned to the public on Saturday, however, Sotoudeh’s husband, Reza Khandan, disclosed more information about her incarceration. Khandan revealed that seven indictments in total have been pronounced against his wife, which have totalled up to 38 years in prison and 148 lashes.

The 55 year-old lawyer has been a prominent human rights activist in Iran for years, after tirelessly defending several women who had protested against the mandatory wearing of the headscarf by appearing bareheaded in public.

Prior to her focus on women’s rights, Sotoudeh was imprisoned in Iran from 2010 to 2013, after defending protestors who had been arrested during the 2009 demonstrations against the contested reelection of ex-president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The state put Sotoudeh behind bars in this case for allegedly ‘acting against national security’ and ‘propaganda against the regime’.

Join the global campaign to free Iranian human rights activist Nasrin Sotoudeh


Iranian political prisoners hunger strike in horrific condition


https://angers.maville.com/actu/actudet_-angers.-l-etape-angevine-en-soutien-a-l-avocate-iranienne_52728-3778216_actu.Htm (FRANCAIS)

https://www.libereznasrinsotoudeh.be/ (FRANCAIS)

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

https://www.icaoviedo.es/Noticias/?codNoticia=3463 (ESPANOL)

https://www.ordineavvocaticagliari.it/docs/news_22_07_2019_23982.pdf?fbclid=IwAR1LLJy9a27NoCV3hqefkxS6s_ps87hlvvQrmetJgNB9FfgLQytmK5SBk1o (ITALIANO)


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Le Barreau des hautes alpes mobilisé pour soutenir,à l’occasion du passage du Tour de France notre consœur iranienne, condamnée par la justice de son pays à 38 années de prison et 148 coups de fouet pour avoir défendu la cause de femmes ayant refusé de porter le voile. La banderole « Nasrin free » fait actuellement le tour des Barreaux de France à l’instar des coureurs cyclistes

(Philippe Lecoyer Facebook, 23/07/19)

Iran/France: Angers. L’étape angevine en soutien à l’avocate iranienne

le 19 juillet, 2019

photo angers. l’étape angevine en soutien à l’avocate iranienne

Une bannière réclamant la libération de Nasrin Sotoudeh a été tendue par les avocats d’Angers.

Les avocats du monde entier manifestent actuellement pour la libération de leur consœur iranienne, Nasrin Sotoudeh, authentique figure de la défense des Droits de l’Homme dans son pays.

Le 8 mars dernier, Mme Sotoudeh a été condamnée à 33 ans de prison et 148 coups de fouet pour avoir pris publiquement la défense d’une de ses clientes qui avait ôté son foulard en public. Comme nombre de barreaux de France, celui d’Angers avait voté une motion le 14 mai pour dénoncer « le caractère indigne, barbare et inhumain » des condamnations infligées.

Une bannière « Nasrin free » (liberté pour Nasrin) fait en ce moment le tour de France des barreaux. Après Nantes, mercredi, et avant Gap vendredi (pour le passage du Tour de France) la bannière était le jeudi 18 juillet à Angers. Sous la houlette du bâtonnier Monika Pasquini et du bâtonnier délégué François-Xavier Juguet, la bannière a été brièvement tendue, jeudi après-midi, devant la Maison de l’avocat d’Angers avec une vingtaine d’avocats.



https://iranhumanrights.org/2019/07/mass-hunger-strike-launched-in-evin-prison-against-unlawful-treatment-of-political-prisoners/ (ENGLISH)

https://jamieglazov.com/2019/03/28/glazov-moment-take-a-stand-for-nasrin-sotoudeh/ (ENGLISH)

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

https://www.agoravox.it/Relazioni-tese-tra-Iran-e.html (ITALIANO)


Iran/The Philippines/China/Nigeria: LSO expresses concern over global human rights violations

July 16, 2019

Organization has issued statements condemning violations of legal professionals’ human rights

LSO expresses concern over global human rights violations

The Law Society of Ontario has expressed “grave concerns” regarding human rights violations against members of the legal profession across the globe.

“Lawyers should be able to exercise their legitimate duties without fear for their lives, for their liberty or for their security. The Law Society of Ontario urges all governments to comply with international human rights laws, including the United Nations’ Basic Principles on the Role of Lawyers,” the society said in a statement.

The law society’s Human Rights Monitoring Group have issued public statements regarding the following lawyers:

  • Jiang Tianyong in China, who is being subjected to surveillance and restrictions on freedom of movement after his release from prison for “incitement to subvert state power.”
  • Nasrin Sotoudeh in Iran, who was convicted on seven charges, and sentenced to 33 years in prison and 148 lashes. According to credible reports, the charges stem solely from her human rights work and for having spoken out against the death penalty in Iran.





https://lso.ca/nouvelles-et-evenements/nouvelles/2019/le-barreau-est-tres-preoccupe-par-les-violations-des-droits-de-la-personne-a-l%E2%80%99encontre-de-membres-d (FRANCAIS)




Argentina/Iran/Israel: Latin American Jews still don’t have justice 25 years after the AMIA massacre

July 15, 2019


In any crime against a community, certain things must happen to provide some measure of healing and redemption.

But as we approach the 25th anniversary of the horrific bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires, Argentina, these necessary steps have not taken place.

Despite years of activity and rhetoric, justice has not been achieved for the victims, their families and Latin American Jewry — 85 people were killed and 300 injured. Argentines have not been brought together in solidarity with the Jewish community, and the government has not instilled a measure of confidence that such a devastating event will be prevented from ever happening again.

Because of this reality, a feeling exists all these years later that the terror is being relived constantly rather than being put behind them.

Early on, it became clear that Iran, through its terrorist proxy Hezbollah, was responsible for the bombing. Hezbollah had been active in the anarchic border among Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil known as the Triple Frontier.

Interpol made clear that it suspected high-level officials in the Iranian regime as being the masterminds of the plot. In 2007, red alerts were issued for former Foreign Minister Ahmad Vahidi and other Iranian officials. Disappointingly, Interpol did not issue similar alerts for former officials such as Ali Rafsanjani, Ali Akbar Velayati and Hadi Soleimanpour, the ex-ambassador to Argentina.

Meanwhile, different Argentine governments and judiciaries mismanaged or politicized the matter and never truly followed up to bring those responsible to justice.

The investigation reached a low during the presidency of Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner between 2007 and 2013. A special prosecutor, Alberto Nisman, was appointed and, according to reports, he allegedly found Kirchner and other members of her government guilty of complicity with the Iranians to cover up the Iranian role in the bombing. The day before Nisman was scheduled to issue his findings, he was found dead in his apartment.

Kircher’s government quickly claimed it was a suicide, but it soon became apparent that Nisman had been murdered.

Latin American Jews still don’t have justice 25 years after the AMIA massacre



Argentina, Iran, and the Enduring Mystery Surrounding the Death of a Special Prosecutor












http://elmed.io/matanza-de-la-amia-25-anos-de-impunidad/ (ESPANOL)

https://www.france24.com/es/20190711-fernandez-declara-juicio-pacto-argentina-iran (ESPANOL)

https://www.infobae.com/politica/2019/07/10/chicanas-y-una-diferencia-con-cristina-kirchner-en-torno-a-la-denuncia-de-nisman-la-declaracion-de-alberto-fernandez-sobre-el-pacto-con-iran/ (ESPANOL)

https://www.lavoz.com.ar/politica/caso-nisman-unico-imputado-como-participe-del-crimen-diego-lagomarsino-trabaja-como-perito- (ESPANOL)

https://www.lanacion.com.ar/editoriales/hezbollah-y-el-terrorismo-nid2267464 (ESPANOL)

https://fr.timesofisrael.com/un-responsable-de-wahington-promet-daccroitre-la-pression-sur-liran/ (FRANCAIS)

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

Iran/Kurdistan: The Secretary of National Unity Party in Kurdistan Released on Bail

July 12, 2019

The Secretary of National Unity Party in Kurdistan Released on Bail

Farhad Mohammadi, a lawyer and secretary of the National Unity Party in Kurdistan, was released on bail.

Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that this lawyer was released from Sanandaj Central Prison at noon on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 after a 6-month detention on a heavy bail of 500 million Tomans.

This activist was arrested on Jan 4, 2019 following the massive arrest of environmental activists and members of the National Unity Party in Sanandaj and Kamyaran. He was detained in the solitary confinement of the Ministry of Intelligence Detention Centre in Sanandaj under the Torture and pressure for about 5 months of his arrest in order to make false confessions.

He was transferred to the quarantine ward of Sanandaj Central Prison on May 25, 2019 but – contrary to the usual practice of being released on bail, his interim detention was illegally extended per the request of the Prosecutor’s Office of the Islamic Revolutionary court of Sanandaj.

Farhad Mohammadi had only one short visit with his family in the presence of his interogators during the entire term of his detention despite the fact that his young daughter had been admitted to the hospital for a serious illness at the same time.

A month after his arrest, 59 lawyers published an open letter in which they had asked for the release of Mohammadi while stressing on his good professional standing.

The Secretary of National Unity Party in Kurdistan Released on Bail

Ten Detained Political Activists and Environmentalists Denied Counsel in Iran’s Kurdistan Province

12 Conservationists Detained Without Counsel in Iran’s Kurdistan Province




L’evento, dal titolo “Nasrin Sotoudeh, una vita per difendere”, è dedicato a far conoscere e a dare voce all’avvocata iraniana Nasrin Sotoudeh, la quale è detenuta perché tutela nel suo Paese i diritti umani, in generale, e quelli delle donne, in particolare.

L’iniziativa consiste nella lettura a tre voci (due femminili e una maschile) di lettere e interventi di Nasrin Sotoudeh che descrivono in ordine cronologico il suo percorso umano e professionale: si parte dalle lettere inviate ai figli, al marito, al capo della Magistratura iraniana e dal ricordo di Haleh Sahabi (figlia di un noto attivista iraniano per i diritti umani), scritti nel 2011, durante il primo periodo di detenzione; si prosegue con la lettera dell’11 dicembre 2012 (composta in occasione del conferimento del Premio Sacharov) e il messaggio del 22 giugno 2018 (scritto dieci giorni dopo essere stata di nuovo arrestata per il suo sostegno alle donne che, a Teheran, lungo il Viale Enghelàb – ribattezzato “Viale della Rivoluzione” – hanno manifestato contro l’obbligo di portare in pubblico il velo (hijàb) e alla battaglia per l’abolizione della tortura) e con la lettera con la quale ha commentato la sentenza di condanna emessa nei suoi confronti l’11 marzo 2019 dal Tribunale Islamico Rivoluzionario; si finisce con il messaggio inviato alla Presidente dell’Ordine degli Avvocati di Parigi, Marie-Aimée Peyron, letto, nel corso della conferenza tenuta l’11 aprile 2019 alla “Maison du Barreau” di Parigi, dal Premio Nobel per la pace Shirìn Ebadì, avvocata e attivista per i diritti umani iraniana in esilio.

Alla lettura della testimonianza – contenuta negli scritti sopra menzionati – delle ragioni per cui Nasrin Sotoudeh si batte da sempre, è affiancata quella del testo della sentenza con la quale, in data 11 marzo 2019, il Tribunale Rivoluzionario Islamico l’ha condannata alla pena di anni trentatre e mesi sei di reclusione e centoquarantotto frustate.







https://www.dw.com/en/thousands-in-berlin-protest-irans-political-repression/a-49501155-0 (ENGLISH)

https://herald.report/solidarity-march-for-a-free-iran-on-6-july-2019-in-berlin/ (ENGLISH)

https://iranhumanrights.org/2019/07/un-seriously-concerned-over-irans-consistent-pattern-of-denying-prisoners-medical-treatment/ (ENGLISH)

https://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/wireStory/iran-off-hijabs-hard-liners-push-back-64334862 (ENGLISH)

https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2019/07/iran-cruel-campaign-to-extract-propaganda-confessions-from-protesters-against-compulsory-veiling/ (ENGLISH)

https://www.lawtimesnews.com/practice-areas/human-rights/lso-expresses-concern-over-global-human-rights-violations/277066#.XS8Kl4Ty_4Y.twitter (ENGLISH)

http://www.presseagence.fr/lettre-economique-politique-paca/2019/07/04/draguignan-un-geste-de-soutien-a-nasrin-sotoudeh/ (FRANCAIS)

https://www.amnesty.be/je-veux-agir/agir-en-ligne/ecrire-des-lettres/article/un-avocat-condamne-a-plus-de-29-ans-de-prison (FRANCAIS)

http://www.lefigaro.fr/flash-actu/avant-le-rendez-vous-de-biarritz-un-g7-des-avocats-a-ete-organise-a-paris-20190712 (FRANCAIS)

https://www.lesechos.fr/monde/enjeux-internationaux/premiere-reunion-des-avocats-du-g7-1038488 (FRANCAIS)

https://www.amnesty.de/mitmachen/urgent-action/menschenrechtsanwalt-zu-gefaengns-und-stockhieben-verurteilt (DEUTSCH)

http://mietspiegelnews.com/kultur/Im-Iran-einige-nehmen-Ihre-hijabs-als-hard-Liner-push-zuruck-h26570.html (DEUTSCH)

https://www.amnesty.nl/actueel/irans-gedwongen-bekentenissen-hoofddoek (NEDERLANDS)

https://inosmi.ru/politic/20190710/245446299.html (RUSSIAN)


Image may contain: Reza Khandan, text and close-up

Image may contain: Reza Khandan, text