June 30, 2018
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June 27, 2018
Prominent Iranian rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh was re-arrested on June 13, 2018.
She recently defended women protesting the obligatory Islamic headscarf. Sotoudeh has dedicated her life to fighting for human rights in Iran. Retweet and call on the Iran authorities to immediately and unconditionally release Nasrin Sotoudeh!
June 25, 2018
Detained Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh has refused to post bail in protest against the charges that have been laid against her.
“Nasrin believes the bail amount is not only heavy but also does not fit the baseless and fabricated charges against her, and she has refused to accept it,” Sotoudeh’s husband Reza Khandan told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) on June 23.
Bail had been set at 650 million tomans (approximately $152,500 USD) for the well-known human rights lawyer to be released until being tried for the charges of “propaganda against the state” and “assembly and collusion against national security.”
Iranian security agents arrested Sotoudeh, 55, at her home on June 13, 2018, based on a complaint filed by a judicial official in Kashan, 152 miles south of Tehran, in connection with Sotoudeh legally representing Shaparak Shajarizadeh, who has been charged for peacefully protesting against Iran’s compulsory hijab law.
Sotoudeh also recently publicly criticized the judiciary’s decision to restrict the right to counsel of detainees facing politically motivated charges to just 20 state-approved lawyers.
Sotoudeh has refused to retain a lawyer to reiterate her opposition to the list and has threatened to remove her hijab in prison if she is not released.
یادداشت جمعی از دوستان نسرین ستوده در حمایت از طوفان توییتری:
روز چهارشنبه ساعت ۲۰.۳۰ به وقت ایران در شبکههای اجتماعی و در دفاع از وکیلمان نسرین ستوده، در طوفان توییتری شرکت میکنیم. زیرا:
– نسرین ستوده شجاعانه از حقوق ما دفاع کرده است.
– نسرین ستوده شجاعانه از دختران خیابان انقلاب که به حجاب اجباری معترضاند در دادگاهها دفاع کرده است و اینک هزینه این دفاع را در زندان میپردازد.
– نسرین ستوده به وکلای انتصابی قوه قضاپیه در دفاع از متهمان سیاسی و امینیتی اعتراض کرده است. او انتخاب آزادانه وکیل را حق شهروندان و انتخاب موکل را حق وکلا میداند و دخالت قوه قضاییه در این امر را شکستن حریم آزادی شهروندان میداند.
– از نسرین ستوده حمایت می کنیم زیرا نمیخواهیم به بدعهدی متهم شویم. تاریخ کشورمان به یاد خواهد داشت که مردم، مدافعان واقعی حقوقشان را تنها نگذاشتهاند.
برای دیده شدن خبر نسرین ستوده همه ما باید در یک روز و یک زمان پیامهایمان را منتشر کنیم تا در انبوه توییتهای فوتبال و اخبار دیگر، نام و هشتگ #FREENASRIN در خبرها، داغ و به اصطلاح ترند شود.
１- در روز چهارشنبه راس ساعت ۲۰.۳۰ به وقت ایران فرستادن توییتها را شروع میکنیم!
２- استفاده از یک هشتگ مشخص و نه هشتگهای از پیش استفاده شده یا متفاوت، کمک میکند تا خبر داغ شود. لطفا روز چهارشنبه همه از هشتگ #FREENASRIN استفاده کنیم.
３- اگر هر نفر از دوستانش دعوت کند تا به این طوفان بپیوندد، به معنی این است که کمک کرده است تا خبر وضعیت نسرین ستوده در بین خبرهای داغ دنیا دست به دست بچرخد و در رسانهها و سیاستمداران به چشم بیاید. یادمان باشد او نسرین ستوده است و ما در روزهای سخت پیش رو او را در کنارمان نیاز داریم!
４- ساعت قرار به وقت سایر کشورها:
اروپای مرکزی: ساعت ۱۸.۰۰
امریکای شمالی به وقت شرق امریکا و کانادا: ۱۲ ظهر.
جمعی از دوستان نسرین ستوده
June 23, 2018
Iran’s semi-official ISNA news agency is citing the husband of a prominent human rights lawyer who says authorities have set bail at 6.5 billion-rial (around $152,500) for his imprisoned wife, who rejected it.
Nasrin Sotoudeh was arrested June 13 on charges of collusion and propaganda against the system. She had defended women protesting against having to wear the Islamic headscarf.
The Saturday report quotes Reza Khandan as saying Sotoudeh rejected the offer. Khandan said Sotoudeh considers the allegations against her baseless and believes the bail is inappropriate.
Khandan says Sotoudeh is housed in the general women’s ward in Evin prison.
https://www.facebook.com/notes/mariacarmela-ribecco/iran-immediate-release-nasrin-sotoudeh/10155662222001801/ (URGENT ACTION – PLEASE SIGN! This letter will be sent by post and email to the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran on June 26, 2018. You can add your signature to the letter through this facebook note)
The first letter of Nasrin Sotoudeh from Evin prison:
Arrestato l’avvocato di AHMADREZA DJALALI
Leggete l’aggiornamento tratto da Giornale La Sesiadi venerdì 22.06.2018
(Amnesty International – Vercelli 24/6/18)
June 22, 2018
IRN 002 / 0618 / OBS 088
Incommunicado detention /
Ill-treatments / Judicial harassment
The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a partnership of FIDH and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), requests your urgent intervention in the following situation in Iran.
Description of the situation:
The Observatory has been informed by the League for the Defence of Human Rights in Iran (LDDHI) about the arbitrary arrest, incommunicado detention and judicial harassment of Ms. Zeinab Taheri, a human rights lawyer.
According to the information received, on June 19, 2018, Ms. Zeinab Taheri was summoned to the Prosecutor’s Office for Culture and Media in Tehran and detained on charges of “disturbing the public opinion”, “spreading propaganda against the system” and “publishing lies”. Tehran Prosecutor Mr. Jafari Dolatabadi subsequently said during a press conference organised on the same day that Ms. Taheri had “incited the public opinion and mobilised the counterrevolution against the judiciary”, and that “the hostile media used her remarks to published reports against the judiciary”.
Later on the same day, Ms. Zeinab Taheri was transferred to the Qarchack women’s prison in Sharhr-e Rey, southern Tehran, where she has been detained incommunicado since. Ms. Taheri would allegedly have been subjected to ill-treatments during her detention and subsequently transferred to a hospital. She has also reportedly started a hunger strike to protest her detention.
Ms. Zeinab Taheri’s arrest came a day after one of her clients, Mr. Mohammad Salass, a Sufi dervish, was executed, for allegedly driving a bus that killed three members of the security forces near the house of a Sufi Order’s leader four months ago. Ms. Taheri took over the case in its final stage and applied for a retrial at the Supreme Court. However, the Supreme Court did not invite her to a hearing and did not seem to take notice of her application. In the final week leading to the execution of her client, Ms. Zeinab Taheri said that he had been coerced to confess under torture and had voiced her objections and criticism of the unfair proceedings against her client, including on Twitter, where she had vowed to “reveal for public opinion all possible” evidence of her client’s innocence. Ms. Taheri also wrote an open letter to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to ask him to intervene in the case. The international community voiced its concerns about the judicial proceedings that led to the execution of Mr. Mohammad Salass.
June 20, 2018
Responding to the arrest of Zeynab Taheri, the lawyer of Mohammad Salas, the 51-year-old Sufi bus driver who was executed on Monday morning after a grossly unfair trial, Philip Luther, Amnesty International’s Research and Advocacy Director for the Middle East and North Africa, said:
“It’s telling that Zeynab Taheri’s arrest followed her public announcement that she intended to publish key evidence pointing to Mohammad Salas’ innocence. Her arrest exposes yet again the Iranian authorities’ relentless persecution of lawyers who speak out against torture and unfair trials.
“Zeynab Taheri has been a vocal advocate for Mohammad Salas by publicly calling out the unfairness of his trial, including the dismissal of key evidence indicating his innocence.
“Zeynab Taheri must be immediately and unconditionally released. Instead of arresting her for her work as a lawyer, the Iranian authorities should be addressing the widely held concerns regarding the unconscionable execution of Mohammad Salas after a grossly unfair trial.”
Zeynab Taheri was arrested yesterday morning on trumped-up charges including “spreading propaganda against the system”, “publishing lies” and “disturbing public opinion”.
There are reports indicating that she has been taken to Shahr-e Rey prison (also known as Gharchak), in Varamin, near Tehran, where several hundred women convicted of violent offences are held in overcrowded and unhygienic conditions.