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Legal News
5 Dec 2012
by Maureen Cosgrove

[JURIST] Iranian lawyer and prominent human rights activist Nasrin Sotoudeh [JURIST news archive] on Tuesday ended a 49-day hunger strike in protest of her prison conditions and a travel ban imposed on her family. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights had Navi Pillay [official website] expressed concern [press release] for … [read more]


Legal News
22 Jun 2012
by Sung Un Kim

[JURIST] The High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy [official website] and Vice President of the Commission Catherine Ashton [official profile] on Thursday condemned [text, PDF] Iran for its treatment of minorities and called on the country to cease its discriminatory policies. She also expressed her … [read more]


Legal News
13 Jun 2012
by Sung Un Kim

[JURIST] Iranian human rights lawyer Abdolfattah Soltani [JURIST news archive] has been sentenced to 13 years of imprisonment by a Tehran Revolutionary Court [official website, in Persian; GlobaLex backgrounder], his daughter said Tuesday. Maede Soltani, who lives in Germany, was notified on Monday [Guardian report] about last week's ruling. The … [read more]


Legal News
5 Mar 2012
by Jamie Davis

[JURIST] Iranian human rights lawyer Abdolfattah Soltani [JURIST news archive] has been sentenced to 18 years in prison after being found guilty by a Tehran Revolutionary Court [official website, in Persian; GlobaLex backgrounder] of spreading anti-government propaganda, his daughter confirmed on Sunday. In addition to his prison sentence, Soltani is … [read more]


Legal News
5 Jul 2011
by Zach Zagger

[JURIST] Prominent Iranian rights lawyer Mohammad Ali Dadkhah was sentenced Monday to nine years in prison and banned from working as a lawyer and a teacher for 10 years after being convicted of seeking to overthrow the government. He had represented [AP report] some of the activists involved in the … [read more]


Legal News
10 Jan 2011
by Ashley Hileman

[JURIST] Prominent Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh was sentenced Sunday to 11 years in prison. Sotoudeh was found guilty [Guardian report] of "acting against national security" and "making propaganda against the system" for which she will serve five and one years, respectively. The remaining five years of her sentence … [read more]


Legal News
2 Nov 2010
by Eryn Correa

[JURIST] Branch 15 of the Revolutionary Court of Iran [GlobeLex backgrounder; JURIST news archive] on Saturday sentenced Iranian human rights lawyer Mohammed Seifzadeh to nine years in prison and a 10-year ban from practicing law. Seifzadeh was charged [RFE/RL report] with acting against national security in establishing the Defender of … [read more]


Legal News
27 Nov 2009
by Sarah Miley

[JURIST] The Iranian government was accused Thursday of confiscating the Nobel Peace Prize medal awarded to human rights lawyer Shirin Ebadi [Nobel profile; JURIST news archive]. The government seized the medal from Ebadi's safety deposit box in Tehran and froze her bank accounts three weeks ago, claiming that Ebadi owes … [read more]


Legal News
22 Dec 2008
by Jay Carmella

[JURIST] Iranian security forces on Sunday raided and closed the offices of a human rights group run by Nobel Peace Prize recipient Shirin Ebadi [Nobel profile; JURIST news archive]. The Iranian judiciary declared that the office of Ebadi's Center for the Defense of Human Rights did not have the proper … [read more]


Legal News
2 Jun 2008
by Deirdre Jurand

[JURIST] An Iranian court has sentenced [Change for Equality press release] a man to one year in prison after police arrested him last year for collecting signatures in a Tehran park in support of women's rights, his lawyer said Sunday. Amir Yaghoub-Ali [Amnesty International profile], a twenty-two year-old student, was … [read more]


Legal News
19 May 2008
by Mike Rosen-Molina

[JURIST] The Iranian government is engaged in systematic human rights abuses, an Iranian human rights group said in an annual report released Sunday. The Defenders of Human Rights Centre, a group founded and headed by 2003 Nobel peace laureate Shirin Ebadi [Nobel profile], condemned the government for continued harassment and … [read more]


Legal News
17 Oct 2007
by Deirdre Jurand

[JURIST] An Iranian court sentenced three university students to prison terms ranging from two to three years for insulting Islam and Islamic clerics, the students' lawyer said Tuesday. Officials arrested the students [AFP report], Majid Tavakoli, Ahmed Ghassaban and Ehsan Mansouri, in May along with five other students on charges … [read more]


Legal News
5 Sep 2007
by Brett Murphy

[JURIST] Iranian-American journalist Parnaz Azima has been granted permission to leave Iran [RFE/RL report] after months of being held in the country due to security-related charges against her, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) [media website] said Tuesday. Azima, employed by a Persian service of RFE/RL, originally traveled to Iran in … [read more]


Legal News
3 Sep 2007
by Joshua Pantesco

[JURIST] Iranian-American scholar Haleh Esfandiari [WWC profile; JURIST news archive], who was released on bail [JURIST report] from Iranian custody in August, obtained a passport from Tehran and left Iran Sunday night for an unknown destination, according to her lawyer. Esfandiari, an American citizen, is the director of the Middle … [read more]


Legal News
27 Aug 2007
by Michael Sung

[JURIST] Iranian 2003 Nobel Peace Prize laureate and human rights lawyer Shirin Ebadi [advocacy website, in Persian; JURIST news archive] said Monday that she has urged UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour [official website; JURIST news archive] to investigate allegations that the Iranian government has been detaining women's … [read more]


Legal News
22 Aug 2007
by Jeannie Shawl

[JURIST] A lawyer for recently released Iranian-American scholar Haleh Esfandiari [WWC profile; JURIST news archive] said Wednesday that national security charges are still pending against Esfandiari and that a trial is expected. Esfandiari was released from Iranian custody on bail [JURIST report] Tuesday, but human rights lawyer and 2003 Nobel … [read more]


Legal News
21 Aug 2007
by Jeannie Shawl

[JURIST] Lawyers for detained Iranian-American scholar Haleh Esfandiari [WWC profile; JURIST news archive] have been informed that she will be released from custody once $320,000 in bail has been paid, an anonymous source from the Iranian judiciary said Tuesday. Though one of Esfandiari's lawyers told Reuters that he has not … [read more]


Legal News
15 Aug 2007
by Michael Sung

[JURIST] Iranian judiciary spokesperson Alireza Jamshidi confirmed Wednesday that Iranian authorities have detained journalists Masoud Bastani, Farshed Gorbanpour, and Soheli Assefi, accusing the three of "publishing false statements and lies" about the Islamic Republic of Iran. Jamshidi said that Assefi, who has been detained since August 4 [RSF report], has … [read more]


Legal News
12 Aug 2007
by Jeannie Shawl

[JURIST] A senior judicial official in Iran said Sunday that prosecutors have completed their investigation into two Iranian-American scholars who have been detained since May. Deputy Prosecutor Hassan Haddad said that the two scholars - Dr. Haleh Esfandiari [WWC profile] of the DC-based Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and … [read more]


Legal News
6 Aug 2007
by Michael Sung

[JURIST] Iranian 2003 Nobel Peace Prize laureate and human rights lawyer Shirin Ebadi [advocacy website, in Persian] requested the assistance of the UN Human Rights Council [official website] to end Iran's "arbitrary detention" of Iranian-American scholar Dr. Haleh Esfandiari [WWC profile] in a letter sent Monday to the UN body's … [read more]

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