October 19, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
The semi-official news group Iranian Students' News Agency reported on Sunday that an Iranian court has banned a prominent human rights lawyer from practicing law for three years. Nasrin Sotoudeh, who has won numerous awards for her work, stated that she will not appeal the decision. However, she ...[read more]
April 1, 2014
by Stephen Adelgren
Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, has been summoned by the Iranian Intelligence Ministry according to a post on her husband's Facebook page Tuesday. The summons are thought to be in response to a video posted online showing Sotoudeh giving a speech that voices support for what she ...[read more]
September 19, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
Iranian lawyer and prominent human rights activist Nasrin Sotoudeh was permanently released on Wednesday, after spending over two years in prison. Sotoudeh was serving six-year sentence for her September 2010 arrest and conviction for propaganda and harming national security. Other prisoners ...[read more]
January 18, 2013
by Sarah Posner
Iranian lawyer and prominent human rights activist Nasrin Sotoudeh was temporarily released from prison on Thursday, after spending over two years in prison, her husband said. Sotoudeh left prison in Tehran for three days and was greeted Thursday by her husband and two children. Sotoudeh is ...[read more]
December 5, 2012
by Maureen Cosgrove
Iranian lawyer and prominent human rights activist Nasrin Sotoudeh 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 expressed concern for Sotoudeh's deteriorating health and ...[read more]
January 9, 2012
by Cynthia Miley
On January 9, 2011, prominent Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh wasfound guiltyof "acting against national security" and "making propaganda against the system" and sentenced to a total of 11 years in prison. Part of her sentence resulted from allegations that she was a member of theH... ...[read more]
May 25, 2011
by Julia Zebley
Amnesty International (AI) and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) decried on Monday Iran's persecutions of lawyers, suggesting it is a move to repress dissent. They called for the immediate release of Nasrin Sotoudeh, Mohammad Seyfzadeh, Maedeh Ghaderi and Ghasem Sholeh Saadi, whom ...[read more]
January 10, 2011
by Ashley Hileman
Prominent Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh was sentenced Sunday to 11 years in prison. Sotoudeh was found guilty 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 ...[read more]
November 23, 2010
by Julia Zebley
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Tuesday expressed her concern over Iran's crackdown on human rights defenders. Pillay expressed particular concern for Nasrin Sotoudeh, the human rights lawyer who has been conducting hunger strikes since her imprisonment in September for ...[read more]
September 9, 2010
by Jay Carmella
A prominent Iranian human rights lawyer has been detained for allegedly spreading propaganda and colluding against national security, her family said Wednesday. Nasrin Sotoudeh, who is most widely known for representing political activists following the controversial 2009 presidential election, ...[read more]

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