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Iran re-arrests leading human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh

(Reuters) - Iranian security forces arrested world-renowned human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh and several others on their way back from a protest on Saturday, her husband said.

"While returning from the sit-in outside the Bar Association in Tehran, Nasrin was detained along with several friends and colleagues," her husband, Reza Khandan, said on his Facebook page.

"They photographed and ran identity checks on all the detainees and then released everyone but Nasrin, who is still detained wantonly and without a court order."
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Iranian Activist Ends 49-day Hunger Strike | Nasrin Sotoudeh

Iranian Activist Ends 49-day Hunger Strike | Nasrin Sotoudeh | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, in prison for charges of conspiring to harm state security, has ended a 49-day hunger strike after Iranian authorities bowed to her demand to lift a travel ban on her daughter, according to her husband.

Sotoudeh’s husband, Reza Khandan, reported the end of the hunger strike on his Facebook page at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Tehran time, saying his wife “ended her hunger strike when the judicial restriction on Mehraveh was lifted.” The posting is no longer there....

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Iran frees political prisoners ahead of Hassan Rouhani's UN visit

Iran frees political prisoners ahead of Hassan Rouhani's UN visit | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Award-winning women's rights activist Nasrin Sotoudeh among those freed ahead of trip to United Nations in New York
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Iranian Lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh on Hunger Strike in Prison · Global Voices

Iranian Lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh on Hunger Strike in Prison · Global Voices | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Iranian human rights activist, lawyer and Sakharov Prize winner Nasrin Sotoudeh has been on hunger strike for more than four weeks in reaction to the restrictions imposed on her family and the mistreatment of political prisoners by the Iranian authorities...

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