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URGENT ACTION! Nasrin Sotoudeh on Dry Hunger Strike in Evin Prison

November 05, 2010

Persian Report by HRANA
Translation by Banooye Sabz | Editing by Persian2English

November 5, 2010 – The physical condition of human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh is deteriorating as a result of a dry hunger strike (no food or water) that she began in Evin prison on Sunday October 31, 2010.

Radio Farda quotes Sotoudeh’s husband Reza Khandan saying that in addition to not eating, his wife has stopped drinking water to protest the denial of her rights in prison.

Reports indicate that Nasrin Sotoudeh announced her dry hunger strike on November 3, 2010 when her family and children were visiting her in prison. It goes without saying that Sotoudeh’s children were extremely distressed and depressed at the sight of their mother who was in poor physical condition and had lost a lot of weight. The family reported however that despite everything, Soutoudeh was in good spirits.

Nasrin Sotoudeh is the lawyer representing a number of political prisoners in Iran including Heshmatollah Tabarzadi, . She was arrested on September 4, 2010 after being summoned to the prosecutor’s office in Evin prison. She ended her previous hunger strike after the numerous requests from her family and the other political prisoners. According to Sotoudeh’s husband Reza Khandan, even though the Tehran Prosecutor Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi met with her on Wednesday, nothing has been done to improve her physical condition.

Nobel Peace Laureate Shirin Ebadi urges EVERYONE to send an e-letter for the safe release of Nasrin Sotoudeh!

SEND EMAILS TO GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, THE MEDIA, AND INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS FOR NASRIN SOTOUDEH

WRITE TO EU FOREIGN MINISTERS ON BEHALF OF NASRIN SOTOUDEH (VIA THE NASRIN SOTOUDEH FACEBOOK PAGE)

TAKE URGENT ACTION WITH AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL FOR NASRIN SOTOUDEH!

SIGN THE PETITION FOR THE RELEASE OF NASRIN SOTOUDEH!

FOR HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS: CALL FOR RELEASE OF NASRIN SOTOUDEH!

NEWS INDEX ON NASRIN SOTOUDEH:

Ms. Magazine

The Huffington Post

BBC

Julia’s Blog (German | Deutsche)

Gooya News

Green Manifesto

Radio Farda (PERSIAN)

International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran:

نسرین ستوده در زندان اوین در اعتصاب غذای خشک به سر می برد

جمعه 14 آبان 1389 ساعت 09:51 |

خبرگزاری هرانا – نسرین ستوده، وکیل دادگستری از روز یکشنبه نهم آبان، درزندان اوین در اعتصاب غذای خشک بسر می برد و وضع جسمانی اش خوب نیست .

رادیو فردا در گزارشی به نقل از رضا خندان همسر نسرین ستوده نوشت که خانم ستوده از نوشیدن آب هم خودداری می کند و به محرومیت از حقوق قانونی خود در زندان اعتراض دارد.

خبرها حاکی از آنست که او امروز، 13 آبان، در ملاقات حضوری که خانواده و از جمله فرزندانش حضور داشته اند، اعتصاب غذای خود را اعلام کرده است، فرزندان ستوده از دیدن مادر خود در وضعیت جسمانی نامناسب که همراه با کاهش وزن زیادی بوده، بسیار پریشان و افسرده هستند هرچند حال روحی خود او خوب توصیف شده است.

نسرین ستوده، وکیل شماری از زندانیان سیاسی و فعالان حقوق بشر در ایران ، از روز سیزدهم شهریورماه، پس از احضار به دادسرای زندان اوین بازداشت شده است. او بتازگی پس از درخواست خانواده اش و فعالان سیاسی، اعتصاب غذای خود را شکسته بود. به گفته رضا خندان، در دیدار روز چهارشنبه عباس جعفری دولت آبادی، دادستان تهران از زندان اوین هم برای بهبود وضعیت خانم ستوده اقدامی نشده است.

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    1. Nasrin Sotoudeh was my lawer for many years and i know her very well. She is a symbol of resiatance and an example for all Iranian men and women to follow. What is she doing in prison? What has she done wrong? She must be freed to return to her family.

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