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Husband of Human Rights Lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh Released from Prison

January 18, 2011

Persian Report by Feminist School
Translation by: Banooye Sabz | Edited by Persian2English

January 17, 2011 — Reza Khandan, husband of incarcerated human rights lawyer and activist Nasrin Sotoudeh, was released from prison today, along with Farzaneh Roostaei [an editor of Shargh newspaper].

According to reports by the Feminist School website, Khandan was arrested after referring to the prosecutor’s office in compliance with a summon he had received last week. According to Khandan, he was charged with “encouraging public opinion and publishing lies” and a $50,000 bail was issued as a condition for his release.  Khandan also reported that the guarantee provided by Giti Sotoudeh, Nasrin Sotoudeh’s sister, was rejected by the Judge and as a result, Khandan’s family were forced to present an alternative guarantor for his bail. Khandan was finally released this afternoon based on the second guarantee. It is worth mentioning that Khandan was summoned to the Prosecutor’s office in Evin prison after his wife’s sentence was announced.

Nasrin Sotoudeh, a lawyer and human rights activist, remains in solitary confinement in Evin prison, despite international pressures and the fact that she launched numerous hunger strikes in protest to the illegal nature of the charges against her. Nasrin Sotoudeh was arrested on September4, 2010. She was sentenced to 11 years in prison, banned from practicing law, and banned from leaving the country for 20 years.

رضا خندان و فرزانه روستایی از زندان آزاد شدند

27 دی 1389

مدرسه فمینیستی: رضا خندان، همسر نسرین ستوده عصر امروز، 27 دی ماه از زندان آزاد شد. همزمان با وی فرزانه روستایی نیز از زندان آزاد گردید.

رضا خندان روز گذشته بر طبق احضاريه ای که هفته پیش دریافت کرده بود، به دادسرای زندان اوین مراجعه کرده و بازداشت شد. بر اساس گفته رضا خندان، اتهام وی «تشویق اذهان عمومی و نشر اکاذیب» عنوان شده است. روز گذشته برای وی قرار 50 میلیون کفالت صادر شد که قاضی پرونده وی، کفالت گیتی ستوده، خواهر نسرین ستوده را روز گذشته نپذیرفت و از این رو خانواده رضا خندان ناچار شدند که امروز کفیل دیگری را معرفی کنند که با پذیرفتن کفالت، کفیل جدید رضا خندان امروز عصر از زندان آزاد شد. احضار رضا خندان بعد از اعلام حکم همسرش صورت گرفته است.

نسرین ستوده وکیل و فعال حقوق بشر با وجود چندین اعتصاب غذا در اعتراض به اتهامات غیرقانونی خود و فشارهای بین المللی همچنان در زندان اوین و در سلول انفرادي به سر می برد. وی روز 13 شهریورماه سال جاری بازداشت شد و طی حکمی به 11 سال حبس، 20 سال ممنوعیت خروج از کشور و وکالت محکوم شده است

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