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Iran: Seven years in prison for activist Sotoudeh

sentenced The human rights lawyer Sotoudeh, in Iran, to several years in prison. The activist does not recognize the judge's decision. She had campaigned for t

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Iran: Seven years in prison for activist Sotoudeh

sentenced The human rights lawyer Sotoudeh, in Iran, to several years in prison. The activist does not recognize the judge's decision. She had campaigned for the opposition.

The human rights lawyer and activist Nasrin Sotoudeh has been sentenced by an Iranian court for a second year in prison. The 55-Year-old to seven-years in prison: Five years for anti-state Propaganda and two years for insulting the Supreme spiritual leader of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

hunger strike against detention

Sotoudeh has denied all the allegations against you and refused to ask for a Deposit of the equivalent of EUR 125,000. Furthermore, they had protested against their detention with a hunger strike. The judgment against you has been spoken in their absence, since the activist had refused to appear at the hearing. Because it does not recognise the judge's decision that lands your case is now before an appeals court.

The lawyer had been arrested last June, together with her husband, Resa Chandan. Also to him the process had been made, on the basis of allegations of threat to national security and alleged Propaganda against the Islamic Republic. In January, Chandan was sentenced to six years in prison. In addition, he is not allowed to leave for two years thereafter, the Land may not belong to any political party and he is no longer allowed to be a journalist and in social networks.

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