G7 Bars call on Iran to release human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh
Today, Bar Associations and Law Societies of the G7 countries have renewed calls for Nasrin Sotoudeh’s immediate release.
The Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) has today granted its 2019 Human Rights Award to four Iranian lawyers currently in prison: Nasrin Sotoudeh, Abdolfattah Soltani, Mohammad Najafi and Amirsalar Davoudi.
Over a year ago, on 13 June 2018, human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh was arrested at her home in Teheran and taken to Evin prison, where she is still being held. In March 2019, the Iranian regime sentenced her to 33 years in prison and 148 lashes.
The Bar Associations and Law Societies of the G7 countries have renewed calls for her immediate releasein a video message. We urge lawyers across the world to raise their voices in solidarity with Nasrin Sotoudeh. Join our social media action #1minute4Nasrin by recording a message of support and share it on social media.
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