The Law Society is concerned for Mr Abdolfattah Soltani, a human rights lawyer, founding member of Defenders of Human Rights Center, and a Nuremberg International Human Rights Award recipient. Mr. Soltani was arrested in September 2011 on charges that included spreading propaganda against the system, setting up an illegal opposition group, and gathering and colluding with intent to harm security. We understand that he also faced charges of accepting an illegal prize and illegal earnings, relating to his acceptance of the Nuremberg International Human Rights Award in 2009.

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