The Iranian lawyer Amirsalar Davoud was recently convicted to 30 years imprisonment and 111 lashes on charges of “insulting officials”, “propaganda against the state”, and “forming a group with the purpose of disrupting national security”.

Amirsalar has represented political prisoners as well as members of ethnic and religious minorities. He has been held in solitary confinement for 190 days and is being held in Evin Prison in Tehran with limited access to his family, lawyers, and medical care.

The Law Society urges the authorities in Iran to comply with their international legal obligations to ensure lawyers and human rights defenders can carry out their professional functions without harassment and interference

The full letter can be found on the right hand-side of this webpage.