Call for release of lawyer and Human Rights Defender prisoner Nasrin SotoudehPublished by Ali on September 2, 2020
International Liberty Association: Twenty days past the hunger strike by lawyer and human rights defender prisoner Nasrin Sotoudeh, she is in critical health conditions in Evin Prison. She has been on hunger strike since 11 August 2020, in protest to the dire sanitary conditions in prison during the pandemic, demanding freedom of all prisoners of conscience and political prisoners.
Considering the critical health conditions of Nasrin Sotoudeh, human rights organisations in Iran once again called for her unconditional release.
In the open letter she sent out on 11 August this year, the human rights lawyer and human rights defender prisoner Nasrin Sotoudeh, announcing her hunger strike, wrote: “Many of the prisoners eligible for conditional freedom and many can be released based on the new law. But they treat prisoners as if there is no law and none of them have access to any legal window. The prisoners’ correspondence to find legal outlets remained unanswered.”
Mrs. Nasrin Sotoudeh has also given up her right to visitations in protest to the treatment of her children by prison authorities and the arrest of her daughter by judiciary and intelligence officials, couple of weeks ago.
ILA: The women’s ward of Evin had 20 inmates in March 2020, but now it holds some 40 female activist and political prisoners despite the Coronavirus outbreak.