Iran's renowned rights lawyer Sotoudeh arrested

HRF condemns the arrest of human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh by Iran's authoritarian regime.

(France 24) – Iran's award-winning human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh was arrested on Wednesday, her husband said in a Facebook post.

"A few hours ago Nasrin was arrested at home and transferred to Evin," Tehran's notorious prison where many political prisoners are held, her husband Reza Khandan wrote.

Sotoudeh, 55, one of the few outspoken advocates for human rights in Iran, recently represented several women arrested for protesting against the mandatory wearing of headscarves.

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