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Iranian human rights lawyer in fourth week of hunger strike

nasrin-sotoudeh-parisFreedom Messenger - Nasrin Sotoudeh’s awards would cover a wall. But 49-year-old Iranian human rights defender has no walls on which to hang them.

Hunger strike in the women’s ward & empty frame of Raheleh Zokayi

unknown-prisonerRadio Zamaneh - Nine female political prisoners began a hunger strike on October 31, 2012, to protest the “insulting” treatment they suffered at the hands of their guards at Evin Prison in Tehran. In all the photos and posters that have been published regarding the news about these women, only eight of them are pictured.

Female prisoners demand apology for “attack”

evin-prisonRadio Zamaneh - Thirty-three female prisoners at Evin Prison have called on the warden to issue an official apology for the “offensive attack” they suffered, opposition websites report.

Report updating status of female political prisoners in Evin prison

Women_political_prisoners1freenasrinsotoudeh -  At 33 detainees, the women's ward at Evin prison has reached the largest number of prisoners in the past 3 years. Some of the prisoners are suffering with psychological and physical maladies while many have been deprived of their right to furlough.

Student activist Nasim Soltan Beigi has re-entered Evin prison to serve sentence

nasim-soltanbaigiCommittee of Human Rights Reporters - Nasim Soltan Beigi former student activist at Allameh Tabatabai University entered Evin prison moments ago to serve her prison sentence.

Nasrin Sotoudeh: Two Years Behind Bars, No Furlough

Nasrin-sotoudeh-husbandchildrenPERSIAN2ENGLISH – September 4, 2012 marks two years of imprisonment for Nasrin Sotoudeh, prominent lawyer and human rights activist. She has not been given any days of furlough since her arrest and has been deprived of actual contact with her two young children. The courageous and resilient Nasrin is sentenced to six years in prison and banned from her profession for ten years.


Call to save women prisoners, supporters of PMOI, in Gharechak death camp

Prison5Freedom Messenger - Ms. Sarvnaz Chitsaz, chairwoman of the women’s committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), called to save the lives of Seddigheh Moradi and Kobra Banazadeh AmirKhizi, two women prisoners supporters of PMOI, who have been transferred to Gharechak Varamin prison.

Iran: Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani’s fate unclear while lawyer Javid Houtan Kiyan languishes in jail

sakineh-ashtianiAmnesty International - Two years after an international outcry erupted over her sentence of stoning to death, Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani remains imprisoned in north-west Iran apparently still facing a stoning sentence. Her lawyer, Javid Houtan Kiyan, arrested on account of his advocacy for her, remains held as a prisoner of conscience, and is reported to have been sentenced to a lengthy prison term. He is believed to have been tortured during his detention.  

Shabnam Madadzadeh From Evin: To All The Hearts Beating For Humanity Beyond Geographical Boarders

Shabnam_MadadzadehPersianbanoo - Imprisoned student activist Shabnam Madadzadeh has written a letter from Evin prison, expressing concern over the recent transfer of two female political prisoners to the notorious Gharchak prison in Varamin, known for its sub-standards and extremely poor conditions.

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