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11/16/10

Iranian Lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh Ends Hunger Strike With Start Of Her Trial

Source: Radio Zamaneh

Detained Iranian human rights lawyer, Nasrin Sotoudeh has finally ended her hunger strike with the commencement of her trial.

Human Rights Reporters Committee report that Sotoudeh was put to trial today on charges of "activities against national security, assembly and collusion against national security and collaboration with Human Rights Defenders Centre."

The four lawyers in charge of her defence reported that the court proceedings were "fine and positive" and the next trial date is set for November 25.

Human Rights Reporters Committee also reported that while Sotoudeh's husband was prohibited from attending the trial, he was later allowed to meet with his wife before she was returned to prison.

Nasrin Sotoudeh was arrested September 4 and has spent a large portion of her detention on hunger strike to protest against her arrest and the stalling of her trial date.

Iranian lawyers are experiencing severe persecution by the Islamic Republic and in the past month, several Iranian lawyers have been arrested on security charges.

Most recently, Tehran prosecutor announced the arrest of five Iranian lawyers yesterday.


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