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Iranian political prisoners express solidarty with detained lawyer, Sotoudeh

Source: Radio Zamaneh

Four Iranian political detainees in Karaj's RejaiShahr Prison announced their support for detained lawyer, Nasrin Sotoudeh, and urged her to end her hunger strike.

Nasrin Sotoudeh

Herana reports that Mansour Osanloo and Rasoul Bedaqi, two detained labour activist, as well as detained journalist, Issa Saharkhiz and imprisoned political activist, Heshmatollah Tabarzadi expressed their support for Sotoudeh in a joint letter and recognized the violation of her rights by the authorities.

A number of unofficial reports announced that Nasrin Sotoudeh, who has been reportedly on hunger strike for over two weeks is also under severe torture in section 209 of Evin Prison. The reports indicate that Sotoudeh's screams from her cell can be heard by her inmates.

Nasrin Sotoudeh, lawyer to number prominent political prisoners, was arrested on September 4, on charges of "activities against national security" and "propaganda against the regime." Over two weeks ago, reformist media reported that Sotoudeh has been on hunger strike for being denied her rights in prison.

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