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11/13/12

Jailed Iranian lawyer on hunger strike gets visit with children

Jailed Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh has finally been allowed a visit with her two children. The Kaleme opposition website reports that the visit took place in the presence of security forces, and Sotoudeh's daughter reported that her mother "has lost weight and is taken to the infirmary on occasion."


Nasrin Sotoudeh, mother and lawyer, on hunger strike

According to her husband, Reza Khandan, Sotoudeh is still on the hunger strike she started on October 17 in protest against the restrictions placed on visits with her family. Sotoudeh claims that her rights as a prisoner are violated and that she should be allowed to visit her family members and call them without restrictions.

Nasrin Sotoudeh, a prominent Iranian human rights lawyer, has been in jail since September of 2010 on the charge of acting against national security because of her membership in the NGO called the Centre for Defenders of Human Rights.

Iranian women's rights activists have written to Tehran's prosecutor expressing grave concern for Nasrin Sotoudeh and urging the authorities to heed her protests.

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