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August 2011

Nasrin Sotoudeh's Husband, Children & Sister Detained For Several Hours at Evin Prison

August 7th 2010 - [Kaleme] According to Reza Khandan, Nasrin Sotoudeh's husband, he and his family were detained for a several hours when they arrived to visit Sotoudeh at Evin prison today. Khandan described the events that occurred when his family arrived at Evin as follows on his Facebook page:

"Today August 7th, 2011 the Evin prison authorities not only prevented us from having a face to face visitation with Nasrin, but also detained the entire family including Nasrin's sister, keeping us there until the afternoon. "

Khandan described the excuse for this detainment as follows: "They requested to search the family's personal belongings and we refused, insisting that they present a search warrant from a judge."

Nasrin Sotoudeh, award-winning human rights lawyer, has been behind bars at Evin prison since her arrest on September 4th, 2010.

She was charged with acting against the national security of the country and propaganda against the regime and sentenced to 11 years in prison and banned from practicing the law and leaving the country for 20 years.

Translation by Banooye Sabz


Source: Facebook - International Campaign in Support of Nasrin Sotoudeh

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