02 September 2010
Human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh has been summoned to court after her home and office were searched by Iranian authorities.
Nasrin Sotoudeh, Iranian human rights activist,as well as attorney to a number of post-election detainees in Iran, has been summoned to court after her home and office were searched by Iranian authorities.
According to an International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran report, Sotoudeh is being charged with “activities against national security and propaganda against the Islamic Republic regime.”
She must report to the Evin Prison court within three days.
Nasrin Sotoudeh told the Campaign that the charges are “absurd” and also reported that four months ago, government agents called her to inform her that if she does not drop Shirin Ebadi’s case, she will “get into trouble.”
Nasrin Sotoudeh told the Campaign that her home and office were searched for over four hours with a warrant issued by the Evin Prison court.
Sotoudeh maintains that her summons is linked to her representation of a number of human rights activists including Shirin Ebadi, as well as Ebadi’s husband and sister, Issa SaharKhiz, Morteza Kazemian, Keyvan Samimi, Heshmatollah Tabarzadi and a number of post-election detainees.
Sotoudeh announced that even if she is arrested, she will still remain their legal representative.
Nasrin Sotoudeh is a graduate of international law from Shahid Beheshti University and has practiced law since 2003.
ANF NEWS DESK /
ANF NEWS AGENCY