Iran Lawyers present petition to Iranian Embassy for Sotoudeh
26 November 2012

Iran Lawyers present petition to Iranian Embassy for Sotoudeh

On Monday 26 November, a group of lawyers on the initiative of Lawyers for Lawyers offered a petition to the Iranian Embassy in The Hague, the Netherlands, in order to draw attention to the deteriorating health situation of Nasrin Sotoudeh, who has been on hunger strike since 17 October. Unfortunately the lawyers were not received at the embassy, upon which the petition was dropped in the embassy’s mailbox.

Lawyers for Lawyers is very concerned about Ms. Sotoudeh’s rapidly deteriorating health situation. “Human rights lawyers do not belong in prison in the first place, and under all circumstances they are entitled to decent and equal treatment like any other prisoner”, says Phon van den Biesen, President of Lawyers for Lawyers.  “Apart from that, no prisoner should be punished by seeing her husband and family punished.” Therefore, Lawyers for Lawyers requests the Iranian Ambassador to transmit her call for decent and equal treatment of Nasrin Sotoudeh to the Authorities in Teheran, so she will be able to end her hunger strike on the shortest possible notice.

Please also see this press statement.

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