Letter to President Rouhani: ‘Review cases detained lawyers’
On Lawyers Day in Iran, Wednesday 26 February, Lawyers for Lawyers expressed its concerns regarding the situation of seven detained lawyers in a letter to President Rouhani. It concerns the lawyers Mostafa Daneshjo, Amir Islami, Farshid Yadollahi, Afshin Karampoor, Omid Behroozi, Mohammed Seifzadeh and Abdolfatah Soltani. Lawyers for Lawyers is concerned that these seven lawyers are detained only in relation tot heir work as a lawyer and the performance of their professional tasks.
In the letter, Lawyers for Lawyers calls upon the President, who is himself a lawyer, to take the opportunity of the celebration of Lawyers Day to carefully review the current position of the seven lawyers. The letter was also sent to the Iranian bar associations, the head of the judiciary, the permanent missions of Iran at the UN in New York and Geneva and Iranian embassies.
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