Ms. Nasrin Sotoodeh, lawyer, jurist and member of the Human Rights League has been once again summoned for interrogation to the Evin Prosecutor’s Office. She made the announcement late night on August 19.
To those who are concerned about her, Ms. Sotoodeh said, “I am a lawyer and I know how to defend myself.”
Ms. Sotoodeh had been sentenced to six years imprisonment and ten years deprivation from practicing her profession for her peaceful and human rights activities. She served her sentence in Evin Prison from September 2010 until September 2013 on the charge of “activities against national security”. After being released from prison, her work license was annulled in October 2013 for three years.
Born in 1963, Nasrin Sotoodeh is a jurist and a lawyer as well as a social activist. She is a member of the Human Rights League and one of the sponsors of the Campaign of One Million Signatures calling for changing the laws discriminating against women in Iran. She accepted defense of a number of human rights and women’s rights activists as well as minors who were death row, before she was imprisoned in 2010.
In 2009, she won the human rights prize of the International Human Rights Organization.