Nasrin Sotudeh, a jurist, lawyer and member of the Center of Human Rights Advocates has been summoned to the second branch of Evin’s prosecutor office.
“Last Sunday I was informed of a judiciary documents very similar to a document used to summon a suspect. However, there was no term of ‘summoning’ found in this document,” she said.
The reason to this summoning was to provide explanations on charges in her files, and the summoning branch is the 2nd interrogation branch of the prosecutor’s office adjacent to Evin Prison.
“To my friends who are concerned about me being summoned, I say: do not worry, I am a lawyer and I know how to defend myself,” Sotudeh said.
Ms. Sotudeh had previously been arrested in 2010 following her human rights activities, and sentenced to six years in jail and a 10-year ban on practicing law. She was held in Evin Prison from September 4, 2010 to September 18, 2013 on charges of “acts against national security”. After her release according to orders issued by the Lawyers Security Court in October 2014 she was banned from practicing law for 3 years.