Renowned activist lawyer, Nassrin Sotoodeh, revealed that she has been receiving intimidating text messages over the past couple of months threatening her with acid attacks, mutilation and death.
Ms. Sotoodeh was imprisoned three years (2010-2013) for defending minors as well as human rights and civil rights activists, and was freed only after a long hunger strike in prison.
She was involved in an eight-month sit-in outside the Lawyers’ Guild demanding cancellation of the decree prohibiting her from practicing law. She said she had received numerous threats during the sit-in, too. Once she received a call threatening her with execution. She was arrested three times along with her husband. She was also ordered not to have interviews with foreign media, etc.
On August 20, she announced on her Facebook that she has been summoned again to Evin Prison’s Interrogation Office, but she intends to postpone it due to the surgery she had on her feet.