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Iran: Overturn jail sentence and release human rights lawyer

Headline Title:  Iran: Overturn jail sentence and release human rights lawyer 05 March 2012 The Iranian authorities must overturn an 18-year jail term recently handed down to prominent human rights lawyer Abdolfattah Soltani and release him immediately and unconditionally, Amnesty International has urged. It is not known whether the defendant has been notified of the Tehran Revolutionary Court’s ruling, which his family and lawyer learned about on Sunday. Arrested on 10 September 2011, the charges against Abdolfattah Soltani include “spreading propaganda against the system”, “setting…

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