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Iran: Release human rights lawyer for good

Headline Title:  Iran: Release human rights lawyer for good 23 January 2013 A prominent Iranian human rights lawyer was returned to prison on Monday, unexpectedly curtailing a three-day temporary leave to visit her family, which was expected to be extended.  Nasrin Sotoudeh, who has been serving a six-year prison sentence since September 2010, was granted her first furlough from Tehran’s Evin Prison on 17 January on production of a hefty bail. Amnesty International has long campaigned for her unconditional release as a prisoner of conscience, as she was jailed solely for her peaceful…

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