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Iran releases prominent human rights lawyer

Headline Title:  Iran releases prominent human rights lawyer 18 September 2013 Amnesty International welcomes the release of prominent Iranian human rights lawyer, Nasrin Sotoudeh, and at least 11 political activists.“While the releases are a positive development, they must be a first step that paves the way for the release of all prisoners of conscience held solely because they peacefully exercised their rights,” said Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui, Middle East and North Africa Deputy Director at Amnesty International.Nasrin Sotoudeh was sentenced, in September 2010, to six years in prison…

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