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Iran: Prominent Rights Defender Arrested

(Beirut) – Iranian authorities arrested Nasrin Sotoudeh, one of the country’s most prominent human rights defenders, on June 13, 2018, Human Rights Watch said today. Iranian authorities should immediately and unconditionally release her.   Expand Nasrin Sotoudeh © 2008 Raheleh Asgarizadeh   Reza Khandan, Sotoudeh’s husband, announced the arrest on Facebook on June 13. Khandan also told the Iranian Students’ News Agency (ISNA) that the authorities who arrested Sotoudeh told him they were taking her to prison to serve a five-year prison sentence she had received in absentia, although the…

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