Imprisoned for Standing Up for Women’s Rights – International Outrage for Iranian Political Prisoner Sotoudeh

Amnesty International said it is an outrageous injustice

Her case then caused an international outcry, during which the US and the human rights group Amnesty International criticized Iran. Sotoudeh was freed in September 2013 ahead of a visit to the United Nations by the Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, soon after he was swept into office in part on promises of liberal reforms.

Sotoudeh is now being held in Tehran’s Evin prison alongside at least 16 other women who are also held on the basis of security charges, including British-Iranian Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and Narges Mohammadi, who has recently been transferred to hospital due to her poor health condition. There is an international outrage about her imprisonment, as her only crime seems to be that she stands up for women’s rights.

The organic launched a petition calling for Sotoudeh’s release.

Written by Adin Lubis

Adin is a master student of Journalism & Media in Europe at Vrije Universiteit Brussel. She loves travelling, share her thoughts on her Instagram @adinlubiss, and vlogging on YouTube.