Los Angeles Times: Jailed Iranian lawyer said to drop to 95 pounds on hunger str…

Los Angeles Times: Jailed Iranian lawyer said to drop to 95 pounds on hunger strike

Imprisoned human rights attorney Nasrin Sotoudeh
has dwindled down to 95 pounds as her hunger strike continues into its 42nd day, her husband said in a phone interview.


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@[5863113009:274:Los Angeles Times]: Jailed Iranian lawyer said to drop to 95 pounds on hunger strike

Imprisoned human rights attorney @[157026050976786:274:Nasrin Sotoudeh]
has dwindled down to 95 pounds as her hunger strike continues into its 42nd day, her husband said in a phone interview.

Sotoudeh, who is known for defending Iranian dissidents, was convicted last year of spreading propaganda against the government and acting against national security. She faces six years behind bars at a Tehran prison and will be banned from practicing law for a decade.

Human rights groups denounced the prison sentence as an attempt to quash her activism. Before her arrest, Sotoudeh had spoken out against the unannounced execution of one of her clients.

While jailed at Evin Prison, Sotoudeh has protested the restrictions placed on her husband and 12-year-old daughter, who are barred from leaving the country. Her family has also agitated against not being allowed to hug their mother on visits. In October she went on hunger strike.

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http://www.latimes.com/news/world/worldnow/la-fg-wn-imprisoned-iran-attorney-hunger-strike-20121126,0,5368873.story

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