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November-12-10

Iranian Woman Ends Dry Hunger Strike But Continues Hunger Strike

The husband, sister and brother of the imprisoned Iranian lawyer, Nasrin Sotoudeh, visited her yesterday at Evin Prison in Tehran for ten minutes. Nasrin Sotoudeh's husband, who had not seen his wife for over two and a half months, said that she ended her dry hunger strike on advice of her friends and lawyers but that she will continue her hunger strike and only drink water until she gets what she wants.

Sotoudeh is scheduled to go on trial on November 15 and faces charges of acting against state security, assembling, and collusion with intent to disrupt national security, and working with the Center for Human Rights Defenders, which was founded by Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi.

Nasrin Sotoudeh who has been in Evin Prison since September 4, went on a hunger strike for 27 days to protest the conditions of her illegal arrest. After ending her hunger strike for a few days, she started a dry hunger strike since her case was mishandled and she continued to be deprived of her legal rights such as the right to telephone calls and visits from her family members and her two young children.

Media Resources: Gooyanews 11/12/10; Feminist Daily Newswire 11/10/10, 11/9/10

   

     

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