On Wednesday, June 12th, York University will confer an honourary Doctor of Laws degree on Nasrin Sotoudeh, the imprisoned Iranian human rights lawyer now in her third year of imprisonment -- much of which has been spent in solitary confinement in the notorious Evin prison.
Nasrin Sotoudeh's courageous human rights advocacy has highlighted and exposed the brutality of Ahmadinejad's Iran. Indeed, Iran has jailed more than fifty of its lawyers, and Nasrin was a courageous lawyer for political prisoners until becoming one herself.
Nasrin Sotoudeh, an award-winning lawyer held unlawfully in Evin Prison since 2010, is on her third day of hunger strike. To show their solidarity with this incredible woman, human rights and online activists have organized a "Tweet Storm" for Friday. The online event is an urgent call to take action for her release.