Nasrin Sotoudeh

Honouring the Lawyer in Solitary Confinement

Irwin Cotler | Posted 08.12.2013 | Canada Politics
Irwin Cotler

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.

Four Steps to Ensuring Human Rights Prevail in Iran

Irwin Cotler | Posted 05.04.2013 | Canada
Irwin Cotler

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.

Tweeting up a Storm to Fight Injustice in Iran

Maryam Nayeb Yazdi | Posted 12.19.2012 | Canada Impact
Maryam Nayeb Yazdi

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.