Nasrin Sotoudeh’s Latest Dispatch from Prison to the U.N. Is a Desperate Plea

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“I ask you … to please pay close attention to the issue of executions in Iranian society, especially that of religious, ethnic minorities and women, and take necessary measures to prevent such extensive executions.”

(Image courtesy of NASRIN film)

Nasrin Sotoudeh, Iranian human rights attorney and staunch feminist, has represented political prisoners, religious minorities, children and women punished for not wearing hijabs. (Her incredible—and tragic—story is documented in the fiolm NASRIN, directed, produced and written by filmmaker Jeff Kaufman.)

In 2018, Sotoudeh was arrested and imprisoned for standing up for women’s rights. In January, she was transferred to Qarchak women’s prison, one of the worst prisons in the world, where she is currently being held. (“Qarchak is worse than you can imagine,” a former political prisoner told Ms….

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