E ‘was to save the acclaimed Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh human rights activists Shaparak Shajarizadeh loans with their lives. Held in February 2018 to participate in the civil disobedience movement against mandatory veil White Wednesday Iran Shajarizadeh law was in solitary confinement, while the Iranian authorities deny them access to their lawyer. Posted soon arrested again the next month and to decline again in May on vacation with his son, began a hunger strike initially water. “Nasrin went to prison, and told me that if you want to go on hunger strike, which is fine, but drinking water,” says Shajarizadeh forward to Toronto, where they lived a veteran of 40 years of exile from September 2018 along the the struggle for women’s rights in Iran, Sotoudeh has offered more than just reassurance. His intercession focused international attention on the cases of activists in custody were protesting Iran reads compulsory hijab. It was through the work of Sotoudeh as Shajarizadeh lawyer who was released on bail in May 2018 in absentia conviction of 20 years as an Iranian court to take Shajarizadeh had already left the country with his young son. “Nasrin, a column was for women to us right now,” says Shajarizadeh. “She would talk to the media about our cases, ensures that zuzusah the world.” Two years later, Sotoudeh is to risk your life on hunger strike, while Shajarizadeh tried to ensure that the world pays attention to ensure. Sotoudeh cost was in June 2018 ambiguously connected to his work as a lawyer arrested, do not defend long after Shajarizadeh and other activists. E ‘was imprisoned for notorious Evin prison in Tehran, joining other activists and intellectuals behind bars. This is that Sotoudeh has entered into a hunger strike to demand the second time in less than six months the release of Iranian political prisoners during the global pandemic. He once again “on the line their lives scheduled for imprisoned journalists, defenders of women’s rights, youth, lawyers, religious minorities and environmentalists,” says the Canadian former Justice Minister Irwin Cotler, President of Raoul Wallen Center for human rights (RWCHR) and part of the international legal department represented Sotoudeh “your courage and commitment are unwavering.” Iran is currently fighting a 19-COVID cases increase, and said that while Iranian officials, the country about 100,000 prisoners this year was rejected earlier, more political prisoners remain behind bars, (The virus can be transmitted in prisons and called on the United Nations governments must make the world free political prisoners during the pandemic easy.) for months Sotoudeh Iran called their fellow prisoners to free the consciousness. “Incredible acts have policies [activists] have been accused: Espionage, illegal corruption on the ground of national security, undermining prostitution, training channels to [messaging app] telegram that can keep them behind bars for up to 10 years or even result in the execution, “Sotoudeh seen writes in a letter dated 11 August from time. “Of all the court proceedings begin all the way to the condemned, many are denied independent legal representation suspects or prevented by rampant consultation with their lawyers.” She writes that since “all stay unanswered correspondence,” did the hunger strike began Tuesday decided. Evin Prison was Iran’s main device for the detention of political prisoners since 1972 months in the first sentence of five years of Sotoudeh there, condemned its agencies in absentia to seven additional charges, for “propaganda against the state”, “appearing in the judiciary, without Islamic hijab” und, Förderung prostitution. ‘That brought his total sentence to 38 years and 148 lashes added to his sentence. The most serious of these additional costs was a 12-year term for “promoting immorality and fornication,” Sotoudeh International Day for the legal system of the Iranian-TIME women it requires in an opinion piece written his service before they are set free parole consideration. Amnesty International has both tests, called that Sotoudeh was sentenced “grossly unfair.” Their first hunger strike, starting on March 16 began days after Iranian authorities announced they had temporarily released 85,000 prisoners. By the end of April, Iran said it had released 100,000 prisoners as part of what a spokesman for the country’s judicial power as “an important step” for the detainees the protective health. But political prisoners were usually omitted from the crowd and leave hundreds remained in overcrowded, unhealthy neighborhoods where social distancing was impossible. Since Aug. 14, Iran has had more than 19,000 deaths recorded as a result of Crown pandemic, already the highest number in the Middle East. But according to a BBC studio on August 3, the death toll could be released three times higher. And although Iranian officials, their efforts to protect detainees from pandemic described as “exemplary”, the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights continues to be concerned about Iran’s detention of political prisoners, with COVID- that supposedly sore which 19 symptoms. leaked letters from Amnesty International in July show received the Iranian government has ignored repeated requests by senior Iranian officials to monitor prisons to the country’s resources responsible for managing the spread of COVID-19 and treat infected prisoners. There are signs that the virus will spread in Evin: 17 inmates of the recent prison authorities in a single station tested, tested 12 positive to the virus, the Center for Human Rights in Iran reported strike starting hungry August 11th Sotoudeh, who lasted for six days have been “very effective,” according to the legal consultant based in Canada to represent them internationally. “The Iranian authorities prisoners in their community that are partially released with health issues or a weakened immune system targeted by request granted,” says Yonah Diamond, a legal adviser at the Raoul Wallen Center for Human Rights. (Time may not independently a connection between the hunger strike of Sotoudeh and the release of certain prisoners confirmation.) However Sotoudeh family and friends concerned about her health. Her husband Reza Khandan time said in a statement that “are the most difficult days, when a family member going on hunger strike.” For the relatives of detained activists Khandan also highlights the dangerous risks of food life declined, noting that Iran had “bad experiences with hunger strikes by political prisoners in recent years.” In December 2018 activist Vahid Sayadi Nasiri, who has been detained in the prison of Qom, he died in his cell, after a hunger strike of 60 days. Shajarizadeh understand the rights activist exiled experience uncomfortable physical and mental Sotoudeh women, it is probably time. Although they say the symptoms vary from person to person, keenly remembers the agony of their hunger strike. The prospect of Sotoudeh companies when their immune system needs to fight a deadly virus Shajarizadeh is filled with fear, she says, but she understands why it is necessary. “Sometimes the only thing you need [to fight] is your life.” Sotoudeh is one of the more “40000000”, a showcase of Iranian women’s rights activists short documentary by filmmaker Jeff Kaufman for the time. It can appear at the top of the page.