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Jailed Iranian Rights Lawyer Hospitalised Amid Hunger Strike Seeking Release of Political Prisoners

FILE – In this Nov. 1, 2008 file photograph, Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, poses for {a photograph} in her workplace in Tehran, Iran. Reza Khandan, the husband of Sotoudeh instructed The Associated Press on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, that his spouse started a starvation strike Tuesday in search of the discharge of political prisoners. Khandan mentioned he feared it will exacerbate her power gastrointestinal and foot issues. Sotoudeh, a mom of two, was arrested in 2018 on expenses of collusion and propaganda towards the system and finally was sentenced to 38 years in jail and 148 lashes. (AP Photo/Arash Ashourinia, File)

Reza Khandan mentioned that healthcare professionals determined to hospitalize his spouse, Nasrin Sotoudeh, due to coronary heart and respiratory issues in addition to low blood stress.

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  • Last Updated: September 19, 2020, 11:50 PM IST

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A number one Iranian human rights lawyer has been hospitalized a month after launching a starvation strike in search of higher jail situations and the discharge of political prisoners amid the pandemic, her husband mentioned Saturday.

Reza Khandan mentioned that healthcare professionals determined to hospitalize his spouse, Nasrin Sotoudeh, due to coronary heart and respiratory issues in addition to low blood stress.






Khandan mentioned Sotoudeh was transferred to a hospital in north Tehran from the infamous Evin Prison earlier on Saturday.

Sotoudeh started her starvation strike in mid-August from her jail cell. She was arrested in 2018 on expenses of collusion and propaganda towards Iran’s rulers and finally was sentenced to 38 years in jail and 148 lashes. Under the regulation she should serve at the least 12 years.

During her jail time period, Sotoudeh often visited clinics as she suffered power gastrointestinal and foot issues.

Earlier this 12 months, the 57-year-old Sotoudeh recognized for defending activists, opposition politicians and ladies prosecuted for eradicating their headscarves, held a five-day starvation strike demanding prisoners be launched to guard them from the coronavirus.


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