Press Conference on the Human Rights Crisis in Iran
Nobelists Call for Nasrin Sotoudeh’s Release
On Friday, 17 September 2010, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, in partnership with Human Rights Watch and the Nobel Women’s Initiative, held a panel discussion in New York on the human rights crisis in Iran. The panelists included Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Shirin Ebadi and Mairead Maguire, Iran researcher at Human Rights Watch Faraz Sanei, and Campaign Director Hadi Ghaemi. The discussion covered many areas and calls were made by Shirin Ebadi to address prisoner abuse:
“My proposal here is that, if Mr. Ahmadinejad that Iran is a free country, let Doctors Without Borders go to Iran and do medical examinations of the prisoners in Iran.”
The eleven-minute video can be viewed below.