Prominent American Civil Rights Lawyer Calls for Release of Imprisoned Iranian Lawyers
A prominent civil rights lawyer in the United States has written a letter addressing human rights abuses carried out by the government against attorneys in Iran dedicated to upholding human rights. The letter, written by Michael H. Sussman, comes at a time when prominent human rights lawyers, including Nasrin Sotoudeh who has been imprisoned since 4 September and is reportedly on hunger strike, are being detained wantonly by authorities. Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Shirin Ebadi and prominent international organizations have called for Sotoudeh’s release citing the deeply flawed judicial system in Iran that targets its own lawyers.
The text of the letter is below: