January 2011

Amnesty International: Iranian women face prison for rights petition

Publication Date: 
January 7, 2011
Amnesty International


At any moment, women’s rights activists Fatemeh Masjedi and Maryam Bidgoli could be sent to prison for six months for peacefully collecting signatures for a petition demanding an end to discrimination against women in law in Iran.

Top Iranian Lawyer Unjustly Sentenced to 11 years in Prison

Publication Date: 
January 9, 2011
International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran
Nasrin Sotoudeh

The called the 11-year prison sentence of leading human rights lawyer  Nasrin Sotoudeh a “gross miscarriage of justice” and said that it should be  overturned by an appeals court.