Wednesday, December 30, 2020

IRAN: Nasrin Sotoudeh Receives Prize for Human Rights Work - NEWS

IRAN INTERNATIONAL, December 29, 2020

The American Bar Association awarded Iranian political prisoner Nasrin Sotoudeh with the Eleanor Roosevelt Prize for global human rights advancement, for her “stalwart courage and effectiveness in pursuit of a just rule of law in Iran.”

Nasrin Sotoudeh is an Iranian human rights lawyer who was recently sentenced to prison and 148 lashes because of her work defending human rights and protesting against Iran’s forced hijab laws.

In a video message to the American Bar Association, Sotoudeh said receiving the award is a great honor, and she is happy to see there is solidarity between attorneys across the world.