Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Abdorrahman Boroumand Center For Human Rights (Feb. 27, 2023)


Iran Must be Held to Account for Lawyers’ Fundamental Rights 

As the Islamic Republic’s crackdown on nationwide protests sparked by the death of Mahsa (Jina) Amini on September 16, 2022 continues, thousands of protesters have been subjected to detention, beating, torture, and summary trials and convictions in flagrant violation of due process of law. Lawyers who attempt to defend them are also intimidated, silenced, and prosecuted. While Iran marks Lawyer’s Day and the 70th anniversary of the passage of a law for the independence of the country’s Bar Association, at least 48 lawyers have been arrested, and 10 sentenced, after representing protest detainees or raising awareness of detainees’ rights.

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