Download letter

Print the letter on official paper from your office, sign and mail to the address indicated.

Nasrin Sotoudeh

Iran

L4L is organizing a letter writing campaign for 3 lawyers from Iran; Mr Abdolfattah Soltani; Mrs. Nasrin Sotoudeh and Mr. Mohammad Seifzadeh.

Abdolfattah Soltani, a prominent human rights lawyer and a founding member of the Defenders of Human Rights Centre (DHRC), was arrested outside the Islamic Revolutionary Court on 10 September 2011. That same day police officers searched his house and office, seizing documents, cd’s and a laptop. After his arrest Mr. Soltani was transferred to section 209 of Evin Prison. It remains unclear which formal charges Mr. Soltani might be facing.

Nasrin Sotoudeh, a lawyer who has been detained since 4 September 2010, was found guilty in appeal of spreading ‘propaganda against the state’, ‘collusion and gathering with the aim of acting against national security’, and ‘membership of the DHRC’. On 14 September, she was convicted to six years imprisonment and received a ten year ban on practicing as a lawyer. Mrs. Sotoudeh has been detained in Evin Prison ever since she was arrested.

Mohammad Seifzadeh, another lawyer and founding member of the DHRC, who has been detained since April 2011. On 13 September, he was –in addition to the existing allegations- charged with spreading ‘propaganda against the system’. In October 2010, Mr. Seifzadeh received a sentence of nine years imprisonment and a ten years’ ban on practicing law for ‘acting against national security’ through founding the DHRC and ‘propaganda against the system’.

Here you can find the example letters you can use to support this lawyers.

Please download these example letters, adapt, print and sign them and send them via airmail to the addresses mentioned in the letters. If you have done so, please let us know via secr@lawyersforlawyers.nl

If you did let us know!

Name

Email

Please leave this field empty.

Anti spam measure: fill in the text (required)

captcha