Nasrin Sotoudeh, a prominent human rights lawyer inside Iran, was arrested and imprisoned on the 13th March. During a brief telephone conversation with her husband, she asserted that her sentence is 38 years in prison and 148 lashes.

Her statement follows the judge overseeing her case reporting to the media that Nasrin Sotoudeh has been sentenced to seven years in prison.

Sotoudeh’s husband, Reza Khandan, wrote on Facebook on March 11, 2019, that the imprisoned human rights lawyer, Nasrin Sotoudeh has been sentenced to 38 years in prison and 148 lashes (five years for one case and 33 years for a second case involving a combined total of nine charges).

Amnesty International called the “sentencing of prominent Iranian human rights lawyer and women’s rights defender Nasrin Sotoudeh to 33 years in prison and 148 lashes in a new case against her is an outrageous injustice.”


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