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IMPRISONMENT OF NASRIN SOTOUDEH

EDM (Early Day Motion) 707: tabled on 08 November 2012

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 14 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House expresses concern over the detention of Nasrin Sotoudeh, a human rights lawyer serving a six year prison sentence in Evin prison, Iran; notes the unacceptable treatment of Nasrin Sotoudeh as an individual imprisoned since 2010 in breach of her human rights; applauds Nasrin Sotoudeh for her defence of political activists in Iran; congratulates Nasrin Sotoudeh on winning the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought alongside film director Jafar Panahi; is concerned by the deteriorating health of Nasrin Sotoudeh due to her current position in solitary confinement on hunger strike and with limited access to her family; recognises Nasrin Sotoudeh as a representative of the ongoing struggle for human rights internationally; believes that the Government should stand in solidarity with this figure to highlight its support for democracy; and demands the release of Nasrin Sotoudeh from prison by the Iranian authorities.