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Iranian Authorities Detain, Beat World-Renowned Human Rights Lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh

HeadlineNov 01, 2023

In Iran, authorities have detained prominent human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh. Sotoudeh was arrested and severely beaten by police Sunday while she attended the funeral of 16-year-old Armita Geravand, who died of brain injuries last week after she was reportedly assaulted by Iran’s morality police at a Tehran subway station in early October. Police also attacked and arrested other activists and mourners at the funeral as they demanded justice for Geravand. Sotoudeh has been arrested and imprisoned several times before.

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