Stop Fundamentalism – Concerns over deteriorating health of Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh intensify as she enters her 42nd day of hunger strike in Iran’s notorious Evin prison.
Nasrin Sotoudeh, is due to receive the European Union Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought next month. She is serving a six year prison sentence on political charges in Iran and there is no prospect for her to be able to attend the award ceremony in Europe to receive her prize.
Sotoudeh started her hunger strike back in October to protest harsh conditions in the Evin prison for women and their mal-treatment by prison guards.
Sotoudeh is married and has two children. Her husband, Mr. Reza Khandan, posted a message on his Facebook page expressing concern over her health.
“Nasrin entered her 41st day of hunger strike yesterday. Her health condition is entering a critical phase. She has been transferred to prison’s medical clinic.”
Sotoudeh’s husband and daughter, now 12 years old, have been banned from leaving the country.