Browsing Tag Nasrin Sotoudeh

Iran: Overturn Nasrin Sotoudeh’s sentence and release her immediately

Iran: Overturn Nasrin Sotoudeh’s sentence and release her immediately

By | March 20, 2019 at 10:20 am

PEN International joins Danish, Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish PEN centres in expressing deep concern for the well-being of Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, who was handed over 38 years in prison and 148 lashes for national security-related offences.

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Honorary Member Nasrin Sotoudeh Released from Prison

Honorary Member Nasrin Sotoudeh Released from Prison

By | September 23, 2013 at 2:23 pm

PEN International–Nasrin Sotoudeh’s early release from prison on September 18, 2013 is a welcome first step that the Iranian authorities may be addressing the dire state of freedom of expression in the country.

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Book Raises Money, Awareness for PEN Canada

Book Raises Money, Awareness for PEN Canada

By | August 8, 2013 at 2:56 pm

Dominic Ali talks to Jennifer Lanthier, author of “The Stamp Collector”— a picture book Yann Martel described as “a darkly luminous tale about the power of stories and the bonds of empathy they can weave.”

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Confronting Repression With Honour

Confronting Repression With Honour

By | June 20, 2013 at 4:16 pm

International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) president Dr. Abdol-Karim Lahidji sat down with PEN Canada on June 14 after receiving an honorary doctorate from York University on behalf of fellow Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh.

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International Women’s Day 2013

International Women’s Day 2013

By | March 8, 2013 at 9:26 am

Societies that have poor records of human rights seldom work hard to uphold women’s rights, a problem that can put female journalists and activists at a greater risk of violence…

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RAPID ACTION NETWORK Appeal | October 29, 2012

RAPID ACTION NETWORK Appeal | October 29, 2012

By | October 29, 2012 at 4:55 pm

The Writers in Prison Committee (WiPC) of PEN Canada is seriously concerned for the health of prominent writer, journalist and lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, who is said to be very weak as a result of a hunger strike. Nasrin Sotoudeh is serving a six-year prison sentence for her criticism of the government and defense of human rights.

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