Iran lawyer Soltani gets 18yrs in prison: daughter

Abdolfatah Soltani

Abdolfatah Soltani, a founder of the Human Rights Defenders Centre addressing the media in Tehran on July 18, 2004 (AFP/Getty Images)

The daughter of an Iranian human rights lawyer says her father has been sentenced to 18 years in prison by a Tehran revolutionary court.

Maede Soltani, who lives in Germany, told The Associated Press her father Abdolfattah Soltani was also banned from exercising his profession for 20 years.

She says her father’s lawyer was informed of the sentence on Sunday, but her family does not know when the court made its ruling.

The 58-year-old Soltani co-founded a human rights group with Iranian Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi and was arrested last year and has since been held in Tehran’s notorious Evin prison.

Soltani says her father was charged with co-founding the Center for Human Rights Defenders, spreading anti-government propaganda and endangering national security

via Iran dissident gets 18 years in prison: daughter – Hindustan Times.


One thought on “Iran lawyer Soltani gets 18yrs in prison: daughter

  1. That’s ridiculous! 18 years for starting a human rights group! Sounds like the scary NDAA act signed into law here in the usa. Basically with this new law the govt. can call anyone they donot like talking about them or against them a terrorist and they can put you in jail forever. its wrong.

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