Speaking up for Nasrin Sotoudeh at #OFF2012

Narges Tavassolian

Overshadowed by headlines about the “Arab Spring” were many other events and speakers at the Oslo Freedom Forum, but they seem to lack of media coverage. Here is the one item I found relating to the ongoing human rights crisis and absence of freedom in Iran: Oslo Journal, Part VI – Impromptus by Jay Nordlinger

Narges Tavassolian

Narges Tavassolian

Nargess Tavassolian has a famous mother: Shirin Ebadi, the Iranian human-rights lawyer who was the 2003 Nobel peace laureate. (Ebadi was a speaker at the Freedom Forum last year. For Jay Nordlinger’s piece on Ebadi in National Review, go here.) Nargess is a doctoral student and is speaking today about another Iranian woman who is a human-rights lawyer: Nasrin Sotoudeh. This lawyer is not free to move about. She is caught in the hell of Evin Prison.

I don’t know what kind of life Nargess Tavassolian wanted to have, or expected to have. But we can thank her for spending some of it speaking up for the likes of Nasrin Sotoudeh.

via National Review Online.


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