Lawyer and human rights defender Nasrin Sotoudeh was arrested in Iran on Sunday after attending the funeral of Armita Geravand, a young person who died on Saturday after a month in intensive care because of mind accidents allegedly inflicted by Iran’s morality police. Geravand was mentioned to have encountered the morality police when she was discovered not sporting a hijab at a metro station on October 1.
In a press release issued by Sotudeh’s husband, Reza Khandan, it was confirmed that Sotoudeh and different attendees of Geravand’s funeral have been arrested by Iranian authorities. Khandan acknowledged that those that have been arrested “have been first moved to Shahreri after which to the minister’s detention heart” and that witnesses have knowledgeable him that Sotoudeh was “arrested with a extreme beating.” He additional confirmed that he has not been capable of contact his spouse following her arrest.
Sotoudeh beforehand spoke out in condemnation of Geravand’s arrest and subsequent demise, calling it a “homicide”. Through Fb on Saturday, she stated:
Yet one more governmental homicide, this time Armita … a homicide that each Iranian can really feel subsequent to his personal ears. We’ve got misplaced our two younger ladies within the subways, now we will shield our younger individuals by being huge within the subways. Till the trial of the perpetrators and commanders of those governmental murders is over. Lady-life-freedom
In line with Khandan, Sotoudeh and the opposite individuals who have been arrested, have been despatched to Qarchak jail. One lady was launched because of a “extreme seizure.”