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The United States calls for the immediate and unconditional release of Iranian political prisoners, including peaceful activists like Nasrin Sotoudeh and Narges Mohammadi, who are enduring harmful prison conditions and exposure to COVID19.

Canada should name and shame the Iranian leaders repressing human-rights advocates like Nasrin Sotoudeh

🚨Jailed human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh’s health is at serious risk after Iranian authorities returned her to prison from the hospital, even though doctors said she needed a heart-related medical procedure. Take urgent action:

nasrin sotoudeh'>Releasing Nasrin Sotoudeh and other political prisoners would show the world that Iran’s leaders are capable of mercy during a pandemic — and that Iran deserves mercy as well

Iranian officials should also show mercy to political prisoners, like Nasrin Sotoudeh and many others, who are at risk of contracting Covid19 in prison. Iran temporarily released over 85,000 prisoners under the pandemic, but not many political prisoners were set free.

An @nytopinion  editorial notes the cruelty of the latest US sanctions on Iran during the pandemic -- and also the cruelty of Iran toward its political prisoners, such as the heroic Nasrin Sotoudeh:

Iran ‘deliberately risking life’ of jailed rights campaigner Nasrin Sotoudeh

The film, “Nasrin,” shows lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh going about her daily work in Iran before her latest arrest, defending cases including those of women arrested for removing their compulsory headscarf. | @AFP 

A letter from Reza Khandan about Nasrin Sotoudeh’s health: (Tuesday, October 13, 2020) #Iran 

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Canada strongly condemns the imprisonment of Nasrin Sotoudeh, an Iranian human rights lawyer and women’s rights leader. Her sentence and treatment are unacceptable, and we call on Iran to release her immediately - defending human rights is not a crime.

Iran has furloughed thousands of prisoners amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Who stays behind bars? Writer and human rights activist Nasrin Sotoudeh, now enduring a grueling hunger strike. Join me and @PENamerican  in demanding her release #FreeNasrin 

Human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh has been sentenced to 38 years and 148 lashes for peacefully standing up for women's rights in Iran. Will you use your voice to help people like Nasrin?