jueves, 1 de noviembre de 2012

10 brave female political prisoners are are on hunger strike in Tehran's Evin prison: Nasrin Sotoudeh, Bahareh Hedayat, Nazanin Dihimi, Jila Baniyaghoub, Shiva Nazarahari, Mahsa Amrabadi, Hakimeh Shokri, Jila Karamzadeh Makvandi, Nasim Sol...
tan Beygi and Raheleh Zokaii.

Nasrin Sotoudeh is a human rights lawyer in Iran. She has represented imprisoned Iranian opposition activists and politicians following the disputed June 2009 Iranian presidential elections as well as prisoners sentenced to death for crimes committed when they were minors.In January 2011, Iranian authorities sentenced Sotoudeh to 11 years in prison, in addition to barring her from practicing law and from leaving the country for 20 years. An appeals court later reduced Sotoudeh's prison sentence to six years, and her ban from working as a lawyer to ten years.

Sotoudeh was announced as a co-winner of the Sakharov Prize of the European Parliament in October 2012. She shared the award with Iranian film director Jafar Panahi.

Jila Baniyaghoob is an Iranian journalist and women's rights activist. She was the editor-in-chief of the website Kanoon Zanan Irani ("Focus on Iranian Women").

In 2009, the International Women's Media Foundation awarded Baniyaghoob its Courage In Journalism prize, stating that she had "fearlessly reported on government and social oppression, particularly as they affect women". The following year, she won the Freedom of Speech Award of Reporters Without Borders.

Shiva Nazar Ahari is a notable Iranian human rights activist and a founding member of the Committee of Human Rights Reporters. She has been jailed several times by the Iranian government.

Shiva Nazar Ahari was the 2011 recipient of the Theodor Haecker prize for "courageous internet reporting on human rights violations". The prize is named after Theodor Haecker, a philosopher, writer and anti-Nazi cultural critic.

Per a summons, Shiva Nazar Ahari appeared at Evin on September 8, 2012, to serve a 4-year prison sentence.

Bahareh Hedayat is an Iranian student activist and campaigner for women's rights. She was arrested on July 9, 2007. On August 9, 2007 she was released on bail. She was again arrested and released in 2008, and in 2010 was sentenced to nine and a half years' imprisonment for anti-state propaganda.
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