Sotoudeh, along with Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi, was recently awarded the European Union’s prize for human rights and freedom of thought.
The 49 year-old lawyer was arrested in September 2010 on charges of propaganda and conspiring against the state. She is currently serving a six-year prison sentence in solitary confinement.
Sotoudeh has been on hunger strike since 17 October to protest her 12-year-old daughter’s travel ban and summons to court, as well as various forms of restrictions on visitations in the past year.
Ahmad Shaheed, the United Nation’s special rapporteur on human rights in Iran has called on Iranian officials to consider her release.
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