Why Nasrin Sotoudeh Went on Hunger Strike to Protest Iran’s Prison Conditions

09 Oct 2020

Why Nasrin Sotoudeh Went on Hunger Strike to Protest Iran’s Prison Conditions

October 9, 2020

https://www.jadaliyya.com/Details/41828/Why-Nasrin-Sotoudeh-is-on-Hunger-Strike-to-Protest-Iran%E2%80%99s-Dire-Prison-Conditions

 

In this interview, Malihe Razazan spoke to Human Rights Watch (HRW) Iran Researcher Tara Sepehri Far about Nasrin Sotoudeh's hunger strike and the criminalization of peaceful protests in Iran. Sotoudeh is an Iranian human rights lawyer, who was arrested in 2010 and started her second hunger strike this year in August to protest the inhumane treatment of Iranian political prisoners during the COVID pandemic. Courtesy of Voices of the Middle East and North Africa (VOMENA).

 

Tara Sepehri Far

Tara Sepehri Far is a researcher in the Middle East and North Africa Division, where she investigates human rights abuses in Iran and Kuwait. Prior to joining Human Rights Watch, she was the Deputy Director of the Human Rights in Iran Unit at the City University New York, where she worked on a project supporting the mandate of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran.

Malihe Razazan

Malihe Razazan is producer and cohost of Voices of the Middle East and North Africa on KPFA Radio in Berkeley. She is also a producer and guest host of Your Call, a daily public affairs program on KALW, local public radio station in San Francisco and a member of The Arab and Middle Eastern Journalists Association (AMEJA). Malihe is the co-editor of Jadaliyya's media page and host of the weekly program "Media on the Margins."