Lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh has been sentenced to 38 years and 148 lashes for her work defending women’s rights.

She's in more danger than ever with cases of COVID-19 confirmed in prisons across Iran.

Together we can free Nasrin. Join thousands calling on the Supreme Leader of Iran to release her immediately.

Free Human Rights Lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh

Free Nasrin

Nasrin was given the harshest sentence possible after two grossly unfair trials, and is separated from her husband and two children - just for saying women should be able to wear what the want.

Now, in prisons across Iran, there have been confirmed cases of COVID-19. This raises grave fears that prisoners, like Nasrin, are at risk of contracting the virus. Prisoners are at particular risk because they are unable to take the same social distancing and hygiene measures as those outside of prison to protect themselves.

Unfair treatment of women

Women and girls in Iran are not allowed to leave their homes unless they cover their hair with a headscarf and cover up their arms and legs with loose clothing. 

A movement against the compulsory hijab erupted in Iran in 2017 when one woman staged a solo act of resistance. She removed her headscarf and silently waved it on the end of a stick. 

Countless women across the country joined her, staging their own protests. They become known as the “Girls of Revolution Street.”

Nasrin defended some of these women and is now paying the price.

Help free Nasrin

This isn’t the first time Nasrin has been targeted. In 2010 she was sentenced to six years in prison for her human rights work. But when thousands of people like you stood up to demand her freedom, she was pardoned and released. Our campaign worked then, it can work again for Nasrin now.

Nasrin is not a criminal. She is a human rights defender.

Sign the petition and together we can free Nasrin.