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Urgent Action update: Women’s rights defender faces 34 years in jail

Prominent detained Iranian human rights lawyer, Nasrin Sotoudeh, faces up to 34 years in prison and 148 lashes, after two grossly unfair trials. The charges against her stem solely from her peaceful human rights work, including her defence of women protesting Iran’s abusive forced hijab (veiling) laws, and her outspoken opposition to the death penalty. 

Take action.




Please write urgently in your own words or using the template letter included in English or Persian to:


Head of the Judiciary 
Ebrahim Raisi  
C/o Permanent Mission of Iran to the UN
Chemin du Petit-Saconnex 28
1209 Geneva, Switzerland
Salutation: Dear Mr Raisi


Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country.

HIS EXCELLENCY Hamid Baeidinejad, Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 16 Princes Gate London SW7 1PT, Tel: 020 7225 4208-9 Fax: 020 7589 4440 Email:

Please check with your section before sending appeals after the above date.


Please note that the best way to reach the head of the judiciary is to address a letter to him and send it via Iran’s diplomatic mission in Geneva and/or its diplomatic mission in your country. 

Online petitions should be delivered to the Iranian diplomatic representative in your country; if more than one section creates an online petition, we recommend that the delivery of the petitions’ delivery be co-ordinated in order to generate greater global pressure on the Iranian authorities. 

Please contact the Iran team at if you create an online petition so that we may share and promote it with our networks and help co-ordinate the delivery of petitions that may be produced by different sections.

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