“La Donne in Nero” in Italy Call for Nasrin Sotoudeh’s Release

Friday 24 December 2010

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Italy’s Donne in Nero (translated to Women in Black and akin to the “Mourning Mothers”) has joined the worldwide call strongly urging the Islamic Republic to release detained human rights defender, Nasrin Sotoudeh.

This woman’s organization is also encouraging the global community to send e-letters urging IRI and world authorities to help secure Nasrin Sotoudeh’s release. The e-letter, initially called for by Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi, can be found here.

Donne in Nero details the human rights defender’s supposed “offenses,” stating that “For IRI authorities, Nasrin Sotoudeh is three times “guilty” for:

1. Being a woman of conviction.

2. Being a lawyer active in human rights.

3. Daring to speak out against the establishment.

The group’s website (in Italian) can be found here:


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