In a secret trial by the theocratic regime, Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh was sentenced to 38 years & 148 lashes for defending Iranian womens’ right to remove the hijab. She was charged with seven crimes & given the maximum sentence for all of them. It is considered the harshest sentence documented against a human rights activist in Iran in recent history.

A vigorous defense campaign must be waged on her behalf & we sincerely hope Medea Benjamin & other members of the Code Pink ‘peace delegation’ to Iran will rethink their amicable political relationship to the regime & play a leading role in Sotoudeh’s defense.

(Photo of Nasrin Sotoudeh)