2010: Iran: Nasrin Sotoudeh

16th December 2010

His Excellency Ayatollah Sayed ‘Ali Khamenei,
The Office of the Supreme Leader
Shoahada Street, Qom, Islamic Republic of Iran
Email:  info@leader.ir , istiftaa@wilayah.org

Howzeh Riyasat-e Qoveh Qazaiyeh (Office of the Head of the Judiciary)
Pasteur St., Vali Asr Ave., south of Serah-e Jomhouri
Tehran 1316814737
Islamic Republic of Iran

His Excellency Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
The Presidency,
Palestine Avenue,
Azerbaijan Intersection,
Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran
Email:   dr-ahmadinejad@president.ir

Your Excellencies,

Prominent human rights lawyer, journalist and writer arrested, fears for safety.

The Writers in Prison Committee of PEN International protests the arrest of a prominent writer, journalist and lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh (f) who has been imprisoned since 4 September 2010. PEN International is concerned for her safety and well-being in detention. It considers that she is targeted solely for the peaceful exercise of her right to freedom of expression as guaranteed by Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, to which Iran is a party, and calls for her immediate and unconditional release.

Yours sincerely

Annaguli Yildam,
Member of Norwegian PEN, WiPC