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Monday, March 05, 2012

Abdolfatah Soltani Iranian lawyer and human rights defender is sentenced to 18 years imprisonment and internal exile to the city of Borazjan !



Mr. Abdolfatah Soltani is a well known Iranian lawyer and a human rights defender ,he is sentenced by the Islamic judiciary system to 18 years imprisonment and 20 years ban from practicing his law profession and an internal exile to the city of Borazjan ( a place known for its bad weather).

One of Mr. Soltani's charges is that of " earning religiousely unlawful property by receiving Nuremberg human rights award" on 2008.

His other charges are : " Propagating against the system, organizing the human rights association and conspiracy and gathering against the system".Mr. Soltani was sentenced by Judge "Pirabasi ". In the past Mr. Soltani was arrested four other times ,allegedly defending Zahra Kazemi ( the Iranian -Canadian photojournalist case ) ,Akbar Ganji ( Journalist) , Zahra Baniyaghoub( the Iranian medical student who was murdered while in prison ) ,Haleh Esfandiary (who was also murdered during her fathers funeral procession) and so many others.

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