Iranian Kurdish Lawyer Masoud Shams Nejad Faces Propaganda Charges in Iran !
Iranian-Kurdish human rights lawyer Masoud Shamsenjad is accused on "propaganda" charges and contact with foreign media”.
Masoud Shams Nejad, an attorney and professor at Payam Nour and Azad universities in Orumieh, was arrested on Thursday May 9, 2013. He has defended several Iranian Kurdish political prisoners, including Ali Ahmad Soleiman, Habib Afshari, Hossein Khezri and death row inmate Habibollah Golparipour.
The continuing harassment and arrest of Iranian defence lawyers not only violates their rights, but those of their clients, who are finding it increasingly difficult to find legal representation because of the deterrent effect of such arrests.