Monday, June 03, 2019

3 June 2019
Iran: Sentencing of human rights lawyer to 
30 years in prison and 111 lashes ‘a 
shocking injustice’

Responding to the news that Iranian human rights lawyer 
Amirsalar Davoudi has been sentenced to 30 years in prison 
and 111 lashes for his human rights work, including publicizing 
violations through a channel he set up on the Telegram 
mobile messaging app and by giving media interviews, 
Amnesty International’s Research and Advocacy 
Director for the Middle East and North Africa, 
Philip Luther, said: 
“This shockingly harsh sentence is an outrageous injustice. 
Amirsalar Davoudi is blatantly being punished for his work 
defending human rights. 
“Setting up a Telegram channel to expose human rights 
violations is not a crime. The Iranian authorities must 
release Armisalar Davoudi immediately and 
“Amirsalar Davoudi is the latest victim of a vicious 
crackdown waged by the Iranian authorities against 
human rights lawyers over the past two years, 
which has seen Iranian courts hand out increasingly 
harsh sentences to stop them from being able to 
carry out their work. 
“With this sentence, Iran’s authorities have demonstrated
 that human rights lawyers in Iran today are effectively 
treated as enemies of the state and that the authorities
 will go to any lengths to deny individuals in detention 
access to justice.” 
Under Iran’s sentencing guidelines, Amirsalar Davoudi 
will have to serve 15 years of his prison sentence. 
The news of his case follows the sentencing of 
prominent lawyer and women’s rights defender 
Nasrin Sotoudeh to 38 years in prison and 148 lashes, 
prompting an international outcry. In accordance 
with Iran’s sentencing guidelines, the actual term 

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