France24 Web News reports on ” International Campaign in Support of Nasrin Sotoudeh”:

ImageWeb users show support for jailed Iranian lawyer

Web users have been campaigning for the release of Iranian lawyer and human rights activist Nasrin Sotoudeh, who has been held in Tehran’s notorious Evin prison since September 2010, on charges of spreading propaganda against the regime and acting against national security. The movement appears to be gaining momentum online every day, as the winner of the 2012 Sakharov Prize has now been on hunger strike for over a month in protest of her detention, the prison guards’ ill treatment of political prisoners and the authorities’ harassment of her family.

In this message posted to Facebook, Nasrin Sotoudeh’s husband reports that she has only been allowed to see her children once in the past four months. He also says his wife has lost a lot of weight and fears are growing for her health.

Many web users are saying the jailed lawyer’s situation is unacceptable and have taken to the web to voice their support. An online campaign in underway urging social networkers to replace their profile photo with this flower, a symbol of Sotoudeh’s fight for freedom.

Concerned web users have also been posting photo montages and other videos like these ones online, slamming the detention conditions of the human rights activist and demanding her immediate release.

And although the Internet remains their preferred means of expression, Nasrin Sotoudeh’s supporters have also organized and attended rallies, as we can see in these pieces of footage from New York, Dublin and also Oslo… all manner of initiatives which they hope will help them achieve their aim and result in the lawyer’s release.

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