The 2020 Right Livelihood Awards were bestowed to four incredibly inspiring activists, including Nasrin Sotoudeh, a fearless Iranian human rights lawyer who has been sentenced to 38 years in prison and 148 lashes, in retaliation for her outstanding human rights work.
For the last 15 years Nasrin defended political prisoners, opposition activists, journalists and has been very vocal about women’s rights and minors on death row. Even in prison, she put herself once again on the frontline for others, carrying out a 40 day-hunger strike to request the release of Iranian political prisoners threatened by the spread of COVID-19. This fight came at the cost of her health, which, for a long time, has been disregarded by the authorities.
On November 7, Nasrin was released from prison for a temporary medical leave and will spend her time at home, with her family, and in hospital, where she will finally receive medical treatment. However, Iranian authorities can order her back to prison at any time.
The Right Livelihood Foundation, jointly with PEN America, invites you to participate in the Campaign #StandUp4Nasrin
We think that now, more than ever, we should keep international pressure high and urge Iranian authorities to drop all charges against Nasrin and to release her, permanently! She should have never been imprisoned in the first place.
You will find all information about the campaign and on how you can get involved, at this link: https://www.rightlivelihoodaward.org/standup4nasrin