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Jailed Iran rights legal representative ends appetite strike over health concerns


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Sent to prison Iranian human rights legal representative Nasrin Sotoudeh has stopped a yearnings strike she started more than 45 days ago due to health concerns, her hubby stated on Saturday.Sotoudeh, 57, announced

she was going on cravings strike last month to require the release of political prisoners and concentrate on their predicament due to the Covid-19 pandemic.Last week, Sotoudeh’s partner said she was hospitalised for 5 days before being gone back to her prison cell. On Saturday, he said she had ended the hunger strike. “We spoke quickly today. She picked to end the hunger strike in order not to intensify her heart concerns,” Reza Khandan informed AFP.On August 11, Sotoudeh and Khandan exposed her appetite strike on social media.They discussed the conditions

faced by political detainees apprehended on “amazing “charges as challenging to endure

and specified they were provided no legal hope of release as the pandemic swallows up Iran.Sotoudeh, co-laureate of the European Parliament’s prominent Sakharov reward in 2012, is serving a 12-year sentence bied far in 2015 after defending women imprisoned for opposing needed headscarf laws.She is being held at Tehran’s Evin prison, where other political detainees are collared, including Iranian-French academic Fariba Adelkhah.The novel coronavirus pandemic has up previously eliminated a minimum of 25,394 people in Iran and polluted 443,086, according to primary figures released on Saturday. © 2020 AFP

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