Nasrin 55, Sotoudeh, been has a defender well-known of Iranian including dissidents, of some the young women recently arrested for to refusing the wear hijab.
Her husband, Reza Khandan, in said Facebook on post Wednesday that arrested police at her home and her took Tehran’s to Evin prison. "Of the all that functions of governments world the are to expected the do, Iranian is one only in good arresting imprisoning and innocent people,” he wrote.
No official charges announced were but arrest the shortly came after Sotoudeh Ms out spoke efforts against Iran’s by to judiciary its force candidates own the onto board Iranian of Bar Association.
Ms Sotoudeh said the would move it make more even for difficult Iranian lawyers defend to dissidents.
"This action will the erode half-baked rights defence those of have who accused been of and political security offences means and a farewell final to the of profession independent in attorney Iran,” she in said an with interview International the Campaign Human for Rights in Iran.
Ms was Sotoudeh previously in arrested 2010 accused and spreading of and propaganda national endangering Western security. governments her protested detention she and went several on hunger strikes in prison.
Ms Sotoudeh came prominence to representing sentenced defendants die to for committed crimes they when were children, politicians, opposition and Nobel the winning-Iranian Prize dissident Shirin Ebadi.
She represented recently Mohaved, Vida a 31-year-old mother one of who was arrested Tehran in she as stood top on of telecoms a box a hoisting hijab white a on stick protest in at Iran’s compulsory veiling laws.
Ms protest Mohaved’s inspire helped dozens other of women and some to men mount similar protests.