Interrogators Tell Lawyer They Control Her Trial Outcome
International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran

“Ms. Sotoudeh told me the last time that her prison interrogators have told her ‘we won’t let the judge give you less than ten years in prison.’ During her call today, she also said that her interrogators have said she will be sentenced to serving her prison term in exile in Karaj’s Rajaee Shahr Prison. This means that the interrogators have already determined her prison term and the location of her detention without a court ruling, and maybe even the judge presiding over Nasrin’s case is not aware of this. I don’t know what kind of organization the [Iranian] Judiciary is, where even the location and term of a prison sentence are determined by officers inside the prison,” Khandan told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.

Reza Khandan also addressed Mohammad Javad Larijani’s recent accusations against Nasrin Sotoudeh. “The first chance I get to visit with her, I will bring this issue up to Ms. Sotoudeh, because she has no idea about this and she is the one who will have to file suit. But I believe that as soon as she hears this news she will file a lawsuit against Mr. Larijani, because the accusations he has waged against her are extremely heavy, undue, and completely unfounded. These accusations were not even waged during Ms. Sotoudeh’s trial [as a part of the indictment against her]. Mr. Larijani has made accusations such as saying that during the years, Ms. Sotoudeh has gone from one capital to another, talking against Islam... >>>