Soltani To File Suit Against Javad Larijani for False Terrorist Accusation
Int.'l Campaign for Human Rights in Iran

One day after Mohammad Javad Larijani claimed that distinguished human rights lawyer Abdolfattah Soltani, who is currently inside Evin Prison, was connected to terrorist groups, his wife, Massoumeh Dehghan, told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that Soltani has never faced such an accusation and that he and his lawyers will be filing a lawsuit against Larijani for the false accusations he leveled against her husband.

Dehghan told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that she visited her husband this morning and told him about Larijani’s statements during his press conference in New York yesterday. “He said, ‘If it’s possible, I’ll file the suit myself, but my hands are tied here as I have no pen and no paper. But because of the unfounded accusation made against me, a charge about which I have not been informed, nor has it been proven, I will either file a lawsuit against him myself, or I will ask my lawyers to do this on my behalf.’”

During a press conference at the United Nations in New York yesterday, Mohammad Javad Larijani, Head of the Iranian Judiciary’s Human Rights Council, responded to a question about the arrests of human rights lawyers such as Abdolfattah Soltani. “No lawyer is in prison because he is a lawyer or he is a defender of human rights. But any person who is involved in activities which are against the security of the state, especially their relations with terrorist groups … Mr. Abdolf... >>>