Nasrin Sotoudeh’s Children Denied Visitation with Their Mother on the 26th Day of Her Hunger Strike

From the Facebook page of Reza Khandan husband of incarcerated human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh now on the 26th day of a hunger strike and in solitary confinement at Evin prison.

The prosecutor’s office contacted us stating that the children have been granted a face to face, personal visit with Nasr

in. We went to the prosecutor’s office at Tehran Bazaar at around 1:00pm to pick up the letter granting us the visitation, picked Mehraveh up from school and arrived at Evin’s visitation area on time, taking Nima who has caught a cold along with us. 
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Mehraveh and Nima Khandan

At the visitation area, despite the fact that prisoners are normally granted face to face visits if they present a letter, we were told that we need to go to the prison’s main gate in order to visit with your loved one. 

At the main gate, after presenting them with the letter allowing us to see Nasrin in person, we were forced to wait 3 hours. Nima who suffers from asthma started having a cough attack as a result of his cold and the poor air condition. 

The prison’s administration office eventually closed and an hour after the official prison visitation hours and after such a long wait, we returned home extremely disappointed, never being able to see Nasrin. 

The children were starring at that prison gate for 3 1/2 hours. Every time it opened and closed they waited patiently to hear their names so that they could see their mother. Alas it never happened!

It appears as though they all worked in unison to make sure our children would suffer today. I am sure they are playing even uglier games with Nasrin in her prison cell. I suppose if they succeed our country will be prosperous, our economy booming, poverty, addiction and unemployment will be eradicated and our country will stand tall , holding its head up high vis-a-vis the world at large!

Reza Khandan
Tehran November 11th, 2012

Translation by Banooe Sabz

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