Andrea Jane Corr, an Irish musician, songwriter, and actress presenting Iranian Human Rights Defender Nasrin Sotoudeh at Voices from the Front Line, 9 December 2012, from Vicar Street Theatre.
Voices from the Front Line, performed on 9 December 2012 at 8 pm GMT, is a celebration of the courage and determination of human rights defenders around the world. Voices from the Front Line, hosted by Martin Sheen and featuring Andrea Corr, Robert Sheehan & Amy Huberman
Nasrin Sotoudeh is a human rights lawyer in Iran who has been given a prison sentence of eleven years and banned from working as a lawyer or leaving the country for twenty years. This sentence has been given to her, not for any criminal activity but as a result of her peaceful human rights work. She was accused of ‘spreading propaganda’ and ‘conspiring to harm state security’. Nasrin has represented many defenders opposed to the current regime in Iran. She has also worked extensively with young prisoners who have been sentenced to death for crimes they committed when they were under 18.
Source: Front Line Defenders
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