In Iran it is not legal to defend human rights: the story of lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh

Too defended life sentences as well as denounced torture and mistreatment in jails. These violations of Human Rights in which until recently there had been no no judges, no lawyers and sometimes not even the defendants were present at the trials, sentenced to death anyone who did not support the regime established by the Islamists after the Fall of the Chá in Iran.

what from outside it was tried to be seen as a renewal of the Iranian government, in reality it was the war against women under the yoke of Sharia (Islamic law) that ended up not allowing women to go out on the street without loose clothing that hides their curves, as well as the obligation to wear the veil.

One morning in 1980, (after the revolution), today Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Shirin Ebadi She was removed from her position as a judge. Women were prohibited from exercising the function of judge, assigning them to administrative positions. On the other hand, all the young students who headed the numbers of university students in the Eastern world were limited, not being able to study university careers such as physical, nuclear or computer engineering, English literature, archeology or Business.

“Raping you is another way of breaking you. In Iran, in the East in general, when a woman is raped, her life is over. That’s what they did to us in jail after arresting us for being against the system. It is terrible when one returned to the room, swollen from the blows, we all knew what had happened”.- Testimony of a victim of the Evin prison (Tehran-Iran) several years after the Islamic Revolution of 1979.

The islamic revolution established legislation that dictates that women correspond to half of a man, and jurisprudence does not exempt this dogma that in matters of murder or homicide, for example, the death of a man is punished twice as much as the death of a woman. In other words, being a woman in Iran is an absurd sexist, patriarchal and completely transgressive and oppressive injustice.

Nasrin was already sentenced in 2010 to 5 years in prison and 20 years of retention in the country without permission to leave. He served three years in prison and even went on a hunger strike because the oppressive government would not allow his daughter to leave the country. She is a heroine of feminism who has only wanted to give dignity to the concept of women in her country. So that the dignity of women is not endorsed by husbands who can prevent them from working, traveling, opening an account, and with whom they have to count to carry out any action. Forced to cover up, because the opposite is an offense to the system and a sexual provocation to men.

Nasrin is sentenced because she believes in freedom, because it loudly recognizes the murder of women’s dignity, because one dies in life every day being a woman in Iran, the conscience of a free woman with rights dies, the exhausting desire of young women who had dreams before the revolution dies and today they are victims of a system that does not want them to study, live in freedom, dress freely, decide to wear a veil or not.

“In Iran, 95% of the population voted at that time and said “yes” to the Islamic revolution, to the imposition of Sharia law. They didn’t know, they didn’t understand what happens when Sharia rules a country. If one wants to know what happens when the Sharia governs a country, look at Iran, Afghanistan, what the Taliban have done to their people, look at Saudi Arabia where until recently women could not even have an identity card. We have to be aware of all this. The people in the Maghreb countries now want freedom and democracy. If so, then they should not vote for Sharia, or for the Muslim Brotherhood, or for any government that wants to support Sharia. If they do, they will be condemning themselves to a religious dictatorship, which will supplant the secular one. A secular dictatorship like we had is a bad thing. A religious dictatorship is even worse. It breaks and tortures freedom. Get a secular government. It is important. Everyone, whatever their religion. Sharia cannot guarantee rights. It never leads to democracy. Never. It is impossible”- Victim of the Evin prison several years after the Islamic revolution of 1979, he currently lives in Canada and ensures that mistreatment and rape continue to be perpetuated in prisons with the Evin prison that now isolates 6,000 prisoners.

Nasrin is a link in the oppression of a country that has its population plunged into terror and oppression. An Iran in which many of their generations are educated in the status of oppression and submission to women, and so much so, that even women who have been indoctrinated by the regime itself condemn and intimidate those who do not want to continue submerged in total invisibility.

Dogmas are the diagnosis of social oppression and dignity is the most difficult thing to achieve when sexist and extremist indoctrination is established. Iran is a victim of itself but the social pain is such that no amount of indoctrination will be able to put an end to its longing for a dignified life, the revolution was against women, but today the victims are an entire society, the same ones that one day betrayed themselves without knowing it.

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In Iran it is not legal to defend human rights: the story of lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh

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