September 18, 2013

A DELUGE STARTS WITH A DRIP:

Iran frees political prisoners ahead of Hassan Rouhani's UN visit (Saeed Kamali Dehghan 18 September 2013, Guardian)

Iran has released the award-winning human rights lawyer, Nasrin Sotoudeh, and several other political prisoners from jail a week before President Hassan Rouhani's visit to New York for the UN general assembly, in what appears to be the most tangible sign of change so far under his moderate administration.

The authorities drove Sotoudeh from Evin prison in Tehran to her house in another part of the Iranian capital and told her she did not need to return to jail.

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