>Reza Khandan, Husband of Incarcerated Lawyer & Human Rights Activist Nasrin Sotoudeh Released from Prison

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Monday January 17th, 2011 – Reza Khandan, husband of incarcerated lawyer and human rights activist Nasrin Sotoudeh was released from prison today.
According to reports by the Feminist School, Khandan was arrested after referring to the prosecutor’s office in compliance with a summon he had received last week. According to Khandan he was charged with “encouraging public opinion and publishing lies” and a $50,000.- USD bail was issued as condition for his release.  Khandan also reported that the guarantee provided by Giti Sotoudeh, Nasrin Sotoudeh’s sister was rejected by the Judge and as a result, Khandan’s family were forced to present an alternative guarantor for his bail.  Khandan was finally released this afternoon based on the second guarantee. It is worth mentioning that Khandan was summoned to the Prosecutor’s office in Evin prison after his wife’s sentence was announced.
Nasrin Sotoudeh, a lawyer and human rights activist remains in solitary confinement in Evin prison, despite international pressures and the fact that she launched numerous hunger strikes in protest to the illegal nature of the charges against her. Nasrin Sotoudeh was arrested on September 4th. She was sentenced to 11 years in prison and banned from practicing law and leaving the country for 20 years.

Source:
http://www.feministschool.com/spip.php?article6652

رضا خندان و فرزانه روستایی از زندان آزاد شدند
27 دی 1389

مدرسه فمینیستی: رضا خندان، همسر نسرین ستوده عصر امروز، 27 دی ماه از زندان آزاد شد. همزمان با وی فرزانه روستایی نیز از زندان آزاد گردید.

رضا خندان روز گذشته بر طبق احضاريه ای که هفته پیش دریافت کرده بود، به دادسرای زندان اوین مراجعه کرده و بازداشت شد. بر اساس گفته رضا خندان، اتهام وی «تشویق اذهان عمومی و نشر اکاذیب» عنوان شده است. روز گذشته برای وی قرار 50 میلیون کفالت صادر شد که قاضی پرونده وی، کفالت گیتی ستوده، خواهر نسرین ستوده را روز گذشته نپذیرفت و از این رو خانواده رضا خندان ناچار شدند که امروز کفیل دیگری را معرفی کنند که با پذیرفتن کفالت، کفیل جدید رضا خندان امروز عصر از زندان آزاد شد. احضار رضا خندان بعد از اعلام حکم همسرش صورت گرفته است.

نسرین ستوده وکیل و فعال حقوق بشر با وجود چندین اعتصاب غذا در اعتراض به اتهامات غیرقانونی خود و فشارهای بین المللی همچنان در زندان اوین و در سلول انفرادي به سر می برد. وی روز 13 شهریورماه سال جاری بازداشت شد و طی حکمی به 11 سال حبس، 20 سال ممنوعیت خروج از کشور و وکالت محکوم شده است.

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