Abdolfattah Soltani Sent To Furlough

Posted on: 1st July, 2016
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Abdolfattah Soltani

HRANA News Agency – Abdolfattah Soltani, lawyer and political prisoner in ward 350 of Evin prison, was sent to furlough unexpectedly and attended his mother’s fortieth day of mourning on June 26.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Abdolfattah Soltani, imprisoned lawyer was sent to furlough on June 26 while he had requested to see his mother, but the delay of prison officials led to her death without seeing her son. Mr. Soltani could attend his mother’s funeral by an earlier furlough.

Abdolfattah Soltani, founding member of the Human Rights Defenders was arrested on September 10, 2011 and sentenced to 18 years imprisonment and 20 years being banned from practicing law due to receiving a human rights award in Nuremberg, Germany, interviews with the media about the status of his clients and participating in the establishment of “Human Rights Defenders”. His sentence was reduced to 13 years on the appeal court.

Abdolfattah Soltani’s sentence was reduced to 10 years in prison and 2 years being banned from practicing law by applying Article 134.