Weekly Rights Podcast 13

Oct 7, 20100 comments

In this week’s ‘Weekly Rights Podcast’: Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Shirin Ebadi speaks out over the recent decision by Nokia Siemens to halt sales of monitoring centers and restrict its business with Iran; journalist Issa Saharkhiz is suing Nokia Siemens in a US Court while dealing with an uncertain sentence; following the Campaign’s ‘Men of Violence’ report, President Obama signs an Executive Order targeting eight Iranian officials and the Campaign urges other governments to follow suit; prisoner of conscience Heshmatollah Tabarzadi is sentenced to nine years in prison and 74 lashes; Reza Khandan, husband of imprisoned human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, says he hasn’t heard from his wife for 17 days; Jinous Sobhani, a former secretary at the Defenders of Human Rights Center and member of the Baha’i Faith, was sentenced to 2 years in prison; the court date for the two American hikers remaining in Evin prison has been set for 6 November; and the Campaign recognized the excellent work of the Committee to Protect Journalists. Click here to listen: http://www.iranhumanrights.org/2010/10/podcast-13/