Sakharov Prize 2012
Lieu: Brussels, Belgium - European Parliament
End production: 04/12/2012 First transmission: 10/12/2012
Statement by Shirin EBADI,Lawyer and Human Rights Defender Nobel Peace Prize 2003, comments
on the Sakharov Prize 2012 Laureat, Nasrin SOTOUDEH (Iran)
(recorded 28/11/2012 in BXL)
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
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||SOUNDBITE (Farsi): Shirin EBADI, Lawyer and Human Rights Defender Nobel Peace Prize 2003
, on the Sakharov Prize Laureat 2012, Nasrin SOTOUDEH (Iran) : "The situation of Nasrin SOTOUDEH is very critical because she has been on hunger strike for over 40 days."
||SOUNDBITE (Farsi): Shirin EBADI, Lawyer and Human Rights Defender Nobel Peace Prize 2003 : "Nasrin Sotoudeh has staged her hunger strike in protest against the actions of the Iranian government. What the Iranian authorities have done, they have opened criminal procedures against Nasrin's husband and 12-year old daughter, so Nasrin staged a hunger strike in protest of that action. And sadly this situation is not just exclusive to Nasrin, many political prisoners and their families suffer from the same predicament and the regime is repressing them because of that."
||SOUNDBITE (Farsi): Shirin EBADI,Lawyer and Human Rights Defender Nobel Peace Prize 2003 : "The Sakharov is highly important for Nasrin Sotoudeh, because the Sakharov Prize puts the spot light on the Iranian government treatment of not only Nasrin Sotoudeh but also other political prisoners, so this Prize is important Nasrin and other political prisoners whose families are also subjected to harassment by the Iranian authorities."
||SOUNDBITE (Farsi): Shirin EBADI, Lawyer and Human Rights Defender Nobel Peace Prize 2003 : "First of all I feel very grateful that you have recognized Nasrin, what devotion Nasrin has made and her sacrifices and at the same time I'm very saddened that she is not there in person to receive the Prize."