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Amnesty International

Iran: Shadi Sadr: human rights defender case sheet

Amnesty International
April 30, 2010

Index Number: MDE 13/037/2010

Shadi Sadr is a lawyer who has successfully had convictions of several women sentenced to death overturned. She is also a journalist and activist campaigning for women’s rights. Shadi Sadr has been arrested and held in detention on at least two occasions, most recently in July 2009 and has now been forced to live in exile because of her work. Despite leaving the country, she continues to campaign for women's rights from outside Iran.