Iran lawyer back in prison after temporary release: husband

Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh is back in prison less than a month after her temporary release from a 12-year jail term, her husband said Wednesday. “Nasrin has returned to prison this evening,” Reza Khandan told AFP on Wednesday evening. Sotoudeh, 57 and a winner of the European Parliament’s Sakharov prize, was released from jail on November 7 after being granted a temporary leave of absence. The lawyer and activist was jailed in 2018 after defending a woman arrested for protesting against the requirement for Iranian women to wear the hijab. She was told at the time that she had …

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