Jailed Iran rights lawyer ends hunger strike over health concerns

Jailed Iranian human rights lawyerNasrin Sotoudehhas stoppeda hunger strikeshe began more than 45 days agodue to health concerns, her husband said on Saturday.Sotoudeh, 57, announced she was going on hunger strike last month to demand the release of political prisoners and focus attention on their plight due to the Covid-19 pandemic.Last week, Sotoudeh’s husband said she was hospitalised for five days before being returned to her prison cell. On Saturday, he said she had ended the hunger strike.”We spoke briefly this morning. She decided to end the hunger strike in order not to worsen her hear…

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