Nasrin Sotoudeh

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 15th March 2019.

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Photo of Tan Dhesi Tan Dhesi Labour, Slough

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his counterpart in Iran on the sentencing of Nasrin Sotoudeh.

Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Jointly with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

On 12 March the Foreign Secretary publicly shared his concerns about the sentencing of Nasrin Sotoudeh. We regularly raise the issue of human rights with the Iranian Government at all levels, and urge them to cease the harassment and arbitrary detention of all human rights defenders.​

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