The Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh has been arrested after she questioned the Iranian judiciary. She is one of the best-known human rights defenders in Iran.
Today we join to demand the liberation of Nasrin together. That’s how it’s done:
Last Wednesday, her husband wrote on Facebook that Nasrin Sotoudeh was arrested and sent to Tehran’s Evin Prison. He wrote “Of all the functions that governments of the world are expected to do, the Iranian one is only good in arresting and imprisoning innocent people.” Nasrin Sotoudeh was arrested without an official warrant, because she supported young women in their protest against the hijab.
The 9th of March 2018 the Iranian Women’s Movement Museum was inaugurated in exile with the exibition “From Evin, with Love”.
This important event took place in Humanity House in Den Haag, the Netherlands.
Curator and founder of the Iranian Women’s Wovement Museum, Mansoureh Shoajee, could together with former Nobel peace prize winner, Shirin Ebadi, welcome a moved public.
The exhibition consists of objects of handicrafts made by political women prisoners in the Evin Prison in Iran, and photos and biographs of these women. Some of the objects are made as gifts to the children of the women, whom they were not able to see during their long time in prison. Some of the women are still prisoners.
The International Association of Women’s Museums was invited to the inauguration, and our president Mona Holm made a speech on behalf of all our members all over the world.
This museum and exhibition is a truly extrordinary achievment. We are so proud of having Shirin Ebadi as the Godmother of our International Association of Women’s Museums, and we support her wish that one day they will be able to open their Women’s Museum also in Teheran.