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Iranian lawyer defending hijab protesters convicted

In this Nov. 1, 2008 photo, Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, poses for a photograph in her office in Tehran, Iran. On Wednesday, March 6, 2019, the New York-based Center for Human Rights in Iran, said Sotoudeh, a prominent human rights lawyer in Iran who defended women protesting against the Islamic Republic’s mandatory headscarf, has been convicted and faces years in prison.

The charges against the lawyer ranged from her membership to a human rights group to “encouraging corruption and prostitution,” a wording that indicates her defense of women protesting against mandatory hijab is connected to the charges.

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