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The head of the Iranian judiciary, His Excellency Ayatollah Sadegh Larijani.
The Iranian lawyer Amirsalar Davoudi was recently convicted and sentenced to 30 years imprisonment and 111 lashes.
Mr Davoudi has represented political prisoners as well as members of ethnic and religious minorities.
He was convicted on charges of “insulting officials”, “propaganda against the state”, and “forming a group with the purpose of disrupting national security”.
It’s believed that Mr Davoudi was convicted for speaking out on social and political matters through ‘Without Retouch’, a messaging channel that he set up.
He has been held in solitary confinement for 190 days in Evin Prison in Tehran with limited access to his family, lawyers and medical care.
We’re concerned that Mr Davoudi may have been subjected to ill-treatment while in prison.
We respectfully urge the relevant Iranian authorities to: