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(From Guardian Unlimited)
The Law Society, which represents solicitors in England and Wales, has urged Iran to release a prominent human rights lawyer who has been sentenced to 11 years in jail.
The society has joined several human rights organisations in appealing to Iranian officials to release Nasrin Sotoudeh , a 45-year-old lawyer whose efforts to highlight human rights violations in Iran have infuriated the Islamic regime.
Sotoudeh -- who has been kept in Tehran's notorious Evin prison since September -- was also sentenced to a 20-year ban on practising law or travelling abroad.
She is convicted of acting against national security, propaganda against the regime and membership of Defenders of Human …