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Iran Must Release Imprisoned Lawyers, UK Legal Regulator Urges

The Law Society of England and Wales has joined the chorus of international lawyers calling on the Iranian authorities to meet their international legal obligations to respect fundamental human rights, after further information emerged of an increase in lawyers who are arbitrarily arrested and detained in the Islamic. Republic.

“We are extremely concerned for the welfare of these lawyers, many of whom we understand have been ill-treated in custody,” said Nick Emmerson, deputy president of the Law Society of England & Wales. “They are reported to have been denied visits from their lawyer and family members, including during their time in hospital. We are also extremely concerned about a human rights defender on hunger strike who is said to be in a critical condition.”

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