The Lawyer’s Disciplinary Court has suspended Nasrin Sotoudeh from practicing law for three years in an order issued on Saturday October 18.
Reza Khandan, Sotoudeh’s husband, has reported on his Facebook page that the head of the Disciplinary Court had urged Sotoudeh earlier to surrender her licence because the court was under pressure to issue a suspension order.
In August, the Disciplinary Court issued a verdict allowing Nasrin Sotoudeh to keep her licence and go on practicing law.
That order reportedly drew criticism from the prosecutor’s office and Evin Court.
Nasrin Sotoudeh is a prominent human rights lawyer who was jailed on a charge of “propaganda against the regime” and went on a hunger strike on several occasions to protest the violation of her prisoner rights.
She was finally released last year along with a group of other political prisoners.