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Iran: Further Information: Jailed Lawyer on Hunger Strike: Amirsalar Davoudi

, Index number: MDE 13/1823/2020

Human rights lawyer Amirsalar Davoudi has been on hunger strike since 9 February 2020, in protest at the Iranian authorities’ refusal to grant him prison leave. He is jailed in Tehran’s Evin prison after being sentenced to 29 years and three months in prison and 111 lashes on charges stemming from his human rights work. Under Iran’s sentencing guidelines, he is required to serve 15 years in prison. He is a prisoner of conscience.