Weekend Reads Iran: Lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh ends more than 45 days of hunger strike
Iran says it rejects Canadian class-action lawsuits over downing of Flight PS752
Iran's public rejection of two proposed Canadian class-action lawsuits over the downing of Flight PS752 could help victims' families in their battle for compensation, said a lawyer representing plaintiffs in Canada. A spokesperson for Iran's foreign minister, Saeed Khatibzadeh, said on Friday that "the Canadian court has no jurisdiction" in the case and all "judicial proceedings will be conducted inside Iran," according to IRNA, an Iranian stateA spokesperson for Iran's foreign minister, Saeed Khatibzadeh, said on Friday that "the Canadian court has no jurisdiction" in the case and all "judicial proceedings will be conducted inside Iran," according to IRNA, an Iranian state news agency.
Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, who defends human rights in her country, has ended more than 45 days of hunger strike due to health problems, her husband Reza Khandan announced on Saturday (September 26th). “We had a very brief discussion this morning. She had decided to break off her hunger strike for fear of exacerbating her heart disease, ”he told Agence France-PresseReza Khandan had announced on social networks that Nasrin Sotoudeh, 57, had started a hunger strike on August 11 to denounce the conditions of incarceration of political prisoners held for "improbable" reasons and their judicial horizon blocked. "His body was no longer able to continue the strike after more than 45 days of strike", he added on Saturday.
The lawyer hospitalized after being "seriously weakened"
Philadelphia Union makes short work of short-staffed Impact
Short one man for the third consecutive game, the Impact proved no match for the Philadelphia Union, drubbed 4-1 Sunday night at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J. Montreal striker Romell Quioto, who opened the scoring five minutes into the match, was ejected in the 16th minute. Down to 10 men, the ramifications were predictable. Kacper Przbylko paced Philadelphia with a brace, giving him seven goals this season. Alejandro Bedoya and Anthony Fontana also scored for the Union, which improved to 7-2-3. The contest was the first the Impact will play in the next eight days, all against American opponents and all in the U.S.
Nasrin Sotoudeh was hospitalized after being "seriously weakened" by the hunger strike, her husband announced on September 19. She was sent back to prison on Wednesday "without any medical intervention" after five days of hospitalization, he lamented. "Because of her heart problems, I expected them to at least transfer her to the prison clinic," said Reza Khandan for whom the return of his wife to prison, without medical treatment, "did not has no other meaning than to put his life in danger ”. Nasrin Sotoudeh is being held in Evin prison in Tehran with other political prisoners, including French researcher Fariba Adelkhah.
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European ParliamentThe French Minister of Foreign Affairs expressed his concern on Tuesday regarding the hospitalization of the lawyer: “We are very worried about the state of health of Nasrin Sotoudeh. She was condemned (?) For having done her legal profession, ”declared
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Red Bulls score 3 second-half goals in 4-1 win over Miami .
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Brian White scored the first of New York's three second-half goals and the Red Bulls beat Inter Miami 4-1 on Wednesday night. After a turnover by Inter Miami, Omir Fernandez played a one-touch pass to White for a first-timer from the centre of the area that made it 2-1 in the 49th minute. New York (5-6-2) has won two of its last three games after a four-game winless streak that included three losses. Mandela Egbo gave the Red Bulls a 1-0 lead when he converted a penalty kick in the 14th minute. Juan Agudelo tied it for Miami (3-8-2) in the 39th.