Award Name : Sakharov Prize
Year of Award : 2012
Award for : Human Rights
Location : Tehrān, Tehrān, Iran
Nasrin Sotoudeh is a human rights lawyer in Iran. She has represented imprisoned Iranian opposition activists and politicians following the disputed June 2009 Iranian presidential elections as well as prisoners sentenced to death for crimes committed when they were minors.Her clients have included journalist Isa Saharkhiz, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi, and Heshmat Tabarzadi, the head of the banned opposition group Democratic Front of Iran.She received the Sakharov Prize for the Freedom of Thought, received from the European Parliament in 2012.