Human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh: was first arrested in September 2010 on charges of spreading propaganda and conspiring to harm state security and was imprisoned in Evin Prison. Photograph: Kaveh Kazemi/Getty

They are two women among hundreds of political prisoners in Iran. Both are incarcerated on the women’s ward of Tehran’s Evin Prison. Both have receive(...)

 Human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh was held for three years in Evin prison and released after Iranian president Hassan Rouhani’s election. She keeps a statue of the goddess of justice in her Tehran office. Photograph: Lara Marlowe

“When I was in prison, I remembered the prison I visited in Ireland,” says Nasrin Sotoudeh (50), an Iranian human rights lawyer whose 2010-2013 impris(...)