Nasrin SATOUDEH Sakharov Prize Winner 2012

Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh is seen in Tehran on November 1, 2008. Sotoudeh was sentenced to 11 years in prison for defending opposition members after the disputed re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in 2009. A dozen lawyers defending human rights cases and opposition members are currently imprisoned in Iran, according to Amnesty International, which describes them as prisoners of conscience. AFP PHOTO/ARASH ASHOURINIA === IRAN OUT ===