Sadr, Shadi

Renewed strength and resilience – Iranian lawyer and journalist fights for equal rights for women

The Iranian human rights activist Shadi Sadr knows all about jail conditions in her country. The 38-year-old lawyer has herself been detained many times in Evin, a jail for political prisoners. Blindfolded, Sadr was repeatedly forced to answer questions from her male jailers about her involvement in the country's women's movement, and about her travel, campaigns and contacts, particularly those abroad. She was released on bail, but her organization, RAAHI, which campaigns for women's rights, was outlawed.