Abdolfattah Soltani Quotes

Abdolfattah Soltani (Persian: ????????? ??????; born 2 November 1953) is an Iranian human rights lawyer and spokesman for the Defenders of Human Rights Center. He co-founded the group with Mohammad Seifzadeh and Nobel Peace Prize-winner Shirin Ebadi. Along with Ebadi, Soltani served as a lawyer for the family of slain Iranian-Canadian photojournalist Zahra Kazemi, who was allegedly tortured and murdered in Evin Prison in July 2003. Ebadi and Soltani, along with others, also represented jailed journalist Akbar Ganji during his imprisonment and long hunger strike

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Abdolfattah Soltani


“Unfortunately, I've got to say it has a negative effect, not a positive one.”

Abdolfattah Soltani


“This is something we all know, that a way of dealing with human-rights activists is to claim they have secret relations with foreign powers. This very much limits our actions. It is very dangerous to our society.”

Abdolfattah Soltani