Jailed Iranian Rights Defender Nasrin Sotoudeh Unable to Collect Award

The whole world needs to know about Nasrin Sotoudeh, the Iranian rights lawyer who was ultimately sentenced to 6 years in prison after the Islamic Republic convicted her of spreading propaganda and conspiring to harm state security in 2011. Sotoudeh’s… Continue Reading  

Sen. Patrick Leahy: If we can afford wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, we can help victims of Hurricane Irene

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) was interviewed on PBS NewsHour today about how his home state of Vermont is dealing with the massive damage caused by Hurricane Irene. When asked how aid is reaching towns that have been completely cut off… Continue Reading