Soltani was sentenced to five years' imprisonment in March 2006 for leaking documents related to Iran's nuclear development program, but was released on bail two months ago.
Soltani is a member of Nobel laureate Shirin Ebadi's Defenders of Human Rights Center. He has been involved in some of Iran's most high-profile human rights cases, and was recently named to serve alongside Ebadi on the defense team of Haleh Esfandiari, an Iranian-American scholar detained in Iran since early May and accused of subversion.
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