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the compulsory hijab were defiant. “By creating fear and putting people in prison or forcing th
em to leave the country and live in exile, or threatening them, they cannot stop the compulsory hijab
protest in Iran,” New York-based Iranian activist Masih Alinejad, who has previously been represented by Sotoudeh, told CNN.
In January, Sotoudeh’s husband, who is also a human rights lawyer, was convicted of security-related charges and sent
nced to six years in jail. He has appealed while waiting to serve his prison sentence.The inventor of the world
wide web has called for global efforts to tackle state-sponsored hacking, criminal behavior and abusive language on t
he internet, in an open letter marking the 30th anniversary of the revolutionary technology.
Tim Berners-Lee acknowledged that “many people feel afraid and unsure if the we
b is really a force for good,” in a letter published for his World Wide Web Foundation on Monday.
”While the web has created opportunity, given marginalize
d groups a voice, and made our daily lives easier, it has also created opportunity for scam
mers, given a voice to those who spread hatred, and made all kinds of crime easier to commit,” the letter added.