09.19.131:03 PM ET

Human-Rights Lawyer Freed

After three years, activist is released days before U.N. General Assembly.

Prominent human-rights advocate and attorney Nasrin Sotoudeh was released from a Tehran prison Wednesday after serving almost three years of her 11-year sentence. Sotoudeh, who went on a hunger strike during her time at Evin Prison, was convicted of “acting against national security,” not wearing a hijab on a videotape, and taking part in “propaganda against the regime.” In an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, Sotoudeh said she was worried for her fellow activists still in prison, and she expects to be allowed to return to her work as a lawyer in Iran.