Daily Archives: 14/07/2016

Egypt: Free imprisoned human rights lawyer Malek Adly, now!

July 14, 2016

#FreeMalekAdly #مالك_عدلي_حر

Kenya: Case to find justice for slain lawyer, associates continues

July 13, 2016

A case seeking to find justice for the families of the slain International Justice Mission (IJM) lawyer Willie Kimani, his client Josephat Mwenda and their taxi driver Joseph Muiruri commenced on Tuesday at the High Court in Milimani Nairobi, with complainant Law Society of Kenya (LSK’s) lawyer John Khaminwa requesting the Court to rule the three families be compensated as the case continues.

Khaminwa told the court that the three were sole breadwinners of their respective families, and that their murder has left the three families, in difficult moments, for they can not feed anymore or pay bills due to financial incapabilities.

This, according to Khaminwa, is enough reason for the families to be compensated as the case goes on. However, the prosecution opposed, saying investigations should first be completed.

Khaminwa further urged the Court to keep a close eye on investigations into the case given that the case is of an international concern, and so should be done in a fair and just manner for successful justice.



Egypt: Doctors Syndicate, NCHR request to visit detained lawyer Malek Adly

July 13, 2016

Malek Adly

The Doctors Syndicate and the state-funded National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) separately submitted requests to the Ministry of Interior for permission to visit detained lawyer Malek Adly.

This comes as Adly’s wife has filed complaints stating that his health has been deteriorating. According to a statement by the syndicate on Tuesday, Adly is suffering from pains in his back and high blood pressure, yet he is prevented from access to medication in jail.

Adly, a prominent rights lawyer at the Egyptian Centre for Economic and Social Rights (ECESR) continues to suffer tough detention conditions in Tora prison as he has remained in solitary confinement for nearly two months.

Adly’s wife Asmaa Aly visited him Wednesday in jail. She said that he continues to be deprived of most things, and he is barely allowed to step outside of his cell except for a few minutes in a “tiny corridor”.

Doctors Syndicate, NCHR request to visit detained lawyer Malek Adly