Daily Archives: 25/08/2016

Turkey: Eren Keskin, tutuklama talebiyle mahkemeye sevk edildi


Eren Keskin, tutuklama talebiyle mahkemeye sevk edildi

Geçici olarak kapatma kararı alınan Özgür Gündem gazetesinin eski Yayın Yönetmeni, Avukat Eren Keskin tutuklama talebiyle mahkemeye sevk edildi.

Bianet’te yer alan habere göre, Özgür Gündem Gazetesi’nin kapatıldığı 16 Ağustos’ta Keskin hakkında yakalama kararı olduğu söylenerek Keskin’in evine polis baskını yapılmıştı. Baskın günü İstanbul’da olmayan Keskin, tebligat yapılmamasına rağmen ifade vermeye gideceğini söylemişti.

Keskin, saat 14.00 sularında basın savcısına ifade vermek için adliyeye gitti.

Keskin ile dayanışma için Cumartesi Anneleri, İnsan Hakları Derneği İstanbul Şubesi Gözaltında Kayıplara Karşı Komisyon, LGBTİ aktivistleri, vicdanir retçiler, insan hakları savunucuları adliye önündeydi.







(Eren Keskin is a lawyer and human rights activist in Turkey. She is vice-president of the Turkish Human Rights Association and a former president of its Istanbul branch. She was released from detention today.  See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eren_Keskin)

Tajikistan: Tajikistan detains second lawyer of banned Islamist party

August 24, 2016

A Tajik lawyer who represented members of a banned Islamist party has been detained on charges of disclosing classified information, two sources told Reuters on Wednesday, the second such case in the Central Asian nation.

Jamshed Yorov was detained on Tuesday in Tajikistan’s capital, Dushanbe, a source at the prosecutor general’s office said. A security source confirmed his detention which followed the publication of the full text of the verdict against the leaders of the opposition Islamic Renaissance Party (IRPT).

Two former IRPT leaders were jailed for life in June and 11 other party members were sentenced to 14-28 years in prison in a closed trial which U.S.-based Human Rights Watch described as part of a “severe crackdown on political opposition”.

The classified text of their verdict has appeared this month on a Tajik opposition website based abroad.

Jamshed Yorov’s brother, Buzurgmehr Yorov, has been on trial since May on charges of fraud and extremism which he has dismissed as politically motivated.

President Imomali Rakhmon’s government has accused the Islamist party of being behind a failed coup last September led by a deputy defence minister who then died in a fight with government troops.



Egypt: Prominent lawyer Malek Adly granted release

August 25, 2016

Malek Adly

Detained prominent rights lawyer Malek Adly was granted a release on Thursday, the Freedom to the Brave group reported.

Adly was arrested in May against the backdrop of the Red Sea islands protests which errupted accross the nation in April. He faced accusations for inciting to protest. As the prosecution interrogated Adly, it accused him of attempting to topple the regime, amend the constitution of the state, joining an entity that works against the government, and spreading false news.

The prosecution will not appeal the release decision, according to Adly’s colleague at the Egyptian Center for Economic and Social Rights (ECESR) Mohamed Eissa.

Several activists gathered in front of the Shubra El-Kheima court looking into Adly’s case, including recently released lawyer Mahienour El- Massry. There were expectations of his detention to be renewed. Before the decision, his wife Asmaa Aaly posted to her Facebook: “Awaiting the usual prosecution decision.”

The detention of the prominent lawyer stirred controversy among the Lawyers Syndicate, some political parties and rights groups. The Doctors’ Syndicate had also addressed authorities regarding the conditions of detention of Adly who remained against all odds in solitary confinement throughout his detention, resulting in a deterioration of his health.


Egypt Court Orders Release of Rights Lawyer Malek Adly, Prosecution Appeals









Egypt to Free Lawyer After 3 Months in Solitary Confinement


Letter of protest at the abuse of Malek Adly and campaigning lawyers in Egypt

Lawyers across Europe demand release of Malek Adly


http://www.alhurra.com/a/malek-adly/320384.html (ARABIC)

https://ledesk.ma/encontinu/egypte-lavocat-malek-adly-libere-apres-trois-mois-de-detention/ (FRANCAIS)

http://www.ansamed.info/ansamed/it/notizie/rubriche/politica/2016/08/25/egitto-corte-decide-rilascio-avvocato-attivista-malek-adly_3bb97c72-c423-42a8-9ef5-c0d6241665e8.html (ITALIANO)