Daily Archives: 21 de January de 2017

Argentina/Chile: Julia’s ultra marathon for PBI UK

January 20, 2017

In two weeks UK Barrister Julia Lowis will be running 100km across Argentina and Chile in solidarity with lawyers at risk across the world. In this short video she explains why: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUoLmklT644&feature=youtu.be

(source Peace Brigades International (UK) Facebook)

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Day of the Endangered Lawyer/China: 24 GENNAIO 2017 GIORNATA INTERNAZIONALE DEGLI AVVOCATI IN PERICOLO INCONTRO DIBATTITO PER DENUNCIARE LE PERSECUZIONI (Roma)

21/01/17

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24 GENNAIO 2017 ORE 14.00
SEDE EDL CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE FORENSE
ROMA VIA DEL GOVERNO VECCHIO N. 3
Programma:
Saluti: Avv. Andrea Mascherin (Presidente CNF), Avv. Mauro Vaglio (Presidente Ordine Avvocati Roma), Avv. Cesare Placanica (Presidente Camera Penale Roma).
Interventi: Avv. Francesco Caia (Coordinatore Commissione per i Diritti Umani CNF), Avv. Ezio Menzione (Responsabile progetto UCPI “Avvocati minacciati”), Avv. Barbara Spinelli (avvocato del Foro di Bologna nota per l’impegno per la difesa dei Diritti Umani che nei giorni scorsi si era recata come osservatrice ai processi in corso agli avvocati in Turchia ed è stata respinta al posto di frontiera di Instanbul e rimpatriata in Italia), Avv. Teng Biao (avvocato cinese e attivista contro la pena di morte per i Diritti Umani, arrestato in Cina più volte per il suo impegno e ora docente universitario a New York, fondatore della Open Constitution Iniziative OCI, una delle più importanti associazioni cinesi per la rivendicazione e la tutela dei Diritti Umani), intervistato in video conferenza da New York dalla redazione del “Il Dubbio”.
Ogni attacco alla democrazia inizia neutralizzando gli avvocati e noi della Camera Penale di Roma siamo sempre in prima linea nella difesa dei Diritti Fondamentali. Nel 2013 siamo stati a fianco degli avvocati turchi perseguitati fino a qualche mese fa presenti nelle iniziative scaturite dagli ultimi episodi repressivi.
Questa volta il faro è puntato sulla Cina, dove solo dallo scorso luglio sono stati arrestati/interrogati/perseguitati ben 248 avvocati, colpevoli di avere difeso i diritti umani.
NOI, ANCHE QUESTA VOLTA, SAREMO PRESENTI.
Vi aspettiamo numerosi all’incontro con il CNF!

(Camera Penale Roma Facebook)

Day of the Endangered Lawyer/China: Journée de l’Avocat en Danger, 24 janvier 2017 13:00 (Paris)

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L’Observatoire international des avocats en danger (OIAD), l’AED, l’IDHAE, le SAF et l’AFAJA appellent les barreaux les barreaux et les avocats à se mobiliser le 24 janvier 2017, Journée de l’Avocat en Danger, pour manifester leur solidarité avec leurs confrères chinois.

Après la situation des avocats en Iran, en Turquie, aux Philippines, au Pays Basque et au Honduras, la Journée de l’avocat en danger 2017 sera dédiée à la situation des avocats en Chine, victimes depuis des années de nombreuses mesures de représailles et de harcèlement de la part des autorités chinoises en raison de leur engagement pour la défense des libertés civiles, politiques, sociales et économiques de leurs concitoyens.

Ce 24 janvier 2017, se tiendra une manifestation d’avocats en robe devant l’Ambassade de Chine, puis une conférence dédiée à la situation des avocats en Chine qui aura lieu à la Maison du Barreau (2, rue de Harlay), à partir de 15h30.

Les temps forts

– 13h00-14h00 – Rassemblement des avocats en robe au métro Alma-Marceau (ligne 9), à proximité de l’Ambassade de la République Populaire de Chine en France : 11 Avenue Georges V, 75008 Paris.

– 15h30-19h00 – Colloque sur la situation des avocats menacés en Chine Maison du Barreau

Colloque validé 3H au titre de la formation continue.

https://www.unidivers.fr/rennes/journee-de-lavocat-en-danger/

China: Punches, Kicks and the ‘Dangling Chair’: Detainee Tells of Torture in China

January 20, 2017

Perched unsteadily on a stack of plastic stools in an isolated room, Xie Yang, a Chinese lawyer, was encircled day and night by interrogators who blew smoke in his face, punched and kicked him, and threatened to turn him into an “invalid” unless he confessed to political crimes, he has said.

Eventually, according to transcripts of meetings with Mr. Xie issued by his attorneys, the isolation, sleepless days and nights of abuse and threats to his family from the police investigators proved too harrowing. Mr. Xie said he had scribbled down whatever they told him to say about trying to subvert the Chinese Communist Party by representing disgruntled citizens and discussing rights cases.

“I wanted to end their interrogation of me as quickly as I could, even if it meant death,” Mr. Xie, anguished and often sobbing, told his attorneys, Chen Jiangang and Liu Zhengqing, according to the transcripts of the meetings this month that Mr. Chen released on Thursday. “Later, I wrote down whatever they wanted.”

The records lay out the most detailed firsthand allegations thus far that torture has stained a crackdown on Chinese rights lawyers and advocates that began in July 2015. The government detained almost 250 people in that operation, according to Amnesty International. Most were released, but four were tried and convicted last year on charges that they tried to subvert the one-party state, and about 13 are in detention and likely to face trial.

Mr. Xie, 44, a lawyer from the southern Chinese province of Hunan, is also likely to face trial in the coming weeks on subversion charges, according to his lawyers.

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(source China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group / 中國維權律師關注組 Facebook)

http://www.hrichina.org/en/chinese-law-resources/frequently-used-chinese-laws-and-regulations

http://www.ejinsight.com/20170120-china-rights-lawyer-recounts-police-abuse-in-interviews-with-lawyers/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/a-tortured-broken-lawyer-and-a-hawkish-judge-cast-deep-pall-over-chinas-legal-system/2017/01/20/1daf0ff6-dd62-11e6-b2cf-b67fe3285cbc_story.html?utm_term=.4d6919ab8b4b

DAY OF THE ENDANGERED LAWYER JANUARY 24, 2017 (CHINA):

http://dayoftheendangeredlawyer.eu/

https://www.facebook.com/events/374243992921815/