Daily Archives: 27/01/2017

Day of the Endangered Lawyer/China: Toulouse

le 24 janvier, 2017

Situation des avocats en République populaire de Chine

Mardi 24 janvier 2017

Les avocats toulousains se mobilisent autour de la situation de confrères menacés 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.

Afin de leur manifester leur soutien, l’Ordre des Avocats ainsi que l’Association de l’Amicale des Avocats Honoraires ont organisé un concert à la Maison de l’Avocat par l’Association Droit au Chœur au cours duquel, notamment, a été joué l’Oratorio de SAINT-SAENS.

https://www.avocats-toulouse.com/journee-avocat-en-danger/

India: Six facts of shame: IAPL reveals harassment of lawyers in Chhattisgarh

January 27, 2017

The Indian Association of People’s Lawyers (IAPL) recently released a report highlighting the harassment of lawyers in the tumultuous state of Chhattisgarh. Titled Attacks on Lawyers in Chhattisgarh, the report was based on a fact finding mission undertaken by twelve lawyers from Maharashtra, Telangana and Chandigarh in March 2016.

Apart from reiterating the ground realities in the conflict state, the report also reveals how lawyers have borne the brunt of the police, non-state actors, and even other lawyers, while trying to ensure that Adivasis and those labelled as Naxals get their due legal representation.

Here are six of the findings of the report:

  1. The Outsiders …

http://barandbench.com/iapl-harassment-lawyers-chhattisgarh/

Day of the Endangered Lawyer/China: 国际关注危险律师日:世界在行动!

27/01/17

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“全球法律行动网络” 向英国议会下院外交委员会英中关系探讨组递交了一份文件。这份文件讨论中国共产党对律师有系统的监控和打压,以及对司法自主的破坏。这份文件还强调在中国开设办公室的国际律师事务所如何受到这个体系的影响,以及它在跨国法规方面带来的负面作用。文件引述了李春富律师的情况报告、谢阳酷刑记笔录,以及关注组在推特上对李和平、王全璋律师遭受电击酷刑对最新披露。

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西班牙自由律师协会和西班牙民主基金会召开研讨会,并到中国驻马德里大使馆抗议

西班牙自由律师协会和民主律师协会召开关于中共当局打压中国维权律师和709案研讨会,并到中共驻马德里大使馆前抗议

29位世界(欧洲多国、美国、澳大利亚、巴基斯坦)资深律师和法官及国际律师组织领导人在英国《卫报》发表公开信,谴责中国迫害律师。中国要想成为受尊重的大国,必须遵守它的国际承诺。1月24日是国际关注危难律师日,今年的主题是中国人权律师

英国卫报:29名国际法律人联合发声谴责中共当局打压维权律师

荷兰律师助律师机构,荷兰律师等在海牙大使馆前抗议

https://freechinanews.wordpress.com/2017/01/26/%E5%9B%BD%E9%99%85%E5%85%B3%E6%B3%A8%E5%8D%B1%E9%99%A9%E5%BE%8B%E5%B8%88%E6%97%A5%EF%BC%9A%E4%B8%96%E7%95%8C%E5%9C%A8%E8%A1%8C%E5%8A%A8%EF%BC%81/

Day of the Endangered Lawyer/China: España

25/01/17

Oriol Rusca y Victoria Ortega

  • Europa celebra el 24 de enero el Día del Abogado Amenazado, en memoria de los abogados asesinados en Atocha en 1977, para mostrar su solidaridad este año con los abogados chinos.
  • Los actos en España tuvieron lugar en la sede de la Asociación de la Prensa de Madrid

La presidenta del Consejo General de la Abogacía Española, Victoria Ortega, condenó durante la celebración del Día Europeo del Abogado Amenazado las medidas represivas contra letrados chinos y pidió al Gobierno de China, al igual que lo hicieron otras abogacías europeas, que cesen de inmediato las violaciones de los Principios Básicos de la Función de los Abogados, del Pacto Internacional de Derechos Civiles y Políticos y del conjunto de normas dela ONU que protegen a todas las personas detenidas o en prisión.

Ortega recordó el “compromiso de los profesionales de la abogacía en la defensa de los Derechos Humanos que les obliga a denunciar su vulneración con absoluta independencia”. Más información sobre el DÍA DEL ABOGADO AMENAZADO

Durante el evento se recordó que la represión sistemática llevada a cabo por el Gobierno chino contra profesionales de la abogacía, comenzó la madrugada del 9 de julio de 2015, cuando la conocida abogada Wang Yu fue detenida. Desde esa fecha, alrededor de 300 abogados y abogadas que representaban a víctimas de abusos contra los derechos humanos en actuaciones judiciales han sido detenidos.

Oriol Rusca, decano del Colegio de la Abogacía de Barcelona y presidente de la Comisión de Relaciones Internacionales de la Abogacía, aseguró que la Abogacía Española –que es miembro del Observatorio Internacional de Abogados en Riesgo- está implicada en la defensa de los abogados que son perseguidos en el ejercicio de su profesión tanto a “nivel de apoyo moral como a nivel material buscando actuaciones más efectivas en favor de estas abogacías” perseguidas.

María Baeza, coordinadora de China de Amnistía Internacional-sección España, expuso las líneas de trabajo de esta organización a través de la investigación y contrastar la información recibida. “A los que reclaman derechos en China se les acalla con acoso, amenazas, arrestos domiciliarios, detención, prisión, reeducación por el trabajo; extendiéndose también a sus familias”, aseguró Baeza.

http://www.abogacia.es/2017/01/25/victoria-ortega-condena-la-persecucion-de-letrados-en-china-en-el-dia-del-abogado-amenazado/

http://www.abogacia.es/2017/01/16/la-abogacia-participa-en-el-dia-del-abogado-amenazado-dedicado-a-la-situacion-de-los-letrados-en-china/

Turkey/UK: Bar Human Rights Committee and Bar Council urge Theresa May to raise Turkish human rights concerns in Erdoğan meeting

January 27, 2017

The Bar Human Rights Committee and the Bar Council have today urged Prime Minister Theresa May to address ongoing human rights violations in Turkey when she meets with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Saturday.

In an open letter to the Prime Minister, BHRC and the Bar Council highlight the systematic persecution of lawyers and judges in Turkey, particularly in the months following the unsuccessful coup of July 15th 2016.

The letter is also critical of the the imprisonment of elected representatives, the suppression of free speech and the ongoing violence against South-East Turkey’s Kurdish minority. The Bar Human Rights Committee and the Bar Council describe the Turkish government’s actions as “an egregious attack on democracy itself”.

Chairwoman of BHRC, Kirsty Brimelow QC said:

“Turkey’s massive and disproportionate response to the attempted 2016 coup is now itself subverting the very same democratic values its government should be seeking to uphold.

“We hope the Prime Minister will agree that the battle against terrorism in Turkey, and indeed everywhere, is most effectively conducted while fully upholding human rights. We urge her to share this view with President Erdoğan when they meet”

Crimea/Russia: Another one lawyer is detained in Crimea

January 26, 2017

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Today, the 26th of January, lawyer Emil Kurbedinov has been detained by Russian enforcers.

This was announced by lawyer Nicholay Polozov, previously detained by the Federal Security Service (FSB) too.

“Lawyer Emile Kurbedinov has been just detained in Crimea. He is on the way to the FSB. The hunting season on lawyers has been officially opened on the peninsula,” wrote Polozov in Facebook.

As it became known, Kurbedinov and his colleague Eden Semedlyaev were detained by the FSB in Bakhchisarai in the moment they were travelling by car to the home of activist Seyran Saliev, searched by Russian enforcers this morning.

Later the enforcers searched the Kurbedinov’s office and house.

The detained lawyer was taken to the Counter Extremism Centre in Simferopol. He was accused of spreading extremist material.

http://en.sobytiya.info/another-one-lawyer-is-detained-in-crimea.html

https://www.kyivpost.com/ukraine-politics/russia-jails-crimean-tatar-lawyer-extremism.html

https://au.news.yahoo.com/world/a/34277539/crimean-tatar-lawyer-held-over-extremist-propaganda/#page1

https://www.kyivpost.com/article/opinion/op-ed/halya-coynash-russia-resorts-open-terrorization-lawyers-families-crimea.html

http://en.sobytiya.info/freedom-house-presses-for-crimean-lawyer-and-his-clients-release.html

http://en.sobytiya.info/crimean-lawyer-has-got-10-days-of-arrest.html

http://www.idhae.org/observatoire-fr-page4.1.rus170126.htm (FRANCAIS)

Nigeria: Collapsed Reigners’ Church: Apostle’s lawyer shot

January 27, 2017

The Nation Nigeria

Gunmen yesterday shot Ini Ekpo, lawyer to the founder of Reigners’ Bible Church International in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital, Apostle Akan Weeks.

The lawyer’s assailants were said to have attacked him at his home in the capital city.

It was gathered the gunmen entered the house through the main gate around 2.27a.m and moved into his room where they shot him twice on his two legs.

The assailants were said to have taken four laptops.

A family source, who did not want to be named, said the assailants accused Ekpo of helping Weeks to tell lies at the commission of enquiry the state government set up to probe collapse of the church building in December.

Ekpo is said to be recuperating at an undisclosed private hospital.

The state Chairman of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) Aniekan Akpan said Ekpo was shot on his legs yesterday about 2 a.m.

The lawyer said he visited Ekpo at the hospital.

http://thenationonlineng.net/collapsed-reigners-church-apostles-lawyer-shot/

http://newsnow.onlinenigeria.com/news/advt.php?blurb=591191%20&t=Lawyer%20to%20the%20founder%20of%20the%20collapsed%20Reigners%E2%80%99%20Bible%20Church%20shot

Egypt: Egypt bars top human rights lawyer from traveling abroad

January 26, 2017

Prominent Egyptian human rights lawyer, Negad Borai

A prominent Egyptian human rights lawyer has been barred from leaving the country as military-backed administration of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi intensifies crackdown on dissidents and political opponents. 

Negad Borai, who runs the United Group for Law, said on Thursday that he was stopped at Cairo Airport while attempting to travel to Jordan to visit his wife.

Officials at the airport stopped Borai following a request from the public prosecutor’s office.

Borai, who had earlier drafted an anti-torture bill and submitted it to President el-Sisi, is being accused of deliberately spreading false information, receiving illegal funds and incitement to resist authorities,

The Egyptian government has launched an investigation into Borai and two judges over proposing the draft law to combat torture.

http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2017/01/26/507902/Egypt-Negad-Borai-Abdel-Fattah-elSisi-HRW

http://www.metro.us/news/egyptian-rights-lawyer-says-he-s-banned-from-travel/Lmiqaz—PDuaKtN9LFEL0bSlB05k7Q/

http://www.omct.org/human-rights-defenders/urgent-interventions/egypt/2017/01/d24194/

https://www.lorientlejour.com/article/1031609/egypte-un-avocat-des-droits-de-lhomme-interdit-de-voyager.html (FRANCAIS)

 

Day of the Endangered Lawyer/China: 中国之窗第07集 709维权律师遭酷刑 国际律师关切

26/01/17

709维权律师遭酷刑 全球律师关切 家属积极营救

主持: 宋月 龙江

内容提要:

1.有了年终好过年 白领年终奖金拿多少?

2.买不起也租不起!一二线城市近一半人房租占薪水1/3以上

3.709维权律师遭酷刑 国际律师关切

3709维权律师遭酷刑  全球律师关切

今年1月24日“国际危难律师日”(Day of the Endangered Lawyer)的主题是关注中国律师,这一天在全球有30个城市的国际律师为中国律师举行了纪念活动和研讨会,还重点关注了“709”中国维权律师大抓捕案中仍被关押的谢阳、李和平、王全璋等人。1月23日,来自美国、英国、法国、德国、澳大利亚、意大利、瑞士、西班牙、比利时等国家的30位律师和法官,在《卫报》上发表公开信,严重关切中国律师们的遭遇。

据香港中国维权律师关注组披露,709案维权律师在被抓捕后,被关押在秘密场所。在6个月的指定居所监视居住期间,李和平、王全璋律师经受了各种酷刑,包括采用电击的方式,电流的强度直接导致人当场昏厥。由于两名律师一直不被允许与辩护律师、家属见面,目前他们的人身状况外界无从知晓。

http://www.soundofhope.org/gb/2017/01/26/n695371.html

http://m.match.net.tw/pc/news/international/20170127/3914384

http://www.epochtimes.com/b5/17/1/27/n8752559.htm

http://www.epochtimes.co.kr/news/articleView.html?idxno=398946 (KOREAN)