Daily Archives: 26/06/2017

South Africa: Juju’s lawyer behind bars after bail application postponed

June 26, 2017

Tumi Mokwena, the lawyer for Julius Malema. File Photo.

Julius Malema’s lawyer, Tumi Mokwena, spent the weekend behind bars after his bail application was postponed.

Mokwena made his first appearance in the Thabamoopo Magistrate’s Court, in Lebowakgomo, Limpopo, on Friday charged with four counts of attempted murder.

Police arrested Mokwena at his Polokwane office on Thursday night after he allegedly shot and wounded four people on the Zebediela Citrus Estate.

His bail application is expected to start tomorrow.

According to police reports, one firearm was confiscated during the arrest. During last week’s court proceedings, Mokwena asked that his leg-irons be removed.

“I shouldn’t be in leg chains when I appear before this court. It is very inhumane,” he said.





Iran: Free Imprisoned Human Rights Lawyer Narges Mohammadi!

June 25, 2017

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In the spirit of compassion on this Eid al-Fitr holiday, let us urge Iran & Saudi Arabia to free all their political prisoners — including innocent and peaceful human rights activists like Narges Mohammadi and Raif Badawi.
#freenarges #freeraif

(UN Watch Facebook)

Turkey: 5 lawyers arrested at Istanbul Pride March

June 25, 2017

Retweeted The Arrested Lawyers (@Av_EvrenSEL):

5 #lawyers were taken into custody during #Pride #March in #Istanbul

İstanbul’da şu ana kadar 22 yurttaş ve 5 avukat gözaltına alındı. Avukatlardan 3’ü serbest bırakıldı.

(The Arrested Lawyers@Av_EvrenSEL)


http://www.lemonde.fr/europe/article/2017/06/25/a-istanbul-une-marche-des-fiertes-encore-une-fois-violemment-dispersee_5150868_3214.html (FRANCAIS)