Daily Archives: 20/08/2017

Egypt: Human rights lawyer Mohamed Ramadan, detained since December 2016, is released

August 20, 2017

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محمد رمضان المحامي على الأسفلت

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http://www.idhae.org/observatoire-fr-page4.1.egy170710.htm (FRANCAIS)

Turkey: Weekly Report: The Persecution On Turkish Lawyers

August 19, 2017

ERZURUM – Prosecution of The Arrested Lawyers in Erzurum Continued

7 lawyers who are the members of Erzurum and Erzincan Bar Associations were on trial in Erzurum 2nd High Criminal Court. Lawyer Mehmet Güzel who is former president of Erzurum Bar Association and other 4 lawyers are are under arrest since 4th August 2016. At the end of the a-day hearing; The Court released one of the arrested lawyers and adjourned the hearing.

7 lawyers have been accused of “membership of the armed terrorist organisation” and pursuant to Turkish Penal Code, this offence requires 5 to 15 years imprisonment.

ANKARA – Prosecution of The Arrested Lawyers in Ankara Started

Screenshot_20170621-11460952 lawyers, 20 of them are under arrest for more than one year were on trial this week in Ankara 22nd High Criminal Court. After the failed coup attempt, in the August of 2016 more than 60 lawyers were taken into custody in Ankara and 26 of them have been subsequently arrested. During the investigation period 6 lawyers were released.

Ankara Chief Prosecutorial Office indicted 52 lawyers for “to be member  of armed terrorist organisation, to admin an armed terrorist organisation and to attempt to overthrow government” and pursuant to Turkish Penal Code, these offences require 22,5 years and life time imprisonment.

Weekly Report: The Persecution On Turkish Lawyers

Syria: De l’ardeur. Histoire de Razan Zaitouneh, avocate syrienne

le 18 août, 2017

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Justine Augier

Actes Sud, 320 pp., 21,80 €. En librairie le 6 septembre.

Avocate, Razan Zaitouneh se tenait au côté des prisonniers mais aussi des familles, écoutait leurs histoires, aux uns et aux autres. L’attente des femmes, la vie derrière les murs : par empathie, et comme par prescience, la jeune Syrienne (née en 1977, disparue depuis 2013) commence par essayer de savoir, de comprendre. Quelles tortures doit-on affronter ? Que ressent-on lorsqu’on sort ? Rassembler le plus d’informations possible sur la répression est la première mission de cette militante, qui doit bientôt entrer dans la clandestinité, et qui passe du combat pour les droits de l’homme au combat pour la révolution. Elle a derrière elle mille jours de siège, à Douma, ville tenue par les rebelles, lorsqu’elle est enlevée par un groupe islamiste. Le portrait composé par Justine Augier à partir d’une longue enquête, est en même temps l’analyse d’un système politique atroce, fondé sur la manipulation, la terreur et l’opacité.

http://next.liberation.fr/livres/2017/08/18/de-l-ardeur-histoire-de-razan-zaitouneh-avocate-syrienne_1590657

https://www.newsdeeply.com/syria/articles/2017/07/25/almost-as-bad-as-the-regime-inside-syrias-rebel-run-prisons (ENGLISH)

https://www.ifex.org/syria/2017/08/16/magazine-banned-journalists-sentenced/ (ENGLISH)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Razan_Zaitouneh (ENGLISH)