Daily Archives: 12 de September de 2017

Italy: Criminal lawyer’s car set on fire, followed by threatening phone calls

12/09/17

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Hanno dato fuoco alla sua macchina perché difende un ragazzo accusato di omissione di soccorso. Ma l’avvocato Pierluigi Barone non cede: «Paura? Io sono un legale e non mollo i miei clienti. Questo modo di fare violento mina i principi base della Costituzione e della civiltà. E noi non possiamo cedere».

Diritto alla difesa sempre più nel mirino di coloro che ignorano i principi basilari di uno Stato di Diritto. Dopo i violenti attacchi sul web contro i legali degli stupratori di Rimini e le aggressioni ai difensori degli indagati per l’omicidio del giovane Emanuele Morganti ad Alatri, oggi tocca all’avvocato Pierluigi Barone. La storia è nota: la sua auto è andata in fiamme davanti la sua abitazione di Lugo. Poi un telefonata anonima al suo studio: «Il tuo cliente è un assassino», riferendosi ad uno dei cinque giovani, difeso da Barone, indagato con gli altri per omissione di soccorso per la morte del 18enne Matteo Ballardini, trovato morto lo scorso aprile da un passante sul sedile passeggero della sua auto, dove era stato abbandonato all’alba dai compagni con cui avrebbe trascorso la sarata consumando droghe.

http://ildubbio.news/ildubbio/2017/09/12/paura-minacce-un-avvocato-non-mollo-mio-cliente/

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Turkey: The case of law professor Istar Gözaydin adjourned to January 12, 2018 but travel ban still in force

12/09/17

Prof. Dr. İştar Gözaydın Savaşır FETÖ üyeliğinden hakim karşısına çıktı...

Helsinki Yurttaşlar Derneği Kurucusu Prof. Dr. İştar Gözaydın, İzmir Başsavcılığı’nın yürüttüğü Hizmet Hareketine yönelik cadı avı kapsamında 20 Aralık 2016’ta gözaltına alındı ve İzmir’e götürüldü. İlk gözaltından sonra hapishanede geçirdiği süre üç ayı aştı. Üç buçuk ay sonra yurt dışı yasağıyla serbest bırakıldı.

Prof. Dr. İştar Gözaydın, cemaat okullarında görev alması nedeniyle gözaltına alınmış, terör örgütü üyeliği iddiasıyla 27 Aralık’ta da tutuklanmıştı.

Dava bugün Çağlayan Adliyesi 27. Ağır Ceza Mahkemesi’nde görüldü. İştar Gözaydın ve avukatların savunma verdiği duruşmada beraat çıkmadı. Duruşma 12 Ocak’a ertelendi. Yurt dışı yasağı kaldırılmadı. Dijital verilerin incelenmesi için duruşma ertelendi.

Türkiye’den sivil toplum temsilcileri ve insan hakları aktivistlerinin destek verdiği İştar Gözaydın için ABD Büyükelçiliği’nden Rebecca Yang, AB Türk delegasyonundan Sema Kılıçer, Friedrich Neumann  Vakfı’ndan Hans Georg Fleck ve Gülçin Sinav duruşmayı izlemek için Çağlayan Adliyesi’nde hazır bulundu.

http://aktifhaber.com/genel/istar-gozaydin-hakim-karsisinda-h103876.html

http://www.hurriyet.com.tr/prof-dr-istar-gozaydin-savasir-feto-uyeligind-40576959

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C4%B0%C5%9Ftar_G%C3%B6zayd%C4%B1n (ENGLISH)

The Philippines: Umali: It’s up to Sereno if she wants to defend herself at hearings

September 12, 2017

Maria Lourdes Sereno

It’s up to Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno if she would want to defend herself in the House of Representatives committee hearings that would tackle the impeachment complaint lodged against her, a House official said Tuesday.

In an interview with reporters, Oriental Mindoro Rep. Reynaldo Umali said the justice committee, which he chairs, will try to expedite its deliberations, which are scheduled for Wednesday, on the two impeachment complaints duly endorsed by 41 lawmakers against Sereno.

Asked if the justice committee would compel Sereno to appear, Umali said that would be well within the right of the chief justice whether or not she would want to attend the impeachment committee hearings.

http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/930047/maria-lourdes-sereno-impeachment-complaints

https://www.rappler.com/nation/181900-house-hearing-impeachment-complaints-chief-justice-sereno

http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/nation/625535/house-justice-committee-to-hear-impeach-raps-vs-sereno-on-wednesday/story/

https://www.rappler.com/nation/181953-former-government-officials-support-sereno

http://www.manilatimes.net/impeachment-trial-chief-justice-redux/350162/

http://www.sunstar.com.ph/manila/local-news/2017/09/11/sc-urged-release-result-serenos-psychiatric-test-563490

 

Turkey: 18 lawyers of the Progressive Lawyers Association (CHD) were arrested today

September 12, 2017

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In the early morning today a new police operation occurred. Many of the lawyers who were arrested are from People’s Law Office and all of them are members of the CHD. Another common point is they are all the lawyers of hunger strikers Nuriye and Semih who were dismissed from their teaching positions and the trial of Nuriye and Semih is in two days
Selçuk and Betül Kozağaçlı were not arrested but it is told that their practice of lawyering has been restricted and their phones and computers were seized.
The lawyers arrested are:
Oya Aslan
Barkın Timtik
Ebru Timtik
Süleyman Gökten
Ezgi Çakır
Ahmet Mandacı
Yağmur Ereren
Aytaç Ünsal
Didem Baydar Ünsal
Ayşegül Çağatay
Engin Gökoğlu
Behiç Aşçı
Aycan Çiçek
Şükriye Erden
Özgür Yılmaz
Günay Dağ
Zehra Özdemir
Naciye Demir
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Hukuk kurumlarına ve meslektaşlarımıza acil çağrı;

Aynı zamanda derneğimizin üye ve yöneticisi olan Halkın Hukuk Bürosu’ndan avukat arkadaşlarımızın İstanbul ve Ankara ofisleri ile evleri basılmıştır. Meslektaşlarımız
Oya Aslan,
Barkın Timtik
Ebru Timtik
Süleyman Gökten
Ezgi Çakır
Ahmet Mandacı
Yağmur Ereren
Aytaç Ünsal
Didem Ünsal
Ayşegül Çağatay
Engin Gökoğlu
Behiç Aşçı
Aycan Çiçek
Şükriye Erden
Günay Dağ
Zehra Özdemir
Özgür Yılmaz hakkında gözaltı kararı vardır.

Meslektaşlarımızla dayanışma içinde olmak ve neler yapabileceğimizi konuşmak amacıyla tüm hukuk kurumlarını ve tüm meslektaşlarımızı saat 10.00’da Çağlayan -1 Baro Odasında buluşmaya davet ediyoruz.

Çağdaş Hukukçular Derneği

(Çağdaş Hukukçular Istanbul Facebook)

https://www.turkishminute.com/2017/09/12/18-lawyers-defending-jailed-hunger-striker-teachers-detained/

 

http://www.newvision.co.ug/new_vision/news/1461484/turkey-detains-lawyers-backing-teachers-hunger-strike

Malaysia: PAS files police report against Siti Kasim, Sabah politician over Facebook posts

September 12, 2017

A police report was filed yesterday against activist Siti Kasim over her alleged Facebook posts on September 1 and September 10. — Picture by Choo Choy May

PAS has lodged a police report against activist Siti Kasim and Sabah politician David Orok over their allegedly unconstitutional Facebook posts, the political party’s mouthpiece reported.

PAS portal HarakahDaily said the police report was filed yesterday following Siti’s Facebook posts on September 1 and September 10, purporting that the posts had caused deviation in understanding regarding actions by two Islamic prophets, Nabi Ibrahim and his son Nabi Ismail.

HarakahDaily also referred to David’s Facebook post on September 5 on what the portal said were statements regarding Nabi Ibrahim’s actions and Nabi Ismail being a child born out-of-wedlock.

“All this can be interpreted as opposing the Federal Constitution that places Islam as the religion of the Federation and opposing and challenging the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong as the patron of the religion of Islam in Malaysia.

“Besides that, it is also threatening in nature and jeopardising to public peace and the country’s sovereignty,” the Islamist party’s portal’s report claimed without offering proof for its assertion.
Read more at http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/pas-files-police-report-against-siti-kasim-sabah-politician-over-facebook-p#YkM1xVSMLW7BHufe.99

http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/pas-files-police-report-against-siti-kasim-sabah-politician-over-facebook-p#5MmSUZ2zB4Vzovyf.97

http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2017/09/08/siti-kasim-idiotic-pas-unable-to-grasp-my-korban-criticism/

http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/10-things-about-siti-kasim-lawyer-and-activist

https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/394885 (MALAYSIAN)

http://www.harakahdaily.net/index.php/berita/2839-lagi-laporan-polis-terhadap-siti-kasim-david-orok (MALAYSIAN)

http://www.sinarharian.com.my/semasa/mengapa-urusan-oleh-islam-hendak-dipertikai-1.729254 (MALAYSIAN)

http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/opinion/2017/09/13/apabila-siti-kasim-disembelih-agamawan/ (MALAYSIAN)

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Tanzania/Malawi: Attempted assassination of Magufuli critic irks MLS

September 11, 2017

Malawi Law Society (MLS) has condemned the attempted killing of a vocal critic of Tanzanian President John Magufuli.

The critic, Tundu Lissu, who is also president Tanganyika Law Society (TLS) was shot in the abdomen and other parts on Thursday at his home in Dodoma city, Tanzania.

John Magufuli

In a statement that has been issued dated 9th September, MLS has seriously condemned the cowardly and heinous act of violence against Honourable Lissu and has called upon government of Tanzania to take immediate steps to bring those responsible to justice.

According to the statement, the violence unleashed against the person of Lissu, who is also a Member of Parliament, is a culmination of a sustained assault that some within the Tanzanian political establishment have engaged in against the organised legal profession in Tanzania.

“It is difficult to see this attack on Honourable Lissu as anything but a well-coordinated and malicious campaign bent on undermining independence of the legal profession in Tanzania.

“These kind of antics are retrogressive and are deserving of fierce resistance from Tanzanians and all of their compatriots on the continent,” reads the statement.

https://malawi24.com/2017/09/11/attempted-assassination-magufuli-critic-irks-mls/

http://allafrica.com/stories/201709110069.html

http://allafrica.com/stories/201709110067.html

http://allafrica.com/stories/201709110087.html

http://allafrica.com/stories/201709110088.html

http://allafrica.com/stories/201709120063.html

http://www.idhae.org/observatoire-fr-wews170912.htm (FRANCAIS)

http://www.dw.com/pt-002/clima-de-tens%C3%A3o-marca-in%C3%ADcio-da-semana-na-tanz%C3%A2nia/a-40456851 (PORTUGUES)

https://www.voaswahili.com/a/chadema-yafafanua-juu-ya-kuondoshwa-dereva-wa-lissu-tanzania/4023553.html (SWAHILI)

STATEMENT OF THE MALAWI LAW SOCIETY ON THE ATTEMPTED ASSASSINATION OF HONORABLE TUNDU LISSU, THE PRESIDENT OF THE TANGANYIKA LAW SOCIETY

1. The Malawi Law Society (MLS) has learnt with great shock and profound sadness of the attempt on the life of the President of the Tanganyika Law Society (TLS), the Honorable Tundu Lissu, MP on Thursday, September 7th, 2017 at his home in Dodoma, Tanzania. The MLS unreservedly condemns this cowardly and heinous act of violence against Honorable Lissu and calls upon the government of Tanzania to take immediate steps to bring those responsible to justice.

2. The MLS notes that the violence unleashed against the person of Honorable Lissu is a culmination of a sustained assault that some within the Tanzanian political establishment have engaged in against the organised legal profession in Tanzania. It is difficult to see this attack on Honorable Lissu as anything but part of a well-coordinated and malicious campaign bent on undermining the independence of the legal profession in Tanzania. These kinds of antics are retrogressive and are deserving of fierce resistance from Tanzanians and all of their compatriots on the continent.

3. The MLS would like to assure the TLS that in it, it will find an unwavering partner in the cause of promoting the independence of the bar in Africa and the rule of law. The MLS urges the leadership of the TLS to remain steadfast in standing for what is just and right, even in this moment of great tribulation and personal peril. As it has been rightly said ‘the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.’

Issued at Lilongwe, Malawi this 9th day of September, 2017

Signed:

Khumbo Bonzoe Soko Michael Goba Chipeta
Chairman Secretary

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Cameroon: La famille d’Ayah Paul veut ouvrir une procédure en justice contre l’Etat

le 11 septembre, 2017

Invité sur un plateau de télévision dimanche, Ayah Ayah Abine, son fils, a indiqué que l’ancien magistrat a été gardé en détention pendant 223 jours sans inculpation. Selon lui, la santé d’Ayah Paul se serait fortement dégradée durant son séjour au Sed.

La famille du magistrat retraité Ayah Paul va entamer une procédure pour demander réparation après ce qu’elle considère comme son « enlèvement » et sa « séquestration« . C’est ce qu’a révélé son fils Ayah Ayah Abine sur le plateau de l’Emission L’Arène diffusée les dimanches sur Canal 2 international.  Il ne donne pas de précisions sur l’instance qui sera saisie, mais laisse entendre que les démarches relatives à ces poursuites seront entreprises dès ce lundi, 11 septembre.

Ayah Paul Abine a été interpellé, en janvier dernier, à son domicile et gardé au Secrétariat d’Etat à la défense (Sed), aux lendemains d’une grave crise socio-politique ayant secoué les régions du Sud-Ouest et du Nord-Ouest. Des leaders des  mouvements de la contestation anglophone ont été arrêtés en même temps que lui.

Ayah Paul Abine a passé 223 jours en prison. Il avait initié une procédure en habeas corpus et était en attente de l’ouverture du procès lorsque le président de la République a décidé que les poursuites ouvertes contre les leaders  et certains manifestants anglophones.

http://www.journalducameroun.com/famille-dayah-paul-veut-ouvrir-procedure-justice-contre-letat/

http://www.cameroon-info.net/article/cameroun-ayah-ayah-sur-canal-2-le-fils-du-magistrat-paul-ayah-abine-soutient-301404.html

http://www.cameroon-info.net/article/cameroun-crise-anglophone-ayah-paul-abine-rend-visite-a-mancho-bibixy-et-les-autres-301278.html

https://www.gofundme.com/defense-funds-forjustice-paul-ayah (ENGLISH)

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