Daily Archives: 22/11/2017

Argentina/Israel/Iran: Will New Reports and Court Proceedings Shine a Light on the Death of Alberto Nisman and the AMIA Bombing?

November 21, 2017

The mysterious murder of Alberto Nisman, Hy”d, the prosecutor charged with investigating the 1994 bombing of the headquarters of Argentina’s central Jewish communal organization (AMIA), aroused suspicions from the moment it was made public. For an investigator’s body to be found just a week after accusing his country’s then-president, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, of conspiracy to shield the perpetrators of a lethal terror attack, on the very night before he was to present his findings to the Argentine Congress, seemed to most observers like more than mere coincidence.

Most initial reports from the government and law enforcement authorities labeled the shooting death, which took place in January 2015, a suicide. While the veracity of this was highly doubted in the public eye, the move largely smothered any possibility of further inquiry into Nisman’s demise as well as investigations and indictments connected to the bombing itself.

Yet for more than a year, the government of President Mauricio Macri, who wrested power from President Kirchner later in 2015, has encouraged authorities to thoroughly investigate Nisman’s death once again, an effort bolstered by the declassification of all documents related to the case.

In the coming weeks — even days — it looks as if the justice long called for by the many who took to the streets following Nisman’s death might be taking shape.

http://hamodia.com/features/will-new-reports-court-proceedings-shine-light-death-alberto-nisman-amia-bombing/

https://www.npr.org/2017/11/14/564006444/former-argentina-president-denies-bombing-cover-up-allegations

https://www.ft.com/content/7b4884de-ba67-11e7-9bfb-4a9c83ffa852

https://www.timesofisrael.com/ex-argentina-leader-kirchner-denies-amia-bombing-cover-up-in-court/

https://www.jta.org/2017/10/26/news-opinion/world/two-argentine-ex-presidents-appear-in-court-over-amia-jewish-center-bombing

http://markets.businessinsider.com/news/interestrates/ARGENTINA-Cristina-Kirchner-Testifies-On-Alleged-AMIA-Cover-up-1005736357

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/nov/06/argentinian-lawyer-alberto-nisman-was-murdered-police-report-finds

https://www.algemeiner.com/2017/11/22/mother-of-slain-argentine-prosecutor-alberto-nisman-demands-investigation-into-possible-involvement-of-former-president-kirchner-in-sons-murder/

http://globaljournalist.org/2017/12/argentine-journalist-exiled-over-prosecutors-death/

http://www.boursorama.com/actualites/attentat-de-1994-a-buenos-aires-kirchner-nie-toute-entrave-au-profit-de-l-iran-62a240ca74fe2e16e06ab80042c74cf3 (FRANCAIS)

Cameroon: Agbor Balla porte plainte contre le procureur général du Sud-ouest

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http://camer.be/64226/1:6/cameroun-crise-anglophone-agbor-balla-porte-plainte-contre-le-procureur-ganaral-du-sud-ouest-cameroon.html

http://www.camer.be/63817/11:1/cameroun-mamfa-la-maison-de-me-agbor-balla-incendiae-cameroon.html

http://www.cameroon-info.net/article/cameroun-reaction-de-felix-agbor-nkongho-apres-lincendie-de-la-maison-de-ses-parents-306201.html

http://www.cameroon-info.net/article/cameroun-crise-anglophone-quest-devenu-le-consortium-de-la-societe-civile-anglophone-dissous-par-308913.html

https://www.journalducameroun.com/en/attack-fathers-house-agbor-balla-writes-emotional-open-letter-southern-cameroonians/ (ENGLISH)

http://cameroon-concord.com/boko-haram/cameroon-anglophone-consortium-declares-agbor-balla-persona-non-grata (ENGLISH)

Pakistan: Lawyers continue to boycott courts in Balochistan

November 18, 2017

Lawyers continued to boycott court proceedings for the second consecutive day in Quetta and other cities of the province on Friday in protest against the murder of Advocate Muhammad Adil who was gunned down along with his father, acting SP Investigation Mohammad Ilyas, mother and son, on Wednesday.

The Balochistan Bar Association (BBA), Balochistan Bar Council (BBC) and Balochistan High Court Bar Association (BHCBA) called for a three-day strike in protest against the murder.

Leaders of the BBA, BBC, BHCBA and other lawyers’ bodies strongly condemned the incident. They demanded that those responsible for the killings should be arrested without any delay.

Mr Adil, his father, mother and son were gunned down by motorcyclists in the Nawan Killi area when they were travelling in a car. A four-year-old girl was also injured in the attack and admitted to the civil hospital. Quetta DIG Abdul Razzak Cheema said SP Ilyas was targeted when he was coming to Quetta from the Nawan Killi area.

https://www.dawn.com/news/1371285/lawyers-continue-to-boycott-courts-in-balochistan

Egypt: From cafe worker to lawyer, who is Egyptian presidential runner Khalid Ali?

November 18, 2017

Egyptian human rights and labor lawyer Khaled Ali is so far the only candidate to announce that he will challenge a likely bid by President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in next year’s presidential elections.

Unlike 2012, when he was a latecomer in joining a fierce presidential race at the time, Ali has been an early bird in announcing his bid to run for presidency in 2018.

From a coffee shop worker to a fierce lawyer, here’s a look back at Khalid Ali’s career life.

Early life

Ali was born on Feb. 26, 1972, in the village of Meet Yaeesh, the place of his origin, which is found in the Egyptian governorate of Dakhalia. He is the second sibling among five girls and three boys.

He joined law school in Egypt’s University of Zagazig in 1990 and graduated in 1994.

During his school years, he would work in the summer to help his family. He worked as a porter who carries rice, then in a biscuit factory, and a worker in a coffee shop called Sphinx.

Upon graduating from college, he conducted an unpaid internship at a local law firm.

He got married in 2002 and has two children, a daughter named Amina and a son called Omar.

Fierce opposition lawyer

Ali made a name for himself by being a lawyer fighting for labor rights and a promoter of social justice.

He established the Egyptian Center for Economic and Social Rights in 2009 and formerly served as its executive director. In 2010, he won a case against an executive who exploited the rights of his workers.

Ali was also known to be an outspoken critic of the regime of Hosni Mubarak regime.

In 1999, he was a founding member of the independent Hisham Mubarak Law Center, where he worked to provide legal support for detained and imprisoned anti-Mubarak activists.

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/features/2017/11/18/From-cafe-worker-to-lawyer-who-is-Egyptian-presidential-runner-Khalid-Ali-.html

https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2017/11/khaled-ali-candidate-presidential-elections-2018-egypt.html

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/281194/Egypt/Politics-/Egypt-court-adjourns-rights-lawyer-Khaled-Alis-app.aspx

http://thehill.com/opinion/international/359202-the-dangers-of-egypts-status-quo

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-5062415/Egypt-court-upholds-5-year-jail-term-icon-revolution.html

https://egyptianstreets.com/2017/11/06/rights-lawyer-khaled-ali-starts-planning-the-2018-presidential-election-campaign/

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-egypt-politics/egyptian-rights-lawyer-says-hell-run-for-president-in-2018-idUSKBN1D6249?il=0

http://www.egyptindependent.com/rights-lawyer-khaled-ali-announces-intention-to-run-for-president/

http://www.euronews.com/2017/11/06/egyptian-opposition-lawyer-to-bid-for-presidency

https://dailynewsegypt.com/2017/11/07/well-known-rights-lawyer-presents-presidential-programme-ahead-upcoming-elections/

http://www.newsbug.info/news/world/rights-lawyer-to-run-against-el-sissi-in-egypt-s/article_f3722dea-e6c8-5c16-9703-6f2b9177b8fb.html

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20171122-egypts-april-6-movement-backs-rights-lawyer-in-2018-presidential-elections/

https://egyptianstreets.com/2017/11/29/former-prime-minister-ahmed-shafiq-intends-to-run-for-the-2018-presidential-elections-reuters/

 

France: Me Berton devant le conseil de discipline, au nom de l’indépendance

le 11 novembre, 2017

 

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Comment a-t-on pu en arriver là ? L’un des plus talentueux, des plus influents avocats pénalistes de cette région –  de ce pays  – va comparaître ce lundi devant le conseil régional de discipline des avocats, à l’initiative du parquet général de Douai.

La scène s’est jouée en mai 2014 à Saint-Omer, devant la cour d’assises, où Frank Berton défendait en appel Kazim Genc, accusé d’avoir exécuté Zacharia Ban el Mahdi, en novembre 2007, de six balles dans le corps, en pleine rue du quartier lillois de Fives.

Bizarrement, il y a peu de témoins du crime. Et Genc nie farouchement. En première instance, à Douai, ce jeune Franco-Turc résidant à Lille est condamné à 29 ans de réclusion criminelle, défendu par Frank Berton et son avocat historique Christian Cochet.

http://www.lavoixdunord.fr/263428/article/2017-11-11/me-berton-devant-le-conseil-de-discipline-au-nom-de-l-independance

http://www.lavoixdunord.fr/264259/article/2017-11-13/le-conseil-disciplinaire-des-avocats-nordistes-s-en-remet-la-cour-de-cassation

https://tempsreel.nouvelobs.com/societe/20171113.OBS7306/avocats-contre-magistrats-frank-berton-en-conseil-de-discipline.html

http://www.lavoixdunord.fr/263870/article/2017-11-12/la-defense-de-frank-berton-passe-l-attaque

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Kenya: Lawyer attacked in Kisumu by pro NASA supporters, his car vandalised and property stolen wishes he had a gun

November 21, 2017

A Mombasa-based lawyer wished he had a gun after a group of goons attacked him in Kisumu on Monday, November 20 and vandalised his car and stole his property.

Lawyer Leonard Shimaka took to his Facebook page o narrate how he came close to being killed after the NASA supporters threatened him at Kondele as he headed to the airport to catch a flight to Mombasa.

In the post seen by TUKO.co.ke, Shimaka narrated how he was flagged down, asked to produce his identification documents and forced to pay KSh 5000 before he could be allowed to proceed.

https://www.tuko.co.ke/258457-lawyer-attacked-kisumu-by-pro-nasa-supporters-car-vandalised-property-stolen.html

India: Lawyer ‘attacked’ by cops seeks Rs 25L relief

November 21, 2017

Advocate C Rajarathinam, who was allegedly attack by police personnel in Tirunelveli district, causing humiliation to him and his family, has filed a case before the Madras high court bench demanding a direction to the state home secretary to provide him Rs 25 lakh compensation. On this petition, justice R Mahadevan directed the government to get instruction and adjourned the case.
When the case came up for hearing, the petitioner narrated the entire episode. According to it, the petitioner lodged a compliant to Palavoour police against one Ykkoupuram Isaac Selvakumar, but police did not act on it. He then filed a petition before the judicial magistrate court against the said person and the police personnel concerned for failure to discharge their duty. The petition was posted to be heard on November 10.

In this backdrop, a team of police personnel trespassed his house on November 4 midnight and allegedly attacked him. They also abused his wife and used obscene language at his family members and snatched away their mobile phones. Later, the police personnel took him to a police station at Radhapuram. There too, he was attacked mercilessly using a lathi and iron rod by hanging him upside down. Thereafter, police took him to the Uvari police station. Then police started an inquiry about his complaint and issued a life threat to him.

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/madurai/lawyer-attacked-by-cops-seeks-rs-25l-relief/articleshow/61731327.cms