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.
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.
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C’est une fierté pour lui, et il ne s’en cache pas : l’un des plus fameux avocats de ce pays est poursuivi par le parquet général pour s’être opposé à la justice criminelle. L’audience aura lieu lundi et ses enjeux sont immenses.
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.
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.
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.