Daily Archives: 23/01/2018

Egypt/Day of the Endangered Lawyer: San Marino 24 gennaio

23/01/18

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La Camera penale di San Marino aderisce alla giornata internazionale dell’avvocato minacciato, esprime solidarietà a tutti i colleghi che si adoperano per tutelare i diritti fondamentali e condanna ogni forma di pressione. Quest’anno la giornata è dedicata agli avvocati egiziani che si battono, in particolare, per il diritto alla difesa e che proprio per questo, sottolinea la nota, subiscono violenze di ogni sorta, arresti arbitrari e processi privi delle minime garanzie di difesa.

http://www.smtvsanmarino.sm/attualita/2018/01/23/avvocati-san-marino-accanto-ai-colleghi-egiziani

http://www.libertas.sm/notizie/2018/01/23/san-marino-giornata-internazionale-dellavvocato-minacciato-anche-il-titano-aderisce.html

http://dayoftheendangeredlawyer.eu/

https://www.facebook.com/events/161426594613853/

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Egypt/Day of the Endangered Lawyer: Mumbai January 24, 2018

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http://dayoftheendangeredlawyer.eu/

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Egypt/Day of the Endangered Lawyer: Nederland

23/01/18

NOTEER IN DE NIEUWE AGENDA: 24 JANUARI
DAG VAN DE BEDREIGDE ADVOCAAT

EGYPTE: PIRAMIDES, DUIKEN…EN BEDREIGDE ADVOCATEN

Egypte heeft twee gezichten. Een prachtige vakantiebestemming. Maar ook een land van contrasten en conflicten. De mensenrechten en de onafhankelijkheid van de rechtspraak komen voortdurend onder druk. Ook de situatie van advocaten verslechtert in een rap tempo. Een groot aantal advocaten werd de afgelopen jaren gearresteerd in verband met hun werkzaamheden. Daarom staat de jaarlijkse ‘Dag van de bedreigde advocaat’ op 24 januari 2018 in het teken van Egypte. Met een manifestatie en lezing in Den Haag. Betuig je steun, ben erbij!

Gezamenlijk springen de stichting De Dag van de Bedreigde Advocaat en Lawyers for Lawyers die dag op de bres voor hun Egyptische collega’s. Met een demonstratie voor de rechtbank in Den Haag en een seminar, waarvoor Lawyers for Lawyers de bekende advocate Mahienour El-Massry (1986) heeft uitgenodigd. Deze jonge Egyptische advocate is gekend vanwege haar niet aflatende inzet voor de mensenrechten en kritische houding jegens het militaire regime in haar land.

We rekenen op jouw solidariteit én aanwezigheid op 24 januari.

PROGRAMMA

15.00 Manifestatie en aanbieden petitie, komt allen al dan niet in toga!

https://www.advocatenorde-middennederland.nl/48539/nieuws/24-januari-dag-van-de-bedreigde-advocaat

http://www.advocatenvooradvocaten.nl/nl/13083/nederlands-noteer-in-de-nieuwe-agenda-24-januari-dag-van-de-bedreigde-advocaat/

http://jongebalieamsterdam.nl/woensdag-24-januari-dag-van-de-bedreigde-advocaat/

http://www.advocatenblad.nl/2018/01/22/dag-bedreigde-advocaat-gewijd-aan-egypte/

http://www.mr-online.nl/op-bres-egyptische-advocaten/

http://dayoftheendangeredlawyer.eu/

https://www.facebook.com/events/161426594613853/

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China: Chinese authorities disbar second rights lawyer in two weeks

January 23, 2018

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Authorities in China’s southern province of Guangdong have canceled the legal license of human rights lawyer Sui Muqing, he told Reuters on Tuesday, a week after another prominent rights lawyer was detained following similar punishment.

Since coming to power in 2012, Chinese President Xi Jinping has presided over a sweeping crackdown on dissent, which has seen hundreds of rights lawyers and activists detained and dozens jailed.

“I’ve taken on a lot of relatively high-profile human rights cases,” Sui told Reuters. “This is the settling of accounts after the autumn harvest,” he added, using a phrase that means to face the authorities after a movement has ended.

An active and outspoken rights lawyer based in the city of Guangzhou, Sui had regularly defended fellow lawyers and activists charged by the authorities.

The Guangdong justice bureau unexpectedly called him late on Monday, asking for a meeting the next day, at which officials handed him papers saying he had been disbarred for violating conduct rules for lawyers, Sui said.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-rights/chinese-authorities-disbar-second-rights-lawyer-in-two-weeks-idUSKBN1FC1DQ?il=0

https://chinachange.org/tag/sui-muqing/

https://www.frontlinedefenders.org/en/case/case-history-sui-muqing

https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/01/24/activists-wife-say-chinese-state-media-video-attempt-discredit-detained-lawyer-yu-wensheng/

https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/lawyer-license-01232018154542.html

http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2130248/china-disbars-another-human-rights-lawyer-crackdowns

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/human-rights-lawyers-facing-hard-time-in-china-0h3wnt3hl

https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/police-video-of-chinese-lawyer-yu-wenshengs-arrest-raises-questions-1804105

https://thediplomat.com/2018/01/chinas-grim-christmas-ritual-imprisoning-dissidents/

https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/01/24/activists-wife-say-chinese-state-media-video-attempt-discredit-detained-lawyer-yu-wensheng/

https://www.nchrd.org/2018/01/china-strips-rights-lawyers-licenses-in-reprisal-against-their-push-for-rule-of-law/

Detention and Disbarment: China Continues Campaign Against Human Rights Lawyers in Wake of 709 Crackdown

https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/01/25/im-politically-persecuted-china-revokes-licence-human-rights-lawyer-sui-muqing/

https://www.rfa.org/english/women/liwenzu-husband-01252018145557.html

https://www.voanews.com/a/a-girl-a-stranger-and-a-quest-for-justice-in-china/4224469.html

https://chinadigitaltimes.net/2018/01/rights-lawyers-license-video/

https://www.frontlinedefenders.org/en/case/yu-wensheng-detained-and-charged-%E2%80%9Cdisrupting-public-service%E2%80%9D

Egypt/Day of the Endangered Lawyer: Madrid

DÍA DEL ABOGADO AMENAZADO- 24 DE ENERO, A LAS 13.30, ANTE LA EMBAJADA DE EGIPTO

CONCENTRACIÓN DE ABOGADAS Y ABOGADOS, CON TOGA, EL PRÓXIMO DÍA 24 DE ENERO, A LAS 13’30, ANTE LA EMBAJADA DE EGIPTO (Calle Velázquez, 69, Madrid)

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Como todos sabéis, A.L.A. forma parte de Abogados Europeos Democráticos (A.E.D.), asociación formada por asociaciones y sindicatos de abogados de varios países de a U.E.

En su seno funciona la Comisión Defensa de la Defensa, encargada de velar por el respeto al derecho de defensa y por la integridad e independencia de los abogados en cualquier país del mundo.

A tal fin se instituyó el Día del Abogado Amenazado para poner el foco cada año en un país donde la situación de las abogadas y abogados fuese especialmente grave.

Como recordaréis, en diciembre de 2010 nos concentramos ante la embajada iraní, para protestar por la gravísima situación de nuestros compañeros de Irán.

A partir de ese año, y a iniciativa de A.L.A., el día se conmemora el 24 de enero, para hacerlo coincidir con el aniversario de la matanza de nuestros compañeros abogados laboralistas de Atocha, en 1977.

Este año vamos a fijar nuestra especial atención en la situación que sufren nuestras compañeras y compañeros de la República de Egipto.

http://ala.org.es/dia-del-abogado-amenazado-24-de-enero-a-las-13-30-ante-la-embajada-de-egipto/

http://dayoftheendangeredlawyer.eu/

https://www.facebook.com/events/161426594613853/

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Australia: ‘A targeted attack’: Street locked down after a lawyer is SHOT DEAD execution style in front of terrified shoppers at a cafe on a busy western Sydney shopping strip with the gunman on the loose

January 23, 2018

Vietnamese-born lawyer Ho Ledinh (pictured) was killed while dining at the Happy Cup Cafe in Bankstown's Old Town Plaza at 4pm on Tuesday after a gunman shot him several times in the pelvic region

A man who was shot and killed in a ‘targeted attack’ inside a cafe in Sydney’s west has been revealed to be a well-known criminal lawyer.

Vietnamese-born lawyer Ho Ledinh was killed while dining at the Happy Cup Cafe in Bankstown’s Old Town Plaza at 4pm on Tuesday, after a gunman shot him several times in the pelvic region.

Mr Ledinh – of Ledinh Lawyers – previously owned the cafe where he was shot and was described by close friend Van Nguyen as ‘a wonderful father’.

Detectives believe the shooting to be a ‘targeted attack’ as they continue to hunt the offender.

Mr Ledinh was a prominent lawyer with offices in Bankstown and he previously represented Phillip Nguyen, who was jailed for the shooting death of policeman Bill Crews in 2010.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5301265/Lawyer-shot-dead-gunman-opens-fire-Bankstown-cafe.html

http://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/news/gunman-on-the-run-after-lawyer-shot-dead-at-cafe/news-story/1a988a5e1386d1a6d30fc511915dbd0e?from=rss-basic

https://www.sbs.com.au/news/prominent-lawyer-shot-dead-in-sydney-cafe-attack

http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/5185854/gunman-still-on-run-after-bankstown-city-plaza-murder-of-lawyer-ho-ledinh/

Egypt/Day of the Endangered Lawyer: Istanbul

January 23, 2018

* Istanbul, İzmir and Ankara (ÇHD, together with ÖHD) will hold public protests  and/or issue press releases.

* The other branches of ÇHD, which do not have the chence to organize a public protest, will support the activities by alternative actions, like sharing support videos etc.

* Also in Istanbul, the Commitee of Arrested Lawyers (which was organized de-facto after the arrestments of the lawyers from ÇHD and ÖHD) will organize a panel discussion.

http://dayoftheendangeredlawyer.eu/

https://www.facebook.com/events/161426594613853/

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Egypt/Day of the Endangered Lawyer/Bangladesh: Joint Statement JusticeMakers Bangladesh, Lawyers for Lawyers Bangladesh Bangladesh Institute of Human Rights

January 23, 2018

DAY OF THE ENDANGERED LAWYER – 24 January 2018

Solidarity with Egyptian lawyers

Appeal to the Egyptian Government – Respect the rights of Egyptian lawyers

Egypt is going through the most serious human rights crisis in its history. Every day security forces arbitrarily displace 3 or 4 people (AI Secretary General, 18 Dec. 2016).

In 2018 the focus of all activities concerning the Day of The Endangered Lawyers will entirely focus on Egypt. Today in Egypt, human rights activists, lawyers, and journalists, all have to live with their phone calls being tapped, and with intimidation and threats from the authorities. After the overthrow of President Mohammed Morsi the human rights situation has deteriorated dramatically. The government has restricted severely freedom of expression, freedom of assembly, and freedom of association. The authorities have taken harsh actions against dissidents, ten thousands have been arbitrarily arrested, and many of them tortured during custody. Security forces that killed demonstrators have not been held accountable. After harsh unfair trials, hundreds of people have received prison or even death sentences. Victims of this persecution include not only alleged members and supporters of the Muslim brotherhood but also any other opponents to the present government, in particular alleged members of left organizations and human rights activists.

DEMANDS:

  1. Immediately and unconditionally release and compensate all detained lawyers and other human rights activists;

https://bihrbd.blogspot.fr/2018/01/joint-statement-appeal-to-egyptian.html

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https://www.facebook.com/pg/BIHR.BD/about/

https://www.facebook.com/BIHR.BD/

http://dayoftheendangeredlawyer.eu/

https://www.facebook.com/events/161426594613853/

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India: India top court says Judge Loya death is ‘serious matter’

January 23, 2018

Judge BH Loya

India’s Supreme Court has said that the 2014 death of a lower court judge, BH Loya, is a “serious matter” which needs to be examined objectively.

Judge Loya died of a heart attack before he was due to give a verdict in a case of ruling BJP party chief Amit Shah, accused of ordering a murder.

The new judge assigned to the case ruled against putting Mr Shah on trial.

The top court is hearing petitions calling for a probe into allegations that the judge was murdered.

On Monday the court ordered the two other petitions pending in the case be transferred to itself from the Bombay High Court, and will now hear them in February.

According to official records, Judge Loya died of a sudden heart attack.

“As of now, it’s a natural death. Let’s not cast aspersions. Let’s not prejudge,” said Justice DY Chandrachud, who is one of the three judges presiding over the hearing.

In November, Indian magazine The Caravan published a story in which Judge Loya’s family raised serious questions over the circumstances around his death.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-42784830

https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/chief-justice-to-hear-judge-loya-case-that-sparked-judges-rift-10-facts-1803014

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/sc-to-examine-justice-loyas-death-records/articleshow/62602808.cms

https://thewire.in/200269/judge-loya-death-questions/

China: Top Human Rights Lawyer Held on Public Order Charges: Police

January 22, 2018

Yu Wensheng at his office in Beijing, Feb. 24, 2017.

Authorities in the Chinese capital have confirmed they are holding a top human rights lawyer under criminal detention on public order charges, searching his home and denying him visits from a defense attorney, RFA has learned.

“According to Article 80 of the Criminal Procedure Code of the People’s Republic of China, this department has placed Yu Wensheng … under criminal detention as of 1:00 a.m. on Jan. 20, 2018, on suspicion of obstructing public servants in the course of their duties,” Yu’s notice of criminal detention said.

The notice, a copy of which was sent to RFA, was issued by the Shijingshan branch of the Beijing police department, and dated Jan. 20.

Yu’s wife Xu Yan said her husband hasn’t yet been allowed a visit from a lawyer.

“I [went to] the Gucheng police station in Shijingshan, and they gave me a notification of criminal detention,” Xu said. “[Yu] has already been transferred to the Shijingshan Detention Center in Beijing.”

“They are saying that there was physical resistance when they went to detain Yu Wensheng, but I think that’s just a pretext [for holding him],” she said.

Xu said attorneys Ma Wei and Song Yusheng, whom she hired to defend her husband, hadn’t been allowed to visit him on Monday when they showed up at the detention center.

http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/lawyer-01222018112435.html

http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2129820/lawyer-chinese-human-rights-attorney-yu-wensheng-calls

https://www.frontlinedefenders.org/en/case/yu-wensheng-detained-and-charged-%E2%80%9Cdisrupting-public-service%E2%80%9D

http://www.elmundo.es/internacional/2018/01/22/5a65fe32ca47417a258b45c9.html (ESPANOL)

https://oglobo.globo.com/mundo/como-china-desaparece-com-ativistas-em-buracos-negros-22313396 (PORTUGUES)

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【余文生律師被施以指定居所監視居住│Lawyer Yu Wensheng has been held under residential surveillance at a designated location】

徐州市公安局通知余文生家屬,指公安局以余文生涉嫌「煽動顛覆國家政權罪」向余施以指定居所監視居住。余文生於今年1月18日被公安帶走,公安局於1月20日以余涉嫌「妨害公務罪」,對他實行刑事拘留。余至今仍未能獲見律師。

Xuzhou Municipal Public Security Bureau informed Yu Wensheng’s family members that Yu was held under residential surveillance at a designated location for the alleged crime of “inciting subversion of state power”. Yu had been taken away by the public security offers on Jan 18 this year. The PSB later had imposed “criminal detention” on Yu for his alleged crime of “obstructing official business” on Jan 20. Yu has not been allowed to meet his lawyers.

(China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group / 中國維權律師關注組 Facebook, 29/01/18)