Daily Archives: 04/02/2018

Belgium: Un avocat et son stagiaire agressés et séquestrés à Bruxelles: une somme de 150.000 euros intéresse les enquêteurs

le 4 février, 2018

C’est une info RTL. Un avocat du barreau de Bruxelles et son stagiaire ont été séquestrés, frappés et menacés, il y a plusieurs mois, par trois hommes envoyés par un commanditaire. Une agression qui serait liée à un litige concernant une somme de plus de 150.000 euros, que l’homme de loi aurait “escroquée” à l’un de ses clients. Les détails avec Benjamin Samyn et Didier Clippe dans le RTLinfo13H.

L’affaire étant toujours à l’instruction, nous ne donnerons pas l’identité de l’avocat du barreau de Bruxelles concerné par cette attaque contre lui et son stagiaire. Ils ont subi des menaces et ont été violentés. Une source policière nous détaille les faits.

“Les trois exécutants se sont introduits dans le cabinet de l’avocat. Ils ont exigé sous la menace d’un pistolet qu’il rembourse une somme prétendument escroquée, ils l’ont momentanément séquestré à cette occasion”indique-t-elle. 

“C’est manifestement une tentative d’extorsion avec violence et des circonstances aggravantes qui sont l’usage d’armes, le fait qu’il y ait eu séquestration et le fait qu’ils ont agi à plusieurs”, explique Frank Discepoli, avocat en droit pénal et procédure pénale à l’ULB. 

https://www.rtl.be/info/un-avocat-et-son-stagiaire-agresses-et-sequestres-a-bruxelles-une-somme-de-150-000-euros-interesse-les-enqueteurs-992874.aspx

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Kenya: NRM’s Miguna rearrested despite judge ordering his release

February 3, 2018

Nasa Resistance Movement (NRM) self-declared General Miguna Miguna addresses the media at Okoa Kenya offices on January 24, 2018. PHOTO JEFF ANGOTE

Miguna Miguna remains in police custody despite a High Court Judge ordering his release on Friday.

According to lawyer Edwin Sifuna, Dr Miguna was rearrested at the Githunguri police station despite Justice James Wakiaga ordering his release on a Sh50,000 cash bail until the case filed in court is heard and determined.

“Miguna has been put back in the Cells a few minutes ago here at Githunguri Police Statipn. It appears orders have come to the local police to defy the High Court release order,” Sifuna posted on social media, Friday.

The Raila ally indicated Miguna was moved from Githunguri police station to an unknown destination but within Kiambu County. “Just as we suspected Miguna was moved overnight from Githunguri but is still within Kiambu County.

We have fanned out to various outposts in the County to find him,” Sifuna stated on Saturday.

https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2001268322/nrm-s-miguna-rearrested-despite-judge-ordering-his-release

http://nairobinews.nation.co.ke/news/miguna-falls-sick-custody/

https://www.nation.co.ke/news/politics/Recent–incidents-stir-fears-of-Kenya-sliding-into-autocracy/1064-4290336-b363p1/index.html

https://www.nation.co.ke/news/politics/Miguna-Miguna–From-Raila-foe-to-friend–State-guest/1064-4290326-q4fbpk/index.html

http://nairobinews.nation.co.ke/news/miguna-police-stormed-runda-home-seize-weapons/

https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2001268322/nrm-s-miguna-rearrested-despite-judge-ordering-his-release

https://www.nation.co.ke/news/State-targets-Nasa-leaders–passports/1056-4290492-5ncwqd/index.html

https://www.nation.co.ke/news/Power-of-Judiciary-tested-as-Executive-turns-rogue/1056-4290488-afhhi5z/index.html

https://www.nation.co.ke/news/politics/Nasa-to-file-contempt-court-suit-Miguna-Kajwang-Aladwa-detention/1064-4291344-xlolun/index.html

https://www.nation.co.ke/news/Miguna-Miguna-asthma-attack-Uplands-Police-Station-lawyer-says/1056-4291516-joqqat/index.html

https://hivisasa.com/posts/magistrate-slammed-over-migunas-warrant

https://hivisasa.com/posts/miguna-suffers-asthma-attack-in-police-cell

https://www.themaven.net/humanrightsfoundation/africa/kenya-s-about-face-fear-for-democracy-as-dissent-is-muzzled-I4iuUAfcg0G116ohUx7V0A

https://www.pressafrik.com/Kenya-le-membre-de-l-opposition-arrete-vendredi-matin-relache-sous-caution_a177377.html (FRANCAIS)

https://www.fratmat.info/index.php/component/k2/kenya-arrestation-musclee-d-un-membre-de-l-opposition-proche-de-raila-odinga (FRANCAIS)

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“By violating the citizens fundamental right to receive, impart and disseminate information and the freedom of the media, the government is exhibiting the characteristics of a dictatorship and sowing seeds of anarchy leaving its own existence at risk” Isaac E.N Okero, LSK President.

(Law Society of Kenya Facebook)

Venezuela: Venezuela frees 85-year-old government opponent after day of detention

February 3, 2018

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Venezuela late on Friday freed an 85-year-old activist, who is the sole survivor of a clandestine group that fought a 1950s military dictatorship, after he was detained by intelligence agents for a day.

The family of lawyer Enrique Aristeguieta and the political party Justice First said he was taken from his home in Caracas in the early hours of Friday, with no explanation from authorities.

“Full freedom for Enrique Aristeguieta and we’ll also achieve that for Venezuela,” said hard-line opposition leader Maria Corina Machado.

Aristeguieta is an outspoken opposition campaigner who regularly compares what he calls the “narco-tyranny” of socialist President Nicolas Maduro to the 1952-1958 dictatorship of Marcos Perez.

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/venezuela-frees-85-year-old-government-opponent-after-day-of-detention-9924522

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-politics-detention/venezuela-frees-85-year-old-government-opponent-after-day-of-detention-idUSKBN1FN0F9?il=0

https://www.themaven.net/humanrightsfoundation/americas/venezuelan-political-police-arrests-85-year-old-intellectual-tmN-d0qgskaQATvUWsyBcg

https://www.caracaschronicles.com/2018/02/03/a-large-prison/

http://www.el-nacional.com/noticias/politica/personalidades-pronunciaron-tras-liberacion-enrique-aristeguieta_221686 (ESPANOL)

http://www.elnuevoherald.com/noticias/mundo/america-latina/venezuela-es/article198005594.html (ESPANOL)

https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enrique_Aristeguieta_Gramcko (ESPANOL)

https://oglobo.globo.com/mundo/justica-venezuelana-libera-ativista-critico-ao-presidente-maduro-22361942 (PORTUGUES)

Egypt: Anxiety among Egypt’s leaders

February 2018

Campaigners internationally have welcomed the news that human rights lawyer Mahienour el-Massry and trade unionist Moatasem Medhat were released from an Egyptian prison on 16 January.

They had both been jailed in November 2017 for allegedly breaching Egypt’s repressive anti-protest law, for “insulting the president”, and for thuggery during the protests over the transfer of Egyptian islands Tiran and Sanafir. The charges against the duo were dropped after an appeal, while three other activists were tried and charged in absentia.

Mahienour, winner of the Ludovic Trarieux International Human Rights Prize, is renowned in Egypt for her work defending activists, trade unionists and refugees.

This is not her first stint in Egypt’s rotten prison system. In 2015 she was sentenced to one year and three months imprisonment on charges of “assaulting security forces”, among others.

http://socialistreview.org.uk/432/anxiety-among-egypt%E2%80%99s-leaders

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahienour_El-Massry

http://www.ludovictrarieux.org/uk-index.htm

https://www.amnesty.org/en/get-involved/take-action/speak-out-for-egypt-womens-rights-defender-azza-soliman/?utm_source=FBPAGE-IS&utm_medium=social&utm_content=1320671030&utm_campaign=Amnesty (TAKE ACTION!)

https://www.amnesty.fr/liberte-d-expression/petitions/soutenez-azza-soliman-defenseure-des-droits-des-femmes (SIGNEZ LA PETITION!)

http://veluweland.nl/deel-je-nieuws-activiteit/schrijfacties-amnesty-international-groep-gemeente-epe-344692 (NEDERLAND)

Cameroon: La détention de Agbor Balla et autres instruite à Banjul

le 3 janvier, 2018

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http://camer.be/66121/6:1/cameroun-crise-anglophone-la-datention-de-agbor-balla-et-autres-instruite-a-banjul-cameroon.html

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