Daily Archives: 05/03/2018

Nigeria: Kidnapped Ondo Lawyer Regains Freedom

March 2, 2018

Olumide Ilenusi, the lawyer kidnapped in Ondo State by gunmen has been freed, Sahara Reporters just learned.

Mr. Ilenusi was released on Friday by the abductors after spending a week in the captivity.

A family source confirmed his release to Sahara Reporters in a telephone chat in Akure. The source who pleaded anonymity, however, refused to disclose if a ransom was paid before Mr. Ilenusi was set free.

“Yes, he (Ilenusi) has regained freedom, and will soon be reunited with his family and members of the community. About the ransom, I cannot disclose that for now but what is more important is that our brother has been released,” he said.

Ilenusi was abducted on the bad portion of the notorious Oba Akoko road in the Akoko South Local Council Area of the state.

The 41-year-old lawyer was waylaid by and seized by the gun-wielding men on his way for a burial at a village in Oba.

His abductors had demanded a ransom of N2 million shortly after his kidnapped but later reduced the fund to N1 million.

http://saharareporters.com/2018/03/02/kidnapped-ondo-lawyer-regains-freedom

http://fsbuq.com/kidnapped-ondo-lawyer-regains-freedomolumide-ilenusi-the-lawyer-kidnapped-in/

http://saharareporters.com/2018/02/28/gunmen-kidnap-lawyer-ondo-state-demand-n2-million-ransom

http://thenationonlineng.net/gunmen-kidnap-lawyer-ondo/

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Kenya/Canada/UK: Miguna to lecture at Oxford University

March 5, 2018

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Self-declared National Resistance Movement (NRM) general Miguna Miguna is this month expected to address a public lecture at the prestigious Oxford University in the United Kingdom.

The public lecture to be held on March 23 will dwell on the ‘political crisis’ in Kenya.

The public lecture will be hosted by Dr. Dominic Burbidge who is a Postdoctoral Research Officer at the University’s Faculty of Law.

The World University Rankings 2018 placed Oxford University in the first position in the list of the world’s most prestigious institutions of higher learning.

The public lecture is expected to raise Miguna’s global and national profile that has been on the rise since his arrest, detention and subsequent deportation to Canada.

The outspoken lawyer is currently on a global tour where he is expected to popularize the National Resistance Movement Kenya.

Friday, March 2, the former Nairobi gubernatorial candidate was in American capital Washington DC where he encouraged NRM supporters to remain strong.

https://hivisasa.com/posts/miguna-to-lecture-at-oxford-university

https://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2018/03/05/im-as-tough-as-my-mother-miguna-says-at-start-of-nrm-tour_c1724621

http://www.mwakilishi.com/article/diaspora-news/2018-03-05/miguna-miguna-begins-10-day-tour-in-us-to-popularize-nrm

https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/ureport/story/2001271454/miguna-embarks-on-nrm-mobilization-and-recruitment-tour-in-the-us

http://www.pulselive.co.ke/news/politics/raila-s-advice-that-forced-me-to-reject-kalonzo-miguna-id8069806.html

https://www.law.ox.ac.uk/events/miguna-miguna-kenyas-current-political-crisis

https://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2018/03/05/judiciary-respects-parliament-obey-courts-as-well-mwilu-tells-mps_c1725156

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miguna_Miguna

http://www.lavanguardia.com/politica/20180310/441410024361/la-oposicion-de-kenia-se-desliga-del-acuerdo-de-su-lider-con-el-presidente.html (ESPANOL)

https://www.dn.pt/lusa/interior/oposicao-queniana-demarca-se-do-acordo-entre-o-seu-lider-e-o-presidente-9176499.html (PORTUGUES)

#MigunaMiguna #ObeyCourtOrders #ObeyTheLaw

Kenya: Three kidnappers gunned down in Murang’a

March 4, 2018

 

Police gunned down three suspected gangsters who kidnapped a lawyer in Murang’a Town on Saturday night.

Murang’a East DCIO Japheth Maingi said three other gangsters escaped during the shoot-out.

SHOOT-OUT

The suspects kidnapped the lawyer at 8.30pm near his home and fled using the Murang’a-Sagana road. Police pursued.

“They [the suspects] had warned the advocate that they would pay him a visit and this prompted us to keep tracing their numbers. We had discovered they were in town and kept an eye on the advocate.

“Just at Mathioya River, the gangsters stopped their cars and started changing their cars and number plates when we intercepted them and ordered them to surrender,” the DCIO told the Nation.

The criminals defied the orders and opened fire and police officers fired back, killing three suspects at about 9.30pm, he said. Three suspects escaped on foot and the lawyer was rescued.

https://www.nation.co.ke/counties/muranga/Kidnapping-suspects-shot-dead-in-Muranga/1183310-4327950-1vx2b9z/index.html

Egypt: Lawyer: Rights lawyer Ezzat Ghoneim appears before State Security Prosecution

March 4, 2018

State Security Prosecution issued a 15-day detention order for rights lawyer Ezzat Ghoneim, pending further investigations into undisclosed charges, according to a lawyer familiar with the case.

Ghoneim’s whereabouts had been unknown since March 1, until news surfaced that the rights lawyer, who is executive director of the Egyptian Coordination for Rights and Freedoms, was interrogated at the State Security Prosecution in New Cairo early on Sunday morning.

State Security Prosecution interrogated Ghoneim on Sunday, without a lawyer present, and issued his 15-day detention order, pending the continuation of further interrogations tomorrow, according to a lawyer who spoke to Mada Masr on condition of anonymity and cited unofficial sources.

The Egyptian Coordination for Rights and Freedoms confirmed the news of Ghoneim’s appearance before State Security Prosecution in a Sunday afternoon Facebook post. According to the organization, lawyers waited for Ghoneim’s arrival outside the New Cairo State Security Prosecution office until 11 pm on Saturday evening, to no avail. The group added that the rights lawyer continues to be detained at an undisclosed location and that the charges leveled against him remain unknown.

Communication with Ghoneim was lost on March 1 and his wife reported his disappearance to the Interior Ministry and the Public Prosecutor’s office asking for his whereabouts.

https://www.madamasr.com/en/2018/03/04/news/u/lawyer-rights-lawyer-ezzat-ghoneim-appears-before-state-security-prosecution/

https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2018/03/egypt-top-prosecutor-warning-media-elections-fake-news.html

https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/disappearing-egypt-giulio-zubaida-180305134303447.html

https://www.thenation.com/article/its-painful-to-experience-your-own-defeat/

http://www.tampabay.com/egypt-court-orders-release-of-pro-government-tv-host-ap_world02bd04a5d6414edd9f5c1083d874a4ab

https://www.frontlinedefenders.org/en/case/ezzat-ghneim-arrested

https://www.amnesty.ca/news/egypt-lawyer-and-human-rights-defender-ezzat-ghonim-risk-enforced-disappearance

https://www.amnesty.be/infos/actualites/article/egypte-l-avocat-defenseur-des-droits-humains-ezzat-ghonim-aurait-ete-victime-d (FRANCAIS)

https://www.amnesty.org/es/latest/news/2018/03/egypt-lawyer-and-human-rights-defender-ezzat-ghonim-at-risk-of-enforced-disappearance/ (ESPANOL)

5 أيام ولا يزال المحامي والحقوقي “#عزت_غنيم” قيد الاعتقال التعسفي منذ اعتقاله مساء يوم الخميس 1 مارس من محيط منزله بالهرم بالجيزة، وعلى الرغم من التحقيق معه بنيابة أمن الدولة العليا بالقاهرة، إلاّ أن السلطات الأمنية ترفض الإفصاح عن مقر احتجازه.

“عزت غنيم”، المدير التنفيذي للتنسيقية المصرية للحقوق والحريات، يسطر سطورا جديدة في ملف نضاله القانوني والحقوقي للدفاع عن الإنسان الذي كان دائما يبحث عن حقه مهما كان لونه أو معتقده أو رأيه رغبةً منه في مجتمع آمن ومطمئن.
#عزت_غنيم_فين
#فارس_الإنسانية

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(التنسيقية المصرية للحقوق والحريات Facebook, 5/3/18)

France: Emmanuel Macron à Agen pour parler de justice, il sera question du devenir de la cour d’appel

le 4 mars, 2018

Mardi 6 mars, le Président de la République sera à Agen avec la ministre de la justice Nicole Belloubet. Pierre Camani interpellera cette dernière sur le devenir de la cour d’appel

 

Le président de la République en déplacement dans le Lot-et-Garonne, à Agen, ce sera mardi 6 mars à 15h30. Si la visite conduira le chef de l’Etat à l’ENAP (école nationale d’administration pénitentiaire), une question sera inévitablement à la ministre de la justice Nicole Belloubet qui l’accompagnera lors de ce déplacement : la carte judiciaire et le devenir de la cour d’appel d’Agen. Les élus lot-et-garonnais de toute sensibilité et les représentants de la profession se sont fortement mobilisés pour défende la cour d’appel menacée de disparaître. Une délégation menée par Pierre Camani, président du conseil départemental et composée de parlementaires (députés, sénateurs), des représentants de la ville d’Agen, de l’agglomération d’Agen, de la Région mais également des chefs de Cour et de l’ordre des avocats avait été reçue à la Chancellerie en décembre.

Défendre une justice de proximité

Le 15 janvier, les rapports concernant cette réforme ont été rendus à la ministre. parmi ces mesures, aucune fermeture de cour d’appel n’est mentionnée mais une mise en cohérence avec l’échelon administratif régional est préconisée. Ce qui implique une réorganisation autour d’un tribunal judiciaire départemental qui coordonnerait l’activité de tribunaux de proximité (comme Marmande) assurant un accueil du justiciable lot-et-garonnais. Les contentieux seraient traités au sein de tribunaux de proximité tandis que le tribunal judiciaire traiterait des contentieux spécialisés… Il sera quoi qu’il en soit expressément demandé le maintien en Lot-et-Garonne d’une service judiciaire de proximité.

https://actu.fr/nouvelle-aquitaine/agen_47001/emmanuel-macron-agen-parler-justice-sera-question-devenir-la-cour-dappel_15774322.html

http://www.paris-normandie.fr/breves/l-essentiel/agen-econduits-par-macron-les-avocats-bloqueront-mardi-6-mars-les-assises-en-signe-de-colere-EH12405111

https://france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr/nouvelle-aquitaine/lot-et-garonne/agen/colere-contre-emmanuel-macron-avocats-agen-veulent-bloquer-assises-ce-mardi-1435357.html

https://www.ladepeche.fr/article/2018/03/05/2753640-visite-emmanuel-macron-mardi-agen-restrictions-circulation-soir.html

http://www.paris-normandie.fr/breves/normandie/reforme-de-la-carte-judiciaire-en-normandie–herve-morin-recu-mardi-6-mars-2018-par-la-garde-des-sceaux-DJ12395053

https://www.lepopulaire.fr/limoges/institutions/2018/03/04/les-indiscretions-de-la-semaine-en-limousin-et-nouvelle-aquitaine_12759522.html

http://www.letelegramme.fr/france/justice-un-plan-sur-les-prisons-et-les-peines-devoile-mardi-05-03-2018-11874686.php

https://www.lanouvellerepublique.fr/blois/les-avocats-dans-l-attente-de-la-reforme-judiciaire

http://www.midilibre.fr/2018/03/05/conseil-municipal-des-travaux-dans-les-starting-blocks,1635400.php

https://actu.fr/normandie/dieppe_76217/dieppe-tribunal-risque-devenir-une-coquille-vide_15785744.html

http://www.lefigaro.fr/flash-actu/2018/03/05/97001-20180305FILWWW00185-agen-magistrats-et-avocats-demandent-a-etre-recus-par-macron.php

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1iNi6yvazhkjVNyCsVppW6GubXNrSQyOK/view

https://www.ladepeche.fr/article/2018/03/06/2754196-emmanuel-macron-un-president-qui-vient-parler-de-justice.html

https://www.ladepeche.fr/article/2018/03/06/2754194-macron-agen-circulation-perturbee-priere-oublier-papiers.html

http://www.midilibre.fr/2018/03/06/beziers-la-reforme-de-la-carte-judiciaire-et-ses-effets,1635818.php

http://www.sudouest.fr/2018/03/05/agen-le-point-sur-la-venue-d-emmanuel-macron-mardi-4253257-3603.php

https://www.ladepeche.fr/article/2018/03/05/2753640-visite-emmanuel-macron-mardi-agen-restrictions-circulation-soir.html

https://france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr/nouvelle-aquitaine/lot-et-garonne/agen/colere-contre-emmanuel-macron-avocats-agen-veulent-bloquer-assises-ce-mardi-1435357.html

https://www.ladepeche.fr/article/2018/03/06/2754268-avocats-motards-france-insoumise-manifestent-tous-contre-venue-emmanuel-macron.html

http://www.liberation.fr/france/2018/03/06/macron-philosophe-contre-le-tout-carceral_1634149

https://www.publicsenat.fr/article/politique/la-prison-en-dernier-recours-macron-devoile-une-revolution-des-peines-83392

https://www.ouest-france.fr/societe/prison/les-avocats-en-colere-attendent-emmanuel-macron-agen-5606150

http://www.paris-normandie.fr/breves/normandie/reforme-de-la-carte-judiciaire-en-normandie–herve-morin-se-dit-rassure-EG12411603

http://www.lemonde.fr/police-justice/article/2018/03/06/refondation-penale-les-syndicats-de-magistrats-refusent-de-rencontrer-nicole-belloubet_5266462_1653578.html

https://www.ladepeche.fr/article/2018/03/07/2754406-avocats-et-magistrats-font-le-siege-du-palais-de-justice.html

https://www.francebleu.fr/infos/faits-divers-justice/les-avocats-de-bayonne-qualifient-les-annonces-macron-sur-la-prison-de-cosmetiques-1520414800

https://www.ouest-france.fr/bretagne/quimper-29000/finistere-les-elus-du-departement-unis-paris-5608379

http://www.affiches-parisiennes.com/pour-une-justice-de-qualite-accessible-moderne-et-lisible-au-service-des-justiciables-7786.html

http://www.liberation.fr/france/2018/03/06/justice-les-demi-mesures-de-macron-pour-le-mitard_1634314

https://www.sudradio.fr/societe/agen-greffiers-et-magistrats-se-mobilisent-contre-la-reforme-de-la-carte-judiciaire

http://www.courrier-picard.fr/95361/article/2018-03-07/les-avocats-de-senlis-restent-mobilises-contre-les-cinq-chantiers-de-la-justice

http://7seizh.info/2018/03/08/appel-a-manifestation-halte-au-demantelement-de-la-bretagne-judiciaire/

http://www.presseocean.fr/actualite/nantes-le-barreau-voudrait-voir-une-cour-dappel-implantee-a-nantes-08-03-2018-264611

https://france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr/bretagne/carte-judiciaire-barreau-nantes-veut-sa-propre-cour-appel-1437153.html

http://www.liberation.fr/societe/2018/03/08/chantiers-de-la-justice-les-syndicats-judiciaires-denoncent-une-absence-de-concertation_1634832

http://www.europe1.fr/societe/nous-ne-fermerons-aucun-tribunal-reaffirme-nicole-belloubet-3594917

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