Daily Archives: 08/06/2018

France: Justice. Il menace de mort son avocate à Argentan

le 8 juin, 2018

L’homme de 63 ans a été condamné à quatre mois de prison avec sursis par le tribunal correctionnel d’Argentan.

Une peine de quatre mois d’emprisonnement avec sursis et 300 € au titre de la réparation du préjudice subi que le tribunal correctionnel d’Argentan a été prononcée à l’encontre d’un homme de 63 ans rendu coupable de menace de mort à l’encontre d’un avocat et d’une personne chargée de mission.

Une peine de quatre mois d’emprisonnement avec sursis a été prononcée par le tribunal correctionnel d’Argentan à l’encontre d’un homme de 63 ans, rendu coupable de menace de mort à l’encontre d’un avocat et d’une personne chargée de mission.

C’est une employée au tribunal d’Argentan qui dépose plainte en juillet 2016. Elle relate aux enquêteurs avoir reçu un appel téléphonique d’un homme qui souhaitait être mis en contact avec une greffière.

Elle lui dit que cela n’est pas possible étant en audience, qu’il doit se mettre en relation avec son avocat.

« Mon avocate est une incapable »

C’est sur cette réponse que cet homme s’énerve et profère des menaces de mort :

Je vais vous accrocher derrière ma remorque de chevaux et je vais ne faire qu’une bouchée de vous. Mon avocate est une incapable, elle ne comprend pas l’urgence de mon dossier. Ce sera pire que Daesh, ne prenez pas ça à la rigolade. »

Entendu, il nie les faits.

https://actu.fr/normandie/argentan_61006/justice-menace-mort-avocate-argentan_17156302.html

https://www.ouest-france.fr/normandie/argentan-61200/argentan-il-menace-de-mort-son-avocate-5806699

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Tunisia: Harcèlement judiciaire continu et actes d’intimidation à l’encontre de Me Najet Laabidi

le 8 juin, 2018

APPEL URGENT  L’OBSERVATOIRE

Nouvelles informations

TUN 001 / 0517 / OBS 052.1

Harcèlement judiciaire /

Actes d’intimidation

Description de la situation :

L’Observatoire a été informé par des sources fiables du harcèlement judiciaire continu et des actes d’intimidation à l’encontre de Me Najet Laabidi, avocate spécialisée dans la défense des droits humains et qui a notamment représenté plusieurs victimes de torture devant le Tribunal militaire de Tunis dans le cadre de l’affaire dite de Barraket Essahel[1].

Selon les informations reçues, le 7 mars 2018, Me Najet Laabidi a été victime d’actes d’intimidation et d’agressions verbales de la part des agents de la garde nationale au poste de police de Ben Arous. Elle s’était rendue à Ben Arous pour assister un témoin dans le cadre d’un dossier relatif à un cas de violence contre des enfants autistes dans un centre privé de prise en charge et d’éducation spécialisée à Tunis, dans lequel une des inculpés est une femme connue pour être proche du pouvoir politique tunisien. Les agents de la garde nationale ont alors encerclé Me Najet Laabidi et le témoin, ont fermé la porte du poste de police et les ont menacés verbalement alors qu’ils tenaient une arme à feu à la main.

À la suite de ces événements, Me Najet Laabidi a déposé plainte contre les agents de la garde nationale de Ben Arous, mais aucune action n’a été entreprise par les autorités à cet égard. Cependant, le 8 mars 2018, une plainte pour diffamation a été déposée à l’encontre de Me Najet Laabidi par les agents de la garde nationale de Ben Arous, à la suite de laquelle Me Najet Laabidi a été immédiatement convoquée par le procureur de la Cour d’appel de Tunis.

L’Observatoire pour la protection des défenseurs des droits humains, un partenariat de l’Organisationmondiale contre la torture (OMCT) et de la FIDH, a reçu de nouvelles informations et vous prie d’intervenir de toute urgence sur la situation suivante en Tunisie.

http://www.omct.org/fr/human-rights-defenders/urgent-interventions/tunisia/2018/06/d24913/

https://www.fidh.org/fr/themes/defenseurs-des-droits-humains/tunisie-harcelement-judiciaire-et-actes-d-intimidation-a-l-encontre

India: A poet, a lawyer, a professor: These are the five activists held for sparking Bhima Koregaon clashes

June 8, 2018

Five months after caste-based clashes in Maharashtra, the police has added a twist in the tale by arrested five alleged Naxalite sympathisers.

A poet, a lawyer, a professor: These are the five activists held for sparking Bhima Koregaon clashes

Five months after the caste-based violence in Maharashtra’s Bhima Koregaon town, the state police has shifted the focus of its investigation from Hindutva leaders Milind Ekbote and Sambhaji Bhide to a group of five social activists working with Dalits, Adivasis and political prisoners.

On Wednesday, teams from the Pune police arrested advocate Surendra Gadling, professor Shoma Sen and activist Mahesh Raut from their homes in Nagpur. In a coordinated operation, the police also arrested activists Sudhir Dhawale in Mumbai and Rona Wilson in Delhi, and brought all five of them to Pune.

They have been accused of having Maoist links and have been charged under sections of the controversial Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act or UAPA. They were produced before a Pune court on Thursday and have been placed in police custody at Vishrambaug Police Station till June 14.

Surendra Gadling: A ‘thorn’ for the state

Surendra Gadling. Photo: Facebook
Surendra Gadling. Photo: Facebook

An advocate who has been working in Nagpur for 25 years, Surendra Gadling is known for defending several political prisoners accused of being Maoists or extremists. He is currently representing GN Saibaba, a wheelchair-bound Delhi University professor jailed for alleged Maoist links. He has also represented many Adivasis in protesting land displacement in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli and Gondia districts.

https://scroll.in/article/881849/a-poet-a-lawyer-a-professor-these-are-the-five-activists-held-for-sparking-bhima-koregaon-clashes

https://www.frontlinedefenders.org/en/case/5-hrds-arrested

http://www.newsworldindia.in/national/5-arrested-have-no-connection-with-naxals-ramdas-athwale/299415/

http://www.sakaltimes.com/pune/cops-rely-maoist-literature-evidence-19372

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/another-rajiv-gandhi-type-incident-maoist-letter-exposes-plan-to-kill-pm-modi/articleshow/64505905.cms

https://www.deccanchronicle.com/nation/current-affairs/080618/maoists-planning-to-assassinate-pm-modi-in-rajiv-gandhi-type-incident.html

http://www.atimes.com/article/lawyers-say-arrests-of-activists-used-to-silence-dissent/

https://thewire.in/caste/naxal-links-modi-assassination-plot-pune-police-dalit-activists-bhima-koregain

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Susan Abraham, who represented Surendra Gadling and others before the court of Judge Bhaisare in Pune, told Asia Times that Gadling was not produced in court because police claimed it was too dangerous for a high-profile accused. On June 7, the Magistrate was hurriedly called to the court and he sent Gadling to eight days’ police custody. She said Gadling had never met the lawyer who appeared on his behalf and never gave the lawyer permission to represent him.

(Facebook 8/6/18)
All Lawyers Associations protest conducted against illegal arrests of Surendra Gadling & others at High Court Of Hyderabad on 08.06.2018.

India: Demanding Speedy Action In Case Of Attack On Bar Prez’s Family, Lawyers’ Body Calls Strike In All Delhi Dist Courts On Friday

June 7, 2018

The co-ordination committee of the All-District Court Bar Associations of Delhi has called for a complete strike in all six district courts of Delhi on Friday i.e., June 8 in protest against a deadly attack on the family of Shahdara Bar Association president Pramod Nagar…

http://www.livelaw.in/demanding-speedy-action-in-case-of-attack-on-bar-prezs-family-lawyers-body-calls-strike-in-all-delhi-dist-courts-on-friday/

https://www.latestlaws.com/latest-news/shots-fired-at-bar-association-president-family-as-about-50-miscreants-attack-his-house-bar-associations-call-for-strike-on-friday-read-notification/

India: One Year After His Arrest, Chandrashekhar Azad Is A Prisoner Of The Yogi Adityanath Government

June 7, 2018

June 8, 2018 marks one year since Chandrashekhar Azad, a rising Dalit leader in Uttar Pradesh, was arrested and imprisoned by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state government.

Azad was incarcerated after a month-long cycle of caste violence had claimed the lives of two men, a Dalit and a Rajput, and left dozens injured in and around Shabbirpur village in Saharanpur district, last year.

The 31-year-old was held on several serious charges including rioting, attempt to murder, unlawful assembly and looting, but he was granted bail by the Allahabad High Court on November 2.

Justice Mukhtar Ahmad said the charges were “politically motivated.”

The same day, the Yogi Adityanath government concluded that Azad’s release would threaten public order and national security, and hit him with preventive detention under the National Security Act, 1980.

The 31-year-old lawyer, who also goes by the name Ravan, has been languishing in the Saharanpur district jail, without access to bail or a trial.

https://www.huffingtonpost.in/2018/06/07/one-year-after-his-arrest-chandrashekhar-azad-is-a-prisoner-of-the-yogi-adityanath-government-without-trial-or-bail_a_23452448/?guccounter=1

https://amnesty.org.in/news-update/free-chandrashekhar-azad-ravan-now/

https://newsclick.in/chandrashekhar-azad-ravan-jail-bhim-army-marches

http://www.thecitizen.in/index.php/en/newsdetail/index/2/14046/release-them-now–lawyers-activists-flay-arrests-by-fadnavis-govt-as-attack-on-dalits

https://scroll.in/article/856631/uttar-pradesh-the-use-of-nsa-to-keep-the-bhim-armys-chandrashekhar-in-prison-is-draconian

Vietnam: Vietnamese Rights Lawyer Nguyen Van Dai Released, Exiled to Germany

June 7, 2018

Prominent Vietnamese rights lawyer Nguyen Van Dai (C) stands in a courtroom during his trial with other political activists in Hanoi, April 5, 2018.

Prominent Vietnamese rights lawyer Nguyen Van Dai and a fellow member of the Brotherhood for Democracy were released from prison late on Thursday and put on a plane from Hanoi to Germany, members of his banned group and an exile pro-democracy group said.

The release and exile of Dai and colleague Le Thu Ha came about two months after they and four other activists were given lengthy jail sentences for conducting activities aimed at overthrowing the state under Article 79 of Vietnam’s Penal Code.

Dai was sentenced to 15 years in prison and five years of house arrest on April 5, while Ha was sentenced to nine years imprisonment.

According to Viet Tan, an unsanctioned Vietnamese pro-democracy party, Dai, Ha, and Dai’s wife, Vu Minh Khanh, will arrive in Frankfurt Friday morning on a Vietnam Airlines flight from Hanoi.

There was no immediate confirmation of the release from the Vietnamese government or state media, but fellow members of the Brotherhood for Democracy in Vietnam confirmed to RFA’s Vietnamese service that the pair were released and exiled.

“We are heartened that Nguyen Van Dai does not have to endure more years of prison,” said Duy Hoang, spokesperson for Viet Tan.

“However his and other members of the (Brotherhood for Democracy’s) imprisonment by the Vietnamese authorities was arbitrary and illegal in the first place. Nguyen Van Dai should be able to return to Vietnam as a free person at the time of his choosing,” added Hoang.

https://www.rfa.org/english/news/vietnam/release-exile-06072018172343.html

https://chrissmith.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=401162

http://www.dw.com/en/vietnam-expels-dissident-lawyer-to-germany/a-44121266

http://www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=2458502&CategoryId=12395

https://www.lrwc.org/vietnam-on-7-june-2018-nguyen-van-dai-and-his-colleague-le-thu-ha-were-released-from-prison-in-viet-nam-and-exiled-to-germany-news/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nguy%E1%BB%85n_V%C4%83n_%C4%90%C3%A0i

https://www.voatiengviet.com/a/tin-noi-luat-su-nguyen-van-dai-duoc-phong-thich-sang-duc-/4429793.html (VIETNAMESE)

https://www.nguoi-viet.com/viet-nam/ls-nguyen-van-dai-va-co-le-thu-ha-sang-duc-ti-nan/ (VIETNAMESE)

http://www.idhae.org/OBSAVie180607.htm (FRANCAIS)

https://www.challenges.fr/monde/le-vietnam-libere-deux-dissidents-qui-partent-en-allemagne_592647 (FRANCAIS)

http://www.rfi.fr/asie-pacifique/20180609-vietnam-nguyen-van-dai-libere-exile-allemagne (FRANCAIS)

Azerbaijan/USA: Graduate of US Law School Arrested in Azerbaijan

June 7, 2018

FILE - Central Baku, Azerbaijan

An international student who earned his law degree in the U.S. was arrested and driven away by plainclothesmen after he returned to Azerbaijan, provoking outrage among civil society activists.

Hours after Emin Aslanov was detained in downtown Baku on Monday, he reappeared at the Narimanov district court and was sentenced to 30 days in jail on charges of “disobeying the police,” witnesses said.

Civil society activists quickly condemned the Azerbaijani government, saying the arrest was politically motivated.

In a public appeal, dozens of activists called for Aslanov’s immediate release.

“We know Emin Aslanov as a professional lawyer and as one of the most distinguished young persons,” activists said in a statement. “We can confidently state that he has not committed any crime.”

The Azerbaijani government has not issued any statement on the arrest or responded to the condemnation.

https://www.voanews.com/a/graduate-of-us-law-school-arrested-in-azerbaijan-/4429216.html

http://en.apa.az/azerbaijani-news/accidents-incidents-news/imprisoned-lawyer-emin-aslan-refutes-media-reports.html

http://www.turan.az/ext/news/2018/6/free/Social/en/72758.htm

http://en.apa.az/azerbaijani-news/accidents-incidents-news/ombudsman-s-office-releases-information-about-emin-aslanov.html

https://es.globalvoices.org/2018/06/08/libertad-en-el-extranjero-temor-en-casa-detienen-a-abogado-azerbaiyano-de-derechos-humanos-durante-30-dias/ (ESPANOL)