Daily Archives: 13/06/2018

OIAD: PROTECT-LAWYERS.COM : LE NOUVEAU SITE DE L’OIAD POUR PARLER DES AVOCATS EN DANGER.

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“Défendons le droit de défendre” : tel est le slogan du nouveau site Protect-lawyers.com lancé le 3 mai 2018 par l’Observatoire International des Avocats en Danger (OIAD). L’objectif est de sensibiliser le plus grand nombre sur les dangers qui pèsent sur des milliers d’avocats partout dans le monde, et d’améliorer la visibilité du travail de l’observatoire. 
Richard Sédillot [1], Vice-président de la Commission des affaires européennes et internationales du CNB, nous explique le rôle de l’OIAD et ses actions concrètes.

Village de la justice : Pouvez-vous nous rappeler les origines de l’OIAD ?

Richard Sédillot : “L’OIAD a été créé à l’initiative du Conseil National des Barreaux, du Barreau de Paris, du Consiglio Nationale Forense [2] et du Consejo General de la abogacia espanola. [3]

Après la mise en œuvre d’un premier projet, l’OIAD a, en sa nouvelle formule, été créé en décembre 2015, à l’initiative renouvelée des mêmes membres. Le Bureau de l’Observatoire compte également en son sein l’Ordre des avocats de Genève, également très actif à nos côtés.

Depuis, plus de trente barreaux européens, un barreau turc et un barreau africain nous ont rejoints, conscients que nous sommes plus visibles, audibles et efficaces en mutualisant nos efforts au soutien des avocats en danger.”

Comment œuvrez-vous pour la visibilité de votre mission ?

“Chaque 24 janvier, l’OIAD participe activement à la Journée internationale des avocats en danger. Cette journée d’action permet de mobiliser les confrères et de sensibiliser la société civile sur le sort de nos confrères et sur l’importance que représente l’avocat pour l’administration de la Justice et l’État de droit.

https://www.village-justice.com/articles/protect-lawyers-com-nouveau-site-oiad-pour-parler-des-avocats-danger,28670.html

https://www.protect-lawyers.com/fr/

#DayoftheEndangeredLawyer

Iran: Human rights lawyer is arrested and taken to Iran’s notorious Evin prison known as ‘hell on earth’ after defending anti-hijab protesters

June 13, 2018

Soutoudeh and husband Reza Khandan at the place where one of the most famous protests against the mandatory wearing of the hijab happened

Iran‘s award-winning human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh was arrested on Wednesday, her husband said in a Facebook post.

‘A few hours ago Nasrin was arrested at home and transferred to Evin,’ Tehran’s notorious prison where many political prisoners are held, her husband Reza Khandan wrote.

Sotoudeh, 55, one of the few outspoken advocates for human rights in Iran, recently represented several women arrested for protesting against the mandatory wearing of headscarves.

 

Tehran police said in February that 29 women had been detained for posing in public without their headscarves in the previous weeks.

Khandan’s Facebook message was defiant, saying: ‘I once told interrogators in the interrogating room: “Of all the things the authorities should do for their country, you only know one and that is arresting people.”‘

Sotoudeh won the European Parliament’s prestigious Sakharov rights award in 2012 for her work on high-profile rights and political cases, including juveniles facing the death penalty in the Islamic republic.

She spent three years in prison between 2010 and 2013 for ‘actions against national security’ and spreading ‘propaganda against the regime’ and remains banned from representing political cases or leaving Iran until 2022.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5838843/Irans-renowned-rights-lawyer-Sotoudeh-arrested-husband.html

https://www.iranhumanrights.org/2018/06/prominent-attorney-nasrin-sotoudeh-detained-amid-iranian-judiciarys-crackdown-on-rights-lawyers/

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-rights-sotoudeh/iran-re-arrests-prominent-human-rights-lawyer-nasrin-sotoudeh-idUSKBN1J91VI

http://www.therepublic.com/2018/06/13/ml-iran-lawyer-detained/

http://www.naharnet.com/stories/en/247276-iran-s-renowned-rights-lawyer-sotoudeh-arrested

https://www.hrw.org/the-day-in-human-rights/2018/06/13

https://www.niacouncil.org/niac-strongly-condemns-the-iranian-judiciarys-detention-of-nasrin-sotoudeh/

One Woman Stands Against the Iranian Government

https://www.iranhumanrights.org/2018/06/prominent-attorney-nasrin-sotoudeh-detained-amid-iranian-judiciarys-crackdown-on-rights-lawyers/

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jun/13/nasrin-sotoudeh-arrested-iran-human-rights-lawyer-islamic-headscarf

https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2018/06/iran-arrest-of-prominent-human-rights-lawyer-nasrin-sotoudeh-is-an-outrage/

https://www.amnestyusa.org/press-releases/iran-arrest-of-prominent-human-rights-lawyer-nasrin-sotoudeh-is-an-outrage/

https://www.fidh.org/en/issues/human-rights-defenders/iran-prominent-human-rights-lawyer-detained-today

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

https://persian.iranhumanrights.org/1397/03/nasrin-sotoudeh-arrested-for-a-five-years-sentence-after-criticizing-the-judiciary/ (FARSI)

http://fa.euronews.com/2018/06/13/nasrin-sotoudeh-s-husband-announced-the-detention-of-this-attorney-and-social-activist (FARSI)

https://www.radiofarda.com/a/nasrin-sotoudeh-arrested/29288378.html (FARSI)

https://www.rtbf.be/info/monde/detail_l-avocate-iranienne-narsin-sotoudeh-prix-sakharov-arretee-et-detenue-a-teheran?id=9944370 (FRANCAIS)

http://www.france24.com/fr/20180613-iran-nasrin-soutoudeh-avocate-droits-homme-arrestation-iran-femmes-evin-shirin-ebadi (FRANCAIS)

https://www.boursorama.com/bourse/actualites/l-avocate-iranienne-nasrin-sotoudeh-arretee-0c5b7a8362d045e11ca9d7d1d04d2528 (FRANCAIS)

http://www.rfi.fr/moyen-orient/20180613-iran-celebre-avocate-droits-homme-nasrin-sotoudeh-arretee (FRANCAIS)

https://israelnoticias.com/iran/regimen-iran-nasrin-sotoudeh/ (ESPANOL)

http://www.tvsvizzera.it/tvs/iran–arrestata-nasrin-sotoudeh–avvocata-diritti-umani/44188878 (ITALIANO)

http://dc.clicrbs.com.br/sc/noticias/noticia/2018/06/detida-no-ira-celebre-advogada-dos-direitos-humanos-denuncia-marido-10374400.html (PORTUGUES)

https://g1.globo.com/mundo/noticia/detida-no-ira-celebre-advogada-dos-direitos-humanos-denuncia-marido.ghtml (PORTUGUES)

http://www.isra.com/news/216321 (RUSSIAN)

#FreeNasrinSotoudeh

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Maldives: Gayoom and top judges found guilty of obstructing justice

June 13, 2018

A court Wednesday sentenced the Maldives former president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom to 19 months in prison after he was found guilty of obstructing justice.

Gayoom, Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed and Justice Ali Hameed were charged for allegedly refusing to hand over their mobile phones for a police investigation. They denied the charge.

They were handed a prison term of one year, seven months and six days.

The trio were arrested on charges of plotting a coup, shortly after a state of emergency was declared on February 5 and following a Supreme Court order to release nine political prisoners.

They face numerous charges, which they have denied.

Condemnation of the trial, which went ahead despite a boycott from defence lawyers, was swift.

Amnesty International slammed the conviction as “politically motivated” and said the trial did not meet international standards, while MP Eva Abdulla urged people to use their vote in September’s presidential elections to “end injustice.”

https://maldivesindependent.com/crime-2/gayoom-and-top-judges-found-guilty-of-obstructing-justice-138802

https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2018/06/maldives-politicallymotivated-convictions-of/

https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/maldives-court-sentences-strongman-accused-plotting-overthrow-government-55858282

https://raajje.mv/en/news/34698

https://raajje.mv/en/news/34631

https://raajje.mv/en/news/34664

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

 

The Philippines: Carpio wants justice for slain Camarines Sur judge

June 13, 2018

Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio has denounced the killing of San Jose-Lagonoy Camarines Sur Metropolitan Circuit Trial Court (MCTC) Judge Ricky Begino.

“[We] condemn in the strongest terms the killing of the Honorable Presiding Judge Ricky Begino of the Metropolitan Circuit Trial Court (MCTC) of San Jose-Lagonoy, Camarines Sur,” Carpio said in a statement on Wednesday.

He added that, “the authorities concerned [should] take all the necessary steps with all deliberate speed to do justice for Judge Begino by fully investigating his killing.”

Begino, 49, was shot in the neck by Wilfredo Armea near his home in Barangay Sta. Maria, Presentacion town in Camarines Sur around 5 p.m. Tuesday.

READ: Judge killed in Camarines Sur

Armea was arrested in a follow-up police operation on Wednesday morning.

http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1000351/carpio-wants-justice-for-slain-camarines-sur-judge

https://www.rappler.com/nation/204805-pnp-arrests-wilfredo-armea-suspect-ricky-begino-killing

http://cnnphilippines.com/news/2018/06/13/Camarines-Sur-Presiding-Judge-Ricky-Begino-shot-killed.html

https://www.philstar.com/nation/2018/06/13/1824256/cops-nab-suspect-slay-camsur-judge

http://www.manilatimes.net/suspect-arrested-in-killing-of-judge-in-camarines-sur/407771/

Azerbaijan: Bar Association Terminates Powers of Irada Javadova

June 12, 2018

Bar Association Terminates Powers of Irada Javadova

Authorities continue to get rid of inconvenient lawyers. Another victim is a well-known lawyer Irada Javadova.

So, the Presidium of the Bar Association announced the termination of the authority of Irada Javadova and sent the appeal to the court on June 11. In the message spread in this connection it is said that the reason for this was a complaint of a certain citizen whose name is not disclosed.

“Complainant K.M. stated that Irada Javadova, without his consent and without concluding an agreement with him, wrote a complaint to the Interior Ministry about the illegal detention of the complainant in the Directorate for Combating Organized Crime and reported this to the press.

The complainant argues that the information is untrue and offends his honor and dignity. He asks the Bar to take action against Javadova,” the report said.

According to the same source, the complaint was examined at the Disciplinary Commission of the Presidium and the lawyer was taken an explanatory note. According to the Commission, Javadova was unable to confirm information about her client, transferred without his consent to the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the media.

Javadova herself has not yet made any statements on this matter.

It should be noted that in recent years, the authorities have been hunting for lawyers defending political activists and speaking in cases before the European Court of Human Rights. Thus, the officials dismissed such well-known and active lawyers as Namizad Safarov, Khalid Baghirov, Aslan Ismayilov, Alaif Hasanov, Elchin Namazov, Yalchin Imanov, Farhad Mehdiyev, Muzaffar Bakhshaliyev, Annaghi Hajibeyli, and Intigam Aliyev.

The authorities are trying to give a legal form to such actions, which cause sharp criticism of international organizations. Such a policy of official Baku is regarded as the suppression of rights and freedoms of citizens, denial of their ability to defend themselves in the courts and frank reprisals against those who do not agree with the policy of the authorities.

http://www.contact.az/ext/news/2018/6/free/Social/en/72813.htm

http://www.turan.az/ext/news/2018/6/free/Social/en/72834.htm

https://www.rferl.org/a/azerbaijan-lawyers-disbarred-defending-opposition/29020982.html

https://www.ibanet.org/Article/NewDetail.aspx?ArticleUid=468f15c6-f397-43ea-8796-86583b43287e

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/minister-for-human-rights-universal-periodic-review-statement

https://www.icj.org/azerbaijan-lawyer-irada-javadova-disbarment-decided-in-unfair-proceedings/

http://www.idhae.org/OBSAV-fr-wewsazer181206.htm (FRANCAIS)

India: Arrest of Five Activists Under UAPA Raises Troubling Questions

June 13, 2018

Intent to threaten the unity, integrity, security, economic security, or sovereignty of India

Intent to strike terror in the people of India

Raising or providing funds or collecting funds “knowing that such funds are likely to be used by a terrorist organization or by a terrorist gang to commit a terrorist act.

These are elements of some of the charges that have been slapped against a professor, a lawyer who fights for the release of political prisoners, an editor of a magazine, a human rights activist and an anti-displacement activist by the Pune police, under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act 1967.

These five people – Shoma Sen, Surendra Gadling, Sudhir Dhawale, Rona Wilson and Mahesh Raut – have been arrested and remanded to police custody till 14 June, with the public prosecutor telling the court that they are involved with banned Maoist organisations.

But does any of this stand up to scrutiny? What exactly did these people do to get arrested? And does any of it actually make out the offences they’ve been charged with?

https://www.thequint.com/voices/opinion/arrest-of-dalit-activists-under-uapa-gadling-sen-dhawale-wilson-raut

Koregaon Bhima: Four of five arrested have no links with Elgaar Parishad, says retired Bombay High Court judge

https://www.nagpurtoday.in/lawyers-activists-unite-demand-held-brethrens-release/06130833

https://www.mid-day.com/articles/lawyers-activists-unite-demand-held-brethrens-release/19516182

https://www.hindustantimes.com/mumbai-news/pm-assassination-plot-there-are-holes-in-this-bucket-of-conspiracy-theories/story-8IOWD7bQ30zTcO5QUtT5LL.html

https://thewire.in/rights/nearly-a-third-of-indias-adivasis-fear-being-framed-for-maoist-activities-finds-study

http://theleaflet.in/hindutvas-reign-of-terror-bhima-koregaon-arrests-are-maharashtra-governments-bone-chilling-attempts-to-subvert-justice/

http://www.catchnews.com/politics-news/fearing-defeat-bjp-is-trying-to-suppress-voices-by-implicatin-innocent-people-prakash-ambedkar-117817.html

https://www.hindustantimes.com/mumbai-news/modi-s-assassination-plot-a-publicity-stunt-prakash-ambedkar/story-GEGPo0ccEbpEZCLck359wN.html

https://www.livemint.com/Opinion/lFLYfqwZDUZ7H8Ev1bZ02L/Narendra-Modi-assassination-plot-Truth-needs-to-triumph.html

https://www.firstpost.com/india/bhima-koregaon-violence-pune-police-questions-elgar-parishad-organisers-summons-members-of-kabir-kala-manch-bhim-army-4510201.html

https://theprint.in/opinion/the-vague-urban-naxal-was-invented-to-avoid-difficult-questions-on-modis-vikaas/69926/

https://mumbaimirror.indiatimes.com/mumbai/crime/facebook-profiles-hint-bhima-koregaon-riots-pre-planned/articleshow/64580444.cms

https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/plot-to-kill-pm-modi-what-all-we-know-till-now-1259501-2018-06-13

https://www.newslaundry.com/shorts/tata-institute-of-social-sciences-condemns-the-arrest-of-mahesh-raut

http://theleaflet.in/hindutvas-reign-of-terror-bhima-koregaon-arrests-are-maharashtra-governments-bone-chilling-attempts-to-subvert-justice/

http://www.rediff.com/news/interview/connecting-the-boys-to-a-plot-to-kill-the-pm-is-nonsense/20180614.htm

https://www.outlookindia.com/newsscroll/pune-police-question-elgar-parishad-organisers/1329449

https://www.facebook.com/IAPLIndia/

https://www.loksatta.com/pune-news/elgar-parishad-koregaon-bhima-riots-sudhir-dhawale-shoma-sen-mahesh-raut-surendra-gadling-rona-wilson-police-custody-1697160/ (HINDI)

https://www.brasildefato.com.br/2018/06/13/cinco-ativistas-sao-presos-na-india-por-lutar-contra-sistema-de-castas-no-pais/ (PORTUGUES)

http://bita.com.br/blog/2018/06/13/cinco-ativistas-sao-presos-na-india-por-lutar-contra-sistema-de-castas-no-pais/ (PORTUGUES)

#SurendraGadling

#FreeSurendraGadling

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Release Sudhir Dhawale (Facebook)

Egypt: Rights lawyer Haytham Mohamadeen’s 15 day detention reviewed June 13th

(June 13, 2018

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#هيثم_محمدين
صوته مش بيخاف ولا هيبطل هتاف

(Facebook)

https://www.madamasr.com/en/2018/05/18/news/politics/labor-lawyer-haytham-mohamadeen-arrested-from-his-house/

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jun/02/egypt-abdel-fatah-al-sisi-sworn-in-second-term-amid-crackdown-on-dissent

https://www.hrw.org/fr/news/2018/05/31/egypte-vague-darrestations-dactivistes (FRANCAIS)

https://autonomiedeclasse.wordpress.com/2018/05/22/lactiviste-egyptien-haytham-mohamadeen-arrete-par-les-forces-de-securite-egyptiennes/ (FRANCAIS)

http://www.cib-avocats.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/4_A.EGY.pdf (FRANCAIS)

https://www.agenzianova.com/a/5b0ff5b9bdd987.29098866/1943981/2018-05-31/egitto-human-rights-watch-denuncia-arresto-attivisti-e-chiede-liberazione-di-amal-fathy (ITALIANO)

https://www.ndr.de/info/sendungen/echo_der_welt/Unterdrueckt-und-verhaftet-Zur-Menschenrechtslage-in-Aegypten,aegypten476.html (DEUTSCH)

#الحرية_لهيثم_محمدين
#الحرية_لمعتقلي_المترو