Daily Archives: 28/09/2018

The Philippines: Odicta lawyer shot dead

September 28, 2018

ILOILO City-based lawyer Edeljulio Romero was gunned down by still unidentified suspects in Roxas City Friday.

He succumbed to a gunshot wound on the back of his head, initial reports indicated.

Romero was linked to the late suspected drug lord Melvin Odicta who was also shot dead in Caticlan, Aklan in August 2016.

In a statement, Chief Superintendent John Bulalacao, Police Regional Office-6 director, confirmed Romero’s death.

“We confirm the shooting incident in Capiz, Iloilo at about 1:00 PM today which resulted in the death of Atty. Edeljulio Romero committed by three unidentified suspects who are now the subject of a hot pursuit operation by our local police force. We are already conducting investigation on this incident to identify and arrest those responsible. We also confirm as inquired by our media friends that the victim is a High Value Target Level 3 (HVT 3) in the Illegal Drug Personality List. We enjoin possible eyewitness to share information that may help in the ongoing











Pakistan: Protest against police: KP lawyers boycott courts

September 28, 2018

KP Bar observes strike against manhandling, arrest of lawyers in Quetta

The lawyers in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Thursday boycotted courts to protest police violence against their colleagues in Quetta. The lawyers observed the strike on the call of Pakistan Bar Council and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Bar Council.

Syed Abdul Fayaz, President, PHC Bar Association and Wakeel Zaman, President Peshawar Bar Association, condemned the incident and demanded action against the police and district administration.

They asked for probing the police firing, physical attack, manhandling and torture of lawyers including Hadi Shakil Ahmed, senior Advocate Supreme Court and Former Vice Chairman, Pakistan Bar Council, Qari Noorul Haq, President, Baluchistan Bar Association, Badar Munir Advocate and others. The lawyers’ representatives said some of their colleagues have been detained in police lock-up. They demanded the Balochistan government to take action against the police officials involved in the incident.





Egypt: Egyptian rights group says authorities disappeared 2 lawyers

September 27, 2018

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A spokesman for an Egyptian human rights organization says authorities have moved two detained lawyers to an unknown location and they haven’t been heard from since.

Ahmed el-Attar of Egyptian Coordination for Rights and Freedoms says Thursday that a court had ordered the release of Ezzat Ghoniem and Azzoz Mahgoub on Sept. 4 pending investigations into accusations they were plotting against Egypt, but the two disappeared while in custody on Sept. 14.

He says the men’s families tried to visit them but were told they had already been released. Amnesty International says the men have been forcibly disappeared and are at great risk of torture, and urges authorities to make their whereabouts known.

Both Ghoneim and Mahgoub supported victims of alleged police torture, the disappeared and their families in Egypt.





https://www.amnesty.be/je-veux-agir/agir-en-ligne/ecrire-des-lettres/article/on-ignore-ou-se-trouvent-deux-avocats-specialistes-des-droits-humains (FRANCAIS)

#اخفاء_قسري | استمرار الإخفاء القسري بحق “عزت غنيم” المدير التنفيذي للتنسيقية المصرية للحقوق والحريات بعد قرار إخلاء سبيله منذ 26 يومًا

ترفض الأجهزة الأمنية الإفصاح عن مكان احتجاز المحامي والحقوقي “#عزت_غنيم” 41 سنة، المدير التنفيذي للتنسيقية المصرية للحقوق والحريات، وتُخفيه قسرًا لليوم السادس والعشرين على التوالي، بالرغم من قرار محكمة جنايات القاهرة، يوم الثلاثاء 4 سبتمبر بإخلاء سبيله.

كانت قوات الأمن قد ألقت القبض عليه مساء يوم الخميس 1 مارس من محيط منزله بمنطقة الهرم بالجيزة، وتعرض للاختفاء القسري لمدة 3 أيام، قبل أن تقرر نيابة أمن الدولة العليا بالقاهرة حبسه احتياطيا على ذمة القضية 441 لسنة 2018 حصر تحقيق أمن دولة عليا وإيداعه بسجن “طرة تحقيق”.


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(التنسيقية المصرية للحقوق والحريات Facebook, 30/09/18)

India: State Vs Activists: Top Court To Decide Today On House Arrest

September 28, 2018

State vs Activists: Top Court To Decide Today On House Arrest

Today, the Top Court is likely to pronounce, its verdict on a plea by historian Romila Thapar. The plea seeks the immediate release of five rights activists in connection with the Koregaon-Bhima violence case and an SIT probe into their arrest.

Chief Justice Dipak Misra-led bench had reserved the judgment on September 20 after counsel for both parties, including senior advocates Abhishek Manu Singhvi, Harish Salve and Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, concluded their submissions.

Justices A M Khaniwlkar and D Y Chandrachud,are also the part of the decision making bench and had asked the Maharashtra police to file their case diary pertaining to the ongoing investigation in the case.

Varavara Rao, Arun Ferreira, Vernon Gonsalves, Sudha Bharadwaj and Gautam Navlakha, are the the five activists, under arrest at their respective homes since August 29.

Also Read: Activist Who Accussed UP’s Chief Minister, Gets Arrested On Rape Charge

Ms Thapar, economists Prabhat Patnaik and Devaki Jain, sociology professor Satish Deshpande and human rights lawyer Maja Daruwala’s pleas is seeking an independent probe into the arrests and the immediate release of the activists.

The arrested of the five activist was made on August 28 by the Maharashtra police in connection with an FIR lodged following a conclave — ‘Elgaar Parishad’ — held on December 31 last year that had later triggered violence at Koregaon-Bhima village in the state.

On September 19, the Supreme Court said that it would look into the case with a “hawk’s eye” as “liberty cannot be sacrificed at the altar of conjectures”.






Supreme Court verdict on activists’ arrest LIVE updates: SC declines demand for SIT probe, house arrest to continue for 4 weeks



https://www.lokmatnews.in/india/bhima-koregaon-case-supreme-court-verdict-arrest-5-activists-varavara-rao-arun-ferreira-vernon/ (HINDI)

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Argentina/Iran/Israel: Argentine leader asks UN to remember bombings on Jewish sites

September 27, 2018

Mauricio Macri also urges Iran to cooperate in investigation of the 1994 AMIA Jewish center terror attack, which killed 85 and injured hundreds

Argentina’s president spoke against global terrorism and remembered the victims of the 1992 and 1994 attacks in Buenos Aires in his address to the United Nations General Assembly.

Mauricio Macri also called on Iran to cooperate in the investigation of the 1994 AMIA Jewish center bombing, which killed 85 and injured hundreds. The late Argentinian prosecutor Alberto Nisman established that Iran was responsible for organizing the bombing, which was carried out by a Hezbollah suicide bomber.

“We suffered two serious attacks in 1992 and 1994, which claimed the lives of 107 people and hundreds wounded,” Macri said Tuesday in his address to the international body. “Our country will not cease in its objective: to get all the people involved in the attacks to appear before Argentine courts, to be interrogated and eventually convicted.





https://www.elintransigente.com/politica/2018/9/27/a-nisman-no-lo-dejaron-llegar-al-congreso-514005.html (ESPANOL)

https://www.clarin.com/politica/pese-pedido-macri-onu-iranies-profugos-escaparon-argentina-20-veces_0_EIo6NjeAR.html (ESPANOL)

https://fr.timesofisrael.com/le-president-argentin-invite-lonu-a-se-souvenir-des-attentats-des-sites-juifs/ (FRANCAIS)

https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alberto_Nisman (FRANCAIS)