December 2, 2018
Secretary of the Nigerian Bar Association, Ikole Ekiti Branch, Adeola Adebayo who was kidnapped on Saturday, November, 17, 2018 at Erio, Ekiti State, has been found dead with several bullet wounds.
Adebayo was returning from Osogbo, Osun State, with his wife and parents where they attended an event when he was stopped and kidnapped.
A ransom of N3million was allegedly paid for his release, but his abductors still killed him after receiving the money.
Procès du ÇHD à Silivri
President of Izmir Bar Association who defends the arrested member of Progressive Lawyers Association, was punched by Gendarme officers in hearing room.
av. Ozkan Yucel Silivri’de HHB üyesi avukatların yargılandığı duruşma başladı. İzmir Baro Başkanı tutuklu avukatlara uzaktan selam verdiği esnada jandarma görevlisi baro başkanını eliyle itekledi. Sonrasında çıkan kargaşada bir jandarma baro başkanına yumruk attı.
(L’Observatoire des Avocats Facebook, 03/12/18)
November 30, 2018
Authorities in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong have detained a lawyer who had been representing former workers and labor activists linked to a unionization campaign at the Jasic Technology factory, a supporters group said on Friday.
“Guangzhou lawyer Huang Sha was taken away from his home in Putian, Shenzhen,” the Jasic Workers’ Solidarity Group (JWSG) said via its Twitter account on Friday. “Huang Sha was the human rights lawyer for the Jasic workers right from the start.”
“We condemn these shameless acts of violence against those who supported the Jasic workers,” the group said.
Huang’s detention comes after a nationwide police operation targeting both former Jasic workers and JWSG activists, many of whom are recent graduates of some of China’s top universities who became involved with the labor movement through Marxist and Maoist study groups on campus.
The JWSG listed a total of 18 people detained in a string of coordinated nationwide arrests on Nov. 9, including former Jasic worker Tang Xiangwei and 12 university graduates.
The JWSG listed several alumni of the prestigious Peking University (Beida), where the authorities recently shut down a student Marxist study group.
Similar crackdowns on Marxist groups and student supporters of the labor movement have been reported on the campuses of Renmin University in Beijing and Nanjing University.
UPDATE: Lawyer Huang Sha was released later the same evening.