Daily Archives: 04/12/2018

Iran: Crackdown on Defense Lawyers in Iran: Amirsalar Davoudi Not Heard From Since Arrest

December 3, 2018

Davoudi Eighth Human Rights Attorney to Be Jailed in Iran in Last Six Months

Lawyer and civil rights activist Amirsalar Davoudi has not been heard from since his arrest by the judiciary’s security agents on November 20, 2018, a source close to him informed the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) on November 28th.

Davoudi is the eighth human rights attorney to be sent to prison in Iran in the last six months.

“It’s not clear where he’s being held but because he was detained by the judiciary’s security wing, he’s probably in Ward 241 in Evin Prison,” said the source who requested anonymity for fear of reprisals by state forces for speaking to a foreign media outlet.

The security agents also searched Davoudi’s home and office and took away some of his personal belongings. He had been taken in for questioning on previous occasions and had been warned not to inform the public about politically sensitive cases, the source added.

The 27-year-old lawyer has defended many human rights activists in Iranian courts and runs a Telegram channel for Iranian lawyers, “Without Retouch,” which focuses on civil rights issues. The channel has not been updated since November 21.

Davoudi is the fourth know defense lawyer currently behind bars in Iran for performing his legal work.

Three other imprisoned attorneys—Nasrin SotoudehArash Keykhosravi and Ghasem Sholeh Sa’di—were all jailed over the spring and summer of 2018.

https://www.iranhumanrights.org/2018/12/crackdown-on-defense-lawyers-in-iran-amirsalar-davoudi-not-heard-from-since-arrest/

https://iranhr.net/en/articles/3569/

https://iranintl.com/en/iran-in-brief/human-rights-activist-attorney-arrested-location-unknown

http://www.kampain.info/archive/27108.htm

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6454851/Womens-rights-activist-jailed-12-years-insults-Iran.html

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/features/2018/12/04/Jailed-Iranian-lawyer-warns-of-hunger-striking-detainee-s-impending-death.html

https://lawyersforlawyers.org/en/conditional-release-of-lawyer-abdolfattah-soltani/

https://www.gc4hr.org/news/view/2007?fbclid=IwAR2mYvAZL5SQdflKUs1NjIieCqO86GBw4nqVUN1In4wVD35mgWV7lI6BqGQ

https://iran-hrm.com/index.php/2018/12/06/iran-human-rights-monitor-2018-annual-report/

Turkey: Persecution of Turkish Lawyers | November 2018| 15 Lawyers were sentenced

December 4, 2018

26 November | Bursa|10 lawyers have been convicted of terrorism charges

Bursa 2nd and 10th High Assize Courts have sentenced 10 lawyers to long imprisonment after two-year trial. Members of Bursa Bar Associations BUGRA BUYUKEREN, HILMI SARI, MEHMET ISIK, MUSTAFA YELBEY, OKAN GOKALP, MUSTAFA GÜLEÇ, MEHMET SÖNMEZ, MUSTAFA CANBAZ were sentenced to six years and three months in prison while lawyers ALI HASDEMIR, CAGATAY AYGUN were first one year and seven months under the article 314/2 of Turkish Penal Code that punishes membership to an armed terrorist organization.

Persecution of Turkish Lawyers | November 2018| 15 Lawyers were sentenced

#DayoftheEndangeredLawyer

https://arrestedlawyers.org/

Argentina/Israel/Iran: Uno de los acusados en el caso que investiga la muerte de Alberto Nisman pidió su sobreseimiento

07/11/18

El fiscal Alberto Nisman

A tres años y nueve meses de la muerte del fiscal Alberto Nisman, uno de los policías que debía custodiarlo en las horas previas al deceso pidió ser sobreseído por prescripción, revelaron a Infobae fuentes judiciales. Se trata de Néstor Durán, integrante de la dupla de efectivos que debía cuidar al funcionario judicial el sábado 17 de enero de 2015 y el menos comprometido de los policías procesados en el expediente.

 

Fue, además, quien acompañó en el ascensor a Diego Lagomarsino, el técnico informático que está acusado de haber sido partícipe necesario en el supuesto homicidio del fiscal. Lagomarsino llevaba en su mochila una pistola Bersa calibre 22 que, según dijo, le había pedido el propio Nisman. Fue el arma que se activó para disparar el tiro en la sien que dio muerte al entonces titular de la UFI AMIA.

 

A diferencia de sus otros tres compañeros, Durán no está acusado del encubrimiento del crimen sino del incumplimiento de sus deberes como funcionario público. Ese delito tiene una pena máxima de dos años de prisión. Y, por eso, su defensa entendió que la acusación en su contra había quedado prescripta en enero de 2017, dos años después de la muerte del fiscal Nisman.

 

Sin embargo, el juez federal Julián Ercolini rechazó la petición de sobreseimiento por el paso del tiempo. Recordó que Durán fue funcionario público en la Policía Federal (en su rol de sargento) hasta diciembre de 2017 cuando Ercolini lo procesó y el Ministerio de Seguridad decidió desafectarlo. “Precisamente, la prescripción se interrumpe en casos de funcionarios públicos y por eso no correría esta solicitud”, resaltaron las fuentes a Infobae.

https://www.infobae.com/politica/2018/11/07/uno-de-los-acusados-en-el-caso-que-investiga-la-muerte-de-alberto-nisman-pidio-su-sobreseimiento/

https://www.perfil.com/noticias/politica/eduardo-feinmann-cruzo-a-pablo-duggan-por-la-muerte-del-fiscal-alberto-nisman.phtml

https://www.lapoliticaonline.com/nota/116509-pienso-que-nisman-fue-asesinado-y-la-verdad-se-va-a-conocer/

http://www.laciudadweb.com.ar/pablo-duggan-presenta-su-libro-quien-mato-a-nisman-en-ituzaing/

https://www.eldestapeweb.com/muerte-nisman-desmienten-que-haya-sido-inyectado-ketamina-n51976

https://argentinareports.com/arrest-connection-hezbollah/2064/ (ENGLISH)

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-46639187 (ENGLISH)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alberto_Nisman (ENGLISH)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Alberto_Nisman (ENGLISH)