Daily Archives: 15/01/2019

Colombia: Daniel Prado, Colombia

Daniel Prado is a prominent Colombian human rights lawyer. He began his career by providing legal support to the family members of victims of enforced disappearance in the early 1990s and currently works with the Colombian NGO the Inter-Church Justice and Peace Commission (CIJP). Among other emblematic cases, Daniel represents victims of paramilitarism in the case of Los Doce Apóstoles (The Twelve Apostles), in which Santiago Uribe, brother of former President and Senator Alvaro Uribe Velez, stands accused of creating paramilitary groups responsible for more than 500 murders. Daniel’s involvement in this and other high-profile cases has seen him exposed to threats, stigmatization and harassment, as well as a public campaign of defamation and slander. Due to the high level of threats against him, in November 2017 the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights passed a sentence extending his protection measures. PBI has accompanied the CIJP since 1994.

On 13 November 2018, Daniel Prado was awarded one of the first ever Henry Brooke Awards for Human Rights Defenders, in recognition of his extraordinary courage and determination in pursuing justice for the oppressed and the marginalised.

On his work and its beneficiaries

My name is Daniel Prado Albarracín and I am a lawyer in defence of human rights. I have done my work first and foremost as a human rights defender, in collaboration with defenders’ organizations such as the José Alvear Restrepo Lawyers’ Collective (CCAJAR) and the Inter-church Justice and Peace Commission (CIJP). In addition to that, I provided professional service to the Association of Relatives of the Detained and Disappeared (ASFADDES) several years ago.

The work I do is for people with few economic resources, usually victims of state security agencies, who would not otherwise have the means to access a lawyer. Usually they were victims of people with military political power; they are very vulnerable people. The population groups they come from are diverse, indigenous, displaced, some of the most vulnerable communities in the country. People linked to the conflict, relatives of people linked to the conflict, community leaders who have been persecuted and victims of violent acts such as enforced disappearance, torture or homicide.

On the risks he faces for his work

I believe they want to threaten my life and this could be acted upon at any time because there is no serious policy on the part of the state to ensure the defence and the dignity of human rights defenders. The transcendence and importance of our role as overseers is not understood. If in Colombia there was the possibility that the state would assume the investigations for each one of the human rights violations, we would not be necessary. But the state does not understand and many times it is the one in charge of persecuting us. State agents are used to persecute us, to intercept our telephones, to persecute our relatives, to take photographs of them… this is a state policy that continues today.

The risks in Colombia are unstoppable. I have taken many cases with consequences for a lot of people. Personally I think that at some point something will happen – there is a 90% chance that it will happen because there are many people who are upset with the work that I have done in the defence of Human Rights. There is Alfonso Prados Vega who is spreading words against me, he has a lot of hatred and a lot of power, he is close to Uribe Velez. Uribe as ex-president and senator every so often is naming me, accusing me of things, alleging that I am a guerrilla, faithful lawyer of the mayor of Bogotá, Gustavo Peto, a number of things that are not true. At any point they could make an attempt on my life.

https://peacebrigades.org.uk/daniel-prado-colombia

https://pbicolombiablog.org/2018/08/02/daniel-prado-lamentablemente-recibir-amenazas-hace-parte-de-nuestro-compromiso-con-la-vida-y-la-dignidad-de-nuestro-pais/ (ESPANOL)

https://www.elsaltodiario.com/colombia/daniel-prado-paramilitares-llegaron-tener-presidente-colombia-uribe-12-apostoles (ESPANOL)

France: Un avocat, soupçonné de financement du terrorisme, placé en garde à vue

le 15 janvier, 2019

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Il s’agit d’une première en France dans une affaire de terrorisme islamiste. L’avocat Bruno Vinay a été interpellé et placé en garde à vue ce mardi matin dans les locaux de la Direction générale de la sécurité intérieure (DGSI) pour des soupçons de financement de terrorisme.

Depuis plusieurs mois, cet avocat parisien intervient dans de nombreux dossiers de terrorisme islamiste ou de départs pour le jihad. Parmi les clients de Bruno Vinay figure Emilie König, une jihadiste française arrêtée il y a un an en Syrie par les forces kurdes et accusée d’avoir recruté près de 200 personnes pour Daesh. Il intervient également dans des affaires d’assignation à résidence, il s’est associé à Amnesty International qui demande l’abrogation de cette mesure.

Bruno Vinay est notamment l’avocat de Kamel Daoudi. Le plus ancien assigné à résidence de France, condamné pour “association de malfaiteurs en relation avec une entreprise terroriste”, était jugé en décembre dernier pour des retards de pointage.

https://www.bfmtv.com/police-justice/un-avocat-soupconne-de-financement-du-terrorisme-place-en-garde-a-vue-1612116.html?fbclid=IwAR38nePWIQMGF_n194k7jDg3ghY_hlU5KsgsD9n7ccUNNueLUX3eW_wrCzs

http://www.leparisien.fr/faits-divers/un-avocat-soupconne-de-financement-du-terrorisme-15-01-2019-7988979.php#xtor=AD-1481423553

https://lesobservateurs.ch/2019/01/16/un-avocat-parisien-proche-damnesty-international-et-de-resf-place-en-garde-a-vue-pour-soupcons-de-financement-du-terrorisme-islamiste/

https://www.sudouest.fr/2019/01/15/un-avocat-parisien-soupconne-de-financement-du-terrorisme-place-en-garde-a-vue-5734109-6093.php?fbclid=IwAR10HAU43uCGXeHoco_q3cBEqAgjn7h5mziP6mv-msjLfLlUonDcpbAbix0

http://www.fdesouche.com/1141885-un-avocat-parisien-proche-damnesty-international-et-de-resf-place-en-garde-a-vue-pour-soupcons-de-financement-du-terrorisme-islamiste

https://www.linfo.re/france/faits-divers/paris-un-avocat-arrete-pour-financement-terroriste

https://www.lexpress.fr/actualite/societe/justice/un-avocat-tres-genereux-avec-une-ex-djihadiste_2057706.html?fbclid=IwAR2GVlIpKurxyecEgPDb-LzwQTsa4dgK71qsZ2i1SWfsOWRg2gkc4vhJEoY

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=12180601 (ENGLISH)

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Germany/Turkey: Day of the Endangered Lawyer (Berlin)

January 15, 2019

https://www.facebook.com/events/2291856304170721/

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https://eldh.eu/en/2018/11/22/day-of-the-endangered-lawyer-2019/

Updated Report: Incarceration of Turkish Lawyers | Unjust Arrests and Convictions (2016-2018)

https://anwaltverein.de/de/newsroom/dav-conference-report (DEUTSCH)

https://anwaltverein.de/de/ (DEUTSCH)

#DayoftheEndangeredLawyer

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Kenya: The Kenyan Judiciary Strikes “Terror” Again in the Hearts of African Dictators

January 14, 2019

It is not too early to pass judgment that the Kenyan Judiciary along with the South African judiciary are the leading judicial lights in Africa in terms of exercising judicial autonomy and independence. This article deals with the very important decision by the Kenyan High Court on December 14, 2018 in relation to an opposition politician which demonstrates the significant advances in the calibre and independence of the Kenyan judiciary, a decision which is not conceivable anywhere else in Africa except South Africa.

The decision relates to one lawyer Miguna Miguna who was forcibly deported twice back to Canada by the Kenyan government on account that he was not a Kenyan citizen as he had allegedly lost his citizenship when the constitution was amended in 2010. In early 2018, the Kenyan government disobeyed all types of judicial orders to release Miguna who had been detained. They put him back in the plane twice and deported him.

Miguna started the long distance legal struggle from Canada to overturn government decisions and to make the government pay for the monumental human rights violations inflicted on him. He hired Kenyan lawyers who laboured without pay for their colleague. At long last, on December 14, the decision was handed down: the High Court judge Justice Mwitwa ruled that Miguna never lost his Kenyan citizenship which he had acquired by birth and that the government had committed egregious acts by revoking his passport and had further indulged in torturous violations of his human rights. They must immediately reinstate his passport and allow him back into Kenya.

On top of this, the High Court ruled that the taxpayers must not be saddled with paying the damages and costs awarded to Miguna, the damages and costs must be borne out personally by the individual officers involved: the Attorney General, the Immigration Chief, the relevant Police Inspector General and several other named officers. US$70,000. And costs. This is huge in Africa. This is revolutionary. Such orders are rare. The last recent one in Africa was when the South African High Court ordered that Zuma must pay for the costs of all legal actions that he was involved in while he was President but for crimes he had committed as an individual.

Governments have had the luxury of violating people’s rights and when and if orders were issued against governments to pay, the government’s either didn’t pay or paid because it was taxpayers money and the faceless individuals who violated someone’s rights didn’t feel the impact. If the government didn’t pay, it is difficult to determine whom to actually pursue. Governments acted with impunity. A government is faceless.

https://www.themastonline.com/2019/01/14/the-kenyan-judiciary-strikes-terror-again-in-the-hearts-of-african-dictators/

https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/ureport/article/2001306335/miguna-miguna-issues-statement-after-court-awards-him-sh7-million

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

Argentina/Israel/Iran: Jewish National Fund and KKL to Unveil Special Monument in Memory of Alberto Nisman

January 13, 2019

The KKL-JNF (Keren Kayemet L’Israel-Jewish National Fund) will inaugurate a monument in memory of Alberto Nisman, the Special Prosecutor murdered while investigating the 1994 car bombing of the Buenos Aires Jewish Center by Hezbollah terrorists.

Among those attending the ceremony will be: Knesset Chairman, MK Yuli Edelstein, Argentinean Ambassador to Israel, H.E. Mr. Mariano Caucino, KKL-JNF World Chairman, Mr. Daniel Atar, KKL-JNF Vice Chairman, Mr. Hernán Felman, and AMIA President, Mr. Agustin Igdal Zbar

On the fourth anniversary of his tragic death, Keren Kayemet L’Israel-Jewish National Fund (KKL-JNF; http://www.kkl-jnf.org/) will unveil the monument built in Alberto Nisman’s honor in a formal ceremony with officials from both Israel and Argentina.

The ceremony will take place on Friday, January 18th, 2019, at 10:00 at the Israel-Argentina Friendship Forest, Ben Shemen Forest (http://www.kkl-jnf.org/tourism-and-recreation/forests-and-parks/ben-shemen-forest.aspx).

Alberto Nisman was the leading prosecutor in charge of the investigation into the terrorist attack on the AMIA (Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina) Jewish community center in Buenos Aires in 1994 which claimed the lives of 85 people,  and he accused the Argentinian authorities of having covered up Iran’s involvement in it.

In 2015, just hours before he was due to testify before the Argentinian Congress, he was found dead at his home. Although the mystery of his death has never been solved, the presumption is that he was shot in the head in the course of a murderous assault that was disguised to look like suicide.

“He felt a personal, not just a professional responsibility to defend the Jewish People,” said Judge Sandra Arroyo Salgado, Nisman’s former partner. “He gave his life in the quest for justice for the victims of terrorism.”

http://thejewishvoice.com/2019/01/13/jewish-national-fund-and-kkl-to-unveil-special-monument-in-memory-of-alberto-nisman/

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/nov/06/argentinian-lawyer-alberto-nisman-was-murdered-police-report-finds

http://batimes.com.ar/news/argentina/what-really-happened-before-nismans-death-a-timeline.phtml

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

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

https://www.infobae.com/sociedad/2019/01/13/este-viernes-inauguraran-un-monumento-en-homenaje-al-fiscal-alberto-nisman-en-israel/ (ESPANOL)

https://www.perfil.com/noticias/politica/el-gobierno-israeli-asegura-que-nisman-fue-asesinado-por-su-investigacion.phtml (ESPANOL)

https://www.rosario3.com/noticias/Por-que-Pablo-Duggan-dice-que-el-homicidio-de-Nisman-es-una-falsa-noticia–20190115-0021.html (ESPANOL)

https://www.clarin.com/politica/departamento-murio-nisman-venta-encuentran-comprador_0_fYBrXLkRK.html (ESPANOL)

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

Kenya: LSK asks court to shield lawyers from DPP, DCI harassment

January 14, 2019

Tom Ojienda

The Law Society of Kenya (LSK) wants a court to stop alleged harassment and arrest of advocates over work-related matters.

 

The lawyers’ body filed the suit on Monday asking the court to compel sued parties to have advocates released on free bond on the basis of personal cognisance whenever they are arrested over work-related issues.

 

The sued parties are: Director of Public Prosecution, Director of Criminal Investigation, Inspector General of Police, Attorney-General and the Chief Justice.

 

“Most disturbing is the incarceration of advocates while denying them the option of bail/bond despite being officers of the court. Allowing this trend is an a front of the rule of law,” said LSK chief executive Mercy Wambua.

https://www.nation.co.ke/news/LSK-moves-to-shield-lawyers-from-harassment/1056-4934412-d3yroo/index.html

https://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2019/01/14/lsk-sues-haji-for-arresting-lawyers-randomly_c1877344

https://allafrica.com/stories/201901150105.html

https://www.tuko.co.ke/295735-law-society-kenya-arms-friday-arrests-following-ojiendas-weekend-detention.html#295735

https://www.businessdailyafrica.com/news/Lawyers-seek-orders-stopping-arrests/539546-4935110-79wxh5z/index.html

http://www.lsk.or.ke/

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

France: Journée Justice Morte du 15 janvier, 2019

le 15 janvier, 2019

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https://www.lemonde.fr/police-justice/article/2019/01/15/des-milliers-d-avocats-et-de-magistrats-defilent-a-paris-contre-la-reforme-de-la-justice_5409445_1653578.html?fbclid=IwAR08ZfwSFHU6ext5UjnSB-tdpqfA2lDDbw8Jmm_luPJVZoraVxg3SuBzWrg

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https://www.lalsace.fr/politique/2019/01/15/strasbourg-les-avocats-bloquent-symboliquement-l-acces-au-tribunal?fbclid=IwAR2E4ULb2GPeQA5YJ2o7fcqz57daOqUoVv7_qIaMBu_KuGZXNCM9NK6AB1I

https://www.placegrenet.fr/2019/01/15/justice-avocats-manifestent-a-paris/224762?fbclid=IwAR0z2JGBjBgEUVMPwx62ZvYGyCJrXHBmdWXB72AF21D08f6di2aKHNfiAbg

https://france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr/provence-alpes-cote-d-azur/alpes-maritimes/grasse/justice-morte-avocats-grassois-defileront-paris-contre-projet-loi-1607229.html?fbclid=IwAR2kxg0zR6YkTsZyYLYNrMy71sHcxn-zXQl6Q06x89iFYreLe7VHFFbrR60

https://www.lalsace.fr/actualite/2019/01/15/mulhouse-des-avocats-mecontents?fbclid=IwAR2jfe2hfyqFNZUC5BkMlTVKS-oVw_5bZrEGTFOeXe0YJ2f-Ev2UTdMgsuQ

https://www.francetvinfo.fr/societe/justice/justice-la-reforme-ne-passe-pas_3145825.html?fbclid=IwAR28-MOy7PTh_SpgCga2_6bLrgw0ZkBQIJmaTM5CQ-6BXiVOEJp6dWLnEgw

https://www.forum.fr/news/les-avocats-sont-en-greve-aujourd-hui-13081?fbclid=IwAR3WKkFcvh1G2TOf6VGRnYutwOePKKZmROQAaaXkrycFMb74NuhEHRBrRrg

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https://www.ouest-france.fr/bretagne/saint-malo-35400/saint-malo-les-professionnels-de-la-justice-se-mobilisent-fortement-6174181?fbclid=IwAR3ElH5SFoA5OxYGBV1JUV2rgi4JM-tqYI800R9upgRKsPVdxFRywg0yjFI

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http://www.creusot-infos.com/news/saone-et-loire/saone-et-loire/saone-et-loire-les-avocats-vont-faire-la-greve-de-l-audience-de-rentree-des-tribunaux.html?fbclid=IwAR1kniWd-bj6VSQsQoU0bi23QQDG6Ea4lrM7GF8cbIXU_LSp-NCZ8dEtByU

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https://www.ledauphine.com/savoie/2019/01/15/haute-savoie-les-avocats-en-greve-manifestent?fbclid=IwAR3McxLOJk7mqcSVvnYZXEhDFl8hIT3DTHRkFQY7Nu4Qtii1zOVVLHOnDp8

https://www.midilibre.fr/2019/01/14/ales-ce-qui-vous-attend-ce-mardi-15-janvier,7953924.php?fbclid=IwAR0NC0EjwabmWfHjPCi0Hz-LvxClzig_huBGpHRBML8lWy0RSMdiPR_8lrw

http://lavdn.lavoixdunord.fr/521256/article/2019-01-15/nouvelle-journee-justice-morte-contre-la-reforme-portee-par-nicole-belloubet?fbclid=IwAR08Gy5RWVwAwaOMmy4DhMEaVRaRtcX6Rha5iVNy1u5plwJc4LDbDHssVps

https://www.sudouest.fr/2019/01/14/pourquoi-la-reforme-de-la-justice-est-elle-si-contestee-5731281-4697.php?fbclid=IwAR1Om017KSYIUUMBolmiV9XnaIVNXmwnbvuk8TDmNXwi0fyYkF-vdVNaUbg

https://www.franceinter.fr/justice/reforme-de-la-justice-les-futurs-tribunaux-de-proximite-portent-ils-bien-leur-nom?fbclid=IwAR2ZnKINGM0LnACQhZ3zTjNaa-dSqYMER2oAb5QqdxXUrFXGT1KXs4z6LTA

https://www.francebleu.fr/infos/faits-divers-justice/journee-justice-morte-aucune-audience-aux-barreaux-de-limoges-et-de-tulle-1547120302?fbclid=IwAR2j1J2ilEVWONQvvi6b_waSG3A6r4Kry0P3PnDJEHJmHl_R4km9h-kcLCQ

https://www.lejournaltoulousain.fr/les-breves-du-jt/manifestation-des-avocats-prevue-a-paris-le-15-janvier-61198?fbclid=IwAR0nQb2D9LpaRohnEXnd3KNsumFlNQVkx5013R-Yod4DgUA0E4qS2O3UnYw

https://www.estrepublicain.fr/edition-belfort-hericourt-montbeliard/2019/01/15/les-avocats-sont-en-greve-ce-mardi-a-belfort?fbclid=IwAR07gT-KKBlbsFPq2SSfNs2Po_XvkT1yA7nwhj92bPhr4tQjqP2Oo0wWlf0

https://www.lanouvellerepublique.fr/niort/les-avocats-veulent-l-abandon-du-projet?fbclid=IwAR0EhI3CxHGOWE0rhZgBcy7DxsI_Vs1KlZ4_i5jnHifIa9Vi8s6U3uAmXno

https://www.varmatin.com/greve-mouvements-sociaux/affaires-correctionnelles-renvoyees-en-septembre-2019-la-journee-justice-morte-des-avocats-a-toulon-291523?fbclid=IwAR36gLaCkDOAb3IIDb4xN8tsHDE34a4Bpfo0eM5DuMcuctPlHfHPUkwMtUM

https://www.leprogres.fr/rhone-69/2019/01/15/lyon-des-avocats-manifestent-contre-la-reforme-de-la-justice?fbclid=IwAR0apZ2oKcEBzTmh7AgtqPjpcF8LbO9vNWqbx7fLyS-JWLTQ6sQ9BvoTEEQ

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China/France/Germany: Detained Chinese lawyer Yu Wensheng wins Franco-German human rights award

January 15, 2019

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The French and German ambassadors to Beijing have granted a human rights award to a detained Chinese lawyer, with his wife picking up the prize on his behalf.

Mr Yu Wensheng – best known for suing the Beijing government over the city’s once chronic pollution – was detained in January last year and charged with “inciting subversion of state power”.

Beijing has stepped up its crackdown on civil society since President Xi Jinping took power in 2012, tightening restrictions on freedom of speech and detaining hundreds of activists and lawyers.

Prior to his arrest, Mr Yu had circulated an open letter calling for five reforms to China’s constitution, including the institution of multi-candidate presidential elections.

His wife, Madam Xu Yan, received the award at an event organised by the German embassy in Beijing on Monday (Jan 14).

The prominent attorney was among 15 winners of the Franco-German Prize for Human Rights and the Rule of Law for 2018, announced in November last year.

“He (Yu) has lost his freedom for a year and not allowed to meet with a defence lawyer,” Madam Xu said at the event attended by the German and French ambassadors to China, according to a transcript she posted on her WeChat social media account.

https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/detained-chinese-lawyer-yu-wensheng-wins-franco-german-human-rights-award

https://www.france24.com/en/20190115-detained-chinese-lawyer-wins-franco-german-human-rights-award

https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/prize-01152019105135.html

https://www.malaymail.com/s/1712791/detained-chinese-lawyer-wins-franco-german-human-rights-award

http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2019/01/16/2003708011

https://www.frontlinedefenders.org/en/profile/yu-wensheng

https://chinachange.org/2018/12/31/weather-the-dark-storm-persevere-for-rule-of-law-in-china-a-2019-new-years-message-from-the-china-human-rights-lawyers-group/

https://chinachange.org/2019/01/16/the-schellenberg-affair-chinese-lawyers-and-law-professors-opposing-courts-handling-of-robert-schellenbergs-case/

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-01/16/c_137749537.htm

https://thestandnews.com/china/%E8%A2%AB%E5%90%8A%E8%AD%89%E7%B6%AD%E6%AC%8A%E5%BE%8B%E5%B8%AB%E7%B5%84%E6%88%90-%E5%BE%8B%E5%B8%AB%E5%BE%8C%E4%BF%B1%E6%A8%82%E9%83%A8-%E8%AD%A6%E5%AF%9F%E7%99%BB%E9%96%80%E9%80%9A%E7%9F%A5%E5%8F%96%E7%B7%A0/?utm_source=HRIC+Updates&utm_campaign=63fbb4faba-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_12_04_11_54_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b537d30fde-63fbb4faba-259223637 (CHINESE)

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【余文生律師獲得 2018年《德法人權法治獎》,妻子許艷代領獎的發言稿】

大家好!我叫許艷,是余文生律師的妻子。
余文生律師因代理人權案件,為709案辯護,發表修憲建議,以涉嫌煽動顛覆國家政權罪、妨害公務罪被捕。如今被關押於江蘇省徐州市看守所。已經失去自由一年,一直沒有得到辯護律師的會見。
我很榮幸能代替余文生律師來領獎。

得知余文生律師獲得2018年《德法人權法治獎》,我為余文生律師感到高興!
德國、法國這樣的自由文明國家給予余文生律師這樣的肯定與榮譽,令我倍感榮幸和欣慰!
在此,請允許我代表余文生律師,真誠感謝德國駐華大使館官的人權官員蓋明美女士、法國駐華大使館的人權官員古哲星先生、德國外交部長、法國外交部長、尊敬的德國、法國及所有推薦人士。
非常感謝您們對余文生律師的鼓勵與肯定。

我們身邊還有很多人權律師因為辦理人權案件、努力促進法治而遭受迫害,甚至失去自由。
709王全璋律師已失去自由三年多,而王全璋的辯護律師余文生律師、李昱函律師又相繼身陷囹圄。 709的辯護律師文東海律師、程海律師等被吊銷、註銷律師執業證。
709隋牧青律師被吊銷律師執業證。王宇律師至今無法正常執業。謝燕益律師被註銷律師執業證。
同時,一些其他人權律師和人權捍衛者在遭遇著不同的困境。
2018年《德法人權法治獎》授予余文生律師,這不是余文生律師一人的榮譽,也是人權律師群體的榮譽!

最後,我除對德國、法國表達衷心感謝外。藉此機會,我也感謝余文生律師案的辯護律師常伯陽律師、謝陽律師;代理律師盧廷閣律師、何偉律師、馬衛律師和一路幫助我的所有人士。

也衷心感謝對余文生律師案件一直給予關注與幫助的國際上其他國家的人權官員及其他國家,謝謝您們一直熱忱的幫助!您們的存在,讓困境中的人權捍衛士者看到希望。
肯請您們繼續關注余文生律師。
謝謝大家。

許艷
2019年1月14日

(China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group / 中國維權律師關注組 Facebook, 15/01/19)

France: Vidéo de l’interpellation de l’avocat pendant qu’il rappelle leurs droits à des manifestants injustement parqués

le 14 janvier, 2019

Informer, donner leurs droits aux manifestants privés de leur droit fondamental de circuler en l’absence d’infraction, cela n’a pas vraiment plu aux CRS qui ont mis cet avocat en garde à vue…

Des manifestants étaient parqués à Nancy samedi dernier quand l’avocat François Vallas s’est permis de rappeler leurs droits, avant de se faire interpeler pour le placer en garde à vue (levée le soir même)

https://www.tusaisquoi.fr/video-de-linterpellation-de-lavocat-pendant-quil-rappelle-leurs-droits-a-des-manifestants-injustement-parques/

https://unpeudairfrais.org/acte-9-des-gilets-jaunes-a-nancy-un-avocat-proche-de-debout-la-france-interpelle/?fbclid=IwAR0rsGMQd_IHNtq10LKS614oPu1ExL5xFhkl-7u0HgV_IrZzD2DfLU5MHv0

https://gaideclin.blogspot.com/2019/01/nancy-maitre-vallas-avocat-mis-en-garde.html

https://reseauinternational.net/mobilisation-massive-des-barreaux-de-france-les-avocats-bientot-en-gilets-jaunes/

https://www.facebook.com/Soutien-%C3%A0-Ma%C3%AEtre-Vallas-avocat-mis-en-garde-%C3%A0-vue-%C3%A0-Nancy-Gilets-Jaunes-1995882363800301/

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Iran: Prominent Civil Rights Activist Held Incommunicado In Prison

January 14, 2019

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The prominent Iranian civil rights activists and lawyer, Nasrin Sotoudeh has once again been held incommunicado in Tehran’s notorious Evin prison, her husband Reza Khandan disclosed in an interview with Radio Farda January 13.

“The prison authorities have held Nasrin incommunicado, after finding a small pair of scissors in her personal effects,” Khandan reported.

Reza Khandan, who was recently released from Evin after months in custody, also told Radio Farda that because of the negligence of the prison authorities, the inmates have recently been forced to personally procure their foodstuff.

According to Mr. Khandan, Evin’s authorities have decided to increase their pressure on female inmates to prevent leaks concerning the conditions in the prison.

Sotoudeh, 55, is the winner of numerous prestigious international awards, including PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write (2011), Southern Illinois University School of Law Rule of Law Citation (2011) AND Sakharov Prize (2012)

On 21 September 2018, she was also awarded the annual tribute for a lawyer, the 23rd Ludovic-Trarieux International Human Rights Prize initially bestowed on Nelson Mandela in 1986 when in jail.

Nasrin Sotoudeh, outspoken opponent of the death penalty and compulsory hijab has been sentenced to five years prison.

https://en.radiofarda.com/a/prominent-iran-human-rights-defender-sotoudeh-held-incommunicado/29709686.html

http://www.payvand.com/news/19/jan/1035.html

https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/law/society-calls-for-release-of-hijab-protestors-lawyer/5068756.article

https://women.ncr-iran.org/2019/01/15/nasrin-sotoudeh-banned-visits/

https://www.hrw.org/news/2019/01/16/iranian-prisoners-hunger-strike-plea-basic-rights

https://www.hrw.org/news/2019/01/17/iran-unrelenting-repression

https://iran-hrm.com/index.php/2019/01/17/jailed-human-rights-lawyer-nasrin-sotoudeh-held-incommunicado/

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

https://persian.iranhumanrights.org/1397/10/nasrin-sotoudeh-visitation-ban/?fbclid=IwAR0al_UAFwjijb1Se9Yu2Eyo9vqLtc00tylFDka70lOGxs7TG-kxFv6XfOo (FARSI)

https://www.radiofarda.com/a/29707543.html (FARSI)

http://www.women.ncr-iran.org/fr/infos-des-femmes/3542-la-prisonniere-politique-nasrin-sotoudeh-interdite-de-visite-en-prison-en-iran?fbclid=IwAR0ENWpqKSggvq7VRet7XYS7F4kK37QTXj0f9W1Oc2dd2CCw7U2e_l_dVFY (FRANCAIS)

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