Daily Archives: 21/01/2019

The Netherlands/Turkey: Manifestatie Dag van de Bedreigde Advocaat

19/01/19

Manifestatie Dag van de Bedreigde Advocaat

TURKIJE

Op 24 januari 2019 vindt de jaarlijkse ‘Dag van de bedreigde advocaat‘ plaats. Dit jaar staat de positie van advocaten in Turkije centraal. Met een manifestatie in Den Haag en lezingen in Den Haag en Amsterdam. Wees erbij!

Manifestatie Den Haag
16:00 uur | start bij de Turkse ambassade (Jan Evertstraat 15).  Vervolgens om 16:20 uur in optocht naar het Paleis van Justitie (Prins Clausplein 60). De manifestatie wordt afgesloten om 16.45 uur.

Lezing met Ruken Gulagaci, advocaat 
17:00 uur – 18:00 uur
Locatie: Paleis van Justitie, Prins Clauslaan 60 te Den Haag, zaal H4.
Volledig programma en aanmelden (VOL)
18:15 – 19:30 uur – Borrel

Lezing met Ramazan Demir, advocaat
16:00 – 17:00 uur
Locatie: Faculteit der rechtsgeleerdheid, gebouw REC A, zaal A 3.15, Nieuwe Achtergracht 166, 1018 WV Amsterdam
Volledig programma en aanmelden

https://lawyersforlawyers.org/manifestatie-dag-van-de-bedreigde-advocaat/

https://www.njb.nl/agenda/dag-van-de-bedreigde-advocaat.30792.lynkx

basic-report_turkey2019

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

http://www.idhae.org/OBSAV-DEL190124-TUR.htm?fbclid=IwAR2lT2R_herNRCBWt1zG_ma-sTKaPBW0id9a1EBmy0Z2LDZk1w6CvqL60iw (FRANCAIS)

#DayoftheEndangeredLawyer

#EndangeredLawyers

#24OcakTehlikedekiAvukatlarGünü

#24thJanuaryEndangeredLawyersDay

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France/Turkey: Jeudi 24 janvier 2019 : 9e Journée de l’avocat en danger (Paris)

le 21 janvier, 2019

L’Observatoire International des Avocats en danger, le SAF, la FNUJA et L’Association des Avocats Européens Démocrates appellent les avocats à se mobiliser pour manifester leur solidarité avec leurs confrères turcs, victimes de mesures de représailles, de harcèlement et d’emprisonnement de la part des autorités.

Rassemblement prévu à 13 h devant l’ambassade de Turquie 13 avenue de Lamballe 75016 PARIS.

https://avocats-valdemarne.com/le-barreau/dernieres-actus/665-jeudi-24-janvier-2019-9e-journee-de-l-avocat-en-danger

http://www.avocatparis.org/ma-formation/agenda-des-evenements/9eme-journee-internationale-de-lavocat-en-danger

https://www.facebook.com/events/454631258402998/

https://www.cnb.avocat.fr/fr/actualites/journee-internationale-de-lavocat-en-danger-rassemblement-pour-les-avocats-turcs-menaces

http://www.idhae.org/OBSAV-DEL190124-TUR.htm?fbclid=IwAR2lT2R_herNRCBWt1zG_ma-sTKaPBW0id9a1EBmy0Z2LDZk1w6CvqL60iw

https://osce.delegfrance.org/9eme-journee-internationale-de-l-avocat-en-danger-Grave-repression-des-avocats

http://www.collectifvan.org/article.php?r=0&id=100024

https://www.franceinter.fr/emissions/dans-le-pretoire/dans-le-pretoire-10-novembre-2017

basic-report_turkey2019

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

#DayoftheEndangeredLawyer

#EndangeredLawyers

#24OcakTehlikedekiAvukatlarGünü

#24thJanuaryEndangeredLawyersDay

Communiqué

9ème journée internationale de l’avocat en danger

Grave répression des avocats en Turquie :

une centaine d’avocats condamnés en 2018

La 9ème édition de la journée internationale de l’avocat en danger se tiendra le 24 janvier 2019. Elle est consacrée cette année aux avocats en Turquie.

En soutien à ces avocats, un rassemblement aura lieu en robe le jeudi 24 janvier de 13h à 14h –Place de la Bolivie- à proximité de l’ambassade de Turquie afin d’appeler les autorités turques à cesser cette vaste opération de répression et de criminalisation des avocats et de toutes les voix critiques et d’encourager les autorités européennes à réagir de manière énergique à ces attaques à l’encontre de l’Etat de droit et des principes démocratiques.

L’Association des avocats européens démocrates à l’origine de la création de cette journée, le Barreau de Paris, le Conseil national des barreaux, Défense sans frontière-Avocats Solidaires, l’Institut des droits de l’Homme des avocats européens, Avocats sans Frontières et l’Observatoire international des avocats en danger se mobilisent chaque jour pour soutenir leurs confrères en Turquie. Des missions d’observations judiciaires sont organisées ainsi que l’accompagnement de nos confrères contraints de s’exiler.

Turquie : une situation difficile depuis plusieurs années.

En novembre 2011, 46 avocats ont été détenus pour certains pendant 2 ans et demi, accusés d’avoir assuré la défense d’Abdullah Öcalan.  En janvier 2013, 22 avocats qui assuraient leur défense dans cette affaire, membres de l’association des avocats progressistes (CHD), ont été arrêtés à leur tour. En novembre 2015, le Bâtonnier de Diyarbakir, Tahir Elçi, a été assassiné en pleine rue.

En 2012, la 2ème édition mettait déjà la lumière sur ce même pays, certainement l’un des pays au monde où les avocats sont les plus menacés. Depuis le coup d’Etat de juillet 2016 en Turquie, la situation déjà difficile des avocats, s’est considérablement aggravée comme pour les journalistes, défenseurs des droits de l’homme, magistrats et activistes politiques.

Les décrets qui ont été adoptés lors de l’Etat d’urgence ont permis de fermer certaines organisations d’avocats

Selon le rapport du bureau du Haut-Commissariat pour les droits de l’homme des Nations Unies, fin 2017 environ 570 avocats avaient été arrêtés, 1470 faisaient face à des poursuites et 79 avaient été condamnés à de longues peines de prison. Dans la plupart des cas, les avocats sont accusés de lien avec l’organisation de Gülen.

Au moins 14 présidents de Barreaux ont été arrêtés et détenus. En 2018, plus de 100 avocats ont été condamnés.

Document complet :

http://www.protect-lawyers.com/oiad-content/uploads/2019/01/wa_bdp_avocat-en-danger_a4.pdf

Pour plus d’information

Observatoire international des avocats en danger : https://www.protect-lawyers.com/fr/

Défense sans frontière – Avocats solidaires : http://www.defensesansfrontiere.org/

Institut des droits de l’Homme des avocats européens : http://www.idhae.org/

Avocats Européens démocrates : http://www.aeud.org/tag/aed/

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Pakistan: 3 gunned down in lawyer’s chambers at Pakpattan court

January 21, 2019

Two murder suspects and a legal clerk were gunned down in a lawyer’s chambers in a court in Pakpattan on Monday.

Four people were in the chambers of Advocate Shaukat Wattoo where hearing of a murder case was underway, police spokesman Muhammad Asif said.

Two brothers nominated in the murder case, Ibrahim and Ifrahim Malkana, had arrived for a hearing to secure interim bail. Asif said, adding that the brothers, along with a lawyer’s clerk, were shot dead while one man was injured in the shooting and shifted to a hospital for treatment.

The incident sparked panic across the court premises, with people fleeing the building fearing an attack.

Police have imposed a curfew in the city and are searching for the shooters. Samples of blood and shells of bullets recovered from the crime scene have been sent to Lahore for forensic tests and bodies of the victims are being shifted to District Headquarters Hospital for a post-mortem examination, the spokesperson said.

https://www.dawn.com/news/1458896/3-gunned-down-in-lawyers-chambers-at-pakpattan-court

https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2019/01/21/three-dead-one-injured-in-firing-incident-at-pakpattan-court/

https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/421954-kp-lawyers-boycott-courts-to-protest-sahiwal-killings

https://www.urdupoint.com/en/pakistan/lawyers-boycott-courts-over-sahiwal-incident-535328.html

https://en.dailypakistan.com.pk/headline/sahiwal-killings-pakistani-lawyers-go-on-strike-over-ctds-controversial-operation/

https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2019/01/21/lawyers-go-on-strike-to-protest-ctd-encounter-in-sahiwal/

Jammu & Kashmir/India: Advocate alleges harassment by cops

January 18, 2019

Advocate Shahzad Saleem has alleged harassment by police and demanded higher-ups to initiate action against the concerned policemen.

Saleem said that on Tuesday while heading towards Srinagar from Jammu, he was stopped by a police naka team at Banihal.

The cops, he said, asked him for RC, pollution, insurance etc which he provided them. In the meantime, he said, the cops asked him whose vehicle it was and where was the power of attorney.

“I was not carrying the power of attorney but I managed it via WhatsApp and accordingly provided it to them,” Saleem said.  “While checking all the documents and the power of attorney, I told the policemen that I myself am an advocate, which made them furious.”

Salim added: “The police team took my vehicle to the concerned police station. My family was along with me and on reaching the police station, my mobile phones were snatched. After checking the vehicle, they took it to a local mechanic to check whether the engine number matches with that mentioned in the RC.”

“This is the height of harassment as I was with my family who were in distress while seeing the unwarranted action of cops,” Saleem said, adding that the whole process took over three hours amid harsh cold. “This is how they treat advocates, imagine the fate of common people,” he said.

https://kashmirage.net/2019/01/18/advocate-alleges-harassment-by-cops/?fbclid=IwAR2TUWWVl43a6Btw4mt6p-SZMhium1bKowTICk3dykEXqRjgWKcMP6MFrVk

https://jknewsservice.com/advocate-alleges-harassment-by-cops/

Iran: Defense Lawyer Mostafa Tork Hamedani Sentenced to Six Months Imprisonment in Iran

January 19, 2019

Human rights attorney Mostafa Tork Hamedani has been sentenced to six months imprisonment in Iran for allegedly slandering a former prosecutor, his lawyer Peyman Haj Mahmoud Attar announced on January 15, 2019.

Hamedani is among a group of defense attorneys currently being targeted by the country’s security establishment for taking on politically sensitive cases, including those involving peaceful activists and dissidents.

Hamedani’s attorney told the state-funded Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA) that the preliminary sentence against his client was 10 months in prison and 40 lashes but on appeal was reduced by four months with the flogging sentence suspended for one year.

Reacting to the Appeals Court’s verdict, Hamedani on January 15 posted a photo with his daughters on Instagram with the caption: “I’m not upset. This is nothing compared to the courageous people who have given their lives for their country.”

Hamedani was prosecuted based on a lawsuit brought by former Tehran Prosecutor Saeed Mortazavi, who alleged Hamedani had made public accusations against him before Mortazavi was convicted in a case involving financial corruption during the period Mortazavi headed the Iran’s Social Security Organization (SSO) in 2011-2013.

https://www.iranhumanrights.org/2019/01/defense-lawyer-mostafa-tork-hamedani-sentenced-to-six-months-imprisonment-in-iran/?fbclid=IwAR0pDlAf-RnePAbHjaUx26COlYQJosSaWBiFhozwWJQEMgOr6D_wWC4n70g

https://iranhumanrights.org/2018/08/iranian-human-rights-lawyer-facing-prison-for-criticizing-judiciary/

https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2018/09/iran-arrests-of-lawyers-and-womens-rights-activists-signal-intensifying-crackdown-on-civil-society/

http://www.iransos.com/en/?tag=mostafa-tork-hamadani

https://www.amnesty.org/fr/latest/news/2018/09/iran-arrests-of-lawyers-and-womens-rights-activists-signal-intensifying-crackdown-on-civil-society/ (FRANCAIS)

https://www.csdhi.org/index.php/actualites/prisonniers-politiques/12152-iran-la-militante-politique-hengameh-shahidi-en-isolement-depuis-six-mois-sans-avoir-acces-a-un-avocat (FRANCAIS)

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)

https://www.amnesty.org/es/latest/news/2018/09/iran-arrests-of-lawyers-and-womens-rights-activists-signal-intensifying-crackdown-on-civil-society/ (ESPANOL)