Daily Archives: 28/03/2019

Iran: Rights lawyer Mohammed Najafi released

March 28, 2019

https://www.hra-news.org/2019/hranews/a-19707/ (FARSI)





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IRAN – 28 mars 2019
Mohammad Najafi libéré

Le 27 août 2018, Mohammad Najafi a été condamné à trois ans de prison et 74 coups de fouet pour « trouble à l’ordre public » et « diffusion de fausses informations ». Le 28 octobre 2018, la sentence a été confirmée en octobre en appel.
Le 11 décembre 2018, il a également été condamné à 13 ans de prison pour «collaboration avec des États ennemis via le transfert d’informations et d’actualités lors d’interviews» (10 ans), de «propagande contre l’État» (2 ans) et «insultes envers le gouvernement» et le chef suprême » (1 an) par la première chambre du tribunal révolutionnaire d’Arak.
Le 15 décembre, la chambre 102 du tribunal pénal de Shazand a également condamné Mohammad Najafi à un an de prison pour «publication de mensonges dans le cyberespace à l’aide d’un téléphone et d’un ordinateur dans l’intention de troubler l’opinion publique».
Le 22 janvier 2019, Mohammad Najafi a été condamné par la chambre 102 du tribunal pénal de Shazand, à deux ans de prison et une amende de quatre millions de tomans (environ 950 USD).pour avoir «troublé l’opinion publique», en critiquant le guide suprême Ali Khamenei.
Cette dernière condamnation porte à 19 ans le nombre total d’années de prison auxquelles il a été condamné en quatre mois.
Mohammad Najafi a cependant été libéré le 28 mars 2019.

(L’Observatoire des Avocats Facebook, 28/03/19)

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The Philippines: Lawyer stabbed dead in Las Piñas

March 28, 2019

A lawyer was stabbed to death by an unidentified assailant in Las Piñas City before dawn on Tuesday.

Charmaine Pelayo Mejia, 31, of Barangay New Zaniga in Mandaluyong City, died while being treated at the Las Piñas City Medical Center.

Police said Mejia had just gotten off her car when the killer attacked her in front of an apartelle along Marcos Alvarez Avenue in Barangay Talon 5.

City police chief Col. Simnar Gran said their investigation showed that Mejia was supposed to meet someone before she was killed.

Probers said they were eyeing robbery as a possible motive for the killing as the victim’s bag was missing.

Witnesses said the suspect fled on a motorcycle after the incident.


https://tonite.abante.com.ph/abogada-dedbol-sa-ka-eyeball.htm (TAGALOG)

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Turkey: Persecuted Rights Lawyer Eren Keskin on Trial Again Today

March 28, 2019





http://gazetekarinca.com/2019/03/ozgur-gundem-davasinda-zuleyha-yilmaz-hakkinda-yakalama-karari/ (TURKCE)

https://medyavehukuk.org/tr/ozgur-gundem-yazarlarinin-davasi-8-mayisa-ertelendi (TURKCE)

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

India: Two jailed for lawyer’s murder in Hyderabad

March 27, 2019


A local court in LB Nagar on Wednesday sentenced a man to undergo life imprisonment and his acquaintance to one year rigorous imprisonment for murdering a lawyer at Jawahar Nagar.

The court convicted D Lokesh Babu to life and S Suman Reddy to a year, both residents of Shamirpet.

In June 2016, A Uday Kumar, a lawyer from Kapra was murdered by Lokesh Babu, Suman Reddy and their associates over a property dispute. Lokesh with the help of his associates had attacked Uday with a sickle leading to his death. They shifted the body in a car to a secluded place in Keesara Dayara where they burnt it.

The Jawahar Nagar police booked a case of murder and arrested five persons. After investigation, a chargesheet was filed in the court. The court conducted a trial and pronounced its verdict sentencing Lokesh and Suman, while acquitting three others.




China: Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Yu freed after being detained outside US embassy

March 28, 2019

Wang Yu was detained outside the US embassy on Wednesday night after refusing to provide ID to police. Photo: Tom Wang

Wang Yu, the Chinese human rights lawyer who was taken away by police outside the US embassy on Wednesday night, has been released after several hours’ detention, according to her husband Bao Longjun.

Wang was the first lawyer to be swept up in the nationwide clampdown on lawyers and activists in 2015 – known the “709 crackdown” for the date on which it began, July 9 – in what critics said was an attempt to stymie China’s emerging rights defence movement.

The seminar she had planned to attend was being held to mark Women’s History Month. on the theme of “Using the Law to Combat Domestic Violence”. The event went ahead as scheduled at 6.30pm, local time.

Wang was detained at an identification checkpoint outside the embassy a few minutes beforehand after she told police she had not brought an identity card with her and questioned their behaviour.





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CHINE – 27 mars 2019

Wang Yu
Lauréate du prix international des droits de l’homme Ludovic Trarieux 2016
arrêtée par la police à Pékin

Wang Yu a été arrêtée, le 27 mars 2019, par la police à Beijing devant l’ambassade des États-Unis.Selon les informations reçues, Wang Yu aurait été invitée à assister à un séminaire sur la violence domestique organisé dans la soirée du 27 mars à l’ambassade. Avant d’entrer dans le bâtiment, la police a demandé à Wang Yu de présenter sa carte d’identité. Elle aurait refusé de se conformer et aurait demandé sur la base de quelle cette demande lui était présentée par les policiers. La police a répondu qu’elle agissait conformément à l’article 9 de la loi sur la police du peuple. La loi dispose que, dans le but de “protéger l’ordre public”, la police populaire peut demander aux personnes soupçonnées d’avoir enfreint la loi de produire des pièces d’identité, de les interroger et de les fouiller sur place.

(Ludovic Trarieux Facebook, 28/03/19)

China: ‘709’ human rights lawyer Wang Yu taken away by Chinese police while trying to enter US embassy in Beijing

March 28, 2019

Human rights lawyer Wang Yu was taken away by Chinese police while trying to enter the US embassy. Photo: VOA

Prominent “709” Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Yu was taken away by police outside the US embassy in Beijing on Wednesday evening, after refusing to provide officers with identity verification.

Wang was the first lawyer to be swept up in Beijing’s nationwide clampdown on lawyers and activists in 2015 – dubbed the “709 crackdown” for the month and day on which it began, July 9 – in what critics said was an attempt to stymie China’s emerging rights defence movement.

Her latest detention was confirmed to the South China Morning Post by both Wang’s husband, Bao Longjun, and her friend Tang Zhishun, a Beijing-based land rights activist who had accompanied Wang to a seminar at the capital’s US embassy.

Tang told the Post that as he and Wang went through an identification checkpoint outside the embassy at around 6.26 pm local time, Wang told Chinese police she had not brought her identity card with her.


“The police then took her away and handcuffed her hands from the back, dragged her to a police car and took her to a police station,” Tang said. “The whole thing happened within a few minutes.”




Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Yu detained by police in front of US embassy in Beijing




https://www.voacantonese.com/a/Rights-lawyer-Wang-Yu-20190327/4850166.html (CANTONESE)

https://www.voachinese.com/a/Rights-lawyer-Wang-Yu-20190327/4850136.html (MANDARIN)





(臺灣聲援中國人權律師網絡 Taiwan Support China Human Rights Lawyers Network Facebook, 28/03/19)