Daily Archives: 07/04/2019

Algeria: Me Salah Dabouz interpellé

le 7 avril, 2019








https://www.frontlinedefenders.org/en/profile/salah-dabouz (ENGLISH)

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India: After battle for accused, lawyers and cops in Alappuzha at the receiving end

April 7, 2019

The police registered a case against 15 people who had prevented them from arresting an accused in a torture case from the office of an advocate.


The Alappuzha North police registered a case against 15 people, including advocates and their staff, after the advocates prevented the police from arresting an accused in a torture case from the office of an advocate.

North SI Vipin Das said the cases were registered based on a complaint by Munnar SI Shyam Kumar. “On April 1, the SI and two civil police officers came to the district to arrest an accused in a sexual abuse case. They came to know the accused was in the office of advocate Babu Joseph, near the Alappuzha District Court. While the police tried to enter the office, Babu and his staff attacked the police to prevent the arrest of the accused. Thereafter, the police registered a case of non-bailable offence against 15 people,” the SI said.

Babu Joseph filed a private petition and the court issued an order to register a case against the police for attacking advocates and destroying office equipment. The court also issued a notice to the police personnel. Later, the District and Sessions Court gave anticipatory bail to Babu Joseph.




China: Taiwan’s top officials voice support for suspended Chinese professor

April 6, 2019

Two of Taiwan’s highest-ranking officials on Saturday expressed support for a Chinese professor who was suspended this month after openly criticizing Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平).

Xu Zhangrun (許章潤), a law professor at Tsinghua University in Beijing was suspended after writing several articles criticizing the Chinese government, among them an essay titled “Our Current Fears and Expectations” from last July, denouncing Xi’s cult of personality.

In a series of mobile phone messages, Xu said several Tsinghua University officials ordered him on March 25 to stop all teaching and research and indicated that a university “work team” would investigate him, focusing on the essays he has written since July, according to a report in the New York Times on March 27.

Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Minister Chen Ming-tong (陳明通) and Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) both voiced their support for Xu on Saturday.

Chen said in a statement that the professional advice of scholars can serve as the conscience of society. In addition, a civilized society should respect diverse views as cracking down on different opinions, criticism and dissent only undermines harmony and stability.



Chinese university professor denounced by students for ‘opposing the Party and violating the constitution’


Winter Settles on Chinese Universities



https://www.change.org/p/chinese-government-stop-the-crackdown-on-dissident-professor-xu-zhangrun-%E8%AE%B8%E7%AB%A0%E6%B6%A6 (SIGN THE PETITION!)

https://www.voacantonese.com/a/taiwan-reaction-xu-zhangrun-xi-jinping-critic/4864567.html (CANTONESE)

https://www.voachinese.com/a/Hundreds-Sign-Petition-To-Condemn-Suspension-Of-Prof-Xu-Zhangrun-20190402/4858495.html (MANDARIN)

https://www.voachinese.com/a/taiwan-reaction-xu-zhangrun-xi-jinping-critic/4864546.html (MANDARIN)

https://lepetitjournal.com/hong-kong/discours-et-depart-253871 (FRANCAIS)