Daily Archives: 25/04/2019

Sudan: 55 Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders on Sudan Sit-in and Peaceful Protest

April 25, 2019

Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders back calls for civil rule

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/2/8/330600/World/Region/Understanding-Sudan.aspx

https://www.euronews.com/2019/04/25/sudanese-judges-to-march-in-khartoum-judge

https://www.msn.com/en-za/news/africa/sudans-protesters-hope-cheerful-staying-power-will-oust-army/ar-BBWg2pM

Sudanese protesters delay naming of civilian government

https://www.dabangasudan.org/en/all-news/article/sudan-uprising-public-marches-across-darfur-white-nile

https://www.africanews.com/2019/04/25/sudan-protest-hub-africanews-updates/

https://www.trtworld.com/africa/sudanese-protesters-prepare-to-march-with-a-million-people-26146

https://www.dabangasudan.org/en/all-news/article/sudan-uprising-protest-marches-sit-ins-unabated

https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2019/04/why-former-sudan-president-omar-al-bashir-must-not-escape-justice/

https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/africa/2019-04-25/people-power-rising-africa

#SudanUprising

Khartoum sit-in (File photo)

The Netherlands/Turkey: Invitation Lawyers for Lawyers Award Ceremony 2019

April 24, 2019

Presenting the 2019 Laureate of the Lawyers for Lawyers Award:

Selçuk Kozağaçlı
Human rights lawyer from Turkey

 

The Award Ceremony will take place on 23 May 2019 in Amsterdam. Register now to attend!

The seminar will be organized in collaboration with the Amsterdam Bar Association and the Justitia Commission of the Young Lawyers Association Amsterdam. The main topic of the seminar will concern the developments surrounding the proposed European Convention on the Profession of Lawyers. Two panel discussions will be organized around this topic.

Programme:
14.00 – 17.00 | Seminar on the proposed European Convention to Protect Lawyers. Speakers include, amongst others, François Moyse (Vice-Chair of the CCBE European Convention Working Group), Mikolaj Pietrzak (president of the Warsaw Bar Association), Hanne Juncher (Head of Department, Justice and Legal Co-operation, Council of Europe), Prof. Egbert Myjer (Commissioner International Commission of Jurists and former judge at ECHR) and former Award winners and lawyers Sirikan ‘June’ Charoensiri (Thailand) and Alec Muchadehama (Zimbabwe)

Invitation Lawyers for Lawyers Award Ceremony 2019

https://bianet.org/english/law/207848-selcuk-kozagacli-objects-to-prison-sentence-of-11-years-3-months

https://www.frontlinedefenders.org/en/case/selcuk-kozagacli-detained

https://www.frontlinedefenders.org/en/case/lawyer-yaprak-turkmen-arrested

http://bianet.org/english/human-rights/207890-video-footage-showing-detention-of-lawyer-battered-for-allegedly-insulting-president

https://ahvalnews.com/freedom-expression/collapse-rule-law-erdogans-turkey?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook&fbclid=IwAR3w0po2_s4gj4zZbwxzK5_2JjbY7v0Bt7ccSw3rXhWb2Og8uC_OWTasFPE

https://ahvalnews.com/turkey-interpol/turkey-may-be-worlds-most-prolific-abuser-interpol-red-notices

http://bianet.org/bianet/insan-haklari/207843-selcuk-kozagacli-11-yil-3-ay-hapse-itiraz-etti (TURKCE)

https://www.evrensel.net/haber/378142/kozagacli-kendisine-verilen-cezaya-itiraz-etti-on-birinci-gerekce (TURKCE)

https://www.independentturkish.com/node/25166/haber/tutuklu-%C3%A7hd-genel-ba%C5%9Fkan%C4%B1-sel%C3%A7uk-koza%C4%9Fa%C3%A7l%C4%B1-istinaf-mahkemesi%E2%80%99ne-ba%C5%9Fvurdu#.XMGVGPNkdI4.twitter (TURKCE)

https://www.gazeteduvar.com.tr/gundem/2019/04/24/dosyama-baktirmadiniz-gerekcelerimi-siz-bulun/ (TURKCE)

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https://arrestedlawyers.org/

Cameroon: Kamtogate: Voici pourquoi Me Ndoki refuse de se rendre au tribunal ce jeudi

le 25 avril, 2019

Me Michelle NDOKI et certains autres détenus dans le cadre de la « Marche Blanche » du MRC sont attendus au tribunal de Grande Instance du Mfoundi ce jeudi 25 avril 2019 pour une procédure d’Habéas Corpus.

Selon le post porte-parole de Maurice KAMTO, Olivier BIBOU NISSACK, ils ont refusé de s’y rendre en guise de protestation contre la déportation de leurs camarades survenues il y’a quelques jours de leurs cellules à la prison de Nkondengui pour le GSO (Groupement Spécial d’Opérations) de la Police du quartier Mvan(Yaoundé).

Lire l’intégralité de la publication de BIBOU NISSACK:

<< En guise de protestation contre la déportation illégale et arbitraire de leurs camarades prisonniers politiques vers une destination autre que la Prison Centrale de Yaoundé-kondengui, tous les prisonniers politiques devant comparaître ce jeudi 25 avril 2019 pour leur demande de libération immédiate (Habeas Corpus), ont décidé de ne pas se rendre au tribunal, et ainsi de suite tant que leurs camarades prisonniers politiques n’auront pas réapparu, suite à leur enlèvement par des hommes en tenue ce mardi dernier, 23 avril 2019.

Par ailleurs après vérification et croisement des informations auprès des prisonniers politiques demeurés à la Prison centrale, nous pouvons dire que les prisonniers arbitrairement extraits de force sont au moins au nombre de 27 personnes présentes au GSO (Groupement Spécial d’Opérations) de la Police du quartier Mvan(Yaoundé) en ce moment.>>

https://news1.cameroonmagazine.com/kamtogate-voici-pourquoi-me-ndoki-refuse-de-se-rendre-au-tribunal-ce-jeudi/

https://www.camerounweb.com/CameroonHomePage/NewsArchive/Kondengui-Michelle-Ndoki-train-e-de-force-au-tribunal-461516

https://www.camer.be/74455/6:1/cameroun-michele-ndoki-refuse-de-se-presenter-devant-le-juge-a-huis-clos-au-tribunal-cameroon.html

https://www.camerounweb.com/CameroonHomePage/NewsArchive/Kamtogate-Me-Ndoki-refuse-de-se-rendre-au-tribunal-ce-jeudi-461485

http://www.cameroon-info.net/article/cameroun-proces-des-marches-du-26-janvier-2019-arrivee-au-tribunal-me-michele-ndoki-340743.html

https://237actu.com/pid/9699

https://enfantdukmer.blogspot.com/2019/04/michele-ndoki-magistrale-devant-les.html

https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michelle_Ndoki

https://richardsonreports.wordpress.com/2019/04/22/cameroon-political-prisoner-michele-ndoki-accuses-military-court-of-violating-procedure-and-bail-laws-to-illegally-detain-her/ (ENGLISH)

https://www.journalducameroun.com/en/cameroon-michele-ndoki-to-reappears-in-court-to/ (ENGLISH)

https://christiannews.net/2019/04/26/cameroon-civilians-continue-to-be-slaughtered-in-midst-of-clash-between-government-soldiers-separatist-forces/ (ENGLISH)

India: 20 injured as lawyers and civic staff clash in Calcutta’s Howrah

April 25, 2019

Police lathi charges a lawyer during a clash between lawyers and employees of the Howrah Municipal Corporation on Wednesday. Pictures by Bishwarup Dutta

Lawyers and staff of the Howrah district court and employees of the Howrah Municipal Corporation (HMC) fought a pitched battle for hours on Wednesday over parking of vehicles at the civic headquarters.

At least 20 people were injured after being hit by flying stones and police batons during the clash on Mahatma Gandhi Road. Four of them — civic employees Ranjib Halder and Ashish Dinda and lawyers Sujan Bhakt and S. Chakrabarty — have been admitted to hospital with head injuries.

The court did not function for most of the day. At the corporation, employees who were stuck inside were trying to figure out how to leave as all the gates were locked.

Vehicles were not allowed on some of the roads leading to the court and the civic office from well before noon, forcing many to walk long stretches and others to take a detour.

Traffic crawled on some of the major arteries, such as Howrah Station Road, Salkia Road and Foreshore Road, till late in the evening. Schoolchildren had to walk down Bankim Setu in the afternoon sun as violence raged on the road below.

The warring sides have threatened to continue with their agitation on Thursday. Police have started two cases based on a complaint and a counter-complaint.

The police said an altercation between an elderly lawyer and a man guarding a gate of the civic headquarters around 10.30am triggered the fight. The situation became normal around 8.30pm.

https://www.telegraphindia.com/states/west-bengal/20-injured-as-lawyers-and-civic-staff-clash-in-calcutta-s-howrah/cid/1689379

https://www.nationalheraldindia.com/india/latest-news-breaking-news-live-updates-24th-april

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolkata/lawyers-howrah-civic-staffers-in-pitched-battle-over-parking/articleshow/69032479.cms

https://eisamay.indiatimes.com/west-bengal-news/howrah-news/west-bengal-howrah-district-court-lawyers-call-strike/articleshow/69038870.cms (HINDI)

https://www.haribhoomi.com/news/india/clash-between-howrah-municipal-corporation-employees-and-howrah-court-lawyers-285139 (HINDI)

Iran: Iran prison SHOCK: Inside the CHILLING torture cells as Ayatollah of DEATH takes charge

April 25, 2019

EXCLUSIVE: IRAN’S controversial record on human rights is universally acknowledged – but with Tehran’s latest appointment of the so-called Ayatollah Death taking control over the country’s prison system, campaigners have demanded more is done to stop the harrowing atrocities carried out on prisoners.

Iran prison horror: Ebrahim Raisi

Food deprivation, violent lashings and solitary confinement. These are the harrowing experiences of prisoners serving time in Iran’s jails. And those are the lucky ones; in 1988, at least 5,000 people were killed in a series of state sponsored murders, in what critics of the regime claim is Iran’s bloodiest execution on record. Now charities and opposition parties fear further atrocities could be committed, following the appointment of ‘Ayatollah Death’ who is accused of having a leading role in the murders.

Hardline cleric Ebrahim Raisi is now in charge of Iranian jails – including where British woman Nazanin Zaghari Ratcliffe is currently being held.

The appointment of the ultra conservative leader puts thousands of prisoners in mortal danger, according to UK-based NGO International Observatory of Human Rights, who represent oppressed women in the region.

Raisi is accused of being one of the leading figures behind the 1988 mass execution of at least 5,000 Iranian prisoners – but the real figure of the deaths is likely to be far, far higher.

And human rights activists have lashed out at the controversial appointment, blasting the news as a backward-step for Iran.

Nasrin Sotoudeh was sentenced last month to 38 years in jail and 148 lashes for representing women’s rights and defending a number of female protesters jailed in the strict Muslim country for standing against the compulsory hijab (veiling) law.

Her sentence was passed on March 11 this year while she was in prison, without a trial having taken place – and just one day later, the United Nations announced Iran will get a seat on the UN women’s rights committee – a decision that sparked a raft of damning complaints over the country’s violations of women’s rights.

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1118296/Iran-news-prison-torture-Ebrahim-Raisi-1988-massacre-Nazanin-Zaghari-Ratcliffe-news

IRGC in charge of suppression of Iranian women

https://www.bustle.com/p/what-is-whitewednesdays-the-movement-is-fighting-for-womens-rights-in-iran-17140514

https://www.marieclaire.com.au/nasrin-sotoudeh

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

https://www.ncr-iran.org/fr/actualites/droits-humains/21562-ebrahim-raissi-doit-etre-traduit-en-justice-pour-son-role-dans-le-massacre-de-1988-express-co-uk?fbclid=IwAR3i2d3xopsBS8Wxv4SwidMoZL3xBTmzbVrXt6KrzPlUsFzvlHA1FEL4yVE (FRANCAIS)

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

https://ildubbio.news/ildubbio/2019/04/24/iran-confermata-la-condanna-dellavvocata-nasrin-sotoudeh/?fbclid=IwAR39EZYYkhOkL8UAxa6fNV6hVI5L2hG3vv3I7FIMotOYa0JXB86YnfIxkSQ (ITALIANO)

https://www.greenme.it/vivere/costume-e-societa/31370-nasrin-sotoudeh-condanna-appello (ITALIANO)

https://www.lavocedelpatriota.it/il-velo-dei-fratelli-musulmani-sui-diritti-delle-donne/ (ITALIANO)

https://www.change.org/p/helft-jetzt-nasrin-sotoudeh-zu-befreien (DEUTSCH)

https://www.greenme.com.br/viver/costume-e-sociedade/7908-nasrin-sotoudeh-condenacao-confirmada-peticao (PORTUGUES)

#freeNasrin

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Tunisia: Les avocats en grève

le 22 avril, 2019

avocats en grève

L’ordre national des avocats tunisiens qui s’est réuni en urgence ce lundi 22 avril 2019 a appelé à une grève générale dans tous les tribunaux du pays pour le mercredi 24 avril 2019.

Cette décision a été prise suite à l’examen du dossier de l’agression du président de la section régionale des avocats à Jendouba. Il a été agressé selon l’ordre par des agents de sécurité.

L’ordre a prévu aussi un sit-in devant le siège du  ministère de l’Intérieur le jeudi 25 avril 2019. “Toutes les instances internationales et arabes seront informées de cette agression et de la tentative d’atteinte aux avocats tunisiens qui vise à bafouer leurs droits et les libertés en général et surtout le retour au premier carré de la tyrannie”, a indiqué l’ordre des avocats.

https://www.mosaiquefm.net/fr/actualite-national-tunisie/533501/tunisie-avocats-greve

https://avocat.org.tn/fr/

Préparations pour le gréve du 24 avril 2019 https://avocat.org.tn/fr/article-1056-pr%C3%A9parations-pour-le-gr%C3%A9ve-du-24-avril-2019