Daily Archives: 05/05/2019

Greece: Greek Anarchist Group Vandalize Lawyer’s Office; Threaten Judges

May 4, 2019

A leading member of the Greek anarchist group Rubicon (Rouvikonas) was arrested late Friday after a raid against a law office in Athens.

Footage posted on social media show the group smashing equipment at the law agency’s office that also serves as a debt collection agency on behalf of a bank.

According to police the 53-year-old man is a leading Rouvikonas activist.

In another development, acknowledged Rouvikonas leader Giorgos Kalaitzidis has threatened judges on his Facebook account if they do not grant a furlough to November 17 convict Dimitris Koufontinas.

Greek Anarchist Group Vandalize Lawyer’s Office; Threaten Judges

http://www.ekathimerini.com/240104/article/ekathimerini/news/police-arrest-rouvikonas-leader-another-threatens-judges

http://sofokleous10.gr/index.php/politics/item/221005-greek-anarchist-group-vandalize-lawyer-s-office-threaten-judges

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

Pakistan: Rawalpindi lawyers hold strike over rejection of colleague’s bail

May 5, 2019

thenews

The lawyers of District Bar Association (DBA) Rawalpindi observed strike on Saturday and suspended court proceedings in protest against a court decision in which Additional District and Sessions Judge (ASJ) Muhammad Farooq rejected a bail application of a lawyer named Tanvir Mughal.

A heavy contingent of police was present at the judicial complex to avoid any untoward incident.

For a couple of days, there was a tense situation at the judicial complex. Police wanted to arrest lawyer Tanvir Mughal whose interim bail was rejected by Judge Muhammad Farooq. After rejection of the bail application, lawyers raised slogans against the decision.

Rawalpindi Bar Association (RBA) has placed a notice of strike and suspension of court proceedings. The RBA President Syed Tanvir Sohail told The News that they were trying to settle the issue.

“We are trying to get interim bail for Tanvir Mughal. All issues will settle down after getting bail for Tanvir,” he said.

https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/467151-rawalpindi-lawyers-hold-strike-over-rejection-of-colleague-s-bail