Daily Archives: 07/05/2019

Algeria: Judicial Harassment of Human Rights Lawyer

May 7, 2019

Lawyer, Mr. Salah Dabouz, former president of the Algerian League for the Defense of Human Rights (LADDH).

An Algerian human rights lawyer is facing charges and restrictions on his activities, apparently for exercising his right to free speech, Human Rights Watch said today.

Salah Dabouz, a former president of the Algerian League for the Defense of Human Rights (LADDH), is facing a trial for Facebook posts in which he criticized the prosecution of members of the country’s Mozabite ethnic minority. A court has also ordered him to report three times a week to authorities in Ghardaia, 600 kilometers from his home in Algiers. The Algerian authorities should drop all charges against him that are based solely on the exercise of his free speech rights and end the onerous reporting requirement.

“Algerian authorities should stop using repressive laws and crippling sign-in orders intended to shut down criticism of their conduct,” said Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East and North Africa director at Human Rights Watch.

Police in Algiers arrested Dabouz on April 7, 2019 and transported him the same day to Ghardaia, where judges of the first instance court notified him of two pending cases related to his Facebook posts. The judges released him provisionally but placed him under judicial control, obliging him to sign in twice a week at the court. Later in April, they increased the reporting requirement to three times a week, Dabouz told Human Rights Watch.

Dabouz said that he faces a total of 14 counts.

https://www.hrw.org/news/2019/05/07/algeria-judicial-harassment-human-rights-lawyer

https://www.tolerance.ca/ArticleExt.aspx?ID=444182&L=fr

https://www.hrw.org/ar/news/2019/05/07/329875 (ARABIC)

http://www.eldjazaironline.net/Accueil/%D9%87%D9%8A%D9%88%D9%85%D9%86-%D8%B1%D8%A7%D9%8A%D8%AA%D8%B3-%D9%88%D9%88%D8%AA%D8%B4-%D8%AA%D9%86%D8%AA%D9%82%D8%AF-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%85%D8%AA%D8%A7%D8%A8%D8%B9%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D8%B6%D8%AF-%D8%A7/?fbclid=IwAR3eYuDdQNJQGJNK3rsBb-fPQh1MCCSvucIqsUy84sUJI2bpglisEhrmRy4 (ARABIC)

https://www.maghrebvoices.com/a/492473.html?fbclid=IwAR0tS7kxTC9dispL6-wpwBCHH6Lq2UEcJ0obBN6J2BhcaEQOQjCBF6xtCr8 (ARABIC)

https://www.hrw.org/fr/news/2019/05/07/algerie-un-avocat-defenseur-des-droits-humains-subit-un-harcelement-judiciaire (FRANCAIS)

https://www.lorientlejour.com/article/1169444/algerie-un-avocat-critique-de-la-justice-dit-etre-inculpe-de-14-chefs-dinfraction.html?fbclid=IwAR2xqTvMTeTfZL5zO06cQDTIsMKNi42QWIWlw1LHaUzHp0crQfREoPHoQOA (FRANCAIS)

https://www.tsa-algerie.com/direct-la-crainte-dun-passage-en-force-du-pouvoir-les-etudiants-dans-la-rue/ (FRANCAIS)

https://www.actualitesdudroit.fr/browse/afrique/droits-nationaux/21580/algerie-un-avocat-critique-de-la-justice-dit-etre-inculpe-de-14-chefs-d-infraction (FRANCAIS)

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Iran: The Iranian Mullahs Are Nervous

May 7, 2019

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif’s appearance over the weekend on CBS’s Face the Nation showed him trying to convince someone — his minders at home, perhaps — that Iran is a moderate, trustworthy, and terror-fighting country.

The designation of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a terror organization and the end of oil waivers, he said, would “show the Iranian people that the US is not worthy of being a negotiating partner” and the Trump administration is “squeezing the Iranian people, not the government.”

He added: “When the Iranian people are pressured, they do not respond with submission, they respond with resistance. They want us to represent them.”

That last one is a dead giveaway that the mullahs are nervous.

There is also “White Wednesday,” the women’s protest against laws mandating the wearing of the hijab. Shaparak Shajarizadeh, the iconic woman who stood on a utility box and waved her scarf, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. But women across the country have carried on, removing their headscarves and dancing in public — something also forbidden to women. They are supported by husbands, brothers, and fathers. They too face arrest and imprisonment.

Nasrin Sotoudeh, a lawyer who defended White Wednesday women in court, has been sentenced to 38 years in prison and 148 lashes.

By the end of 2018, Amnesty International said that Iran had arrested more than 7,000 people.

The Iranian Mullahs Are Nervous

Tweets Against Iran’s Compulsory Hijab Law Land Male Activist in Prison

New Chief Justice Appoints Proponent of Public Executions as Tehran Prosecutor General

http://www.hambastegi-iran.org/spip.php?article5486

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

https://www.amnistiepdm.org/centre-de-presse/iran-vous-me-manquez-mes-chers-enfants-les-lettres-que-nasrin-sotoudeh-a-ecrites-a-ses-enfants-depuis-la-prison (FRANCAIS)

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

http://www.cesenatoday.it/cronaca/ai-giardini-savelli-una-manifestazione-per-la-liberazione-di-nasrin-sotoudeh.html (ITALIANO)

https://www.amnesty.org/es/latest/campaigns/2019/05/nasrin-sotoudeh-letters-to-her-children-from-prison/ (ESPANOL)

https://amnistia.org.pe/noticia/nasrin-detenida-madre-carta-hijos/ (ESPANOL)

https://www.mujerhoy.com/vivir/protagonistas/201905/08/nasrin-sotoudeh-condenada-latigazos-activista-irani-20190507171855.html (ESPANOL)

https://www.nieuwsblad.be/cnt/dmf20190507_04381644 (VLAAMS)

http://www.dewereldmorgen.be/artikel/2019/05/08/amnesty-opgetogen-over-mechels-ereburgerschap-voor-iraanse-advocate-nasrin-sotoudeh (VLAAMS)

https://www.amnesty.se/aktuellt/jag-saknar-dig-min-alskade-nasrin-sotoudehs-brev-till-sina-barn-fran-fangelset/ (SVENSKA)

#FreeNasrin

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VENDREDI 24 MAI 2019
BRUXELLES
PALAIS DE JUSTICE
COUR DE CASSATION

Cérémonie de Remise du XXIIIème
Prix Internationale des Droits de l’Homme
Ludovic-Trarieux
“L’Hommage des Avocats à un Avocat”

à Nasrin SOTOUTEH
(IRAN)

(Ludovic Trarieux  Facebook, 07/05/19)

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South Sudan/Kenya: South Sudan activists’ bodies dumped in river: state agents

May 6, 2019

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The bodies of two prominent South Sudan activists were dumped in Achwa River in Nimule after being killed, intelligence sources said.

The sources said the two critics of President Salva Kiir’s government Mr. Dong Samuel, a lawyer and human rights defender and opposition politician Izbon Agrey Idri corpses were transported from Juba to Nimule where they were dumped in the river.

“They were taken the same day they got killed in Juba,” one intelligence source told Africa Review.

He added that the river was a notorious dumping site of people executed by the state agents.

“When they dump these dead bodies there, they tie them with stones so that the corpses will not float in the water,” he said.

https://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/news/ea/South-Sudan-activists–bodies-dumped-in-river–state-agents-/4552908-5102816-ighdbhz/index.html

Former SA soldier Will Endley helps UN finger South Sudan government for alleged murder

https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2001323797/south-sudan-denies-executing-two-critics

https://www.voanews.com/a/4905866.html

https://allafrica.com/stories/201905060011.html

https://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/news/ea/South-Sudan-youth-target-Kiir-ouster-in-mass-protests-/4552908-5104438-148ho5mz/index.html

https://www.africaintelligence.com/ion/power-brokers/2019/05/10/dong-samuel-luak-assassinated-by-splm,108356577-gra

http://www.rfi.fr/afrique/20190502-soudan-sud-selon-onu-services-secrets-ont-executes-deux-personnalites (FRANCAIS)

https://www.europapress.es/internacional/noticia-gobierno-sursudanes-niega-haya-ejecutado-dos-activistas-granja-presidente-pais-20190501175114.html (ESPANOL)