Daily Archives: 12/05/2019

China: Lawyer Yu Wensheng tried in secret

May 12, 2019

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【關於余文生律師被秘密開庭的嚴正聲明】

現在得知,余文生律師在5月9日,已經被江蘇省徐州市中級人民法院秘密開庭。

徐州市中級人民法院,沒有通知許艷關於余文生案開庭的信息;沒有在徐州市中級人民法院網站上公佈余文生案開庭信息;沒有通知我請的辯護律師常伯陽律師、謝陽律師關於 開庭信息。

在5月9日上午9點對余文生律師案進行了秘密開庭。

許艷認為,這樣的開庭,沒有保障妻子去旁聽的權利;沒有保障我請的辯護律師為余文生律師辯護的法律權利;沒有保障大家對余文生律師案件的關注與申請旁聽的權利;無法相信 在這樣的情況下余文生律師的法律權利可以得到保障。

許艷對徐州市中級人民法院針對余文生律師案件的違法密秘審判的做法,表示強烈抗議! 表示不承認! 不認可! 不接受!

要求徐州市司法機關、北京市司法機關、中國司法機關,能夠依法和人性化的對待余文生案件。

要求徐州市中級人民法院立即無罪釋放余文生律師。

余文生律師妻子許艷
2019.5.11

(China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group / 中國維權律師關注組 Facebook, 11/05/19)

A Solemn Statement on the Secret Trial of Lawyer Yu Wensheng,
By Xu Yan, wife of Yu,

11 May 2019

It is now known that lawyer Yu Wensheng was secretly tried by the Xuzhou Intermediate People’s Court of Jiangsu province on 9 May.

The Xuzhou Intermediate People’s Court did not inform me, or publicise on its website any information, about the trial of Yu Wensheng’s case.  Lawyers Chang Boyang and Xie Yang, whom I have hired as the defence counsels, were also not notified about it.

At 9 am on 9 May, Yu was tried in a secret hearing.

A trial like this does not protect my right as a wife to attend the hearing. It does not protect Yu Wensheng’s legal right to be defended by the lawyers I have appointed for him. It does not protect the public’s rights to concern about Yu Wensheng’s case and to attend the trial.  I cannot trust that under such circumstances, the legal rights of Yu Wensheng can be protected.

I strongly protest against the Xuzhou Intermediate People’s Court. It has illegally handled lawyer Yu Wensheng’s case by launching a secret trial!  I cannot take this! I do not recognise it! I do not accept it!

I demand the judicial organs in Xuzhou and in Beijing and the judicial organs in China to abide by the law and be humane in handling Yu Wensheng’s case.

I demand the Xuzhou Intermediate People’s Court to immediately acquit lawyer Yu Wensheng.

By Xu Yan, wife of lawyer Yu Wensheng

https://hk.news.yahoo.com/%E5%85%A7%E5%9C%B0%E7%B6%AD%E6%AC%8A%E5%BE%8B%E5%B8%AB%E4%BD%99%E6%96%87%E7%94%9F%E5%A6%BB%E5%AD%90%E7%A8%B1%E7%9B%B8%E4%BF%A1%E4%B8%88%E5%A4%AB%E6%A1%88%E4%BB%B6%E5%B7%B2%E7%A7%98%E5%AF%86%E9%96%8B%E5%BA%AD%E5%AF%A9%E8%A8%8A-123509091.html (CANTONESE)

https://www.ccbe.eu/news/news-details/article/eu-china-human-rights-dialogue/

https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-and-crime/article/2185307/china-faces-barrage-criticism-over-jailing-human-rights

Yu Wensheng 余文生

https://www.frontlinedefenders.org/en/case/yu-wensheng-detained-and-charged-disrupting-public-service

 

Tunisia: Tunisie – La bâtonnier Ameur Mahrezi réfère 4 avocats devant le conseil de discipliné pour… des posts sur facebook

le 11 mai, 2019

Le bâtonnier, Ameur Mahrezi s’est retrouvé au centre d’une polémique grandissante, ces derniers jours, près voir référé quatre de ses confrères devant le conseil de discipline de l’ordre des avocats, à cause de posts qu’ils ont publiés sur des pages Facebook, accessibles à des groupes fermés.

Les détracteurs de Mahrezi lui reprochent de pratiquer la politique de deux poids-deux mesures, en laissant passer de graves infractions de certains avocats qui se sont attaqués à des magistrats en plein public, en allusion à Seifeddine Makhlouf et en condamnant d’autres pour de simples posts privés sur Facebook.

Les détracteurs de Mahrezi l’accusent de vouloir utiliser sa position à des fins politiques, pour combattre ceux qui sont opposés à ses convictions. Ils ont ajouté que les décisions du bâtonnier sont nulles et non avenues du moment que le Conseil qui a pris la décision a réuni six membres et non dix comme l’exige le Code de l’ordre.

https://www.tunisienumerique.com/tunisie-la-batonnier-ameur-mahrezi-refere-4-avocats-devant-le-conseil-de-discipline-pour-des-posts-sur-facebook/

https://theworldnews.net/tn-news/tunisie-la-batonnier-ameur-mahrezi-refere-4-avocats-devant-le-conseil-de-discipline-pour-des-posts-sur-facebook

https://tn24.ween.tn/fr/article/tunisie-la-batonnier-ameur-mahrezi-refere-4-avocats-devant-le-conseil-de-discipline-pour-des-posts-sur-facebook-136116

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

USA: Harvard Drops Harvey Weinstein Lawyer as a Faculty Dean

May 11, 2019

Harvard said on Saturday that a law professor who is representing Harvey Weinstein would not continue as faculty dean of an undergraduate house after his term ends on June 30, bowing to months of pressure from students.

The professor, Ronald S. Sullivan Jr., and his wife, Stephanie Robinson, who is a lecturer at the law school, have been the faculty deans of Winthrop House, one of Harvard’s residential houses for undergraduate students, since 2009. They were the first African-American faculty deans in Harvard’s history.

But when Mr. Sullivan joined the defense team of Mr. Weinstein, the Hollywood producer, in January, many students expressed dismay, saying that his decision to represent a person accused of abusing women disqualified Mr. Sullivan from serving in a role of support and mentorship to students. Mr. Weinstein is scheduled to go to trial in June in Manhattan on rape and related charges.

As the protests continued, with graffiti aimed at Mr. Sullivanappearing on a university building, Harvard administrators said they would conduct what they called a climate review of Winthrop House. In recent weeks, tensions have escalated, with a student sit-in and a lawsuit sparked by a clash between one of the protest leaders and two Winthrop House staff members who were seen as supporting Mr. Sullivan.

On Saturday, the dean of Harvard College, Rakesh Khurana, sent an email to students and staff members at Winthrop House, informing them that he would not renew the appointments of Mr. Sullivan and Ms. Robinson as faculty deans after their terms end on June 30. Mr. Khurana said in his email that the decision was informed “by a number of considerations.”

“Over the last few weeks, students and staff have continued to communicate concerns about the climate in Winthrop House to the college,” he wrote. “The concerns expressed have been serious and numerous. The actions that have been taken to improve the climate have been ineffective, and the noticeable lack of faculty dean presence during critical moments has further deteriorated the climate in the house. I have concluded that the situation in the house is untenable.”

https://edition.cnn.com/2019/05/11/us/harvard-law-professor-ronald-sullivan-loses-deanship-harvey-weinstein/index.html

https://www.thecrimson.com/article/2019/5/11/winthrop-faculty-deans-to-leave/

Harvey Weinstein Lawyer, Ronald Sullivan, Sacked As Harvard Dean

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2019/05/11/harvey-weinstein-lawyer-loses-post-dean-harvard/sOdUgXc2YxRREahAZQG4yI/story.html

https://abcnews.go.com/US/harvey-weinsteins-lawyer-loses-position-harvard-bowing-case/story?id=62985775

https://www.newyorker.com/news/q-and-a/a-harvard-law-school-professor-defends-his-decision-to-represent-harvey-weinstein

https://www.chronicle.com/article/Harvard-Law-Professor-Ousted/246284?fbclid=IwAR12xKsgEH9BQUqq6tvvYkKfXW05Jh4B8zLI0qslKDDEC_YovLa-QC582GQ

https://www.frontpagemag.com/point/273745/harvard-decides-not-everyone-has-right-lawyer-daniel-greenfield

https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-05-16/ronald-sullivan-case-harvard-s-shameful-history-repeats-itself

http://www.abajournal.com/web/article/harvard-law-professor-leaves-harvey-weinstein-defense-team-and-residence-leadership-spot

https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/05/harvard-launches-an-attack-on-the-culture-of-liberty/

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2019/05/13/harvard-will-end-deanship-professor-who-defending-harvey-weinstein

http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/harvard-law-professors-to-lose-positions-72864291/

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/05/harvey-weinstein-lawyer-harvard-law-school-wrong-decision.html?via=rss

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/05/ronald-sullivan-was-fired-harvard-does-it-matter/589471/

Watching Harvard, My Alma Mater, Surrender to the Mob: Kaveh Shahrooz in Quillette

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronald_S._Sullivan_Jr.

https://news-24.fr/un-professeur-de-harvard-perd-son-role-de-doyen-de-la-chambre-apres-avoir-rejoint-weinstein-defence/ (FRANCAIS)

http://www.slate.fr/story/177273/etats-unis-harvard-ronald-sullivan-jr-avocat-harvey-weinstein-sanction-mauvaise-decision (FRANCAIS)

http://mietspiegelnews.com/medien/Harvey-Weinstein-dem-ex-Anwalt-verliert-die-position-an-der-Harvard-trotz-der-sich-aus-der-Falle-h17492.html (DEUTSCH)

https://www.nzz.ch/amp/panorama/weil-er-harvey-weinstein-verteidigt-muss-ein-jus-professor-harvard-verlassen-ld.1482557?__twitter_impression=true (DEUTSCH)

http://www.dailyviewsonline.com/economia/Harvey-Weinstein-ex-avvocato-perde-la-posizione-a-Harvard-nonostante-linchino-del-caso-h8853.html (ITALIANO)