Daily Archives: 13/05/2019

Iran/Italy: Nasrin Sotoudeh cittadina onoraria di Bologna


Il Consiglio comunale di Bologna ha approvato all’unanimità il conferimento della cittadinanza onoraria a Nasrin Sotoudeh, l’avvocata iraniana 55enne in carcere a Evin a Teheran per il suo impegno a tutela dei diritti umani. Conosciuta per avere difeso le donne che hanno protestato contro l’obbligo di indossare l’hijab, il velo islamico, la donna è stata condannata a 33 anni e 148 frustate per diversi capi di accusa tra cui quello di ‘avere complottato contro la sicurezza nazionale.
Sotoudeh, in carcere dal 2018 e vincitrice nel 2012 del Premio Sakharov per la libertà di pensiero assegnato dal Parlamento europeo, diventerà quindi cittadina di Bologna “per essersi schierata a costo dell’incolumità personale – si legge nella delibera comunale – a tutela dei diritti di cittadini e cittadine iraniane vittime di soprusi giudiziari e dell’arbitro politico, secondo principi e idealità che rispecchiano i valori fondanti della città di Bologna”.

Nasrin Sotoudeh cittadina onoraria di Bologna


Nasrin Sotoudeh cittadina onoraria di Bologna


Nasrin Sotoudeh socia della Camera Penale di Patti

https://www.voanews.com/a/iranian-students-protest-mandatory-headscarf-rule/4915075.html (ENGLISH)

https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/news/2019/5/13/scuffles-erupt-during-student-protest-against-irans-mandatory-headscarf (ENGLISH)

https://www.iranhumanrights.org/2019/05/appeals-court-upholds-lengthy-sentence-against-female-activist-for-criticizing-chief-justice/ (ENGLISH)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nasrin_Sotoudeh (ENGLISH)

https://www.varmatin.com/vie-locale/le-barreau-de-draguignan-soutient-l-avocate-iranienne-emprisonnee-381803 (FRANCAIS)

http://www.lefigaro.fr/flash-actu/port-du-voile-heurts-entre-etudiants-a-l-universite-de-teheran-20190513 (FRANCAIS)

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

https://derstandard.at/2000103064214/Proteste-von-iranischen-Studierenden-gegen-Kopftuchzwang (DEUTSCH)

https://www.nacion.com/el-mundo/interes-humano/estudiantes-de-iran-chocan-por-obligacion-a/4W52MJOXEVCLHGPCEYCKBM2PNM/story/ (ESPANOL)

https://www.noticiasaominuto.com/mundo/1251449/estudantes-iranianos-protestam-contra-pressao-para-uso-do-veu-obrigatorio (PORTUGUES)

https://www.jn.pt/mundo/interior/alunos-protestam-em-teerao-contra-pressao-para-uso-do-veu-obrigatorio-10894397.html (PORTUGUES)

https://www.15min.lt/naujiena/aktualu/pasaulis/irano-studentai-protestuoja-pries-reikalavima-moterims-dengtis-galvas-57-1144082 (LITHUANIAN)

https://www.jagran.com/world/middle-east-iranian-human-rights-lawyer-nasrin-sotoudeh-sentenced-to-38-years-in-prison-and-148-lashes-jagran-special-19218344.html (HINDI)




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India: Three arrested for Kotdwar lawyer’s murder

May 13, 2019

मृतक अधिवक्ता सुशील रघुवंशी

Solving the infamous murder of Shushil Raghuvanshi, Pauri police on Sunday revealed that the 50-year-old lawyer was killed for his persistence in filing cases of corruption in sale of SC/ST lands. Police also arrested three suspects…


https://www.amarujala.com/dehradun/uttarakhand-lawyer-sushil-raghuvanshi-murder-planning-in-jail-all-truth (HINDI)

https://www.newstracklive.com/news/police-arrested-three-accused-in-advocate-sushil-raghuvanshi-murder-case-mc23-nu-1294066-1.html (HINDI)

The Philippines: Ombudsman asked to suspend PAO chief Acosta

May 13, 2019

The Office of the Ombudsman has been asked to suspend Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) Chief Persida Rueda-Acosta, in relation to complaints filed against her for graft, falsification and malversation.

Complainant Wilfredo Garrido Jr. also sought the suspension of Dr. Erwin Erfe for “dishonesty, oppression and grave misconduct in the performance of duty.”

In his motion to have Acosta and Erfe suspended, Garrido said the two could tamper with the cases if they continue to be in their respective positions.

Garrido cited Section 24 of R.A. No. 6770, or the Ombudsman Act of 1989 which authorizes the Ombudsman to issue a preventive suspension order “if in his judgment the evidence of guilt is strong.”

“There is imminent danger that respondents can tamper with the evidence in this case,” he said, adding that they could negatively affect the creation of the PAO Forensic Laboratory, and manipulate research results.

Garrido earlier filed a complaint before the Ombudsman accusing the two of graft, malversation, falsification of public documents and illegal use of public funds.

Dengvaxia cases

In the same complaint, Garrido said Acosta and Erfe should be investigated for grave misconduct, serious dishonesty, grave abuse of authority and conduct prejudicial to the best interest of public service.

“Apart from misusing public funds to create an office without authority, respondents’ propensity to manufacture evidence in an office under their direct control is indicative of bias, persecution, malice and downright dishonesty,” the complaint said.

Acosta and Erfe are at the center of the highly controversial Dengvaxia cases.

Both the complaint and the motion to suspend stemmed from Acosta’s initiative to create a PAO Forensic Laboratory without authority from Congress, a move that Garrido said “caters to Acosta’s whims and caprices.”

Ombudsman asked to suspend PAO chief Acosta

Suspension of PAO Chief Acosta, Erfe sought

Suspension of PAO Chief Acosta, Erfe sought


ICC prosecutor threatened with arrest if she arrives in PH



Ex-FDA chief ‘clueless’ why she was fired, cites fight with syndicates

https://tnt.abante.com.ph/pao-chief-acosta-pinasususpinde-sa-ombudsman/ (TAGALOG)

India: Lawyers’ cease-work extended till May 14

May 12, 2019

The ongoing state-wide cease work by lawyers against the April 24 incident on the Howrah court campus will now continue till May 14.