Daily Archives: 20/05/2019

Turkey/Russia: Lawyer for suspect in Karlov assassination case indicted over Gülen links

May 20, 2019

Erdem Semih Yıldız, the lawyer for Salih Yılmaz, who is standing trial in connection with the December 2016 murder of Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov, has been indicted for alleged links to the Gülen movement, the T24 news website reported on Monday.

The indictment demanded up to 15 years’ imprisonment for Erdem Semih Yıldız due to his alleged links to the Gülen movement, which the Turkish government blames for a failed coup in 2016 and labels as a terrorist group.

Karlov was shot dead by an off-duty policeman while speaking at an Ankara exhibit opening in December 2016. The gunman, Mevlüt Mert Altıntaş, was killed by police at the scene.

In the course of the assassination Altıntaş shouted slogans in reference to Russia’s offensive in Aleppo as well as a war chant used by a jihadist group in Syria.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the pro-government media were quick to lay the blame on the Gülen movement.

They insisted on the narrative despite the fact that many suspects denied having any links with the movement and admitted other Islamic affiliations.

https://www.turkishminute.com/2019/05/20/lawyer-for-suspect-in-karlov-assassination-case-indicted-over-gulen-links/Ñ

https://ahvalnews.com/andrei-karlov/turkish-lawyer-russian-envoy-murder-case-charged-links-gulen-movement

https://www.sabah.com.tr/gundem/2019/05/20/karlov-davasindaki-fetocu-avukat-desifre-oldu (TURKCE)

https://www.gazeteduvar.com.tr/turkiye/2019/05/20/karlov-saniginin-avukatina-feto-iddianamesi/ (TURKCE)

https://www.takvim.com.tr/guncel/2019/05/20/karlov-suikasti-saniginin-avukatinin-soke-eden-mesajlari-ortaya-cikti (TURKCE)

France: L’avocate du rappeur Nick Conrad a porté plainte pour menaces

le 20 mai, 2019

Une enquête a été ouverte par le parquet de Bobigny et pointe notamment vers des identitaires.

Chloé Arnoux et Nick Conrad en janvier

Quand ce n’est pas Nick Conrad qui fait l’objet d’une plainte, c’est son avocate qui en dépose une. Chloé Arnoux, qui défend le rappeur contre lequel Christophe Castaner a saisi la justice ce week-end, a confirmé ce lundi 20 mai auprès du HuffPost s’être rendue auprès des autorités le mois dernier. Elle a porté plainte pour menaces de mort et de viols, et insultes misogynes et racistes.

Comme le relaie LCI, elle venait alors d’assurer la défense du rappeur Nick Conrad dans l’affaire du clip “Pendez les blancs”. Le rappeur a été condamné en mars à une amende de 5000 euros avec sursis. Il a fait appel.

Toujours selon le site de la chaîne d’info en continu, Chloé Arnoux a par la suite “été la cible d’une campagne anonyme” au cours de laquelle elle a reçu une dizaine de mails et messages particulièrement violents et insultants.

Des identitaires à la manœuvre?

Selon LCI, des messages relayaient directement des sites internet identifiés comme appartenant à la fachosphère. Une capture d’écran transmise par Chloé Arnoux au HuffPost montre également un article particulièrement insultant du site “Démocratie participative”, connu pour ses “articles” racistes, antisémites, misogynes ou homophobes. En novembre dernier, le tribunal de grande instance de Paris avait ordonné le blocage de cette plateforme en France.

L’affaire ne se limite d’ailleurs pas à des messages sur internet. Outre que les auteurs de ces missives lui assurent qu’ils la surveillent et qu’ils savent où elle habite, une enquête a été ouverte après que des hommes semblant attendre au pied du cabinet de Chloé Arnoux ont été repérés. Une enquête ouverte par le parquet de Bobigny est toujours en cours. Au Huffpost, l’avocate précise: “Je ne craindrai jamais d’exercer le métier que j’ai choisi. Mais il me serait incompréhensible que ces comportements xénophobes et misogynes ne soient pas condamnés, sans réserve et sans ambiguïté”.

https://www.huffingtonpost.fr/entry/lavocate-du-rappeur-nick-conrad-a-porte-plainte-pour-menaces_fr_5ce2ad40e4b00735a91b63a3?ncid=fcbklnkfrhpmg00000001&fbclid=IwAR2JpEhkMc1QpHeXggz50Lqa4ZD0AJ77nSd00m5zRF1GWJoDSCFXz_Rzo_0

https://www.closermag.fr/politique/nick-conrad-l-avocate-du-rappeur-menacee-de-mort-apres-son-nouveau-clip-polemiqu-971519

https://www.lci.fr/police/info-lci-nick-conrad-l-avocate-du-rappeur-menacee-de-mort-une-enquete-en-cours-2121649.html

https://www.francetvinfo.fr/culture/musique/rap/affaire-nick-conrad-l-avocate-du-rappeur-menacee-de-mort-une-enquete-est-ouverte_3451959.html

https://www.jeanmarcmorandini.com/article-393859-le-parquet-de-bobigny-a-ouvert-une-enquete-pour-menaces-de-mort-apres-que-l-avocate-du-rappeur-nick-conrad-a-recu-plusieurs-menaces-de-mort-et-de-viol.html

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India/Canada: Gurpreet Singh: Indian lawyer Deepika Singh Rajawat presented with medal of courage in Surrey

May 19, 2019

Indians Abroad for Pluralist India members Rakesh Kumar and Parshotam Dosanjh were among many who were present to hear Deepika Singh Rajawat (right) speak at the Surrey City Centre Library.

A visiting human rights lawyer from India who fought for justice to the family of an eight-year-old victim of rape and murder was honoured at a well-attended public event in Surrey on Saturday (May 18).

Deepika Singh Rajawat stepped forward at personal risk to defend the family of Asifa Bano—a Muslim nomad girl who was kidnapped, sexually assaulted, and killed by Hindu fundamentalists in the northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir in January 2018.

Those involved in the conspiracy wanted to terrorize and humiliate Muslims in the area by and using rape as a weapon.

Rajawat faced threats and intimidation in the deeply polarized society of India. The accused continue to enjoy the patronage of the ruling right-wing Hindu nationalist Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP), which holds power in India.

Rajawat was presented with the Radical Desi medal of courage at the Surrey City Centre Library by members of Indians Abroad for Pluralist India (IAPI).

IAPI president Parshotam Dosanjh presented her with the medal amid huge applause.

Radical Desi is an online publication that covers alternative politics and last year it declared Rajawat as its Person of the Year. IAPI and Radical Desi have partnered on number of initiatives.

https://www.straight.com/news/1242651/gurpreet-singh-indian-lawyer-deepika-singh-rajawat-presented-medal-courage-surrey

https://www.straight.com/news/1242336/gurpreet-singh-visiting-human-rights-defender-india-introduced-bc-mlas

Human rights defender from India, Deepika Singh Rajawat, introduced to BC Legislature

https://www.straight.com/news/1096511/gurpreet-singh-surrey-based-trinjan-celebrates-advocate-family-asifa-bano

https://www.news18.com/news/india/they-may-kill-me-but-i-wont-back-out-how-kathua-rape-victims-lawyer-dodges-death-every-day-1927503.html

I Don’t Know Till When I Will Be Alive Says Kathua Rape Case Lawyer

https://www.telegraphindia.com/india/no-house-for-deepika-singh-rajawat-lawyer-who-fought-for-family-of-8-year-old-kathua-girl-who-was-raped-and-murdered/cid/1678388

https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/-all-power-to-deepika-singh-rajawat-tweets-emma-watson-on-kathua-rape-murder-victim-s-lawyer-1226324-2018-05-04

https://m.punjabitribuneonline.com/article/%E0%A8%AE%E0%A8%A8%E0%A9%81%E0%A9%B1%E0%A8%96%E0%A9%80-%E0%A8%85%E0%A8%A7%E0%A8%BF%E0%A8%95%E0%A8%BE%E0%A8%B0-%E0%A8%95%E0%A8%BE%E0%A8%B0%E0%A8%95%E0%A9%81%E0%A8%A8-%E0%A8%A6%E0%A8%BE-%E0%A8%AC/1551607 (HINDI)

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