Daily Archives: 27/06/2019

The Philippines: Kidnapping charges vs rights lawyer junked

June 27, 2019

The Sagay City prosecutor dismissed for lack of probable cause the kidnapping and serious illegal detention charges filed against Katherine Panguban, lawyer of one of the witnesses in Sagay 9 massacre.

In a resolution dated June 17, Assistant State Prosecutor Ferdinand Fernandez said there “no kidnapping to speak of” as Lester, the alleged victim, voluntarily went with his mother.

The prosecutor noted that a turnover agreement was signed Oct. 25, 2018 by all parties concerned in the presence of social welfare officers.

Lester’s father Vic Pedaso filed the case against Panguban. Pedaso also did not attend the scheduled hearing despite due notice.

Panguban welcomed the resolution.

“I am thankful to our brave clients ‘ Lester’ and his mother. It is through their resolve to stand up for truth and justice that this was made possible,” Panguban told Bulatlat.

The young lawyer said the “quest for justice does not end here.”

Kidnapping charges vs rights lawyer junked

NUPL lawyer seeks dismissal of case for kidnap of 14-year-old massacre survivor

DOJ drops kidnapping case vs human-rights lawyer

http://www.manilastandard.net/news/national/298455/doj-clears-rights-lawyer-of-kidnap.html

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2018/11/13/1868279/regional-rights-group-drop-charges-vs-lawyer-sagay-witnesss-mom

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2018/11/04/1865812/kidnapping-raps-vs-lawyer-sagay-9-witnesss-mother-baseless-karapatan-says

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/nation/699224/doj-junks-raps-vs-lawyer-accused-of-kidnapping-boy-survivor-of-sagay-massacre/story/

DOJ dismisses kidnapping raps vs NUPL lawyer

Cameroon/France: Calixthe Beyala veut faire sanctionner l’avocate française Dominique Fousse

le 26 juin, 2019

La romancière reproche à la juriste le fait d’avoir commenté sur les réseaux sociaux l’action judiciaire qu’elle vient d’intenter au Cameroun contre la fondatrice du complexe scolaire Le Paradis des anges. L’écrivain de renom a décidé de saisir le bâtonnier de l’Ordre des avocats du Cameroun « avant d’y donner une suite judiciaire ».

Calixthe Beyala en colère contre une avocate. La romancière en veut à Me Dominique Fousse. Elle lui reproche le fait d’avoir donné sur Facebook le 25 juin 2019 des détails sur l’action qu’elle vient d’intenter devant la justice camerounaise contre dame Mispa Ngo Hega. Dans le post de protestation publié sur le même réseau social mardi, la romancière s’étonne sans la citer de ce que la juriste française ait entrepris de parler de « son » affaire sur Facebook. Cela dit, elle annonce la riposte.

« Je vais saisir le bâtonnier de l’ordre des avocats par respect pour cette profession avant d’y donner une suite judiciaire. Tout mon combat et je sais que je ne suis pas parfaite, a un seul objectif : faire bouger les lignes dans le bon sens pour que la société se porte mieux dans l’intérêt de tous ».

Dans son post intitulé « à moi les enfants de la veuve », Me Dominique Fousse qui serait avocate de l’accusée rapportait que « l’ écrivaine Calixte Beyala a voulu faire arrêter Mispa Ngo Hega ce matin (mardi 25 juin 2019) ». Elle poursuivait sa narration en ces termes : « En effet un mandat d amener a été décerné contre la directrice de l école paradis des anges alors qu’elle n avait pas été convoquée préalablement. Ce mandat d amener est signé du Procureur de la République du Tribunal de Première instance de Yaoundé Centre administratif. Elle s est dirigée vers la police judiciaire de Douala ou elle a commencé d’être entendue. Elle doit se rendre à Yaoundé demain pour y poursuivre son audition a la Dpj. La décision du tribunal de Paris a eu le mérite d énerver notre illustre écrivaine qui entend se venger et faire intervenir ces amitiés agissantes. On ne peut laisser violer les libertés individuelles de cette façon. On a froid dans le dos .Où va- t- on?? Une justice instrumentalisée et au service ».

http://www.cameroon-info.net/article/cameroun-justice-calixthe-beyala-veut-faire-sanctionner-lavocate-francaise-dominique-fousse-346314.html

http://www.cameroon-info.net/article/cameroun-justice-calixthe-beyala-veut-faire-sanctionner-lavocate-francaise-dominique-fousse-346314.html

Cameroun: Calixthe Beyala veut faire sanctionner l’avocate Dominique Fousse

https://www.camer.be/74551/11:1/cameroun-soutenons-ensemble-le-collectif-davocats-de-maitre-dominique-fousse-cameroon.html

https://www.camer.be/75555/11:1/cameroun-affaire-mispa-ngo-hega-fondatrice-de-lecole-le-paradis-des-anges-suite-cameroon.html

http://www.cl2p.org/notre-soutien-a-maitre-dominique-fousse-menacee-en-sa-qualite-davocate-dune-victime-de-mme-calixthe-beyala-au-cameroun/

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India: Three masked men attack Bijnor lawyer with iron rod

June 27, 2019

 

Three masked men allegedly attacked a 36-year-old lawyer with iron rods on Wednesday.

The incident happened when the lawyer was going from Bijnor from Mandawar.  The lawyer had registered an FIR against the three men…

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/meerut/three-masked-men-attack-bijnor-lawyer-with-iron-rod/articleshow/69964812.cms

Turkey: Four More Lawyers from People’s Law Bureau Arrested

June 25, 2019

Attorneys Ebru Timtik, Ayşegül Çağatay, Görkem Ağdede, and Nadide Özdemir have been arrested after beign taken into custody on June 20.

The attorneys from the Contemporary Lawyers’ Association (ÇHD) and the People’s Law Bureau (HHB) and three other people who were detained on June 20 were brought to the İstanbul Courthouse this morning (June 25).

Attorney Timtik, who was sentenced to 13 years and 6 months in prison for “membership of a terrorist organization,” has been arrested and sent to jail.

CLICK – 18 Lawyers Sentenced to Prison for 159 Years, 1 Month, 30 Days in Total

Today, Timtik also gave a statement in another lawsuit that was filed against her for the same offense.

“There is already an unlawful verdict on me by the İstanbul 37th Heavy Penal Court but the judiciary, not abiding by its own verdicts, has opened a repeating investigation,” Timtik remarked.

http://bianet.org/english/law/209755-four-more-lawyers-from-people-s-law-bureau-arrested

Factsheet on Turkey’s state of emergency dismissals

Report on criminal liabilities with regard to torture incident took place in Ankara Police Headquarters between 20 and 31 May 2019.

Four woman lawyers have been arrested in Istanbul

https://www.frontlinedefenders.org/en/case/14-lawyers-arrested-and-charged

https://bianet.org/bianet/insan-haklari/209748-hhb-den-dort-avukat-daha-tutuklandi (TURKCE)

https://www.gazeteduvar.com.tr/turkiye/2019/06/25/halkin-hukuk-burosu-uyesi-4-avukat-tutuklandi/ (TURKCE)

https://www.amnesty.de/mitmachen/petition/juristische-schikanen-gegen-eren-keskin-beenden?ref=23652 (DEUTSCH)

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(L’Observatoire des Avocats Facebook, 20/06/19)

Sudan: Must Read: ABA ROLI Partner, Abdelrahman Al Gasim, Delivers Statement on the Human Rights Situation in Sudan to the African Commission

June 3, 2019

Lawyers, journalists, and human rights defenders in Sudan have faced arbitrary detention, torture, and death by Sudanese military and security forces for decades. These military and security forces are often shielded from prosecution. On April 11, 2019, after almost 5 months of civilian-led protests against the regime, the Bashir government was overthrown. 

Following this, ABA ROLI supported two members of the Darfur Bar Association to attend the 64th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) where they delivered a statement on the current human rights situation in Sudan. In short, the statement calls upon the ACHPR to support the demands of the Sudanese people of the government, to investigate the widespread human rights violations (particularly in Darfur, Nuba Mountains, and Blue Nile States), and to support the release of persons detained by the former regime. 

The statement was delivered by Abdelrahman Al Gasim, who received the ABA International Human Rights Award in 2018. 

Joint Oral Intervention Presented by Mr. Abdelrahman Al Gasim on behalf of Al-Khatim Adlan Centre for Enlightenment, Darfur Bar Association, and Darfur Relief and Documentation Center

ACHPR 64th Ordinary Session April 24 – May 14, 2019, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

https://abaruleoflaw.blogspot.com/2019/06/must-read-aba-roli-partner-abdelrahman.html

https://www.dabangasudan.org/en/all-news/article/demonstrations-all-over-sudan-during-the-weekend-protestors-hurt-in-el-obeid

https://www.dabangasudan.org/en/all-news/article/sudan-protests-continue-leading-up-to-march-of-millions

https://allafrica.com/stories/201906240446.html

https://www.trtworld.com/africa/un-rights-chief-calls-for-halt-to-repression-sudan-unrest-27277

https://www.france24.com/fr/20190619-soudan-omar-el-bechir-procureure-cpi-remis-transfert-haye-onu-crime-humanite (FRANCAIS)

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(L’Observatoire des Avocats Facebook, 22/06/19)

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Egypt: Police Arrest 8, Raid Businesses Over Coup d’Etat Funding Claim

June 25, 2019

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Egyptian police raided 19 businesses and arrested eight people in the capital Cairo, Alexandria and Ismailia on Tuesday over claims the firms were funding a coup d’etat, according to the interior ministry.

The police took action to curtail businesses allegedly “intent on overthrowing the state and its institutions” by carrying out “violent acts”, the interior ministry said in a statement.

Footage provided by the interior ministry broadcast on Egyptian television showed the police officers raiding the various businesses, adding on video that a total of 250 million Egyptian pounds (13 million euros) was seized.

The ministry said that the businesses were affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood, the outlawed political group briefly in power under Mohamed Morsi, who died after fainting in a courtroom last week.

Police arrested human rights lawyer and political figure Zyad el-Elaimy, along with journalists and businessmen.

Elaimy worked to overthrow Hosni Mubarak in 2011 and became a lawmaker for a year. His mother, Ekram Youssef, told Agence France Presse newswire that he was visiting a friend in Maadi, a Cairo suburb, when he was arrested early Tuesday.

https://allafrica.com/stories/201906260381.html

https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2019/06/egypt-chilling-wave-of-arbitrary-arrests-as-authorities-intensify-crackdown-on-critics-and-opponents/

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/06/190625164139901.html

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-egypt-activist/egyptian-activist-detained-on-charges-of-insulting-president-idUSBRE93T14W20130430

https://www.thenational.ae/world/mena/egypt-makes-arrests-over-muslim-brotherhood-plot-to-topple-sisi-government-1.878912

https://en.annahar.com/article/989164-egypt-arrests-8-including-exlawmaker-and-secular-activists

Egypt detains prominent opposition leader over alleged anti-government plot

https://www.frontlinedefenders.org/en/case/detention-and-prosecution-haytham-mohamadeen

http://en.rfi.fr/africa/20190625-egyptian-police-arrest-8-raid-19-businesses-over-coup-d-etat-funding-claim

Activists seized in Egypt dawn raids accused of “economic conspiracy”

Haitham Mohamedain’s detention sparks fears of new crackdown: Amnesty

https://www.amnesty.org.uk/press-releases/egypt-authorities-trying-legalise-repression-new-report

https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2019/07/egypt-detainees-trapped-in-revolving-doors-of-prison-system-as-authorities-bypass-release-orders/

https://www.facebook.com/Freeelelaimy/

#FreeZyadElelaimy

#freezyad

https://ecesr.org/?p=775941&fbclid=IwAR0QONqa8w5GxgU9uT2SQDNj-Bl-ZmlH7nkYt8so_fwYcTZG7KvT6GaVYd4 (ARABIC)

https://daamdth.org/archives/5380 (ARABIC)

https://cihrs.org/%D9%85%D8%B5%D8%B1-%D9%85%D9%86%D8%B8%D9%85%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D8%AD%D9%82%D9%88%D9%82%D9%8A%D8%A9-%D8%AA%D8%AF%D9%8A%D9%86-%D8%AD%D9%85%D9%84%D8%A9-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%82%D8%A8%D8%B6-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A3%D8%AE/?fbclid=IwAR3SXW8n4b3lHX7htyQHqeBmn9ooTOFY45Y4ejwfQk4taY7C7i7nr8WfgjA (ARABIC)

https://www.amnesty.fr/presse/gypte-lintensification-de-la-rpression-visant-les-? (FRANCAIS)

https://www.debate.com.mx/mundo/Egipto-arresta-a-8-vinculados-con-el-levantamiento-de-2011-20190625-0269.html (ESPANOL)

https://www.20minutos.com/noticia/156013/0/egipto-arresta-a-8-vinculados-con-el-levantamiento-de-2011/ (ESPANOL)

https://www.ilfattoquotidiano.it/2019/06/30/egitto-attivisti-in-manette-e-sindacati-smantellati-la-stretta-di-al-sisi-dopo-la-morte-di-giulio-regeni/5290452/ (ITALIANO)

https://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2019/06/25/egyptische-autoriteiten-arresteren-activist-zyad-elelaimy-a3964976 (NEDERLAND)

https://www.publico.pt/2019/06/25/mundo/noticia/principal-lider-protestos-2011-egipto-detido-1877590 (PORTUGUES)

 

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Iran/France: Caroline Vigneaux – Libérez Nasrin Sotoudeh

le 26 juin, 2019

L’avocate iranienne Nasrin Sotoudeh a été condamnée à 148 coups de fouet et 38 ans de prison. Son amie l’humoriste Caroline Vigneaux prend sa défense.

Fini de rire : Caroline Vigneaux prend tres au serieux le sort reserve a l'avocate iranienne Nasrin Sotoudeh.

C’est le début de l’été 2018. Je suis à Ispahan, en Iran. Je sirote un Spritz rafraîchissant, me prélasse au soleil après une passionnante visite du titanesque palais Ali Qâpou. Ce n’est pas ma boisson qui m’enivre – il m’en faut un peu plus –, mais le tourbillon de souvenirs que je viens d’accumuler au cours des derniers jours. Quelle beauté ! Et qu’on se sent petit devant tant d’Histoire ! L’Iran du XXIe siècle vibre au même rythme que la Perse du XVIIe, animée de mille et une couleurs.

En face de moi, mon amie s’évente de la main en remontant ses lunettes de soleil sur son crâne ; elles se noient dans sa dense chevelure brune. Elle me sourit et se redresse pour regarder la place Naghch-e Djahan. Je l’observe. Le profil de Nasrin est le reflet exact de son caractère : son nez droit, son menton saillant, son front conquérant… C’est une femme déterminée, tournée vers l’avenir, emplie d’espoir. Le genre de personnes qu’on se félicite de connaître, car la voir être, l’observer agir offrent une source d’inspiration inépuisable.

Moi non plus, je ne suis pas épuisée. Malgré les kilomètres parcourus,des ruines de Persépolis au désert des Kaluts, je suis contaminée par l’énergie contagieuse de Nasrin. Ensemble, nous nous sommes perdues dans le plus grand bazar du monde, à Téhéran, entre les étoffes vives, portées par l’odeur entêtante du cuir tanné et des épices. Ensemble, nous avons admiré la roche noire dans le désert du Dasht-e Lut, les dunes à perte de vue… Ensemble, nous avons respiré l’air frais de la montagne, au-dessus du village rouge d’Abyaneh.

https://www.lepoint.fr/debats/caroline-vigneaux-liberez-nasrin-sotoudeh-26-06-2019-2321257_2.php

https://www.amnesty.fr/liberte-d-expression/actualites/free-nasrin-sotoudeh-manifestation

https://www.lalibre.be/actu/international/appel-aux-femmes-juristes-pour-racheter-la-peine-de-nasrin-sotoudeh-condamnee-a-38-ans-de-prison-et-148-coups-de-fouets-en-iran-5d137c709978e215c704b9bc

https://www.7sur7.be/belgique/des-femmes-juristes-belges-se-mobilisent-pour-racheter-la-peine-de-nasrin-sotoudeh~a149ae57/

https://www.lameuse.be/405924/article/2019-06-26/lavocate-liegeoise-prete-etre-fouettee-pour-sa-consoeur-diran

http://www.justice-en-ligne.be/article1200.html

Mobilisons-nous pour Nasrin Sotoudeh. Collectivisons sa peine !

https://www.ccbe.eu/fileadmin/speciality_distribution/public/documents/HUMAN_RIGHTS/HR_Position_papers/EN_20190625_UIA-AIJA-CCBE-Joint-Statement-Situation-of-Lawyers-in-Iran.pdf (ENGLISH)

https://www.europapress.es/catalunya/noticia-abogados-atocha-abogadas-nasrin-sotoudeh-umit-buyukdag-pallapupas-premis-valors-20190626135814.html (ESPANOL)

https://www.abogacia.es/2019/06/28/la-fundacion-abogados-de-atocha-las-abogadas-nasrin-sotoudeh-y-umit-buyukdag-y-la-asociacion-pallapupas-premios-valors-2019-de-la-abogacia-catalana/ (ESPANOL)

https://cordobabuenasnoticias.com/2019/07/02/el-consejo-general-de-la-abogacia-convoca-la-xxi-edicion-del-premio-derechos-humanos-dedicado-a-la-defensa-de-un-planeta-sostenible/ (ESPANOL)

https://ildubbio.news/ildubbio/2019/07/02/gli-avvocati-di-milano-a-difesa-dei-diritti-umani/ (ITALIANO)

http://www.ravennanotizie.it/articoli/2019/07/03/avvocati-e-magistrati-di-ravenna-ricordano-collega-nasrin-sotoudeh-detenuta-nelle-carceri-iraniane.html (ITALIANO)

https://share.america.gov/pt-br/ira-aumenta-perseguicao-a-escritores-e-advogados%E2%80%A8/ (PORTUGUES)

https://www.elpuntavui.cat/societat/article/5-societat/1627827-l-advocacia-catalana-entrega-els-premis-valors.html (CATALAN)

#FreeNasrin