Daily Archives: 05/07/2019

Comores: Vendredi 5 juillet 2019. 10h00. Nous apprenons que Maître Moudjahidi, ainsi que les deux autres signataires d’une demande d’autorisation de manifester ont été convoqué à la gendarmerie.

le 5 juillet, 2019

L’avocat avait reçu, hier, de la préfecture du centre une interdiction d’organiser une manifestation dans la capitale le dimanche 7 juillet comme il l’envisageait avec certains amis. Il avait d’ailleurs accepté et affirmé qu’il n’irait pas à l’encontre de la décision administrative. Par contre, il avait clairement annoncé son intention de suivre les procédures en cours au pays et qui lui permettent de saisir le Ministre de l’Intérieur pour faire annuler cette interdiction.

Il est donc étonnant de voir que la Justice le convoque pour une manifestation qui n’a pas eu lieu, et dont le refus a été accepté par les potentiels organisateurs.

Sommes-nous arrivés au point où on fait pression et on condamne les gens pour des intentions et pour avoir suivi à la lettre les procédures mises en place par les lois ?

Nous rappelons également que Me Moudjahidi, avocat d’une fillette violée, a dénoncé il y a quelques jours, comme d’autres le fait que quelqu’un a essayé de faire évader le violeur condamné il y a deux semaines à 7 ans de prison.

Vendredi 5 juillet 2019. 10h00. Nous apprenons que Maître Moudjahidi, ainsi que les deux autres signataires d’une demande d’autorisation de manifester ont été convoqué à la gendarmerie.

https://comoressentiel.wordpress.com/2018/03/04/politique-interview-moudjahidi-abdoulbastoi-avocat-au-barreau-de-moroni-les-comores-traversent-actuellement-les-moments-les-plus-sombres-de-leur-histoire-apres-la-periode-des-mercenaires/

https://www.habarizacomores.com/2019/07/maitre-moudjahidi-convoque-la.html

Interview : Me AbdoulbastoiMoudjahidi : « Nous avons voulu manifester pour dénoncer le péril dictatorial qui nous guette »

Turkey: 13 FETO terror suspects arrested in Turkey

July 4, 2019

13 FETO terror suspects arrested in Turkey

At least 13 people were arrested on Thursday for their suspected links to Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), the group behind the 2016 defeated coup in Turkey, according to a security source.

The suspects were rounded up within the scope of simultaneous counter-terrorism operations in 17 provinces across Turkey.

Earlier, the prosecutor’s office in capital Ankara had issued arrest warrants for 29 suspects as part of an investigation into irregularities in staff recruitment exams, said the source, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

The suspects, which included “covert imams” — senior FETO members — civil and military judge candidates, expelled officers and on-duty lawyers, are accused of staying in FETO/PDY (Parallel State Structure) houses to study for judicial exams held in 2013, the source added.

They are sought for being member of a terror organization, aggravated fraud, and forgery with terror aims.

FETO and its U.S.-based leader Fetullah Gulen orchestrated the defeated coup attempt of July 15, 2016, which left 251 people martyred and nearly 2,200 injured.

Ankara also accuses FETO of being behind a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through the infiltration of Turkish institutions, particularly the military, police, and judiciary.

https://www.aa.com.tr/en/turkey/13-feto-terror-suspects-arrested-in-turkey/1523054

https://www.yenisafak.com/en/news/at-least-13-feto-terror-suspects-arrested-in-turkey-3484814

https://menafn.com/1098722158/Turkish-forces-detain-13-over-suspected-connections-with-FETO

Factsheet: Enforced Disappearances and Turkey

Top bureaucrat of the Minister of Justice who has affiliation with extremist groups was appointed to the Constitutional Court

Eren Keskin

https://www.coe.int/en/web/portal/-/turkey-needs-to-put-an-end-to-arbitrariness-in-the-judiciary-and-to-protect-human-rights-defenders

https://arrestedlawyers.org/

https://www.protect-lawyers.com/fr/compte-rendu-presentation-du-rapport-de-human-rights-watch-sur-la-situation-des-avocats-en-turquie/ (FRANCAIS)

Nigeria: Certificate seizure: Court orders Police to pay N5m in damages to lawyer

July 4, 2019

Group hails FG for directing police to mop-up all illegal arms

Justice Nicholas Oweibo of a Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the Police to pay N5 million in damages to Anthony Makolo, a Human Rights Campaigner, over the seizure of his Call to Bar Certificate.
Makolo had sought a court order to enforce his fundamental rights against the Police over unlawful detention and seizure of his Call to Bar Certificate.

Makolo said he was surprised when on November 12, 2018, the third and fourth respondents accosted him (applicant) at the Yaba Magistrates’ Court, handcuffed him, pushed him into a waiting Honda car and drove off to their office.
He said when it dawned on him the possible reason for his arrest, he immediately reminded them that he was not a surety for his client, but had only recommended their bails, adding that the surety is the proper person to be invited where they failed to show up.
According to him, the respondents replied that “they had no time for that”.
He said it took the intervention of his colleagues, who had seen him being whisked away from the Yaba Court’s premises, to seek his bail the following day, November 13, 2018.
He said he was admitted to bail with two sureties, while the original copy of his Call to Bar Certificate was seized by the respondent and same has not been released to him till date in spite of repeated demands.
The applicant, therefore, sought an order declaring the seizure of his Certificate as a flagrant abuse and violation of his right to legal practice, and urged the court to order the immediate release of same.
Besides, the applicant had claimed the sum of N50 million in damages against the respondents, jointly and severally, for breach of his fundamental rights.

https://theeagleonline.com.ng/certificate-seizure-court-orders-police-to-pay-n5m-in-damages-to-lawyer/

Lawyer Takes Police To Court, Demands Return Of His Certificate Of Call To Bar

Australia/Timor Leste: PM leaves door open to dropping spy case

July 5, 2019

The government has been urged to drop its prosecution of Witness K and lawyer Bernard Collaery.

The former president of East Timor, Xanana Gusmao, has urged the federal government to abandon its prosecution against a former spy known as Witness K and Canberra lawyer Bernard Collaery.

 

“These are matters that obviously get considered within the government and with the attorney-general,” Mr Morrison told ABC radio on Friday.

 

“Based on that advice, we’ll continue to consider all those matters very cautiously.”

 

The pair are charged with exposing an Australian spying operation against East Timor.

 

Mr Gusmao, who is now a senior minister, has described the charges as an injustice.

https://www.northweststar.com.au/story/6258557/pm-leaves-door-open-to-dropping-spy-case/?cs=9397

https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/am/xanana-gusmao-urges-australian-government-to-drop-charges/11280914

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/jun/05/witness-k-lawyer-say-raids-show-australia-is-becoming-oppressive-democracy

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2019/jun/06/whistleblower-protections-a-sham-says-lawyer-whose-leaks-led-to-abc-raids?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

ABC missing in action on Witness K and Bernard Collaery persecution

https://www.eurekastreet.com.au/article/witness-k-and-foreign-interference-hypocrisy

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/jul/27/national-security-being-used-to-stifle-public-interest-journalism-former-judges-warn

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

 

https://www.sbs.com.au/yourlanguage/portuguese/en/audiotrack/xanana-neste-momento-relacao-e-de-muito-mais-confianca-com-indonesia-do-que-com-australia (PORTUGUES)

https://setemargens.com/timor-leste-foi-traido-pela-australia-acusa-xanana/ (PORTUGUES)

http://noticias.sapo.tl/portugues/info/artigo/1532222.html (PORTUGUES)

France/Iran: Le soutien du barreau de Draguignan à l’avocate iranienne Nasrin Sotoudeh

le 4 juillet, 2019

Le regard déterminé de Nasrin Sotoudeh s’affiche désormais sur le mur du parvis du pôle culturel Chabran.

Cette avocate iranienne de 55 ans, lauréate du prix Sakharov du Parlement européen, a été condamnée par les autorités iraniennes à trente-trois ans de prison et 140 coups de fouet, pour incitation à la débauche.« Elle a commis deux crimes, a indiqué ce jeudi le bâtonnier Philippe Schreck. Celui d’être une femme, celui d’être une avocate, mais aussi celui d’avoir défendu des jeunes filles iraniennes coupables d’avoir ôté leur voile en public. »Ce jeudi soir, le barreau de Draguignan s’est associé au barreau national français, pour saluer son courage et exiger sa libération.Et pour que ce combat soit plus largement connu, la communauté Dracénie Provence Verdon a mis à disposition ce lieu culturel symbolique.« Il accueille 1.500 personnes par jour, a indiqué Olivier Audibert-Troin, et nous inaugurons en quelque sorte le mur des libertés. »Maître Nasrin Sotoudeh est inscrite depuis le mois de mars dernier au tableau de l’ordre des avocats, comme membre honoris causa du barreau dracénois.
« Nous nous battons pour la libération d’une avocate dracénoise », a conclu Me Schreck. 

https://www.varmatin.com/justice/le-soutien-du-barreau-de-draguignan-a-lavocate-iranienne-nasrin-sotoudeh-395379

https://www.change.org/p/lib%C3%A9rez-l-avocate-iranienne-nasrin-sotoudeh-freenasrin (SIGNEZ LA PETITION!)

https://www.franceinter.fr/monde/iran-nasrin-sotoudeh-une-icone-des-droits-des-femmes-en-prison

https://www.lessor38.fr/rentree-du-barreau-reforme-libertes-informatisation-et-invitees-d-honneur-25005.html

https://share.america.gov/fr/liran-accentue-sa-persecution-des-ecrivains-et-des-avocats/

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

https://www.amnesty.org/en/get-involved/take-action/iran-free-nasrin-satoudeh-now/ (SIGN THE PETITION!)

https://www.amnesty.org.uk/actions/free-nasrin-sotoudeh (ENGLISH)

http://www.ghandchi.com/2748-kaspar-schoppe-english.htm (ENGLISH)

https://herald.report/solidarity-march-for-a-free-iran-on-6-july-2019-in-berlin/ (ENGLISH)

https://www.dw.com/en/thousands-in-berlin-protest-irans-political-repression/a-49501155 (ENGLISH)

https://www.protect-lawyers.com/en/lawyer/amir-salar-davoodi-3/ (ENGLISH)

https://share.america.gov/iran-increases-persecution-of-writers-lawyers/ (ENGLISH)

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

https://www.lawyerpress.com/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)

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

http://www.cittadellaspezia.com/la-spezia/cultura-e-spettacolo/-nasrin-sotoudeh-una-vita-per-difendere-alla-dante-289874.aspx (ITALIANO)

https://www.iltempo.it/lavoro-adn-kronos/2019/07/08/news/iran-premio-nobel-shirin-ebadi-guerra-nucleare-non-ci-sara-1185871/ (ITALIANO)

https://www.donaukurier.de/lokales/eichstaett/Einsatz-fuer-drei-Frauen;art575,4239410 (DEUTSCH)

#FreeNasrin

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Merci à OLivier Audibert Troin et à l agglomération pour leur soutien dans ce combat pour la liberté et l égalité #barreaudedraguignan

(Ordre Des Avocats Draguignan Facebook, 4/7/19)

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#CRBO Réunion de la Conférence Régionale des Bâtonniers de l’Ouest à#SaintMalo (Ille-et-Vilaine) les 5 et 6 juillet 2019. À Saint-Malo, ville ouverte sur le monde, devant la mer sans limite, celle-là même qui baigne aussi les côtes persanes, autre berceau de grands explorateurs, les Bâtonniers de l’Ouest expriment leur soutien à l’Avocate iranienne Nasrin Soutoudeh. Le Barreau de Saint-Nazaire est représenté par les Bâtonniers Emmanuel Kierzkowski-Chatal, Bruno Denis et Benoît Gaborit.

(Ordre des Avocats de Saint-Nazaire Facebook, 6/7/19)

 

The Philippines: Killing the lawyers: 43 jurists murdered in the Philippines since 2016 | Report

July 5, 2019

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Killing the lawyers:* 43 jurists murdered in the Philippines since 2016

 Extrajudicial killing of jurists as part of a pattern of widespread and systematic violations of human rights

Report
Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada

5 July 2019

Contents

  1. Introduction. 1
  2. The Philippines’ persistent pattern of gross and systematic human rights violations. 3
  3. International law obligations. 4
  4. National legal obligations. 4
  5. Systematic impunity for extrajudicial killings. 5
  6. Conclusion and recommendations. 5
  7. Appendix: Jurists killed in the Philippines since July 2016 in date order of murder 7

1.     Introduction

Since 30 June 2016, the Government of the Philippines has engaged in a continuing, gross, and systematic campaign of extrajudicial killing in violation of the Philippines’ international law obligations. Since President Rodrigo Duterte (President Duterte) took office on 30 June 2016, an estimated 27,000[1] persons, including children,[2] have been extrajudicially killed with impunity, as part of a “war on drugs.” The Philippines’ official number is 6,600.[3] Among the victims are 43 lawyers, prosecutors and judges (jurists) assassinated between August 2016 and May 2019 and numerous human rights defenders (defenders). This pattern of gross and systematic violations contravenes the Philippines’ obligation to prevent and remedy violations of the right to life. The widespread murders of jurists also causes violations of the rights to legal representation and a fair trial.

In only five cases are suspects in custody or charges pending against a suspect. In the remaining  cases there appears to have been no effective investigation or minimal progress on investigations. In addition to the 43 jurists murdered, eight lawyers have survived murderous attacks, and one has been abducted and disappeared. A court worker and two paralegals are also among those extrajudicially killed. A list of the 43 jurists with dates of death and status of investigations as of 10 June 2019 is found in the Appendix to this report.

Philippines: Killing the lawyers: Forty jurists murdered in the Philippines since 2016 | Report

https://www.lrwc.org/

Philippines: failure to investigate killings demands UN action

Attacks on Philippines Lawyers 10 June 2019 (1) (IAPL MONITORING COMMITTEE REPORT)

PH’s disinformation campaign in Geneva