Daily Archives: 11/07/2019

Algeria: Un rassemblement des avocats devant le tribunal de Sidi M’hamed à Alger pour la libération des détenus d’opinion

le 11 juillet, 2019

Un rassemblement des avocats devant le tribunal de Sidi M’hamed à Alger pour la libération des détenus d’opinion

Algérie : Le tribunal de Sidi Mhammed « en alerte »

https://www.elwatan.com/edition/actualite/marche-des-avocats-a-alger-non-a-la-justice-du-telephone-11-07-2019

Marche des avocats à Alger pour la libération des détenus

https://www.huffpostmaghreb.com/entry/les-avocats-marchent-a-alger-en-solidarite-avec-les-detenus-politiques_mg_5d2706cce4b0583e482c7ed0

Vidéo – Manifestation des avocats à Alger pour une « justice libre »

http://www.radioalgerie.dz/news/fr/article/20190711/174411.html

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Italy/Iran: NASRIN SOTOUDEH, UNA VITA PER DIFENDERE

10/07/19

L’evento, dal titolo “Nasrin Sotoudeh, una vita per difendere”, è dedicato a far conoscere e a dare voce all’avvocata iraniana Nasrin Sotoudeh, la quale è detenuta perché tutela nel suo Paese i diritti umani, in generale, e quelli delle donne, in particolare.

L’iniziativa consiste nella lettura a tre voci (due femminili e una maschile) di lettere e interventi di Nasrin Sotoudeh che descrivono in ordine cronologico il suo percorso umano e professionale: si parte dalle lettere inviate ai figli, al marito, al capo della Magistratura iraniana e dal ricordo di Haleh Sahabi (figlia di un noto attivista iraniano per i diritti umani), scritti nel 2011, durante il primo periodo di detenzione; si prosegue con la lettera dell’11 dicembre 2012 (composta in occasione del conferimento del Premio Sacharov) e il messaggio del 22 giugno 2018 (scritto dieci giorni dopo essere stata di nuovo arrestata per il suo sostegno alle donne che, a Teheran, lungo il Viale Enghelàb – ribattezzato “Viale della Rivoluzione” – hanno manifestato contro l’obbligo di portare in pubblico il velo (hijàb) e alla battaglia per l’abolizione della tortura) e con la lettera con la quale ha commentato la sentenza di condanna emessa nei suoi confronti l’11 marzo 2019 dal Tribunale Islamico Rivoluzionario; si finisce con il messaggio inviato alla Presidente dell’Ordine degli Avvocati di Parigi, Marie-Aimée Peyron, letto, nel corso della conferenza tenuta l’11 aprile 2019 alla “Maison du Barreau” di Parigi, dal Premio Nobel per la pace Shirìn Ebadì, avvocata e attivista per i diritti umani iraniana in esilio.

Alla lettura della testimonianza – contenuta negli scritti sopra menzionati – delle ragioni per cui Nasrin Sotoudeh si batte da sempre, è affiancata quella del testo della sentenza con la quale, in data 11 marzo 2019, il Tribunale Rivoluzionario Islamico l’ha condannata alla pena di anni trentatre e mesi sei di reclusione e centoquarantotto frustate.

https://laboratoriocamenzind.blogspot.com/2019/07/nasrin-sotoudeh-una-vita-per-difendere.html

https://www.mentelocale.it/la-spezia/eventi/134128-nasrin-sotoudeh-spettacolo-teatrale-attivista-iraniana.htm

https://www.ilfattoquotidiano.it/2019/07/12/nasrin-sotoudeh-lavvocata-iraniana-e-cittadina-onoraria-di-bologna-a-quando-gli-altri-comuni/5318822/

https://www.playhitmusic.it/2019/07/nasrin-sotoudeh-lavvocata-iraniana-e-cittadina-onoraria-di-bologna-a-quando-gli-altri-comuni/

http://www.radiocittafujiko.it/news/donne-per-nasrin-sotoudeh-nasce-il-comitato-per-la-liberazione-dell-avvocata

http://www.dailyviewsonline.com/cultura/In-Iran-alcuni-si-tolgono-i-loro-hijabs-come-hard-liners-spingere-indietro-h15729.html

https://www.dw.com/en/thousands-in-berlin-protest-irans-political-repression/a-49501155-0 (ENGLISH)

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

https://iranhumanrights.org/2019/07/un-seriously-concerned-over-irans-consistent-pattern-of-denying-prisoners-medical-treatment/ (ENGLISH)

https://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/wireStory/iran-off-hijabs-hard-liners-push-back-64334862 (ENGLISH)

https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2019/07/iran-cruel-campaign-to-extract-propaganda-confessions-from-protesters-against-compulsory-veiling/ (ENGLISH)

https://www.lawtimesnews.com/practice-areas/human-rights/lso-expresses-concern-over-global-human-rights-violations/277066#.XS8Kl4Ty_4Y.twitter (ENGLISH)

http://www.presseagence.fr/lettre-economique-politique-paca/2019/07/04/draguignan-un-geste-de-soutien-a-nasrin-sotoudeh/ (FRANCAIS)

https://www.amnesty.be/je-veux-agir/agir-en-ligne/ecrire-des-lettres/article/un-avocat-condamne-a-plus-de-29-ans-de-prison (FRANCAIS)

http://www.lefigaro.fr/flash-actu/avant-le-rendez-vous-de-biarritz-un-g7-des-avocats-a-ete-organise-a-paris-20190712 (FRANCAIS)

https://www.lesechos.fr/monde/enjeux-internationaux/premiere-reunion-des-avocats-du-g7-1038488 (FRANCAIS)

https://www.amnesty.de/mitmachen/urgent-action/menschenrechtsanwalt-zu-gefaengns-und-stockhieben-verurteilt (DEUTSCH)

http://mietspiegelnews.com/kultur/Im-Iran-einige-nehmen-Ihre-hijabs-als-hard-Liner-push-zuruck-h26570.html (DEUTSCH)

https://www.amnesty.nl/actueel/irans-gedwongen-bekentenissen-hoofddoek (NEDERLANDS)

https://inosmi.ru/politic/20190710/245446299.html (RUSSIAN)

#FreeNasrin

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Israel/Ethiopa: Death threats made against lawyer for cop who shot and killed Ethiopian-Israeli

July 11, 2019

Yair Nadashi files police complaint after receiving text messages warning him that his ‘time is short’ and ‘Judgment Day is coming’

The attorney for a police officer who shot dead a Ethiopian-Israeli during a street altercation received threats Tuesday night warning him to repent since his time “is short.”

Several anonymous text messages sent to Yair Nadashi accused him of serving as an “attorney for a murderer. Your time is short. Repent. Judgment day is coming.”

Nadashi filed a complaint with police over the incident.

The off-duty police officer, whose name is barred from publication by a court order, shot to death 19-year-old Solomon Tekah in Haifa on June 30, setting off protests across the country against police brutality that have seen violence and destruction of property.

The officer claims he was trying to break up a street fight he came across but was set upon by three youths who hurled stones at him, endangering his life. He claims he then fired a warning shot at the ground, which investigators probing the incident believe ricocheted and hit Tekah.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/death-threats-made-against-lawyer-for-cop-who-shot-and-killed-ethiopian-israeli/

https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/israeli-press-review-thousands-protest-after-police-kill-ethiopian-israeli-teen

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/with-protests-ahead-probe-backs-cop-s-claim-he-didn-t-shoot-at-ethiopian-israeli-1.7455940

‘Black, white, we’re all human’: A whole bunch protest police capturing of Ethiopian Israeli teen – Israel Information

http://actualite-israel.com/l-avocat-du-policier-ayant-tue-solomon-tekah-menace-de-mort-699335/ (FRANCAIS)

http://www.isra.com/news/232242 (RUSSIAN)

India: CBI raids Delhi, Mumbai homes of Supreme Court lawyers Indira Jaising and Anand Grover in foreign funding case

July 11, 2019

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is carrying out raids at Delhi, Mumbai homes of Supreme Court lawyers Indira Jaising and Anand Grover in foreign funding case.

https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/cbi-raids-delhi-mumbai-homes-of-supreme-court-lawyers-indira-jaising-and-anand-grover-in-foreign-funding-case/story-Btu7XaZxbpDQuNaPxkXdwM.html

India: authorities must stop harassment of Lawyers Collective and repeal Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act

https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/senior-lawyers-indira-jaising-and-anand-grovers-home-office-raided-by-cbi-over-alleged-violation-in-2067649

https://indianexpress.com/article/india/indira-jaising-anand-grover-cbi-raids-delhi-mumbai-lawyers-collective-5824707/

https://www.india.com/news/india/cbi-raids-residences-of-senior-advocates-indira-jaising-anand-grover-in-foreign-funding-case-3714186/

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/cbi-registers-criminal-case-against-lawyers-collective-names-anand-grover-in-fir/article28051166.ece

https://www.news18.com/news/india/cbi-raids-senior-lawyers-indira-jaising-anand-grovers-home-offices-for-violating-foreign-funding-norms-2225819.html

https://www.theweek.in/wire-updates/national/2019/07/11/del3-cbi-lawyers%20collective.html

https://www.financialexpress.com/india-news/cbi-raids-indira-jaising-anand-grover-latest-news-ngo-foreign-funding-fera-violations/1640309/

Breaking: CBI raids residence, offices of Indira Jaising and Anand Grover in FCRA case

https://www.nationalheraldindia.com/india/cbi-raids-offices-and-house-of-indira-jaising-anand-grover

https://thewire.in/rights/cbi-indira-jaising-anand-grover-fcra

https://scroll.in/latest/930140/cbi-searches-homes-offices-of-lawyers-indira-jaising-and-anand-grover-in-fcra-violation-case

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

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

https://www.jagran.com/news/national-cbi-raids-lawyers-indira-jaising-anand-grover-in-foreign-funding-case-19389553.html (HINDI)

https://www.amarujala.com/india-news/cbi-carrying-out-raids-at-delhi-mumbai-homes-of-indira-jaising-and-anand-grover (HINDI)

Algeria: Avocats : S’inscrire dans la dynamique de changement

le 11 juillet, 2019

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L’Union nationale des ordres des avocats (UNOA) a lancé un appel à tous les avocats algériens pour participer aux marches que cette corporation a prévues aujourd’hui à Alger, Oran et Annaba. Une action qui devrait être suivie par la cessation de toutes les activités judiciaires le même jour.

L’Union nationale des ordres des avocats (UNOA) a lancé un appel à tous les avocats algériens pour participer aux marches que cette corporation a prévues aujourd’hui à Alger, Oran et Annaba. Une action qui devrait être suivie par la cessation de toutes les activités judiciaires le même jour.
Les avocats ont annoncé avoir décidé de sortir dans la rue, chaque jeudi, pour soutenir le mouvement populaire. Une décision qui a été prise lors de l’aAssemblée générale extraordinaire des Conseils de tous les barreaux d’Algérie, convoquée, le 6 juillet dernier à Bejaïa par le Conseil de l’Union nationale des barreaux d’Algérie (Unba). Une AG dont la tenue a été motivée par,» l’évolution de la situation politique dans le pays ». L’assemblée a vu la participation de 340 avocats issus des 21 barreaux. Cette rencontre, fort animée, a fait ressortir l’unanimité quant au soutien nécessaire au mouvement populaire visant à changer le système et à créer une deuxième république démocratique, «un Etat de droit» et la mise en place d’un état moderne et des institutions efficaces.
Les avocats dénoncent, également, toutes formes d’atteinte à la liberté d’expression, à la liberté de manifestation pacifique ainsi que les arrestations de manifestants pacifiques qui sont devenues des violations flagrantes des droits constitutionnels et des conventions et accords internationales ratifiées par l’Algérie.
À ce propos, cette instance se dit prête à défendre tous les détenus d’opinion et appelle à la libération de ces derniers.

http://www.elmoudjahid.com/fr/actualites/139172

https://www.djazairess.com/fr/lnr/288898

Les avocats marcheront  demain pour soutenir le Hirak

https://maghrebemergent.info/algerie-la-federation-de-la-justice-soutient-la-marche-des-avocats/

https://avocatalgerien.com/greve-nationale-et-marches-des-avocats-ce-jeudi/

Pour dénoncer l’acharnement judiciaire à son encontre, Me Dabouz en grève de la faim

https://www.elwatan.com/edition/actualite/en-greve-de-la-faim-depuis-lundi-me-dabouz-saisit-le-rapporteur-de-lonu-pour-les-droits-de-lhomme-10-07-2019

https://www.lematindalgerie.com/riposte-internationale-denonce-les-pressions-contre-me-salah-dabouz

https://www.tsa-algerie.com/affaires-bouregaa-et-autres-detenus-dopinion-les-avocats-de-la-defense-boycottent-laudience/

https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barreau_d%27Alger

https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manifestations_de_2019_en_Alg%C3%A9rie

#SalahDabouz

#Salah_Dabouz

#agissons_pour_Sauver_me_Salah_Debouz

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Azerbaijan: Azerbaijani Bar starts disciplinary investigation against lawyer Elchin Sadigov

July 10, 2019

To the attention of all international organizations and human rights community!
This morning at around 15:30 I was summoned to the ABA by a call, being told that I should go there. Since there was not any pending administrative proceedings launched against me, I asked about the reasons, however was remained unanswered. I was at the ABA just in time. I was acted in an aggressive manner. Turned out that, there was a complaint filed against me. It was written by spouse of deceased Sardar Gasimov, who was a former member of Disciplinary Commission, namely Gasimova Kamala Elkhan gizi on June 28, 2019.

The last sentence of the complaint is as follows which hasn’t, most likely, been written by any other than a counselor: “…Therefore I ask you to take required measures in relation to counselor Elchin Sadigov, incriminating him within the law…”
Even though I told them that my facebook profile has not registered for my professional activities, but a personal one, moreover I’ve not use any humiliating expressions directed towards Sardar Gasimov, but shared my own opinions relying on my right to freedom of expression as a lawyer and a citizen, and only the domestic court is entitled to examine the defamation case, the decision on commencing administrative proceedings was issued.
Probably they think that I’ve criticized current situation on legal practice in our country while meeting with Donald Dusk, President of the EC and CoE Human Rights Commissioner Dunja Mijatovic. As well as it also proved that all the threats directed to me with respect to journalist Polad Aslanov, are real and have factual basis.

For your kind attention, my facebook status of June 28, 2019 stated only as follows:
“Just a few moments ago I put a comment in our group of bar members, however it was deleted. Then let me express my opinions as a citizen.
Sardar Gasimov was the member of ABA who investigated my case with respect to disciplinary proceedings launched against me upon the prosecuting authorities’ unabashed complaint referred to the ABA. I did not know him before the launched disciplinary proceedings against me (to my surprise he was well-known), .
At every our meeting he said “I know you were eavesdropped on”, and what is worse even though he confessed that lawyers should not be sanctioned for their activities, he also complained that since he was no one the hell there, he was obliged to suit the action to the word. In the end he presented a negative opinion on me without any justification, expressing that as if I had violated the legal ethics.
Azerbaijani people know inside out their wise, persistent, demanding counselors who raise the reputation of legal practice in Azerbaijan.
There are still the ones who write modern times’ history, most probably at least. Then ask them also to add that Sardar Gasimov was one of them who expressed negative opinions on me, moreover to suffix the sentence of “Oh world why you’re not going upside down?”
I asked my followers not to use any humiliating language when commenting”.

(Elchin Sadigov Facebook, 10/07/19)

http://www.turan.az/ext/news/2019/7/free/Social/en/82122.htm

The lawyer announced about pressure on him because he protects the journalist

The lawyer was not allowed to meet with Afghan Mukhtarli

Azerbaijan: lawyer Sadigov should be applauded, not sanctioned, for acting professionally

https://www.coe.int/en/web/portal/-/azerbaijan-needs-more-freedom-of-speech-more-lawyers-and-more-jobs-for-refugees

Council of Europe: Azerbaijan needs more freedom of speech, more lawyers

https://gozetci.az/v%C9%99kil-elcin-sadigov-muv%C9%99kkilin%C9%99-gor%C9%99-h%C9%99d%C9%99l%C9%99nib/ (AZERBAIJANI)

The Philippines: Filipino lawyers at risk by state tagging

July 10, 2019

Filipino lawyers at risk by state tagging

Lawyers for Lawyers is deeply concerned over the ‘red-tagging’ of lawyers and lawyers’ groups in the Philippines as it puts lawyers’ safety and independence at risk. On 11 July, a court hearing takes place where members of the military must comment on a human rights lawyers’ request for protection.

 

The practise of labelling or “red-tagging”

In the Philippines, human rights lawyers are often criminalised and tagged as “communists” or “terrorists” because they are identified with their clients or their clients’ causes. Especially lawyers representing people who are accused of terrorist or drugs related crimes, or who have been critical to the government’s policies or behavior, such as journalists, political opposition leaders, and human rights defenders, are targeted.

This ‘red-tagging’ of lawyers and other individuals or groups is seen as a strategy used by State agents, particularly law enforcement agencies and the military,to encourage counterinsurgency programs and violent attacks against those perceived to be ‘threats’ or ‘enemies of the State.

Lawyers for Lawyers fears that the ‘red-tagging’ of lawyers put them in danger for simply doing their job.

Filipino lawyers at risk by state tagging

Stand for Human Rights, Support Call for UN probe in Philippines

Relentless red-tagging in Cagayan de Oro ‘scary and dangerous’

https://www.ucanews.com/news/kin-of-philippine-drug-war-victims-appeal-for-un-help/85605

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/07/10/19/human-rights-groups-confident-un-council-will-act-on-ph-killings

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/nation/700246/amnesty-int-l-calls-on-icc-to-expedite-examination-into-phl-war-on-drugs/story/

Rights group lauds Iceland’s resolution on PH rights situation

https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/3017805/amal-clooney-defend-journalist-maria-ressa-one-rodrigo

https://nupl.net/