Daily Archives: 21/07/2019

Algeria: Me Salah Dabouz est toujours en grève de la faim depuis le 8 juillet

le 21 juillet, 2019

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J’ai parlé à Me Salah Dabouz, il a une voix très fatiguée. Il m’a confié qu’il est vraiment fatigué et qu’il va profiter du voyage pour dormir.
Son état est vraiment inquiétant.
Je demande aux camarades de l’entourer et de s’assurer des bonnes dispositions.

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Salah Dabouz a signé et reprend le bus, par cette canicule pour rentrer chez lui; et est toujours en grève de la faim depuis le 8/7/2019.
Ce contrôle judiciaire est une torture morale et physique.

(Mounira Moon Facebook, 21/7/19)

Me salah Debouz est en route pour Ghardaïa pour signer son contrôle judiciaire.
Il se déplace par bus .
Il est sur la route depuis hier à 22h.
Il est en grève de la faim depuis le 08/07/2019.
#solidarité avec
Me #salah #Dabouz

(Kacem Soufghalem Facebook, 21/07/19)

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(Sabrina Zouagui Facebook, 21/07/19)

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Uganda: Gunmen kill lawyer at his home

July 21, 2019

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Police are investigating the killing of Isaac Sendegeya, a lawyer based in Kisoro District, who shot dead at the entrance of his house in Nturo village, near Kisoro town.

Kigezi Sub region police spokesman, Mr Elly Maate said Sendegeya was murdered on Sunday at about 2am as he returned from Kisoro town.

Mr Maate said that police rushed to the scene of crime but it was already tempered with by relatives of the deceased who transferred the body to the sitting room.

“Nobody has been arrested in connection with this murder,” Mr Maate said.

He said police have recovered one bullet cartridge and the case has been recorded at Kisoro police station.

The Kisoro Resident District Commissioner Mr Peter Mugisha said porous borders with the Democratic Republic of Congo have contributed to rising crime in Kisoro District.



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India: Fight on, Indira Jaising and Anand Grover

July 20, 2019

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Indira Jaising is first an old and affectionate friend, and a brilliant lawyer-activist next. I have known her and her husband, Anand Grover, for over 40 years. At the time we met and grew close, they were still quintessential Mumbaikars—they lived in Bandra, commuted to Fort, and hung out with like-minded folks who looked up to them for their exemplary work. From fighting for the rights of the city’s homeless pavement dwellers to representing the victims of the horrific Bhopal gas tragedy, they were out there, tirelessly and fearlessly taking on the mighty, armed with their impeccable credentials and formidable reputations. Thanks to their pioneering efforts in forming landmark laws against domestic violence, discriminatory practices against HIV patients and much more, both were given due recognition in India and internationally decades ago. Indira, the first woman to be appointed additional solicitor general (2009), is a Padma Shri recipient and was ranked 20 in Fortune magazine’s 2018 ranking of the World’s Greatest Leaders, while Anand is recognised globally for his commitment to protecting human rights. I guess none of this counts with the present administration.

An FIR was lodged against the dynamic couple by the CBI in June for alleged violation of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act. The Lawyers Collective, their NGO, is under fire. This came after the raids in 2016, when their premises were inspected and documents seized. The sudden raid this time, therefore, comes as a shock to those who respect the consistent and long-term efforts put in by them over the years, challenging all that is rotten in the system. I guess that is where the problem lies. Fortunately, the Bar Association of India has issued a statement condemning the CBI raids, calling it “excessive, disproportionate and unjustified”. Those in the know describe these raids as “spiteful and retaliatory”. Indira, as we all know, had demanded a “due inquiry process” in the sexual harassment case against Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi.

The thing is, harassing those “engaged in constitutionally protected activities of advancing human rights and upholding the rule of law’’, as BAI points out, is one more way to shut down dissent in any form.





Retired civil servants in India come out to support human rights defenders






The Philippines: Guevarra re-opens probe into 2006 slay of Bayan Muna lawyer

July 20, 2019

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra has created a special investigating team (SIT) to re-open the investigation into the 2006 killing of former Sorsogon provincial board member and Bayan Muna lawyer Gil Gojol.

Senior Deputy Executive Secretary Menardo Guevarra announces during a press briefing in Malacañang that the matter concerning the closure of the resorts in Boracay is currently one of the top priorities that are being discussed by the cabinet citing that it would not only concern the environmental aspect of the issue but the economic impact as well. (TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN)

Department of Justice (DOJ) spokesman Undersecretary Markk Perete explained Guevarra created the SIT as head of the Inter-Agency Committee on Extra-Judicial Killings, Enforced Disappearances, Torture and Other Grave Violations of the Right of Life, Liberty and Security of Persons which was formed back in 2012 under Administrative Order (AO) No. 35 issued by then President Benigno Aquino III.

“Upon the recommendation of the AO 35 Inter-Agency Committee, Justice Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra has ordered the creation of a Special Investigating Team (SIT) to reinvestigate the killing of Bayan Muna lawyer Atty. Gil Gojol and his driver Danilo M. France,” said Department of Justice (DOJ) spokesman Undersecretary Markk Perete.

Gojol and France were killed by two motorcycle-riding gunmen in Sorsogon City on December 2006.

At that time, he had just attended a hearing before the Regional Trial Court Branch 54 in Gubat, Sorsogon when they got ambushed.

Guevarra re-opens probe into 2006 slay of Bayan Muna lawyer 

DOJ forms team to conduct new probe of lawyer’s 2006 slay

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