Daily Archives: 24/08/2019

The Philippines: Kin bewail inaction on murder of Negros lawyer

August 24, 2019

No arrest has been made in the killing of lawyer Anthony Trinidad, a month after he was gunned down in his hometown Guihulngan City in Negros Oriental.

“We have no update at all. No one has called us,” Andrea Trinidad, a younger sister of the slain lawyer, told the Inquirer on Thursday.

Gunmen on a motorcycle shot Anthony dead on July 23 as he was driving a sport utility vehicle in the city center of Guihulngan. His wife, Novie Marie Quirante-Trinidad, who was with him in the vehicle, was wounded.

Police earlier said the lawyer had received death threats.

He was among those named in a list of targets of an anticommunist group for allegedly supporting the New People’s Army (NPA). But the Trinidad family had denied this.

Anthony was among 19 people gunned down in separate incidents in Negros Oriental last month. Also killed were teachers and siblings Arthur and Aldane Bayawa in Guihulngan, former Ayungon town mayor Edsel Enardecido and Canlaon City councilor Bobby Jalandoni.

The Defend Negros #Stoptheattacks network said at least 87 people had been killed on Negros Island since 2017.

Kin bewail inaction on murder of Negros lawyer

Letter on murder of Atty. Trinidad

http://visayandailystar.com/2019/August/21/topstory7.htm

‘Day of Mourning’ for Negros victims

https://www.rappler.com/nation/238213-negros-oriental-killings-solved-albayalde

https://www.rappler.com/newsbreak/iq/238466-timeline-killings-in-negros

2 Mindanao journalists, IFI priest bewail Red-tagging

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2019/08/29/1947403/pnp-look-anti-communist-kagubak-group-negros-oriental

Report of IAPL Monitoring Committee 13 8 19 revised ed (IAPL MONITORING COMMITTEE REPORT)

#StopTheAttacks

#StopTheKillings

#DefendTheDefenders

France: Vers une grève des avocats le 16 septembre

le 23 août, 2019

Me Thierry Troin, le nouveau bâtonnier, tente de ramener le calme dans un barreau divisé. Selon lui, la profession doit rester unie face à plusieurs projets de réforme qu’elle conteste

Élu bâtonnier pour les deux ans et demi à venir, Me Thierry Troin, 50 ans, a pris ses fonctions dans un contexte agité. Son élection, en binôme avec Me Nathalie Beurgaud pour le mandat 2019 (1) est contestée par le bâtonnier Valentin Césari, son prédécesseur, qui a également déposé plainte contre un tract anonyme qu’il estime diffamatoire (2).Thierry Troin et son vice-bâtonnier, Me Nathalie Beurgaud, vont devoir s’attacher à réunifier les 1 050 avocats en exercice et les 200 avocats honoraires.

À l’écouter, l’union est plus que jamais nécessaire alors que la profession s’oppose au projet de réforme de son régime de retraite, s’inquiète de la refonte du système de l’aide juridictionnelle et voit son activité se restreindre au fil des réformes.

 

https://www.nicematin.com/vie-locale/vers-une-greve-des-avocats-le-16-septembre-407021

https://www.petitesaffiches.fr/actualites,069/droit,044/journee-d-action-pour-les,15429.html

https://www.lopinion.fr/edition/economie/reforme-retraites-colere-professions-liberales-195499

https://www.liberation.fr/depeches/2019/08/20/reforme-des-retraites-la-fronde-s-organise_1746221

https://www.cnb.avocat.fr/fr/actualites/reforme-des-retraites-tous-mobilises

http://www.lefigaro.fr/flash-eco/reforme-des-retraites-le-snpl-pilotes-appelle-a-manifester-le-16-septembre-20190819

https://www.bfmtv.com/economie/retraites-finances-publiques-edf-le-calendrier-charge-d-une-rentree-sociale-qui-s-annonce-explosive-1751972.html

http://www.leparisien.fr/economie/reforme-des-retraites-le-syndicat-des-pilotes-appelle-a-la-greve-le-16-septembre-19-08-2019-8135775.php

https://www.challenges.fr/france/retraites-les-infirmieres-participeront-a-une-une-journee-de-greve-generale_669098

https://www.lexpress.fr/actualite/societe/reforme-des-retraites-pilotes-hotesses-et-stewards-appeles-a-manifester-le-16-septembre_2095191.html

https://www.20minutes.fr/societe/2585491-20190819-reforme-retraites-pilotes-hotesses-stewards-appeles-manifester-16-septembre

#RéformeRetraite

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Zimbabwe: ARTUZ members arrested for ‘pay-day protest’ charged with public nuisance

August 23, 2019

POLICE on Friday brutally crushed a wild-cat protest by the Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (ARTUZ) members who wanted to picket at the Ministry of Finance in protest over the poor salaries.

Last year ARTUZ members marched from Mutare to Harare demanding salaries in US dollars.

ARTUZ has alternatively been calling on government to review teachers’ salaries in accordance with the interbank rate the central bank introduced in February this year after floating the local currency/bond note at $2.50 against USD$.

Currently the interbank rate against local currency stands at USD$1: $8.7.

At least eight members of the union including human rights lawyer Douglas Coltart were arrested and charged with “public nuisance”. Coltart was assaulted with rubber truncheons before he was handcuffed in the process.

https://www.newzimbabwe.com/artuz-members-arrested-for-pay-day-protest-charged-with-public-nuisance/

BREAKING: Doug Coltart, Teachers Finally Released

https://bulawayo24.com/index-id-news-sc-national-byo-169061.html

“We’re Extremely Worried About One Of Arrested ARTUZ Leaders” – Beatrice Mtwetwa

Watch. ..Police Harass Human Rights Lawyer

https://bulawayo24.com/index-id-news-sc-national-byo-168998.html

Police Bash ARTUZ Lawyer Doug Coltart

https://bulawayo24.com/index-id-news-sc-national-byo-161490.html

https://www.africanews.com/2019/08/24/how-zimbabwean-comedienne-was-abducted-tortured-abandoned/

https://ewn.co.za/2019/08/24/zim-lawyer-doug-coltart-arrested-for-filming-protest

https://bulawayo24.com/index-id-opinion-sc-letters-byo-169012.html

https://www.timeslive.co.za/sunday-times/opinion-and-analysis/2019-08-25-zimbabwe-violence-alarms-us-eu/

“I Was In My Underwear When They Abducted Me,”

https://www.benin24television.com/zimbabwe-un-responsable-de-lopposition-arrete-apres-des-manifestations-interdites/ (FRANCAIS)

HRDs Alert
23 August 2019

POLICE ARREST AND DETAIN PEACEFUL ARTUZ
PROTESTORS, A LAWYER AND JOURNALIST

ON 23 August 2019, members of the Zimbabwe Republic Police, arrested ten (10) people who include Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (ARTUZ) members, their lawyer Doug Coltart and a journalist Leopold Munhende outside a government complex in Harare.
The ARTUZ members were arrested as they engaged in a peaceful protest dubbed “PAY FUNERAL”
Those arrested include ARTUZ President Obert Masaraure, Shepherd Tazvivinga, Gerald Tinashe Taruvinga, Tryvine Musokeri, Andrew Mungure, Nation Mudzitirwa, Simon Drury, Godfery Chanda, Doug Coltart and Munhende.
They were apprehended outside the Ministry of Finance Offices in Harare, where they intended to hand over a petition highlighting their grievances as teachers whose salaries have been severely eroded by inflation and the changes in monetary policy resulting in most teachers taking home a salary of less than an equivalent of thirty-eight United States Dollars every month.
Nine (9) of those arrested excluding Munhende (who is a journalist arrested during the course of his work) have since been charged with committing ‘Criminal Nuisance’ as provided in section 46 of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act and are detained at Harare Central Police Station.
The nine are represented by Blessing Nyamaropa, Tinomuda Shoko and Beatrice Mtetwa of Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights.
Meanwhile, Munhende has since been released.

ENDS
Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights
Kodzero/Amalungelo House
No. 103 Sam Nujoma Street, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone: (+263 8677005347, +263 242 764085/705370/708118
Email: info@zlhr.org.zw
www.zlhr.org.zw

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Egypt: Rights lawyer Mohammed Hafez forcibly disappeared

August 23, 2019

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https://afteegypt.org/press_releases/2019/08/23/18072-afteegypt.html (ARABIC)

https://afteegypt.org/ (ARABIC & ENGLISH)

https://www.facebook.com/afteegypt.org (ARABIC & ENGLISH)

https://afteegypt.org/en/breaking_news-2/2019/08/23/18075-afteegypt.html

Breaking: Journalist Arrested For Filming ARTUZ Demo in Harare

https://www.aa.com.tr/en/europe/20-ngos-urge-france-to-criticize-egyptian-president/1563384

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/20/un-postpones-anti-torture-conference-in-cairo-after-backlash

https://www.trtworld.com/africa/sisi-s-record-on-torture-forces-international-conference-into-u-turn-29202

https://madamasr.com/en/2019/08/21/feature/politics/human-rights-community-in-egypt-calls-on-un-to-explicitly-cancel-anti-torture-conference-after-to-decision-to-postpone/

UPDATE 24/8/19: