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Pakistan/Day of the Endangered Lawyer: Contempt notice for PBC leader withdrawn

August 31, 2019

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Peshawar High Court Chief Justice Waqar Ahmad Seth on Friday withdrew a contempt notice issued to Pakistan Bar Council vice-chairman Syed Amjad Shah after a delegation of senior lawyers from across the country called on him and requested him to drop the charges.

Few days ago, a notice was issued to the PBC vice-chairman through the high court’s additional registrar asking him to appear before the chief justice on Aug 30 in relation to certain allegations he had made in an interview on an internet channel on July 20.

The senior lawyers declared the meeting with the chief justice a jirga in line with the longstanding rich traditions of the province.

Chief Justice Waqar Ahmad Seth began hearing into the case in the morning but it was put off at the request of senior lawyers.

The hearing resumed later in the day after a meeting with the ‘jirga’ members.

https://www.dawn.com/news/1502694/contempt-notice-for-pbc-leader-withdrawn

https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/519841-lawyers-jirga-phc-cj-withdraws-contempt-of-court-notice-to-pbc-vice-chairman

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

https://www.facebook.com/PakistanBarCouncil/?ref=py_c

https://fp.brecorder.com/2019/08/20190831514134/

DAY OF THE ENDANGERED LAWYER – 24 January 2020 – PAKISTAN

https://defendlawyers.wordpress.com/2019/06/22/pakistan-day-of-the-endangered-lawyer-january-24-2020-pakistan/

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China: Human rights lawyer disappears months after release

August 30, 2019

ChinaAid learned today that renowned human rights lawyer Tang Jingling has gone missing, only months after he was released from five years in prison.

Tang, who has spent his career defending the rights of those victimized by the Chinese Communist Party, had only been out of jail since April 29. He was previously taken into police custody in the days leading up to the 2014 anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre and sentenced to five years in prison—including those he had already served—in 2016.

No one has been able to verify Tang’s whereabouts, and ChinaAid President Bob Fu believes he Tang may have been detained again.No further details are available at this time. ChinaAid will continue to report on this case as it unfolds.

https://www.chinaaid.org/2019/08/human-rights-lawyer-disappears-months.html

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/politics/article/3008336/freed-lawyer-tang-jingling-vows-continue-fight-human-rights

Tang Jingling (唐荆陵)

https://www.lemonde.fr/idees/article/2019/08/30/il-est-temps-de-mettre-fin-aux-disparitions-forcees-orchestrees-par-le-gouvernement-chinois_5504507_3232.html (FRANCAIS)

【轉發】
中國人權律師團律師
關於余文生案的聲明

中國人權律師團律師余文生,代理多起人權類案件,僅因行使公民建議的憲法權利,建議修改憲法相關條款,建議改變現行的國家領導人產生方式,即被以煽動顛覆國家政權罪名抓捕、起訴、審判。

除了對其行使憲法權利的打壓這一根本性目的的反法治和反正義之外,對余文生律師的追訴過程也充滿了違背基本法律程序的極度不正義:

一、隨意非法指定管轄。將案件指定到與余文生律師無任何關係的江蘇徐州,充分展現了這一案件從一開始就不具有任何法治和正義可言。

二、秘密關押。以所謂指定居所監視居住為名,行秘密關押之實。為酷刑和其他不人道待遇製造環境條件。

三、官派律師。強迫當事人意志、剝奪家屬代請律師的權利,安排官派律師充當道具進行合法性掩飾。

四、秘密審判。在不通知其妻子的情況下秘密開庭審判,嚴重破壞公開審判的法治原則,嚴重侵犯親屬對當事人進行關切的人道權利。

五、久押不判。距離余文生律師失去人身自由已經611天過去了,距離其被秘密開庭也已經116天過去了,至今仍然沒有任何釋放或者判刑的消息,讓親朋在等待的希望與絕望之間的不確定性境地中掙扎煎熬,太無人道。

基於以上,我們,中國人權律師團律師,為我們的同仁余文生律師,呼籲如下:

一、公民批評建議的憲法權利應當得到保障,任何人都不應該因行使憲法權利而遭到刑事迫害。

二、請社會各界人士,對余文生律師案的命運給予高度關注,強烈譴責對余文生律師的迫害。

三、盡快判決余文生律師無罪釋放。

中國人權律師團律師
2019年9月3日

#余文生 #中國 #人權律師 #秘密審判

(China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group / 中國維權律師關注組 Facebook, 03/09/19)

India: Missing LLM student: UP Police says girl located in Rajasthan, Supreme Court says produce her before Court today

August 30, 2019

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The Supreme Court has directed the State of Uttar Pradesh to produce before it today the LLM student who had gone missing from Shahjahanpur, after her allegations of sexual harassment against former Union Minister and BJP leader Swami Chinmayanand surfaced online. The Court also directed the Registrar Judicial to make internal arrangements to facilitate her production in camera.

This order was passed today after the Court was informed that the LLM student who had gone missing on August 24 has been located in Rajasthan. The Court said that after it interacts with the girl, it will reassemble to pass further orders.

The LLM student from the Swami Shukdevanand Law College (SS Law College) in Shahjahanpur in Uttar Pradesh had posted videos online leveling allegations of sexual harassment against Swami Chinmayanand. The student went missing three days after the allegations were made.

The Court had taken suo motu cognizance of the incident after a group of lawyers had written a letter to the Court urging for the same. The matter was mentioned before the Bench headed by Justice NV Ramana on Wednesday.

When the suo motu case was taken up for hearing today by the Bench of Justices R Banumathi and AS Bopanna, the Court was informed by Advocate Shobha Gupta that the girl had been located in Rajasthan according to a statement released by the UP Police. She was being taken back to her home in Shahjahanpur from Rajasthan, the UP Police has claimed.

Missing LLM student: UP Police says girl located in Rajasthan, Supreme Court says produce her before Court today

https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/chinmayanand-sexual-abuse-case-supreme-court-1593470-2019-08-30

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/lucknow/up-missing-shahjahanpur-law-student-recovered-from-rajasthan/articleshow/70906242.cms

https://www.news18.com/news/india/whats-the-authentication-of-report-asks-supreme-court-up-police-claim-shahjahanpur-missing-girl-chinmayanand-2290111.html

https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/chinmayanand-sexual-abuse-missing-law-student-mobile-phone-shahjahanpur-update-1592573-2019-08-28

https://www.news18.com/news/india/he-destroyed-lives-of-many-girls-law-student-goes-missing-days-after-accusing-ex-union-minister-of-harassment-2285527.html

The Philippines: PNP files kidnapping raps vs Trillanes, 3 others

August 30, 2019

The Philippine National Police has filed kidnapping with serious illegal detention complaint against former Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV and three others.

The PNP-CIDG accused Trillanes of violating Article 267 of the Revised Penal Code over the alleged kidnapping of Guillermina Lalic Barrido, also known as Guillerma Arcillas.

Others named as respondents are Fr. Albert Alejo, lawyer Jude Sabio, a certain “Sister Ling” of the “Convent of Cannussian Sisters” in Makati City and other unidentified persons.

The order named in the CIDG complaint does not exist although there is a Canossian Daughters of Charity convent in Paco, Manila.

The complaint stemmed from Barrido’s signed affidavit where she claimed that in December 2016, she was brought to a room in the “Convent of Cannussian Sisters” and was not allowed to leave.

Barrido said she was later transferred to a convent in Quezon City. She claimed she was accompanied by Alejo, Sister Ling and a certain Olivia, who is supposedly a member of the staff of Vice President Leni Robredo.

She said that Trillanes had repeatedly called her, telling her she cannot leave unless she signs the affidavit.

“It is clear from the foregoing that herein respondents feloniously, maliciously and intentionally put the complainant under detention for 14 days in order to force her to do something against her will,” the PNP-CIDG said.

Trillanes: A clear case of harrasment

In a statement, Trillanes slammed the PNP’s complaint as a clear case of “harrassment  and persecution of Duterte against his critics.”

Sabio served as legal counsel of Matobato, man who has testified in the Senate that he was part of a hit squad that operated on Duterte’s orders.

Sabio and Trillanes are among the parties that called the International Criminal Court’s attention to alleged extrajudicial killings in the country under the Duterte administration.

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2019/08/30/1947676/pnp-files-kidnapping-raps-vs-trillanes-3-others

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2019/08/31/1947826/cidg-files-kidnap-rap-vs-trillanes

https://www.rappler.com/nation/238900-police-revive-witness-sue-trillanes-priest-kidnapping

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/08/30/19/trillanes-faces-kidnap-rap-accused-of-forcing-trader-vs-duterte

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/08/30/19/trillanes-refutes-kidnap-rap-cites-video-showing-victim-tagging-duterte

Trillanes denies kidnap charges

http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Priest-and-nun-accused-of-kidnapping-47872.html

Putschist rapped also for kidnap

https://www.rappler.com/thought-leaders/238385-political-dynasties-impossibility-of-democracy

Abyss of no return

https://www.philstar.com/pilipino-star-ngayon/bansa/2019/08/31/1947814/trillanes-4-pa-kinasuhan-ng-kidnapping (TAGALOG)

http://asianews.it/notizie-it/Manila,-sacerdote-e-suora-accusati-di-rapimento-47872.html (ITALIANO)

http://www.asianews.it/news-zh/%E7%A5%9E%E7%88%B6%E5%92%8C%E4%BF%AE%E5%A5%B3%E8%A2%AB%E6%8C%87%E6%8E%A7%E7%BB%91%E6%9E%B6-47872.html (CHINESE)