Daily Archives: 03/09/2019

Algeria: Une avocate, membre du RCD, victime d’une tentative d’assassinat à Chlef (communiqué)

le 3 septembre, 2019

Wassila Boughari la secrétaire nationale du RCD au mouvement

Wassila Boughari, avocate, secrétaire national du RCD au mouvement associatif a échappé à la mort, mardi, dans son cabinet dans la ville de Chlef à la suite d’une agression menée contre elle, dans son bureau, avec un couteau de boucher.

Il s’agit, indique le Rassemblement pour la Culture et la démocratie (RDC) d’une “tentative de meurtre préméditée”.  Selon le communiqué du RCD, un “ individu muni d’un sac a fait irruption, en fin de matinée, dans le bureau de l’avocate avant d’exhiber un couteau de boucher pour s’en prendre directement à la jeune femme sans engager un dialogue d’aucune espèce.” L’avocate s’est défendue “vigoureusement contre son agresseur” mais a reçu des coups d’arme blanche au niveau du cou.

Les cris d’alarme de l’avocat l’ont probablement sauvée de la mort. Mais l’agresseur a profité de la confusion qui a régné pour prendre la fuite en abandonnant son sac et une paire de gants. L’avocat dont les blessures ont nécessité la pose de plusieurs points de suture était au tribunal de la ville en “ attente d’éléments nouveaux sur l’identité de l’agresseur suite à la plainte déposée au niveau du procureur de la république.”

https://www.huffpostmaghreb.com/entry/une-avocate-membre-du-rcd-victime-d-une-tentative-d-assassinat-a-chlef-communique_mg_5d6e8ce4e4b0cdfe057654f2?utm_hp_ref=mg-politique-algerie

https://a8ab9grp.com/tentative-dassassinat-de-wassila-boughari-le-rcd-donne-certains-details/

https://www.tsa-algerie.com/tentative-dassassinat-de-wassila-boughari-le-rcd-donne-certains-details/

Chlef : Tentative d’assassinat de Wassila Boughari, avocate et Secrétaire nationale du RCD

https://www.inter-lignes.com/le-rcd-denonce-une-tentative-dassassinat-contre-sa-secretaire-nationale-du-mouvement-associatif-wassila-boughari/

https://www.lematindalgerie.com/le-rcd-denonce-une-tentative-dassassinat-contre-wassila-boughari-chlef

https://www.inter-lignes.com/le-rcd-denonce-une-tentative-dassassinat-contre-sa-secretaire-nationale-du-mouvement-associatif-wassila-boughari/

Tentative d’assassinat de Wassila Boughari : le RCD donne certains détails

Récit de la tentative d’assassinat de Me Wassila Boughari

Tentative d’assassinat de Wassila Boughari: L’auteur présumé arrêté (communiqué du Parquet)

L’agresseur présumé de l’avocate Wassila Boughari arrêté

https://www.facebook.com/RCDdz/

https://www.lavantgarde-algerie.com/article/actualites/tokyf-oydaaa-alhbs-almkt-almshtbh-fyh-fy-mhaol-ghtyal-almhamy-boghary-osyl (ARABIC)

——-SOLIDARITÉ ET SOUTIEN—–
—A MAÎTRE BOUGHARI WASSILA—
Le barreau de Tizi-Ouzou dénonce et condamne avec ferveur la lache tentative d’assassinat dont a été victime notre chère consœur maître Wassila BOUGHARI à Chlef.
Nous apportons notre soutien indefectible à notre chère consœur et tout le barreau de Blida.
La robe noir est signe de noblesse et joue un rôle prépondérant en matière des libertés et dans l’édifice d’un état de Droit.
L’avocat s’engage dans les causes justes, il défend le citoyen contre toute atteinte et ne menage aucun effort d’être aux côtés de ses concitoyens, surtout dans l’étape actuelle que traverse notre pays.
L’avocat doit être protégé dans l’exercice de ses fonctions dans son intégrité physique et morale.
نندد بكل شدة محاولة القتل التي تعرضت لها زميلتنا الأستاذة وسيلة بوغاري من منظمة البليدة و الكائن مكتبها بالشلف.
كلنا متضامنين مع الزميلة معنويا و ماديا.
مهنة الدفاع مهنة نبيلة تستلزم الاحترام من الجميع و واجب الحماية الجسدية و المعنوية مفروض خاصة في ظل الظروف الخاصة التي تمر بها البلاد وصمود المحامي مع الشعب العريق في مطالبه النبيلة.
عاشت مهنة المحاماة قوية و متضامنة و نبيلة و شريفة وحرة من اجل دولة القانون وجزائر حرة وديمقراطية.
النقيب صالح براهيمي
Le Batonnier Salah BRAHIMI.

(Ordre des avocats de Tizi Ouzou Facebook, 03/09/19)

Nicaragua: Nicaraguan Human Rights Attorney Declared Guilty by Kangaroo Court

September 2, 2019

On Monday, September 2, Maria Oviedo, lawyer and human rights advocate from Nicaragua’s Permanent Commission for Human Rights will be sentenced.

Maria Oviedo, an attorney with Nicaragua’s Permanent Commission for Human Rights (CPDH) who has defended a number of the regime’s political prisoners, was declared guilty on Thursday, August 29, following a trial that lasted over ten hours.

The charge, obstruction of official functions, stemmed from an incident last July 26 involving Oscar Lopez, a police lieutenant who insulted her and attempted to fondle her during a visit with political prisoner Cristhian Fajardo in the Masaya police delegation.

On the evening prior to the trial, human rights advocates denounced that the police were directing the deliberate harassment and aggression aimed at the lawyers for the political prisoners and members of the opposition.  At the same time, the Inter-American Human Rights Commission urged the Ortega government not to criminalize the work of the human rights advocates in the country, making specific mention of the case of Attorney Maria Oviedo.

Oviedo’s sentence will be read on Monday, September 2nd.  At the end of July 2019, Oviedo was illegally held for over 50 hours in the Masaya jail cells and at the infamous El Chipote jail in Managua.

Members of the Permanent Commission for Human Rights were waiting outside the Managua courthouse to hear the verdict. The lawyers took advantage of the occasion to denounce the fact that Nalia Ubeda, the judge from Managua’s third local criminal court, didn’t even allow a pause so that Oviedo and her colleague and attorney Leyla Prado could have lunch.

“It’s one more indication of the cruelty with which they’ve treated human rights advocates, because Leyla Prado is currently recovering from a renal illness. That didn’t matter to the court, and they ran the trial in a single unbroken session,” complained CPDH lawyer Karla Sequeira.

Lawyers constantly harassed

Meanwhile, attorney Aura Estela Alarcon, a member of the Legal Defense Unit, filed a complaint after a police chief was observed protecting a group of people in his private office, minutes after they had assaulted and robbed her in front of some thirty police agents who refused to come to her aid.  This, she affirmed, occurred on August 19th.

Nicaraguan Human Rights Attorney Declared Guilty by Kangaroo Court

Nicaragua: Cultural Happening in Times of Protest

María Oviedo

https://radio-corporacion.com/blog/archivos/45914/juez-pena-maria-oviedo/ (ESPANOL)

http://www.canal10.com.ni/accion-10/suspenden-condena-maria-oviedo-54910 (ESPANOL)

https://www.laprensa.com.ni/2019/08/29/nacionales/2584235-declaran-culpable-a-la-abogada-maria-oviedo (ESPANOL)

https://confidencial.com.ni/declaran-culpable-a-la-abogada-y-defensora-maria-oviedo/ (ESPANOL)

https://www.laprensa.com.ni/2019/08/29/nacionales/2584235-declaran-culpable-a-la-abogada-maria-oviedo (ESPANOL)

http://www.canal10.com.ni/accion-10/expresos-politicos-se-solidarizan-con-la-abogada-maria-oviedo-54875 (ESPANOL)

https://www.eldiario.es/politica/Feministas-defensora-derechos-humanos-Nicaragua_0_936857074.html (ESPANOL)

https://www.dw.com/es/nicaragua-ataque-contra-abogada-defensora-de-presos-pol%C3%ADticos/a-50245530 (ESPANOL)

Turkey: Judicial Years Opens at Presidential Complex Amid Protests by Bar Associations

September 2, 2019

Forty-three bar associations did not attend the ceremony that took place at the Presidential Complex, Erdoğan accused them of “being provocative.”

The Judicial Year Opening Ceremony took place at the Beştepe Nation’s Cultural Center at the Presidential Complex in the capital Ankara for the third time since 2016.

Forty-three bar associations did not attend the opening ceremony in protest, while President and ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkish Bar Association President Metin Feyzioğlu and Supreme Court President İsmail Rüştü Cirit gave speeches at the ceremony.

The Ankara Bar Association, which protested the ceremony, issued a press release in front of the Ankara Courthouse.

Erdoğan: Some bar associations are “provocative”

“Independent functioning of legislative, executive and judiciary powers does not prevent them from liaising with the president’s mission in the Constitution as head of state,” Erdoğan asserted, saying that Turkey has always been committed to the rule of law.

He accused the bar associations who choose not to attend the ceremony of “being provocative just because of the place where the ceremony is held.”

“Although Turkey has experienced lots of adversity from tutelage to coups, it has always abided by the idea of separation of powers which tops the will of people and an understanding of democracy built on that idea,” Erdogan said.

http://bianet.org/english/law/212536-judicial-years-opens-at-presidential-complex-amid-protests-by-bar-associations

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-judiciary-erdogan/turkeys-erdogan-rebukes-lawyers-boycotting-judicial-ceremony-at-presidential-palace-idUSKCN1VN1BS

https://ahvalnews.com/turkish-judiciary/turkeys-erdogan-hosts-ceremony-launch-judicial-year-lawyers-boycott

https://ahvalnews.com/turkish-judiciary/turkey-says-democracy-will-be-strengthened-new-judicial-year-various-bar

Erdoğan pledges reform in judiciary at new judicial year ceremony: report

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-judiciary-erdogan/turkeys-erdogan-rebukes-lawyers-boycotting-judicial-ceremony-at-presidential-palace-idUSKCN1VN1BS

https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/court-rules-former-hdp-leader-should-be-released-prison-over-terror-membership-case

https://ahvalnews.com/turkish-judiciary/istanbul-bar-association-call-extraordinary-judicial-congress

https://rojinfo.com/turquie-libere-demirtas-reste-en-prison/ (FRANCAIS)

https://arrestedlawyers.org/2019/09/02/la-situacion-en-turquia-al-inicio-del-ano-judicial-2019/ (ESPANOL)

Egypt/Liberia: Egypt denies 10, 000 lawyers visa for AfBA conference

September 2, 2019

African Bar Association

Following an alleged denial of visa to 10,000 lawyers for this year’s African Bar Association (AfBA) by the Egyptian’s government, the association at the weekend, shifted the 2019 annual conference earlier scheduled to hold at the Triumph Luxury Hotel, Cairo, Egypt from 2nd to 5th September 2019 to Monrovia, the capital of Liberia.

This followed an alleged refusal by the Egyptian government to grant entry visas to over 80 per cent of the participants across the continent, including prominent Bar leaders and lawyers.

However, Cairo’s loss is now Monrovia’s gain as the Government of Liberia under President George Weah has offered to host the 2019 AfBA annual conference.

The rescheduled conference would hold between 20th and 25th October, 2019.

 

In a release by AfBA’s Special Adviser (Media and Publicity), Osa Director, President Weah would declare the conference open on 21st October, 2019 with over 10,000 lawyers expected from the various Bar associations and law societies on the continent.

Meanwhile, top government functionaries and business leaders are also expected to graze the event with the theme: Tackling contemporary issues facing the continent; How lawyers can drive a renaissance.

https://www.newtelegraphng.com/2019/09/egypt-denies-10-000-lawyers-visa-for-afba-conference/

Liberia Bar Association to Host African Bar Conference

https://www.liberianobserver.com/news/liberia-to-host-african-lawyers-conference-on-national-security-human-rights/

https://www.afribar.org/13-afba-news/116-important-notice-on-2019-conference

https://www.afribar.org/13-afba-news/117-meeting-between-afba-and-the-liberia-bar

https://www.afribar.org/