Daily Archives: 06/09/2019

Cameroon: Cameroun : le procès de M.Kamto renvoyé en octobre

le 6 septembre, 2019

Maurice Kamto, principal opposant au président du Cameroun Paul Biya, devait être jugé ce vendredi, aux côtés de 90 de ses partisans, pour “insurrection” et “hostilité contre la patrie”, par un tribunal militaire à Yaoundé.







Cameroun : Ouverture du procès de Maurice Kamto



Justice : les partisans de Maurice Kamto demandent sa libération

Le procès de Kamto est le procès de la dictature contre la liberté

https://www.journalducameroun.com/en/cameroon-trial-of-kamto-allies-suspended-after-co-accused-collapsed/ (ENGLISH)

https://www.journalducameroun.com/en/cameroon-opposition-leader-goes-on-trial-for-insurrection/ (ENGLISH)

http://en.rfi.fr/africa/20190906-cameroon-opposition-leader-Maurice-Kamto-goes-trial-military-court-paul-biya (ENGLISH)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maurice_Kamto (ENGLISH)

The Philippines: Lawyer gunned down while dining in Antipolo fast-food chain

September 6, 2019

A 73-year-old lawyer was shot and killed while he and his family were having lunch in a fast-food restaurant in Antipolo City in Rizal province.

In a phone interview Friday, city police chief Col. Alvin Consolacion said they were looking into the recent cases handled by lawyer Irineo Michael Cabugoy, as the investigation into the killing continued.

“He was handling (property) disputes. We’re looking into those,” Consolacion said but adding that they had yet to find a definite motive in the attack.

According to the police, Cabugoy was having lunch at a fast-food chain in Barangay San Roque, when a lone gunman came up to him and shot him in the head around noon Thursday.

Cabugoy died while being taken to the Antipolo Doctors’ Hospital.

Police said the gunman escaped after the shooting.

Lawyer gunned down while dining in Antipolo fast-food chain

De la Cerna seeks police security; Vinluan says decision is up to PNP chief


https://tnt.abante.com.ph/abogado-binoga-sa-ulo-habang-kumakain/ (TAGALOG)

Turkey/Germany: Exiled Turkish lawyers hold “alternative” judicial ceremony in Berlin

September 5, 2019

Exiled Turkish lawyers hold “alternative” judicial ceremony in Berlin

A group of Turkish lawyers who fled an ongoing purge in Turkey, has come together in Berlin, Germany, to mark the opening of the new judicial year, the Kronos news portal reported.

According to the report, the event was held in support of some 50 bar associations in Turkey that boycotted the opening ceremony of the new judicial year at the President Erdogan’s presidential palace in Ankara, citing the independence of judiciary from executive power.

The independence of the Turkish judiciary came further into question when the new judicial year opening ceremony held at President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s palace in September 2016 turned into a display of judicial support for Erdoğan.

During the ceremony prosecutors and judges stood up and applauded Erdoğan when he entered the hall and when he finished his address.

Erdoğan’s government is accused of taking the judiciary under its absolute control and punishing dissenting judicial members either by expelling or arresting them.

Exiled Turkish lawyers hold “alternative” judicial ceremony in Berlin


Turkish Bar Associations boycott new judicial year opening at presidential palace (updated)

New Report: Mass Prosecution of Lawyers in Turkey


Turkey has prosecuted some 1,500 lawyers, arrested 599 since failed coup: report


China/Germany: Wife of Lawyer Under House Arrest Pens Appeal to Merkel Ahead of China Trip

September 5, 2019

Human rights lawyer Xie Yang (right) visits fellow lawyer Jiang Tianyong (second from right) and his parents and the Jiang family home in Henan, where Jiang is under house arrest, June 25, 2019.

The wife of prominent Chinese human rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong has called on the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, to put pressure on Beijing to allow him to leave China during her trip there this week.

Jiang’s U.S.-based wife Jin Bianling has repeatedly expressed concern for her husband’s health after he was tortured by cellmates during his time in detention.

Jiang, 48, was “released” in February at the end of a two-year jail term for “incitement to subvert state power,” a charge often used to imprison peaceful critics of the ruling Chinese Communist Party.

He was allowed to return to his parents’ home, but remains under close surveillance by police.

Merkel heads to China on Thursday at the start of a three-day trip that will include breakfast with Premier Li Keqiang on Friday morning, and a meeting with President Xi Jinping.

In a letter to Merkel dated Sept. 5, Jin called on Merkel to raise her husband’s case with the authorities in Beijing.

“Jiang was released on Feb. 28 this year and has been out of prison for more than six months,” Jin wrote. “However, he is being held under house arrest by the Chinese state security police at his parents’ home in Luoshan county, Henan province.”


Human Rights Defenders issues at the 42nd session of the UN Human Rights Council