Daily Archives: 19/11/2020

The Philippines: LAWYERS AND LEGAL WORKERS ATTACKED WITH MURDEROUS INTENT UNDER THE DUTERTE REGIME

19/11/20

Day of the Endangered Lawyer – January 24th

Compiled by the IAPL Monitoring Committee on  Attacks on Lawyers; lead researcher G.H. Boehringer, Hon. Senior Research Fellow, Macquarie University School of Law

Summary of violent attacks

There have been 78 violent attacks against Filipino lawyers (74) and legal workers (4) under the Duterte regime, July 1, 2016 to 17 November 2020.

As a result: 62 have died while 16 survived (9 attorneys, 2 judges, 4 prosecutors, 1 paralegal).

Categories of those killed:

Lawyers:

  43  Attorneys

    7  Judges

    9  Prosecutors

            59 killed

Legal Workers:

    2 Paralegals

     1 Clerk of a Regional Trial Court

             3 killed                                           

Total  62 killed

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Cameroon: Violence au tribunal de Bonanjo: Me TAMFU Richard mis aux arrêts

18/11/20

Me Richard Tamfu

Il y a quelques heures nous annonçons sur votre page d’actualité que l’avocat Me TAMFU Richard a été arrêté et se trouve à la police judiciaire de Bonanjo à Douala.

D’après les informations complémentaires qui nous ont été rapportées, il a été interpellé avec son confrère Me Armel TCHEUMEGNE. Les deux auxiliaires de justice sont arrêtés pour des faits de destruction, outrage à magistrat, trouble dans un service public relativement aux événements du 10 novembre dernier au tribunal de Douala Bonanjo.

Pour l’heure, ils se font encore auditionnés à la police judiciaire de Bonanjo. Selon certaines indiscrétions, instructions viendraient du parquet de les interpeller et de les déférer. Les avocats sont à nouveau mobilisés pour soutenir leurs confrères.

https://www.camerounweb.com/CameroonHomePage/NewsArchive/Violence-au-tribunal-de-Bonanjo-Me-TAMFU-Richard-mis-aux-arr-ts-556732

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#G20SaudiArabia: Saudi Arabia using G20 for Reputation Laundering

19/11/20

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We won’t let Saudi leaders hide their grave human rights abuses behind the G20 

Why does the Saudi Arabian government want to host the G20? It is part of their public relations strategy to whitewash their human rights abuses and launder their reputation. G20 leaders awarded the G20 presidency to Saudi Arabia for 2020 despite the Saudi government’s unrelenting assault on fundamental freedoms, including jailing and harassing government critics and human rights activistsunlawful attacks in Yemen, and flouting of international calls for justice for the murder of journalist, Jamal Khashoggi. Saudi Arabia will virtually host the G20 World Leaders’ Summit on November 21-22. Through this event, the Saudi government is trying to make the public forget about their human rights abuses. Don’t let them get away with it. 

The authorities should free the detained Saudis who stood up for human rights, including Loujain al-Hathloul, Nassima al-Sadah, Samar Badawi, Waleed Abu al-Khair, Salah al-Haidar and Abdulrahman al-Sadhan.  

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https://www.hrw.org/G20SaudiArabia

https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2020/11/g20-leaders-dont-buy-the-spin-saudi-arabias-real-changemakers-are-in-jail/

https://menarights.org/en/caseprofile/saudi-lawyer-waleed-abu-al-khair-arbitrarily-detained-april-2014

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

https://www.hrw.org/ar/G20SaudiArabia (ARABIC)

https://www.hrw.org/fr/G20SaudiArabia (FRANCAIS)

https://www.amnesty.fr/liberte-d-expression/actualites/leaders-du-g20-les-vrais-porteurs-de-changement-en-arabie-saoudite-sont-en-prison

https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waleed_Abu_al-Khair

https://www.latinpress.es/defensoras_en_arabia_saudi.html (ESPANOL)

https://www.jornaldenegocios.pt/economia/mundo/detalhe/amnistia-internacional-pede-a-lideres-do-g20-para-pressionarem-arabia-saudita (PORTUGUES)

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