Daily Archives: 22/01/2021

Azerbaijan/France/Belgium/Germany etc: Qui pour défendre la défense ?


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Le 24 janvier 2021, le Conseil national des barreaux s’associe à la 11e édition de la Journée internationale de l’avocat en danger, qui attirera l’attention sur la situation préoccupante des avocats azéris. Un combat qui s’inscrit dans un engagement plus large en faveur des confrères menacés à travers le monde.

Une journée internationale pour dénoncer la situation en Azerbaïdjan

Coalisant les principales organisations représentatives de la profession, la Journée internationale de l’avocat en danger a pour objectif de sensibiliser la société civile et les pouvoirs publics sur les dangers qui pèsent sur des milliers d’avocats partout dans le monde.

Après que de multiples cas de harcèlement des avocats, en violation du droit international et des normes internationales sur l’indépendance de la profession y aient été documentés, l’Observatoire International des Avocats en Danger (OIAD) attire l’attention sur l’Azerbaïdjan. À travers cette journée, c’est un barreau sous l’influence de l’exécutif et le harcèlement dont sont victimes certains avocats qui est dénoncé.

Dans le cadre de cette journée, les organisations représentatives de la profession d’avocat organisent une manifestation devant l’Ambassade d’Azerbaïdjan. Elle se tiendra à Paris, le lundi 25 janvier 2021, à 11h.

Rendez-vous sur le terre-plein rue Auguste Vacquerie angle rue Jean Giraudoux, à proximité immédiate de l’Ambassade d’Azerbaïdjan à Paris.



https://www.lawsociety.org.uk/contact-or-visit-us/press-office/press-releases/fighting-for-justice-day-of-the-endangered-lawyer-2021 (ENGLISH)




https://www.ordineavvocatimilano.it/it/news/giornata-internazionale-dell-avvocato-in-pericolo-2021-eventi/p100-n878 (ITALIANO)


https://oirp.olsztyn.pl/24-stycznia-obchodzony-bedzie-miedzynarodowy-dzien-zagrozonego-prawnika/ (POLSKI)

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Tajikistan: Lawyer Gets Jail Term After Posting About Injustice In The Tajik Justice System



One of the most hazardous jobs in Tajikistan is being a lawyer — at least the type of lawyer who believes in genuine justice.

Buzurgmehr Yorov and Nuriddin Makhkamov are two examples.

Yorov suddenly faced criminal charges after daring to defend Tajik opposition figures in court and Makhkamov faced similar charges after trying to defend Yorov.

Both were convicted of fraud, inciting national, racial, local, or religious hostility, and extremism, despite the prosecutors’ failure to present any evidence to support the charges. Yorov was sentenced in 2016 to 23 years in prison, with five additional years being added at a later trial, while Makhkamov was sentenced that same year to 21 years in prison.

Fast forward five years and you have Saidnuriddin Shamsiddinov, a 41-year-old attorney and former bailiff who was just sentenced to 8 1/2 years in prison after a Vakhsh court found him guilty of seven crimes, among them the illegal sale of land, fraud, and purposefully spreading false information.

Shamsiddinov’s relatives reject the charges and verdict and say the real reason for Shamsiddinov’s imprisonment was his criticism about prosecutors and judges in posts on social networks.

RFE/RL’s Tajik Service, known locally as Ozodi, spoke with Shamsiddinov’s brother, Kamariddin, who said Saidnuriddin posted under the name Saidi Sadr and regularly denounced judges and prosecutors.






Ireland/Switzerland/Taiwan etc: Day of Endangered Lawyer focuses on Azerbaijan



The 11th Day of the Endangered Lawyer which will be marked tomorrow, (22 January) focuses on Azerbaijan this year.

Protests and seminars will be organised in solidarity with human rights lawyers in Azerbaijan. 

The Day of the Endangered lawyer is normally commemorated each year on 24 January, which falls on Sunday this year.



Protests organised by local lawyer associations are planned worldwide outside embassies and consulates of the Republic of Azerbaijan, in compliance with public health guidelines.

petition supported by international, European and national lawyers‘ organizations will be presented to the respective embassies and sent to the Azerbaijan government.

Protests outside Azerbaijani embassies will be organised in Berlin and Rome and in Ankara and other Turkish cities. 

seminar  at 2pm today, organised by the Law Society of England and Wales, will be supported by Lawyers for Lawyers, DAV DeutscherAnwaltVerein, ELDH – the European Association of Lawyers for Democracy and World Human Rights.





https://www.ordineavvocatitorino.it/node/143355 (ITALIANO)

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Russia: Police arrest Navalny’s associates in Moscow ahead of planned opposition rallies


Russian opposition activist and lawyer Lyubov Sobol (file photo)

Following widespread reports of police officers issuing warnings to opposition figures and activists across Russia, law enforcement officials in Moscow have arrested several of Alexey Navalny’s closest associates. This comes ahead of countrywide protests opposing his detention planned for Saturday, January 23. On the evening of January 21, police detained the opposition figure’s press secretary, Kira Yarmysh, as well as Anti-Corruption Foundation employees Lyubov Sobol, Georgy Alburov, and Vladlen Los. Similar arrests have also been reported in three other cities so far.

On the evening of Thursday, January 21, police in Moscow arrested several employees of Alexey Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK). Georgy Alburov, who works for the FBK’s investigative department, was arrested at Moscow’s Leningradsky Railway Station and taken to a police station in the Krasnoselsky District. Police officers also arrived at the home of Navalny’s press secretary Kira Yarmysh — she remained inside her apartment for more than an hour, refusing to open the door to the police, who threatened to write her up for an administrative violation. Yarmysh was arrested after her lawyer arrived on the scene. Police officers then proceeded to inspect her apartment. According to the state news agency TASS, Alburov and Yarmysh were detained for inciting unauthorized protests.

Earlier in the day on Thursday, two lawyers working for the FBK were also arrested — Lyubov Sobol and Vladlen Los. Sobol was taken to a Moscow police station to be written up for inciting protests. Vladlen Los, a Belarusian national, was ordered to leave the country by January 25 and slapped with a 2.5-year entry ban to keep him from returning to Russia. In addition, Mansur Gilmanov, a lawyer from the human rights organization “Apologia Protesta,” was attacked at the Danilovsky Police Station when he tried to visit Los in custody. 







https://www.vedomosti.ru/society/news/2021/01/21/854991-politsiya-zaderzhala-lyubov-sobol-za-priziv-k-nesanktsionirovannoi-aktsii (RUSSIAN)

https://www.lepoint.fr/monde/russie-la-police-arrete-des-allies-de-navalny-avant-un-week-end-de-manifestations-21-01-2021-2410683_24.php (FRANCAIS)


https://tsn.ua/politika/u-moskvi-zatrimali-yuristku-fondu-navalnogo-lyubov-sobol-1710043.html (UKRAINIAN)